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Position Summary

The Director of Human Resources (DHR) attends to East-West’s greatest and most strategic asset: its people. East-West is seeking an experienced and collaborative HR leader who will champion a high-performance, service-oriented, collaborative culture so East-West can advance its vision and mission around the world.

Our ideal Director of Human Resources will:

  • Be a leader that champions culture.
  • Pursue excellence.
  • Believe in and own the vision, mission, and values of East-West.
  • Have a strong desire to see East-West staff grow and flourish.
  • Pursue relationships throughout the organization.
  • Have a mindset of getting to “yes.”
  • Have the ability and desire to enhance the function and operation of the Human
  • Resource team.


A Day in the Life of the Director of Human Resources

  • Lead in a way that disciples employees and direct reports by emulating Jesus.
  • Steward East-West staff, donations, and assets as well as ensure operational support is of the highest level.
  • Provide leadership and management to employee development and relations, including annual performance planning reviews, employee development plans, employment law compliance, and employee onboarding.
  • Provide support to the Executive Leadership Team by meeting on a regular and as-needed basis to provide counsel, promote areas of importance, and provide viewpoints from staff.
  • Provide oversight to employment policies, procedures, and the Employee Handbook.
  • Oversee employee compensation and provide leadership and oversight to the entire staff benefits process.
  • Create and deliver leadership development and training, and provide counsel and training for ministry leaders/management staff.
  • Collaborate with senior leaders—including Recruiting, Member Care, Field Leadership, and Executive Leadership—to accomplish organizational goals.



The Qualifications of the Director of Human Resources

  • Uphold a close and growing relationship with Jesus Christ, demonstrating a healthy, growing spiritual life
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • A minimum of seven years in a senior HR role required
  • Talent management, succession planning, benefits, terminations, corrective action, and personnel issue experience
  • Cultural competency and awareness, working with a diverse and global workforce
  • SPHR highly preferred but not required (PHR required or equivalent experience required)
  • Experience within a nonprofit organization and/or mission-sending organization highly preferred
  • Experience in collaborating with senior leaders
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with solid organization, process, and planning skills
  • Knowledge of standard employment law is a must
  • Two years minimum of management experience
  • Global HR experience is a plus


Key Job Logistics

  • Reports to: Executive Vice President of Operations
  • Direct reports: HR Generalist, Compensation and Benefits Administrator, Provisional Staff Care Specialist, and Women’s Connection Coordinator
  • Location: East-West Offices in Plano, Texas


The Benefits

This full-time position is eligible for employer-paid benefits, which include medical, dental, health savings account, and life insurance packages. East-West also offers a 401(k) match as wells as paid vacation, paid sick time, paid time off for a mission trip, and an all-inclusive, organization-wide conference every four years.


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The vision of East-West is to glorify God by multiplying followers of Jesus in the spiritually darkest areas of the world. We aim to mobilize the Body of Christ to evangelize the lost and equip local believers to multiply disciples and healthy churches among unreached peoples and/or in restricted access communities.

As East-West seeks to multiply the Kingdom of God throughout the world, we are committed to a set of core values that influence our decisions and behaviors in pursuit of our mission- creating our unique culture and guiding principles:

  • Passion for Jesus
  • Passion for grace
  • Passion for the spiritually darkest places
  • Passion for bold action
  • Address Plano, TX, United States
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