Human Resources Manager
Reports To: Chief Executive Officer
Job Location: Skokie, IL
Classification: .75 FTE (30 hours/week), Salaried
Associated Talmud Torahs (ATT) and REACH Chicago seek an experienced human resources professional to coordinate administrative activities relating to a staff of 50-70 individuals who work both on-and off-site. The human resources professional will be a trusted and valued partner, working closely with managers and staff to provide comprehensive HR support. The HR professional will need to understand the unique organizational culture and act as a team player to help staff achieve their goals while adhering to guiding principles.
- Recruitment: Create job descriptions, advertise positions, track applicants, interview applicants, perform background and reference checks.
- Onboarding: Prepare offer and new hire letters, collect tax and other necessary forms, give site tours, provide organization manual, oversee introductory meetings with other staff, create and maintain digital and physical personnel files for employees.
- Performance Reviews/Evaluations: Fine-tune and assist with administration of yearly performance reviews and evaluations.
- Benefits: Develop, implement, administer, and maintain benefits (health, life, disability, time off) packages, policies, and procedures, ensure programs meet employee needs, comply with legal requirements and are cost effective, counsel employees on benefits-related issues.
- Employee Relations: Support and counsel employees regarding job-related conflicts, problem solving, and dispute resolution, actively work to retain staff
- General Compliance: Develop policies and procedures that ensure compliance with state and federal employment laws.
- Education: Provide ongoing workshops and coordinate general professional development opportunities.
The ideal candidate will be friendly, helpful, flexible, approachable, professional, diligent and detail-oriented.
- Bachelor’s Degree
- 5+ years of experience as a senior Human Resources professional at a nonprofit or business environment
- Certification in human resources preferred (SHRM-CP, PHR or other)
- Demonstrated success in human resources operations and experience implementing systems and structures
- Organizational and project management experience
- Ability to prioritize, delegate effectively, work under pressure, and utilize solid time management skills
- Demonstrated competency in Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), calendaring and screen-sharing/online meeting applications
- A high level of personal responsibility and demonstrated experience as a team player
The competencies and/or characteristics to be successful in this position include:
- High level of cultural competence and a commitment to building an environment that respects and values diversity, equity and inclusion
- Highly developed relationship-building skills and an ability to establish positive relationships with both internal and external stakeholders
- Ability to plan, prioritize, and coordinate multiple responsibilities
- Able to take responsibility and make quick, informed, operational decisions
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Comfortable across all parts of the Jewish Community
Associated Talmud Torahs (ATT) in Chicago is the only community central agency in North America dedicated exclusively to community-wide Torah education. For three generations, the ATT has partnered with schools, principals, teachers and parents as the hub to support quality education, funding and advocacy for Jewish day schools. The ATT’s vision is for all children to achieve their individual potential as learners and thrive as productive, committed and communally involved Jews. The ATT currently has an enrollment of 3,600 students in its schools and summer programs.
The ATT supports school leaders, teachers, parents, and students through comprehensive professional development, instructional coaching and administrative support; piloting models of Jewish educational excellence; coordinating with outside agencies; assisting in curricular planning; supplying educational resources; and engaging the community in educational programs and opportunities.