Director of Human Resources

  • Volunteer Opportunity posted by JAARS




Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


North Carolina
United States


Do you have management and people skills? Have you ever designed and measured the effectiveness of a service or program? Are you experienced with HR issues and compliance requirements?

Are you good at evaluating skills and personal traits to help assign staff to appropriate positions? Become part of the People team that works with staff to help JAARS succeed in making Bible translation and language development possible, especially in the most remote and difficult places on earth.

Brief Description

Provide leadership to HR Operations on the JAARS Center.

·        For a full-time volunteer or a staff person who raises support

·        Must be able to work in the US


·        Design, implement, and measure the effectiveness of HR staffing services on the center

·        Aid in monitoring the effectiveness of current HR processes and propose needed changes and additions

·        Oversee the staffing needs and effectively communicate those internally and externally

·        Update the screening processes for all staff (paid, seconded, and volunteer)

·        Assign new staff or changes of assignment in consultation with appropriate personnel and department heads

·        Implement workforce planning

·        Send out invitation letters and oversee onboarding and offboarding of staff

·        Assign access to HR databases

·        Approve all employment offer and invitation letters

·        Manage performance management and review policies

·        Assist managers in successfully supervising their staff

·        Ensure organizational and regulatory HR compliance

·        Manage all HR department budgets

·        Handle staff disciplinary matters in accordance with the Staff Handbook

·        Serve on the Directors Leadership Team

·        Additional responsibilities may be delegated by the VP of People


·        Demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills, as well as good interpersonal skills

·        Have strong organizational, analytical and management capabilities—able to lead demonstrable stewardship of all JAARS resources: people, time, money

·        Be a servant leader, balancing expertise with humility

·        Be a strategic thinker, able to apply innovative ideas and stretch organizational thinking

·        Show that you are a person of character and conviction, with the ability to lead and motivate your team and influence others through godly character

Experience and Education

·        Demonstrated expertise and relevant experience in human resource management

·        Five plus years of HR Management experience

·        A bachelor’s degree, preferably related to HR Management

·        Membership in national and local SHRM preferred

·        HR Certification preferred (SHRM-SCP, SHRM-CP or SPHR, PHR)

JAARS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Christian ministry headquartered on a beautiful 500+ acre campus just south of Charlotte, NC. Our campus includes extensive training facilities, an airport, office and commercial facilities, guest housing, food services, recreational areas, health clinic, on-site childcare, and youth and family ministry support for staff and partners.

We are pleased to have more than five hundred people serving on our campus. We partner closely with SIL International, the organizations of the Wycliffe Global Alliance and other organizations locally and globally.

JAARS vision is that people’s lives and communities are transformed as they experience God’s Word in their own language.

JAARS mission is to make Bible translation and language development possible, especially in the most remote and difficult places on earth. We do that by enabling locally appropriate and sustainable solutions in transportation, technology, media, and training.

JAARS Core Values

Together in Christ, we commit to:

1.      Seek God Above All

2.      Serve in Love

3.      Act with Integrity

4.      Steward God’s Resources with Courage

5.      Pursue Excellence

6.      Collaborate with Respect

7.      Create a Culture of Innovation


  • Training Provided
  • Housing Available

How To Apply


There are many key opportunities at JAARS for you to help make Bible translation possible around the world. Volunteers are a crucial part of every department; over 50% of the staff are volunteers. We could not provide significant technical and logistical support services without people like YOU!


You will gain a new vision for missions and realize the lasting value of how your practical and technical skills are helping to transform lives around the world. Build meaningful and potentially lasting relationships with fellow volunteers and career staff. In the winter months, volunteers gather regularly for events such as breakfasts and game nights.

Service Length

Volunteers can serve from two weeks to many years. The types of positions available to you will depend on your abilities and especially, the length of your stay. For IT positions, a month of service is required. Longer-term volunteers are important in positions that require task continuity, training, or certifications.

Volunteer Requirements

  • ·        Proof of health insurance
  • ·        Be self-supported, or receive funds through another organization
  • ·        Ages 14-17 may serve if accompanied by a responsible adult
  • ·        Agreement with our Statement of Faith


A variety of short-term to one-year, on-campus, fully-furnished housing units are available for volunteers who serve a minimum of 40 hours per week per couple, or 20 hours per week per single. Units include phones, WiFi, kitchens, bedding, and towels. An RV park with hookups is also available. Call housing for pricing and to make reservations. 704.843.6020