Controller Clark Summit University

Now Recruiting Controller Clarks Summit, PA


For more than 80 years, Clarks Summit University has prepared men and women for Christ-honoring careers and ministries across the globeLocated in the foothills of the Endless Mountains of Pennsylvania, the university offers programs ranging from an associate, bachelor’s, masters and doctorate degrees.

Purpose of Position:  

The primary purpose of all employees of Clarks Summit University (CSU) is to advance its Christ-centered mission and culture:

  • Seek to be a role model in attitude, speech, and actions in a consistent daily walk with Jesus Christ.
  • Follow Matthew 18 principles in addressing issues with students, parents, faculty, and staff.
  • Show by example the importance of Scripture memorization, Bible study, prayer, witnessing, and Christian fellowship.
  • Be prepared to communicate the school’s religious beliefs to students and others who inquire.
  • Be ready to pray and offer spiritual advice to students, faculty, and staff.

The primary function of the Controller is to provide oversight for all financial matters of Clarks Summit University and the BBC Foundation including accounting, forecasts & budgeting, financial reporting & analysis, treasury, payroll, and compliance. The Controller directly manages the Business Office and HR and has organizational responsibility for Financial Aid, Information Technology, and Facilities.

Some Essential Duties:

General

  • Serves on the President’s Cabinet and as administrative representative to the Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees
  • Provides oversight to ensure stakeholders are properly served, institutional policies are established & followed, and institutional priorities are realized.
  • Plans, organizes, directs, and oversees the work of assigned staff in the operations of the Business Office including accounts payable, accounts receivable and general accounting functions.
  • Supervising responsibilities include Accounts Payable Coordinator, Accounts Receivable Clerk, Human Resources Coordinator, Director of Student Accounts, Financial Aid Director, Director of Information Technology (Dual Report with Vice President of Academics), Director of Facilities.
  • Effectively oversees cash management of cyclical revenue and expenses (specific to the academic nature of the University and it’s summer programs) to ensure accounts payable liabilities remain within acceptable terms.
  • Leads the preparation of the annual operating budget, monitors/projects revenue and expenses on a regular basis, and works with management on an on-going basis to ensure the annual financial goals are achieved.
  • Establishes & periodically reviews internal control policies and procedures to ensure that accounting standards are met. Administers corporate credit card program.
  • Identifies and recommends policies and procedures related to the financial and business practices of the University; plans and implements new operating procedures and information technology advances to improve service quality and efficiency of service delivery.
  • Effectively interacts with professional colleagues both inside and outside CSU.
  • Maintains confidentiality in all areas of responsibility.
  • Submit to and honor the standards outlined in the Employee Handbook.
  • Able to process clearly and quickly especially when planning and addressing the financial needs of the institution.

Specifics

  • Develops short and long range financial forecasts for use in financial planning and management of cash requirements and obligations.
  • Prepares month-end close including any necessary journal entries or adjustments, completes necessary reconciliations, issues monthly budget variance reports, and prepares internal financial statements necessary for the proper management of the institution including requested ad-hoc financial analysis as needed.
  • Processes bi-weekly payroll.
  • Prepares reports and surveys as required by regulatory and accrediting agencies.
  • Secures annual renewal and design of employee benefits including partially self-insured medical insurance and related ancillaries.
  • Provides all financial services for the BBC Foundation and interacts with investments managers to periodically review fund performance.
  • Oversees risk-management and ensures property insurance policies are in force to protect the University.
  • Directs the fiscal year-end close and ensures conformity with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and federal and state laws.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements/Qualifications: 

  • Faith
    • Have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
    • Be in complete support of and adherence to Clarks Summit University’s Standards of Conduct and Confession of Faith.
    • Faithfully attend a local church whose beliefs are in agreement with Clarks Summit University.
  • Education and Experience
    • Bachelor’s degree (minimal) with an Accounting major preferred, or a closely related field such as finance or business administration.
    • Three to Five years of experience as a controller.
    • One to two years in a senior-level accounting or financial management role.
      • Knowledge of principles and practices of accounting, auditing principles, financial reporting, accounting regulations and internal controls; principles and practices of employee supervision and personnel management; federal and state employment labor laws and regulations.
    • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license is desirable.
    • Experience in a non-profit or educational institution is a plus.
    • Proven leadership skills to effectively direct employees while in a professional environment, ability to properly evaluate comprehension, and application of subject material.
    • Show excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Be a self-starter, results-oriented, and able to motivate others.
    • Must be comfortable in a high-pressure environment and have the ability to handle multiple tasks with minimum supervision.
    • Must have a valid driver’s license.
    • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics GP or similar accounting systems.
    • Proficient ability to use Microsoft Excel.
    • Knowledge of Windows, Power Point, Word and similar programs required.

Essential Qualities:

Conscientiousness

  • Displays a professional image at all times, even when facing significant job challenges.
  • Delivers on commitments made to others.
  • Takes ownership for resolving problems rather than allowing them to persist.
  • Displays positive “Can Do” attitude.

Flexibility

  • Adapts quickly to changing situations. This includes last-minute changes and disruptions to the schedule.
  • Is receptive to new information, ideas, or strategies to achieve the organization’s goals.

Influencing/Negotiating

  • Anticipates potential reactions or concerns of students and takes initiative to address them.
  • Builds ownership for new initiatives, or changes by involving those responsible for implementation in planning the details.

Integrity/Honesty

  • Avoids any action or situation that would give the appearance of unethical, or inappropriate behavior.
  • Demonstrates the courage to do the right thing in difficult situations.
  • Holds self and others accountable for meeting high standards of the organization’s integrity.
  • Leads by example through modeling ethical practices and standards.

Sensitivity

  • Treats others with respect, fairness, and consistency (e.g., listen to, respect others’ views, and ideas).
  • Demonstrates empathy and understanding when addressing sensitive issues with others.
  • At times the Controller will be privileged to information that should not be shared and must maintain confidentiality.

Other Interpersonal Skills

  • High level of effective interpersonal communication skills, both written and verbal, plus organization and presentation skills.
  • Cultivates strong working relationships with employees and students

Other Interpersonal Skills

  • High level of effective interpersonal communication skills, both written and verbal, plus organization and presentation skills.
  • Cultivates strong working relationships with employees and students.

Just like all Clarks Summit University employees, the conduct of this employee must be consistent with good character, and must be an appropriate reflective of our organaization’s heritage.  Complete support of and willing adherence to Clarks Summit University’s mission vision and values.   Applicant must hold these standards as his/her own.  A statement of faith will be required of all final candidates.

Benefits: 

  • 403b Retirement Plan
  • Vision coverage
  • Dental Coverage
  • Health insurance
  • Paid vacation/ holidays/ sick days/ personal days

Location Will Be:

Clarks Summit University
538 Venard Road
Clarks Summit, PA 18411

Due to the overwhelming response we ask that you are patient during the selection and interview process. All qualified applicants will be notified.

Cover letter should include why you should be considered for the position and what would make you the best candidate.

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The Crucial Upside of Workplace Friction In HIS Name HR LLC

The Crucial Upside of Workplace Friction


Every workplace has friction—that’s the simple truth. Anytime you have a few people working together on something, differences surface that create drag. We shouldn’t be surprised when conflict or tensions arise. Instead, we should be prepared and have some tactics on hand to facilitate a cooperative working environment and healthier relationships. Friction has a bona fide upside.

In my decades of work in the field of Human Resources, I’ve learned that 3 major things have the potential to create workplace conflicts:

  • Inadequate communication
  • Lack of emotional control
  • Indefinite goals and boundaries

Here’s an example of all three creating a common situation of friction:

Project X must be finished in two months. The lower level manager fails to set legible parameters on a project when expectations and roles are not defined for the work. As the manager delegates the project, too much is left to speculation. Co-workers attempt to complete the work, but soon run into interpersonal problems as different ideas emerge. Frustration increases, tempers flare, morale sinks, and passive aggressive sabotage and gossip start. In other words, gridlock. A few team members inform the manager; however, by then, emotion is driving the situation. Decision-making is maligned and communication continues to falter. The project is tanking.

What to do?

A lot of repair work is needed to get things back on track and keep the project moving forward. First—and this is important—ditch email as a resolution tool. A sit-down, face-to-face meeting is necessary, and a concise description of roles and responsibilities must be presented. But a few other things are invaluable, too.

It’s important to reestablish a healthy culture with the team and ensure acceptable behaviormoving forward. This shouldn’t be done by lecturing. It shouldn’t be expressed in an exasperated tone either. Rather, make sure you conduct your meeting by modeling respect and integrity. Assume the best in your co-workers and back it up with words and actions that make it clear. Graciousness and amiability should preside, not hostility and annoyance.

Get the Right “Game Face” On.? Prepare yourself. Your “game face” must be a commitment to the greater good plus good faith efforts to buoy the environment and create a better working situation. It’s crucial to find common ground. This can be done with a simple and sincere reference to everyone wanting to do well, or a mention of some of your company’s most important values, or by outlining the basic goals of the project. It may be wisest to use a bit of each.

Conflict = Opportunity for Improvement.? It’s normal to dislike friction. Just remember, excellent organizations and great leaders have a habit of transforming conflict and tensions into occasions that make things work more smoothly, efficiently, and improve the positive bonds between employees. Don’t shrink from this opportunity. Instead of dreading conflict or becoming paralyzed by it, realize that conflicts can harvest new ideas and innovation—not just in how your company works, but also in how co-workers connect with each other.

Grace, empathy, forgiveness, cooperation, and better listening can be the result. If you treasure-hunt in the situation and invite that same positive attitude from your employees during conflict, better times are ahead.

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Concerned about the HR programs at your organization? The benefits of having a trusted partner to guide you and your team to excellence are invaluable. Contact us today. You—and your employees—will be glad you did.

Rise with us by implementing our high-performance remote human-resource programs to help find great people! E-mail us here.

Mark A. Griffin is president and founder of In HIS Name HR LLC. Connect with him on LinkedIn and Twitter

 

 

In HIS Name HR LLC Job Shepherd Announcement

Job Shepherd


Post-COVID-19 recruitment has been unquestionably hard for employers, with many struggling to find quality employees in the aftermath. Religious-exempt employers have had an especially difficult time.

Organizations such as Biblical higher education institutions, Christian ministries, camps, and churches have found that mainstream secular platforms no longer assist them in target hiring. For example, Christian employers frequently used Facebook to connect with potential candidates, but in recent years many social media programs stopped allowing recruitment ads that target Christian applicants. Keywords such as “Bible,” “Jesus,” and even “pastor” are flagged as well.

Handshake, the most prominent job portal for college students gives universities the opportunity to block religious employers. Here, at In HIS Name HR, we have experienced this firsthand.

These setbacks have left Christian employers discouraged, wondering how they might maintain their voice and find quality candidates in this even more challenging environment. We have an answer.

Yes, a new day is dawning, and help is on the way.

The day is coming when employers can cast their net to the right side of the boat and watch as it quickly fills up.

Welcome to Job Shepherd, a platform that will change all this for you.

Job Shepherd was created to meet the demand by Christian employers, including ministries, camps, churches, colleges, and Christian for-profit companies in their search for qualified job candidates.

Job seekers can once again identify opportunities in sales and marketing, office administration, pastoral work, counseling, worship leadership, and higher education positions, like provosts and executive leadership.

Job Shepherd offers job seekers free guidance to find the right position within the right organization, one aligned with their values. With a few simple clicks, job seekers can explore a vast array of opportunities in any of these fields, and find themselves one step closer to the career of their dreams.

Job Shepherd, however, doesn’t stop there. In this portal, job seekers will find an abundance of additional online career help, including articles that share career advice and provide free tips on resume writing, career development, and interview skills.

These invaluable resources are always free for job seekers.

Employers seeking quality employees have just as much to gain. Job Shepherd offers a plethora of job postings to enable employers to find their ideal hires, as well as free articles on how to identify and secure great employees. Additional employer resources are available as well.

At Job Shepherd, we call this a win–win!

If you are a Christian employer in search of a thriving, uncensored job platform, your search is over.

If you are an eager potential employee looking to fill one of these roles, you have come to the right place.

Job Shepherd is the new “go to” job portal whose mission is to connect Christian employers with like-minded candidates to help advance the Kingdom until the day Jesus returns.

Are you ready to join this movement? Are you ready to cast your net?

Welcome to Job Shepherd!

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Finding Great People in Today’s Economy


Want to find great people?

Running an organization is too big a task to be managed alone by entrepreneurs. To attain an entrepreneurial vision, a leader must search for and hire the best employees. Today, the rapidly developing economy has made the process of hiring talented people more significant than ever.

The role of the human resource department is substantive in organizational success, to the point where it can indeed be called the backbone of any organization. To earn a competitive advantage, firms need to train their HR teams. And when you have the right people on your team, that expense can be significantly reduced.

The pandemic has forced organizations to rethink and often readjust human resource strategies and practices, because the number of organizations that are surviving the pandemic is lower than the ones that are failing. The optimal selection of one’s people is one of the main reasons why certain organizations are surviving and even succeeding, despite the challenges they’re facing.

The real question is: Do you want to waste precious time and investment on making bad hiring choices? Definitely not!

There are two ways to find the best people for your organization when such uncertainty is widespread: 1) by marketing a job opening in the best possible way; and 2) by accurately identifying the right staff for your organization.

  1. How to Market Your Job Opening

Marketing is not just about how to sell your products and/or services. No, marketing is one of the most reliable ways to select the right people to staff your organization. Let’s look at how to market your job opening(s) to source the very best people for your organization.

Have Your Employees Get the Word Out

The majority of vacancies are being filled through networking. Word of mouth is one of the easiest, most cost-effective, and efficient ways through which you can market a job opening. Your employees are the best ambassadors of your healthy organizational culture. Encourage your employees to discuss vacancies on their social networks and among their friends and family.

Paid Social Media Services

Alongside using your own social media vehicles, you should also invest in paid social media channels, such as LinkedIn and others, as the power of social media advertising today is hard to ignore. Even better, develop a comprehensive social media plan that comprises paid social media channel strategies.

Job-Posting Sites

Job posting sites are a great way to effectively market your job openings, with numerous authentic, efficient job-posting websites, like Indeed.com. The more job posting sites you market on, the greater the chances of getting the right and best people for your company.

Direct Traffic to Your Website

Do a swift audit of your website to ensure your career page is easily accessible. For example, if it takes more than five seconds to open, and is not attractive enough to interest the brightest minds in your field, it’s time to redo it.

If you’ve done all of this, well done—you have marketed the positions right. But now comes the bigger task…

  1. Selecting the Best Candidates

Follow these useful tips on how to best search for the right people for your organization:

  • Identify the ideal candidate for your organizational growth plan

All too often, organizations fail to consider how the position they want to fill fits into their organization with an eye to its further expansion. Before creating a job description for a vacant post, it’s critical to clearly understand the need and role of the vacancy in the future growth of your organization. If you do this right, you will create the optimal job description, one tailored to help you access the right people.

  • Conduct a thorough assessment of a candidate’s references

Do you thoroughly evaluate every candidate’s references before you hire them?

If not, why not? References are a terrific opportunity to glimpse the working behavior and patterns of your preferred candidate with their coworkers and employers, along with what they can offer to your company in terms of performance. This is too important to dismiss or cut corners. Always comprehensively assess the references a candidate provides before finalizing their hire.

  • Pair your interview with data

The importance of face-to-face interviews cannot be denied, but it is not the only thing you should rely on when searching for new employees. Add data to your interviews, such as technical competency tests and questionnaires that evaluate skills.  Be careful of unlawful testing, it could cost you millions. (Learn Why Here)

  • Gauge the interaction between your potential candidate and your team

Again, an interview is not sufficient to select the right candidate; you also should arrange for your prospective candidate to meet and casually interact with your team in a way that allows the candidate to relax and be themselves. Have one or more team members take the candidate for a tour, or for a cup of coffee or breakfast, where they can relax and be themselves. Just remember, though, that every interaction with a candidate, whether formal or informal, is legally viewed as a part of the interview process. That means your team must know what they can and cannot legally ask. The idea is to determine whether or not a candidate is a good fit with your organizational culture. Not only that; it also works in the reverse, by giving your candidate an idea of what they can expect in terms of their future coworkers and the prevailing culture.

  • Work with your potential candidate

Have you considered working with your candidate before confirming their hire? Add some hands-on work to the interview procedure. This is an excellent opportunity to see them in action. By encouraging them to devise ideas for a fresh project or carry out a small part of the job you’re hiring for, you will get a clearer idea of how the candidate works.

  • Ask them what tasks they feel they cannot perform well

No one is a master of everything. Asking them where they feel their skills are weaker or need further developing will help the candidate understand your professional expectations of them and give you an opportunity to discuss what improvements and training you may want to arrange for them.

Need Help Hiring the Right People?

No organization can justify wasting monetary or non-monetary resources by investing a huge amount in training their human resource department, especially when uncertainty prevails in this current challenged economy.

Organizations operate more efficiently and cost-effectively when they are smart enough to tap human resource outsourcing and consulting services.

Don’t know how to find great people? No problem!

In HIS Name HR has been offering HR consulting services with a Christian worldview for the last 10 years.

And given the critical, often unprecedented challenges raised by the coronavirus pandemic, In HIS Name HR has developed high-performance remote human-resource programs by implementing different technologies designed to promote safety, including FaceTime and Zoom. Our company also provides guidance related to HR practices to attain success and prosperity within your organization.

Concerned about the HR programs at your organization? The benefits of having a trusted partner to guide you and your team to excellence are invaluable. Contact us today. You—and your employees—will be glad you did.

Rise with us by implementing our high-performance remote human-resource programs to help find great people! E-mail us tE-mail us here.

Mark A. Griffin is president and founder of In HIS Name HR LLC. Connect with him on LinkedIn and Twitter

Now Recruiting For: Chief Financial Officer Wayne, PA


Position Closed 

Looking to make a difference in our world? It’s time to use all of your education and experiences to be an instrument of change.

In HIS Name HR is honored to have been retained by Capstone Legacy Foundation to seek their next Chief Financial Officer.  Capstone exists to educate and empower givers to increase generosity by planning strategically and establishing legacies to transform lives…in other words, preserving client’s legacy while transforming lives through joyful giving.

What is Capstone Legacy Foundation about? Capstone is a 501 (c) (3) Christian community foundation dedicated to the preservation of donor intent. They believe that stewarding God’s blessings is a form of obedience and worship.

Whether clients feel called  to fund good works or do good works, Capstone provides customized giving solutions that enable each dollar to go further. Capstone provides expertise in starting a foundation,  launching a ministry or helping investors with Christ-centered, morally driven giving. Capstone provides a diverse series of giving vehicles and fiduciary services that provide you with peace of mind, all while maintaining a kingdom-driven perspective on wealth.

Capstone’s dedication to establishing clients legacy comes from their deep Pennsylvania roots. Although Capstone was organized in 2005, their financial and spiritual legacy stems from one of America’s oldest industrial firms—the Lukens Steel Company—founded in 1810. This 200+ year perspective inspires their efforts to ensure that they help clients giving echo into eternity.

The Chief Financial Officer will direct and oversee the financial activities of the corporation, direct the preparation of current financial reports and summaries, and create forecasts predicting future growth.

Some Essential Responsibilities:

  • Directs the preparation of all financial statements, including income statements, balance sheets, shareholder reports, tax returns, and governmental agency reports.
  • Compares donation and profit projections to actual figures and budgeted expenses to actual expenses; makes or oversees any necessary adjustments to future projections and budgets.
  • Reviews planning process and suggests improvements to current methods.
  • Analyzes operations to identify areas in need of reorganization, rightsizing.
  • Works with the CEO and other executives to coordinate planning and establish priorities for the planning process.
  • Studies long-range economic trends and projects their impact on future growth in donations and market share.
  • Identifies opportunities for expansion into new product areas.
  • Oversees investment of funds and works with investment bankers to raise additional capital required for expansion.
  • Oversees Accounting department, budget preparation, and audit functions.
  • Works with other department heads to monitor each department and make recommendations.
  • Driving the company’s financial planning.
  • Performing risk management by analyzing the organization’s liabilities and investments.
  • Deciding on investment strategies by considering cash and liquidity risks.
  • Ensure cash flow is appropriate for the organization’s operations.
  • Manage vendor relationships
  • Prepare reliable current and forecasting reports.
  • Set up and oversee the company’s finance IT system.
  • Ensure compliance with the law and company’s policies.
  • Some Required Personal Attributes/Skills:
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Enthusiastic leader capable of managing diverse teams to reach a common goal; Initiating and completing projects; Make timely, effective and ethical decisions; Embody the entrepreneurial spirit; A self-starter who crafts creative solutions and opens doors to new donor relationships.
  • Actively and constantly listen to all constituents, focus especially on donor needs and know how to identify mutual benefits. Communicate excellently and compel audiences through writing and speaking.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.
  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Proficiency with or the ability to quickly learn the organization’s CLF data collection systems to the fullest and Foundant C Suite software.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or Finance required.
  • Certified Public Accountant designation preferred.
  • Eight to ten years of experience in financial management required.

Serious and Confidential Inquiries Only 

All qualified individuals may submit a resume and letter of interest to: E-mail HR Team

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Now Recruiting For: Planned Giving and Major Gifts Officer Lancaster, PA


Position Closed

Looking to make a difference in our world? It’s time to use all of your education and experiences to be an instrument of change.

In HIS Name HR is honored to have been retained by Capstone Legacy Foundation to seek their next Planned Giving and Major Gifts Officer. Capstone exists to educate and empower givers to increase generosity by planning strategically and establishing legacies to transform lives…in other words, preserving client’s legacy while transforming lives through joyful giving.

What is Capstone Legacy Foundation about? Capstone is a 501 (c) (3) Christian community foundation dedicated to the preservation of donor intent. They believe that stewarding God’s blessings is a form of obedience and worship.

Whether clients feel called  to fund good works or do good works, Capstone provides customized giving solutions that enable each dollar to go further. Capstone provides expertise in starting a foundation,  launching a ministry or helping investors with Christ-centered, morally driven giving. Capstone provides a diverse series of giving vehicles and fiduciary services that provide you with peace of mind, all while maintaining a kingdom-driven perspective on wealth.

Capstone’s dedication to establishing clients legacy comes from their deep Pennsylvania roots. Although Capstone was organized in 2005, their financial and spiritual legacy stems from one of America’s oldest industrial firms—the Lukens Steel Company—founded in 1810. This 200+ year perspective inspires their efforts to ensure that they help clients giving echo into eternity.

Planned Giving and Major Gifts Officer

Purpose

Responsible for planning, organizing and providing a critical role in identifying, developing, and maintaining relationships with CLF’s planned-giving donor/givers, major donors, and planned-giving and major donor prospects for the purpose of securing major funding for the organization.

Some Essential Responsibilities

Key Result – Steward the relationships of planned-giving and major donors to maximize their connection to the purposes of CLF and, in turn, support CLF, both financially and spiritually.

  • Develop and implement a strategy for each planned-giving and major donor
  • Expand target audience of potential givers by exploring private foundations, businesses and professionals, including lawyers accountants and wealth managers
  • Communicate to potential and existing planned-giving and major donors regarding key projects supported by CLF, and encourage donors to contribute through a variety of giving solutions, including cash, marketable securities, real estate, life insurance products, endowments, trusts, bequests and charitable gift annuities
  • Conduct regular visits with planned-giving and major donors
  • Organize regional donor activities and special events
  • Attend relevant professional conferences to continue professional development and networking
  • Assist with special events as approved by senior management
  • Meeting the annually set goal for assets under management and restricted gifts in support of CLF general and administrative budget
  • Attend CLF staff functions and one-on-one meetings with senior management as needed
  • Track donor contact, which includes activities such as monitoring number of face-to-face visits, phone calls, emails, personalized correspondence, funding proposals presented, new donor inquiries, etc.
  • Use CLF data collection systems to the fullest, including MS Outlook products and Foundant C Suite software
  • Stay current with trends in philanthropy and technical details on all forms of planned gifts and tax law changes, keeping staff informed of such changes; serve as a knowledgeable resource for CLF
  • Report to CEO weekly on progress on the approved planned-giving goals

Required Personal Attributes/Skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Enthusiastic leader capable of, managing diverse teams to reach a common goal; Initiating and completing projects; Make timely, effective and ethical decisions; Embody the entrepreneurial spirit; A self-starter who crafts creative solutions and opens doors to new donor relationships.
  • Actively and consistently listen to all constituents, focus especially on donor needs, and know how to identify mutual benefits. Communicate excellently and compel audiences through writing and speaking.Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, and to delegate them, when appropriate.
  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.
  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Proficiency with or the ability to quickly learn the organization’s CLF data collection systems to the fullest, and Foundant C Suite software
  • We want to see you dream of transforming struggling organizations into successful ones, good ones into great ones, and that you know how to actualize your aspirations.
Position Requirements 
  • Associate’s degree or higher in marketing or business administration
  • 5–10 years of experience in the nonprofit environment, with a strong emphasis in experience on planned giving and major donor development
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, giving prospects and the general public.

Guiding Principles

At Capstone Legacy Foundation (CLF), a Christian, Kingdom-oriented community foundation, we operate under a set of guiding principles as stated in our Statement of Purpose, which includes our Values, Vision and Mission Statement. We insist that our employees adhere to our Statement of Purpose in working together as an organization. Together, we follow God’s call to assist givers and ministries in fulfillment of God’s Kingdom plans on earth.

Cover letters should include why you should be considered for the position and what would make you the best candidate.  Please read Capstone’s statement of faith and express in your cover letter how you align to their beliefs and strategy.

Serious and Confidential Inquiries Only 

All qualified individuals may submit a resume and letter of interest to: E-mail HR Team

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Press Release: Paul Jaspers Joins In HIS Name HR LLC


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Paul Jaspers Joins In HIS Name HR LLC

Lancaster, PA, US – February 10, 2022 – In HIS Name HR LLC, based in Lancaster, PA, has announced that Paul Jaspers has joined the company as Human Resources Partner.

Paul possesses decades of HR industry experience. Previously, Paul led HR activities for a private international consumer products company in Chester County, PA. As part of the leadership team, he helped them grow global sales eight-fold, from $50 million to $400 million.

After that, Paul worked with a family-owned Lancaster County manufacturing company for three years, before joining a nonprofit organization, a church with weekend attendance of 17,000 and a staff of 250 spanning 16 locations.

In HIS Name HR has been implementing high-performance HR programs for Christian-value-based for-profit companies and organizations, including Christian colleges, ministries, camps and churches, since 2011. In this new role as Human Resources Partner, Paul will support organizations to achieve their goals and scale their organizations.

“We are excited to have Paul join our team to help take this HR organization to the next level. His depth of experience, knowledge and management capabilities complement our growing team of seasoned executives,” says Mark A. Griffin, president and founder of In HIS Name HR LLC.

PR Newswire Press Release Here 

More information about Paul Jaspers is available at: In HIS Name HR About

ABOUT In HIS Name HR

Founded in 2011, In HIS Name HR is strongly guided by Christian values and strives to reflect Christ in all areas, starting with the view that everyone should be treated with dignity and respect, and that employees are the most important part of all organizations.

In HIS Name HR provides progressive HR programs to increase productivity and profitability, eliminate non-value-added practices, and enhance employee wellbeing.

Director of Human Resources and Title IX Coordinator


Position Closed 

The mission of Taylor University, a private, interdenominational, evangelical Christian college, is to develop servant leaders to minister Christ’s redemptive love and truth to a world in need. Does this sound like your ideal work environment?

For the 12th time in 13 years, Taylor has been ranked No. 1 in the Midwest by US News & World Report’s survey of America’s Best Colleges, and ranked in the top three for the last 23 years.

The Role

Under the direction of the Chief of Staff, the Director of Human Resources and Title IX Coordinator provides strategic leadership and direction for recruiting, developing, motivating, and evaluating Taylor University’s human capital. This hands-on position is responsible for leading all human resources operations, programs, and services for administrators, faculty, staff, and students and in coordinating the University’s Title IX program. This position advances Taylor’s Christian mission and seeks to build a national model for what it means to be a thriving workplace culture in the context of Christ-centered higher education.

Major Roles for the Director

As the University’s Chief Human Resources Officer, the Director oversees a number of strategic areas for Taylor, which fall into five major categories.

Recruiting and HR Strategy

The Director will leverage his/her expertise to lead employee recruitment and workforce planning. She or he will identify and facilitate cross-functional opportunities to meet key initiatives, including but not limited to recruiting talented and diverse faculty and staff and increasing faculty and staff engagement.

Organizational Culture

The Director will lead the employee onboarding process that creates and enhances a campus culture that advances Taylor’s distinctive mission and sustains a workplace where people feel valued.

Title IX and Compliance

The Director serves as the University’s Title IX Coordinator and ensures the University remains in compliance with all governmental and 
regulatory requirements around workplace 
issues.

Compensation and Benefits

The Director partners with the CFO and senior leaders of Taylor University to design and administer benefits, develop compensation plans and oversee policies and procedures that motivate Taylor colleagues and build a meaningful workplace culture. The Director partners with the Chief of Staff regarding employee communications and recognition.

Talent Development

The Director will galvanize and equip campus supervisors to develop and manage the human capital of employees and (in partnership with the Calling and Career Office) of student employees in campus offices.

Qualifications

We recognize that God has gifted every person with unique gifts and backgrounds, and while the selected candidate may not meet every qualification, we believe there are several things that are important for Taylor’s Director of Human Resources and Title IX Coordinator.

Senior campus leaders at Taylor must exhibit strong interpersonal and communication skills, and we are looking for a leader who has all of the requisite technical knowledge along with the ability to build and develop teams that will advance the University’s human resources strategy in the years ahead. We seek a gifted leader, not merely an effective manager.

The ideal candidate will fully embrace the unique mission of Taylor University and champion the University’s Foundational Documents when recruiting and screening potential faculty and staff colleagues. The Director will manage well the ethos of collaborative decision-making that sets higher education apart from other sectors. We believe the best leaders at Taylor also embody a Liberal arts mindset that thinks across domains of knowledge and forges connections across ideas, people, and organizations.

We seek a person with demonstrated talent in leading and inspiring positive change and organizational innovation. The Director will need to embody sound judgment, the highest ethical standards, and a 
commitment to the ideals for Christian living and leadership. The ideal candidate will have experience in several key areas such as leading teams and managing in a complex organization (ideally a nonprofit organization).

The ideal candidate will hold a master’s degree or higher in a relevant field or an equivalent record of professional distinction. She or he will also have five to ten years of progressive Leadership experience. The ideal candidate will have experience with human resources information and payroll systems, supervisory experience, and the ability to regularly exercise objectivity, confidentiality, discretion and judgement.

Read The Full Opportunity Profile Here

Essential Functions of the Director

The Director of Human Resources and Title IX Coordinator oversees the life-cycle of employee engagement at Taylor—from hiring and onboarding to engaging, performing, developing, and finally helping people depart well. The following outline these:

Hire

Attracts, develops, rewards and retains a diverse and talented workforce.

Partners with campus leaders on cross-functional collaboration efforts on admissions recruitment strategy, student internship and workforce readiness, diversity recruitment efforts, workforce optimization and other strategic efforts.

Conducts periodic examination of market and benchmark salary data, recommending competitive salary levels necessary to recruit and retain qualified staff.

Onboard

Directs and engages other campus leaders in onboarding and offboarding employees (from new hire orientation to exit experience).

Engage

In collaboration with the President’s and Marketing Offices, develops and provides leadership oversight for the communications and marketing function for employee relations.

Reviews University policies regarding sexual misconduct to ensure compliance with Title IX and the Violence Against Women Act and to maintain a respectful workplace and safe campus.

Maintains records of all Title IX reports. 
Ensures job descriptions are current and conducts job analysis to determine appropriate salary grades; also recommends salary levels for promotions and new hires.

Provides oversight for Taylor’s compensation plan including competitive salaries, robust benefit program, survey participation, data analysis, and establishing appropriate classifications and compensation for all positions. Ensures compliance with applicable wage and hour laws and regulations.

Develops, implements, and supports a performance management system for staff and student workers that integrates the strategies and action plans of the University’s annual goals and longer-term objectives.

What makes working at Taylor so great?

Taylor University offers competitive employee benefits such as health, dental, and prescription medication coverage and a generous retirement plan with an employer contribution of six 
percent (6%).  In addition, tuition remission and continuing education opportunities are readily available for Taylor employees and their dependents, providing a highly prized benefit. As a community, our faculty, staff and students commit to living out Christ’s love and truth in the here and now. We worship together, serve one another, and grow in faith as we learn in the 
classroom, on the field, at chapel, and anywhere else we’re doing Life Together.

Read The Full Opportunity Profile Here

This Is Not A Remote Position

Relocation Assistance Available

The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

To apply, please submit a letter of application addressing qualifications outlined in this opportunity profile, a complete resume, a 1-2 page statement of the candidate’s professional experience in human resources, and a 1-2 page statement of the candidate’s spiritual journey.

Send all materials here: E-mail HR Team 

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Creating Relationships To Recruit Great People

Creating Relationships to Recruit Great People


Whether you are a Christian For-Profit, Ministry, Church, Camp or Higher Education Institution, recruitment can be difficult.  Even before Covid-19, employers had difficulties finding qualified candidates. Many organizations did not know where to look for candidates or could not find employees skilled to match available positions. Many organizations face the same situation, the problem is less a dearth of potential suitors than knowing where or how to search for an ideal match. I believe the best way to find qualified candidates is to focus first on establishing long-term relationships. Only then will your network proactively refer candidates to you because they know of and trust your organization.  We believe having a great strategy in place will pay dividends in the recruitment of exempt and non-exempt staff, regardless of your organizations, product, or service.

Consider your favorite brands and businesses. Maybe they include a clothing company, a coffee shop, or perhaps a particular hotel or car. Whether you realize it or not, you’ve developed a relationship with these brands. Think back to when you first discovered that brand or business. For example, you chose a random coffee shop one day. What drew you in the door? Was it the aroma of the roasting beans? The cozy ambience, the savory scones? Or the friendly employees? What made you choose to return, again and again? What made you rave about this place to your friends, family, colleagues? Subconsciously, we develop relationships with the things we care about, just like we do with the people we care about. Relationships are the key to the success of any organization.

Now more than ever organizations must break out of mediocrity.  Organizations have an obligation to their people to strive for excellence, to be world class, and to be high performing. Far too many organizations, ministries, churches, and nonprofits fall victim to a defeatist attitude, thinking no one wants to work anymore, we can never find candidates, Covid-19 has ruined our chances of growing, often giving up before they’ve hardly begun.

IN HIS NAME HR believes an organization should strive to become—and maintain—excellent; and will remain intact no matter the storm. People can become discouraged, even disillusioned, by the slow deterioration of service or quality they witness within organizations. Leaders must become focused to allow organizations to grow versus failing. We should do everything with excellence, or not do it at all.

If you, as an employer, have drifted from your organizations vision, try recalling what initially ignited your excitement and passion for that organization. How did you feel when you gained your first big client or made your first big sale? Elated, no doubt! Inspired! How did you feel when you got the keys to your first office and saw your nameplate on the door?

If you’ve lost your pizazz at your current organization, can you recall when things went awry, or your enthusiasm began to fade? How can you gain that excitement again? Simply put, if you as a leader, are not excited about your organization, chances are employees won’t be either. To attract excellent employees who will experience that same initial enthusiasm, you might have to do a bit of housecleaning first. Let’s look at what that might entail:

  • First, create an awesome workplace. Create the kind of work environment where you would want your loved ones to work. The best way to attract people is to first make the people who currently work for you and agree your organization is a best place to work! Create a process and check in regularly with your employees to make sure they are satisfied with their working environment. When employees feel encouraged, noticed, and heard, they’re much more likely to be productive and perform well. Take time to listen to them. Find out what motivates them and makes them tick. Go out of your way to make each employee feel recognized. Learn their favorite coffee flavor, their pet’s name, or their favorite hobbies. If they’re due a raise or a proper bonus, give them one. Make sure that if an employee were to run into a future employee on the street who asks about their work environment, they’d have nothing but stellar things to say about you and your company.
  • Next, develop a clear employer brand. Organizations should be marketed to candidates. Given that the competition for quality candidates is fierce, you want your organization to look its best and stand out. Create a recruitment benefits fact sheet that affirms to your potential employees why they would want to work for you. List the benefits, but also include employee testimony. See an example of a recruitment benefits fact sheet here. Create only job posts that reflect the culture of your organization—that’s critical. Build excitement. (Creativity and humor go a long way.) Do you have a cool coffee bar in the break room, annual employee barbecues, team building events, or an onsite gym? Perhaps you’ve got a great city view, offer flexible working hours, or host an annual super fun holiday party. Asking employees why they love working for you also reminds themof the reasons and renews their enthusiasm. You can see why taking the time to take this step is a real win–win.
  • Lastly, create your network. Most organizations, because of turnover among or an absence of HR professionals, do not have a formalized network through which they can broadcast vacancies. And that’s a problem. Organizations should consistently mine for talent, and the surrounding community should be aware of the organization and have a general idea of what they do and what their hiring patterns and processes are. At any given time, you should ideally have a pool of candidates to choose from. No one wants to find themselves scrambling at the last minute, searching frantically for employees the way folks did during the 2021 COVID-19 employment crisis Having a reserve of candidates to call on, and a robust network, ensures you hire only the top, sought-after candidates.

In high-performing organizations, the community knows who you are and what it is you do. If they don’t know, you have a community relations problem. To succeed, organizations must spend time marketing themselves as a great place to work. Doing so is also an effective form of marketing to potential customers. People want to buy products and services from organizations that treat their employees well. The problem is that many organizations do not create such a network list. Ask yourself: “Does every one of my friends and family know what I do?” If those closest to you are not aware of your company or could not easily tell someone else what you do or what you represent, your networking may need serious work. Network today, and it will pay dividends in years to come.

Due to developing relationships takes years, it’s imperative to start as quickly as possible. To begin, have your person that is responsible for HR set up appointments and start meeting and networking with organizations in your area, such as these listed below, to improve awareness of the opportunities you offer.

Colleges – Many have student work and career centers. Consider creating internships, which are the perfect opportunity to showcase your company and assess potential employees with little risk to you.

High Schools – Get to know the guidance counselors, as many can be very helpful. If certain schools offer career days, consider setting up a booth and speaking with students. Make sure you bring adequate marketing material to pass out.

Vocational and Trade Schools – Forging relationships with these will provide you the technical employees you need.

Refugee and Immigrant Placement Organizations – This is a wonderful opportunity to help people start a new life. Just because someone is a refugee or immigrant doesn’t mean they don’t possess desirable skills and expertise.

Other Local Nonprofits and Organizations – Seek out ones that match your organizational values. Check LinkedIn and other social media platforms and/or make a list of friends you know who are involved in or have started a nonprofit organization.

Agencies on Aging – Many organizations help our seniors find meaningful work.

Churches – This is a logical place to connect with people. Start with five churches in your area and grow this network over time. Some churches host career or networking events; consider setting up a booth there. Many churches also offer mothers groups, like MOPS (Mothers of Pre-schoolers). As stay-at-home moms transition back to the workplace, they will be looking for an ideal environment. Consider speaking at one of these groups free of charge to put your name out there.

Radio Stations – Many (Like WJTL) have job posting programs to help the community.

Local Veterans Groups – A great way to connect with men and women who have served our country.  Many will have extensive training and education.  Nationally, the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation has an extensive list of resources that organizations could support and develop relationships with.

As you tap into all your networking communities, create a checklist with the contact information of each organization’s contact person and be consistent in sharing vacancies/opportunities when they come available. You can easily create an e-mail blast to let people know when vacancies are posted. Also, in the checklist, include all the regular places you post the ads or send the vacancy info.

At the end of the day, you want your workplace to be excellent and a great place to work for all employees. By ensuring you are creating an ideal work environment, and make your branding known to your community, you’ve already taken the first important steps. Networking may take some initial effort, but in the end, it will be more than worth it. Relationships are priceless. Start creating them today!

If the pandemic, has you stressed out, let our 10 years of serving clients nationwide benefit you. We are the leaders in human resource consulting and outsourcing services from a Christian perspective. Let our experts assist you in in developing a plan for you to help in these hard times and save yourself unnecessary pain and stress!

In His Name HR helps organizations build high-performance human resource programs. E-mail us here.

Mark A. Griffin is president and founder of In His Name HR LLC. Connect with him on LinkedIn and Twitter

 

February 16-18, 2022 In HIS Name HR LLC Orlando ABHE

2022 ABHE Annual Meeting ~ Rosen Plaza Hotel, Orlando, Florida


The Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE) Annual Meeting

February 16-18, 2022 | Rosen Plaza Hotel, Orlando, Florida

 

In HIS Name HR, in conjunction with ABHE, is excited to announce the 2022 Annual Meeting presentation topics.

Emerging HR Practices Post Pandemic

Post Covid-19, our campuses are settling into a new reality. Some of how we conducted business during the pandemic has persisted and become normalized.  Learn how HR must adapt to support a new normal.
  • Recognize the importance of establishing work patterns that promote student engagement instead of what may be easy or convenient for the employee
  • Understand how to build team cohesiveness when not all employees can be F2F
  • Identify how policies and procedures must be added or changed to reflect current practices
  • Learn how to manage a distributed workforce

Learn More Here 

Visit us- Booth 322 – ABHE Annual Meeting!

About The Speaker

Mark is an accomplished HR expert with a fresh perspective. He believes in challenging people to think differently when presented with obstacles in any situation. His passions are inspiring, motivating, and helping others. Peers describe Mark as creative, proactive, determined, and eager to learn. Just a few of Mark’s professional skills include organizing, presenting, and problem solving.  Follow Mark here:  FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn.

In His Name HR helps organizations build high-performance human resource programs. E-mail us here.