Director of Human Resources

Coram Deo Academy
February 26, 2024
417 Oakbend Drive, Lewisville, Texas
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Position Summary:

The Human Resources Director is committed to recruiting top talent and providing CDA faculty & staff with an exceptional employee experience. From the moment of hire, s/he is committed to employee engagement and retention. S/he is skilled in managing compensation, payroll, benefits, performance management and employee relations.

Spiritual Requirements:

Coram Deo Academy hires individuals that profess the historic Christian faith. The Nicene Creed describes the minimum understanding of and subscription to Christian belief required of employees of the Academy. Every employee must also profess to be a Christian believer and subscribe to this statement. As evidence of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in their lives, Coram Deo Academy expects all employees to be actively involved in a local church where their faith in practice is consistent with the Academy’s mission and statement of faith.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Oversees the talent acquisition process, testing, interviewing, hiring and onboarding (background checks, employment & education verification, new employee paperwork, new employee orientation, and Ministry Safe training).
  • Drives a culture of trust and excellence across all campuses and at the district level.
  • Develops strategic and recruiting efforts that meet the human capital needs of CDA.
  • Maintains compliance of CDA’s policies and procedures by reviewing and updating the Administrative Policy Handbook yearly, or as needed throughout the year.
  • Creates and updates compensation through market analysis and pay surveys.
  • Collaborates with campus principals regarding faculty assignments to create, update and distribute employment offer letters each fiscal year.
  • Develops and maintains yearly compensation budgets for each campus and district administrative office.
  • Leads competitive market research to establish pay practices and salary pay bands that help to recruit and retain top talent.
  • Monitors all pay practices and systems for efficiencies, effectiveness, and cost containment.
  • Processes payroll both monthly and semi-monthly.
  • Oversees all annual employee benefit programs, including evaluation, design, and pricing of each plan to ensure competitiveness.
  • Manages the performance evaluation system to facilitate high performance and employee self-improvement.
  • Handles investigation and resolution of employee issues, concerns, and conflicts.
  • Ensures that all job descriptions are up-to-date, accurate and compliant with relevant federal, state, and local laws for all positions.
  • Promote a positive and engaged culture at CDA by planning employee recognition initiatives and events.
  • Ensures all employment practices comply with federal, state and local regulations.
  • Ensures that all employee work-related injuries claims are properly handled through worker’s compensation.
  • Oversees the proper off-boarding of employees; discontinue benefits, final paycheck, exit interviews, and create CDA Service Records for employees.
  • Ensures the administration of benefits, compensation programs, and other human resources programs.
  • Assumes other responsibilities as assigned by the CFO or President.

Essential Qualifications:

In addition to the following, applicants must agree with CDA’s mission, vision, core values, and goals.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • Human Resources Certification (CPLP, PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP) preferred.


  • Three to five plus years of leadership experience in executive human resources positions.
  • Experience managing a team of HR generalists.
  • Non-profit experience preferred.
  • First-hand knowledge of Christian, classical, and collaborative educational model preferred.


  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Proficiency with Paycom or other HRIS software.
  • Thorough knowledge of employment related laws and regulations.
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and delegate when appropriate.
  • Ability to exercise high emotional intelligence.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

This position requires the ability to operate phones, computers, other office equipment, and the physical ability to perform light lifting. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, or walk; use hands to type, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop or bend; and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 lbs.

Work is performed in an office setting. This person may be required to travel to various locations throughout Denton, Collin, and Dallas County. Generally, the working conditions have little or no exposure to extremes in safety hazards or hazardous materials.

Application Instructions

If you are interested in this position, please email your resume and cover letter to Megan Mitchell at

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