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HOPE International

Benefits & Policies Specialist

HOPE International
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

Date Posted: 06/13/2013
Categories: Human Resources
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


The Benefits and Policies Specialist is responsible for guiding and developing HOPE International’s Human Resources policies and benefits for the entire organization, ensuring that employee benefits and policies are effectively administered and that HOPE is being a good steward of its resources. The Benefits and Policies Specialist will also oversee HOPE’s employee training and development efforts. HOPE desires a high performance culture that emphasizes prayer, committed employees, stewardship, service, innovation, optimism, and care for HOPE employees.




To promote and fulfill the mission and vision of HOPE International and to ensure HOPE International is a great place to work.


I. Benefits administration

a. Administer all benefits plans

i. Administer HOPE’s benefits including, but not limited to, health plans (domestic and international), retirement plan options, vacation time, home leave, rest and recuperation leave, unpaid leave options, disability

insurance, life insurance, various allowances, and specific policies related to expatriates;

ii. Ensure all staff members have a firm and ongoing understanding of HOPE’s benefits and of their responsibilities under HOPE’s policies;

iii. Represent HOPE’s interests in all insurance renewals and prepare summaries for management to review and approve.

b. Collaborate with Recruitment and Retention Specialist to ensure all staff documentation is current and comprehensive.

II. Employee Professional Development

a. Ensure performance management processes and assessments, including annual performance reviews and periodic goal updates, are completed and filed appropriately;

b. Serve as a catalyst and activist for staff members and managers continuing to engage professional development initiatives;

c. Foster an environment where exemplary performance and organizational commitment is recognized.

III. Policy administration

a. Manage the creation and revision of all organizational policies and documentation in compliance with state and federal laws;

b. Communicate relevant messages to staff, including policy revisions, pertinent laws, etc.;

c. Identify current gaps and issues in HOPE’s human resources policies and procedures and address them;

d. Work closely with the Human Resources Manager to prepare relevant policy items for consideration by HOPE’s Executive Team and/or the Board.

IV. Other

a. Collaborate with Recruitment and Retention Specialist to ensure all staff members are thriving in their roles with HOPE;

b. Responsible for employee onboarding by conducting orientation and training on benefits, policies, organization culture, and HR system;

c. As needed, serve as a resource to field programs’ human resources departments in helping them prepare for and manage growing workforces;

d. Communicate relevant messages to staff, including staffing updates, professional development opportunities, performance assessment instructions, etc.;

e. Contribute to the strategic goals and vision of the organization by developing and monitoring relevant human resources team metrics;

f. Seek proactively to strengthen HOPE’s human resources team through peer research, benchmarking, and through finding creative ways to advance the team;

g. Undertake special projects as designated by the Human Resources Manager.


I. Personal confession of faith in Jesus Christ and commitment to the mission and vision of HOPE International;

II. Desire to use human resources to further the Kingdom of God;

III. Minimum 2 years of increasingly complex experience in an operations, HR, or compliance role; Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification preferred;

IV. Working knowledge of a human resources information systems; ADP experience a plus;

V. Experience in a global work environment and/or international nonprofit organization and skills and sensitivity in cross-cultural communications and in workplace relationships preferred;

VI. Additional languages such as French, Russian, Spanish, or local languages spoken in the HOPE network is a plus;

VII. Comfort working in a quickly evolving, often changing work environment;

VIII. Excellent written and verbal communication skills;

IX. Strong commitment to encourage the skills and gifts of employees "


We have different gifts, according to the grace given us." (Romans 12:6a);

X. Ability to handle confidential information regarding all employee-related matters at the highest level;

XI. Excellent consulting and customer service skills, including the ability to understand regional business needs and to explain HR processes and principles to a diverse group of stakeholders. "


Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men."(Colossians 3:23 ESV); and

XII. Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a similar field of study.




Please send resume & cover letter in English to Rachel Spier Weaver, Recruitment Assistant, at Only resumes & cover letters submitted to this address can be considered. Due to the anticipated volume of candidates, we are unfortunately unable to respond to phone calls or individual inquiries.