HR Generalist


The human resource generalist is responsible to the church, under the direction of the Human Resources Director, for assisting with the daily [DG1] facilitation [LF2] of the human resource processes at all Brentwood Baptist Church campuses.  This role is responsible for new hire processing, administering pay, benefits, and leave, and enforcing company policies and practices.  This position is also responsible for HRIS data entry and resolving payroll issues.  This role provides administrative support to the human resource function as needed including record-keeping, file maintenance, and reporting.

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES may include but are not limited to the following:

·       Administers benefit offerings, including enrollments, changes, and terminations.  Processes required documents through payroll and insurance providers to ensure accurate record-keeping and proper deductions.

·       Enters all new employees and changes into the PayEntry payroll system and manages the TimeSolutions system to ensure accurate recording of employees’ hours and leave balances.

·       Performs customer service functions by answering employee requests and questions.

·       Completes Forms I-9 and verifies through E-verify employees’ eligibility to work.

·       Reconciles monthly benefits statements.

·       Conducts audits of payroll, benefits, or other HR processes and recommends changes.

·       Assists with interview and selection process for certain positions and ensures completion of onboarding/offboarding process.

·       Responsible for new employee processing and new staff orientation.

·       Maintain spreadsheets for merit and budget processing. 

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES may include but are not limited to the following:

·       Participates in the HR department budgeting process and works closely with Business Office to ensure accuracy of the overall Personnel budget which includes accurate coding of employees in the payroll system[DG3]  and accurate coding of benefit invoices. 

·       Administers background check process for employees.

·       Administers computer skills testing.

·       Makes photocopies; mails, scans, and emails documents; and performs other clerical functions.

·       Completes other duties as assigned by supervisor.


In addition to the specific responsibilities required for this role, Brentwood Baptist Church also seeks candidates that possess some general competencies and behavioral traits that enhance the effectiveness of our staff.

Individual Contribution

·       Manages details, tasks and projects efficiently without frequent reminders

·       Maximizes time effectively by focusing on “must do” priorities when necessary

·       Anticipates/avoids problems or formulates creative solutions

·       Makes timely decisions that produce quality outcomes

·       Adheres to commitments, schedules and deadlines

·       Demonstrates a comprehensive knowledge of issues and topics pertaining to the area of his/her job specialty

Team Contribution

·       Demonstrates flexibility, adapts well to changing priorities or situations

·       Self-directed and proactive, level of supervision required is appropriate

·       Is willing to take on additional responsibilities, helps with a “can-do” attitude

·       Collaborates well with others to accomplish group tasks

·       Uses written and verbal communication in a way that accomplishes intended results


·       Prioritizes and accomplishes self-development goals

·       Demonstrates an ongoing commitment to obtaining the necessary knowledge, attitudes, skills and habits necessary to be successful in this role

·       Teachable spirit with a desire to learn and grow

·       Maintains appropriate gap between the current job description and the employee’s current abilities that allows for future growth.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

·       Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

·      Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.

·       Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

·       Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.

·       Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.

·       Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.

Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software. Proficiency with or the ability to quickly learn the organizations HRIS and talent management systems.


·       Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required.

·       3-5 years’ experience in human resources with familiarity with HRIS systems required.

·       Experience administering benefit plans.

·       SHRM-CP or PHR certification a plus.

All campuses function under the governance of Brentwood Baptist Church. Each campus is an established entity operating as a whole and permanent part of Brentwood Baptist. Each maintains pre-determined alignment characteristics that uphold the Brentwood Baptist “DNA” while also containing some contextualized characteristics to allow it to best reach its target local community.  Every staff member is an employee of Brentwood Baptist.

Brentwood Baptist Church is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled
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