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Parishes and Schools Human Resources Coordinator

  1. Provides Human Resource Training to Parish and School Leadership
    1. Identify and assess training needs for parishes and schools leadership based on one-on-one conversations, common trends, etc.
    2. Design training workshops for different audiences (pastor, principal, business leaders) in the area of HR Best Practices to promote knowledge and compliance.
    3. Utilize technology to implement and enhance planned training initiatives including live training and e-learning
    4. Deliver at the Archdiocese and in the field, one-on-one or in large groups training sessions/workshops, e.g., harassment, personnel files, hiring, specific laws and their practical application.
    5. Evaluate training effectiveness and modify, as needed.


  1. Provides Human Resource Support and Counsel to Parish and School Leadership
    1. Creates partnerships and works with the pastors/parish directors and deans in the assigned deaneries and travel to the parishes/schools to provide HR support, consultation, and assessment of processes/systems.  
    2. Assists pastors/administrators/ parish directors/principals, and staff in problem solving employment issues in regard to common policy/law compliance and employee performance coaching.    
    3. Interpret federal, state, and local policies as it relates to employment law and procedures.
    4. Provide assistance with verbal and written drafts of disciplinary documents as needed.
    5. Assist with recruitment process questions, handbook development, policy interpretation and procedures, performance management, investigations, as needed. 
    6. Connects leadership with resources (i.e. Catholic Mutual; in-house legal counsel, Church Unemployment Pay Program).


  1. Provide HR Reviews
    1. Conducts HR audits and provides overall results to the parish and schools HR Office and the Schools Office.
    2. Coaches/Assists parishes and school to help them follow federal and state laws that govern the employment relationship, policies handbook, et
    3. Participate in regular meetings of Schools Office, Parish Leadership, BAAM, etc., as requested.
    4.   Serve on various task forces, committees, or interview teams, as requested.


  • Two to four years previous HR experience required, Generalist or training experience preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in HR management, business, or related field. 
  • HR Certification preferred
  • Strong communication skills; written and verbal
  • Proficient with technology including PC’s, Word, Excel, email, internet and virtual meetings.
  • Conflict resolution, mediation, or coaching/counseling experience required
  • Valid driver’s license and personal auto required
  • Spanish fluency is a plus.
  • Practicing Catholic preferred.

The employee in this position works in a normal office environment located at the Mary Mother of the Church Pastoral Center. Might occasionally lift boxes and materials of up to 30 lbs.  Availability to occasionally work weekends and evenings is required.  Ability to occasionally drive to parishes throughout the 10 counties of southeastern Wisconsin is required.  Valid driver’s license is required.


salaried exempt position

Additional Information

Start Date
Job Category
Central Office - Professional/Technical
Employment Type
Full Time
would be open to job share or full time

To Apply

Send cover letter and resume to Susan Gorski, Director of Human Resources- Central Offices
Contact Name
Susan Gorski

Download an application:

General Application
Application for Teachers and Principals

For general information, visit our
Human Resources/Personnel Services Office page or call 414-769-3422.

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The Archdiocese of Milwaukee

3501 South Lake Drive
PO Box 070912
Milwaukee, WI 53207-0912

Phone:  (414) 769-3300
Toll-Free: (800) 769-9373
Fax:  (414)  769-3408