Employment Opportunity Details

Seminary Summary

Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary is a denominationally owned and operated religious, nonprofit, educational institution organized for the purpose of educating Christian leaders for church-related vocations. As a religious nonprofit employer, the Seminary is exempt from the religious nondiscrimination requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This means the Seminary is not obligated to employ persons of faith in opposition to Christian doctrine and belief. The Seminary endeavors to recruit and hire only applicants who have made a personal commitment to Jesus Christ.

How to Apply

You may request an employment application from the Human Resources department (415-380-1374) or you may download the Employment Application.

Job Details

Title Human Resources Director
Campus: Northern California
Mill Valley, CA
Department: Business Affairs
Reports To: Vice President Business Affairs
FLSA Status: ex
Position Status: perm
Position Summary: The Director of Human Resources part time responsibilities focus primarily upon employment and employee relations at the seminary. This position will be leading Human Resource initiatives for an employee base that includes 90 full time employees and 40 part time employees located at five separate campuses in four different states.
The Director must be a Christian and reflect in both word and lifestyle the values we affirm at the Seminary.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Employment
1. Advertises for candidates, secures prospects, and screens, interviews, and assists supervisors in hiring individuals for all primary positions.
2. Maintains a complete personnel file for each employee in the non-faculty areas, and benefit files for faculty.
3. Leads the institutions new employee orientation and annual sexual harassment training.
4. Conducts termination interviews, closing of benefit programs, and retains employment records as prescribed by law.
Employee Relation
5. Publishes, maintains, and modifies staff handbook, as required.
6. Ensures compliance with employment policies along with state and federal employment regulations, and apprises supervisors of their responsibility under the regulations.
7. Coordinates and manages workman’s compensation issues.
8. Trains and coaches supervisors in management of human resources.
9. Trains and coaches supervisors on performance appraisals.
10. Serves as sounding board for employee complaints and works to resolve superior/subordinate disputes.
11. Performs other duties as assigned by the Vice President for Business Affairs.
Career Services
12. Train graduating students on how to find a ministry assignment, including the development of interview skills and formation of a proper resume.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education: The position requires a bachelor's degree and three (3) years' general experience in the personnel field, OR
Comparable management experience.
Skills: The Director must possess considerable knowledge of principles and practices of personnel administration, be an effective communicator, and possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills. He/she should have an aptitude for technology and the ability to work with an electronic (sequel based) personnel system along with other PC based applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
The Director must be able to model effective Christian leadership to the seminary community and reflect the highest standards of integrity.
Work Environment:

How to Apply

You may request an employment application from the Human Resources department (415-380-1374) or you may download the Employment Application.