We are currently seeking a Human Resources Manager who will be responsible for managing and administering HR functions, specifically, recruitment, payroll, benefit administration and staff recognition. The HR Manager is also responsible for oversight and management of HRIS System (records and reports), administering employee policies and procedures and assists with employee relations counseling and chairs the Staff Connections Committee.
Manage the recruitment process for all vacancies within the museum, i.e., posting, communication, applicant tracking and background screening.
Serve as the primary recruiter for all non-management and seasonal employees.
Assist in developing and implementing effective recruitment and selection procedures to ensure a highly qualified and diverse pool of candidates.
Seek new sources through networking and relationship building to further elevate the quality and diversity of our candidate pools.
Serve as the point of contact for staff on our benefits plans. Is responsible for coordinating communication and enrollment for insurance coverage for health, life, LTD, and retirement plans. Also manages termination from coverage and COBRA communication and compliance.
Develop and manage open enrollment periods for all benefits.
Stay abreast of Healthcare Reform and ensures museum’s compliance.
Staff Development and Recognition
Work with VP of Human Resources to organize, facilitate and host monthly all-staff meetings.
Serve as an HR representative on cross departmental teams, committees, and task forces including, Diversity Committee and Play For All Committee.
Track and administer years of service program
Chair Staff Connections Committee to plan and execute employee recognition and workplace culture initiatives including staff parties, SPIRIT awards, potlucks and other initiatives that demonstrate our workplace values.
Serve as a resource to all staff by being available and accessible to discuss human resource related issues and assist with problem solving.
Assist in the development and communication, implementation and enforcement of personnel policies and procedures and ensuring compliance with applicable labor laws.
Maintain and update employee policy manual as needed.
Manage and maintain updated job descriptions for all positions to ensure accuracy, FLSA status and compliance.
Manage department expense processing
Manage and maintain Paylocity (museum’s payroll and HRIS system).
Manage personnel records, files, reports.
Coordinate monthly all-staff meetings.
Assist in developing and carrying out Human Resources Annual Plan and Objectives.
Assist the Vice President of Human Resources with special projects and other duties as necessary and assigned.
Assist Volunteer & Internship Coordinator at events and trainings as directed by the VP, Human Resources
Bachelor's Degree in applicable field - Human Resources, Business/Psychology, Industrial Psychology
Minimum of 3-5 years Human Resources Generalist experience
Experience in project management
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple-tasks
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with Museum staff members as well as outside resources
Comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and HRIS
Must be highly trustworthy and able to strictly maintain confidentiality of privileged information
About Chicago Children's Museum
Chicago Children’s Museum staff is a dedicated group of curious individuals who embrace the playful spirit of childhood. Every employee is empowered to reach their potential and be recognized for the impact they have on our organization, visitors, and the community we serve.
Chicago Children’s Museum is committed to improving children’s lives by creating a community where play and learning connect. We embrace creativity and collaboration, we never stop learning, and we remember to stop and play along the way.