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Human Resources Manager
Title:Human Resources Manager
Department:Human Resources

Comer Education Campus: With a comprehensive approach surrounded by inspiring state-of-the-art facilities, the Comer Education Campus is devoted to guiding young people to and through college and into adult life. Our campus constitutes a unique partnership between Gary Comer Youth Center, Gary Comer College Prep, Gary Comer Middle School, and the college success initiative UtmostU. The campus serves over 1700 youth from across Chicago’s South Side, offering out-of-school time enrichment, academic enhancement, and college success programs. Working with best-in-class partner organizations, we empower young people with tools they need to earn a college degree and reach their full potential in life. For more information, please visit:Comer Education Campus and Gary Comer Youth Center

Position Summary: The Human Resources Manager, under the direction of the Chief Financial/Administrative Officer, and with accountability to the leadership team, is responsible for the administration and implementation of all HR functions to include: recruitment and retention, compensation and benefits, legal compliance, employee relations, and performance management. The HR Manager will be a visible and approachable team member who will ensure all HR functions promote an engaged and productive work environment.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the recruiting and selection process for all levels of employment candidates using innovative methods to source and attract top talent
  • Facilitate the onboarding, training, performance management and separation policies and procedures
  • Guide Managers and Directors on completing timely effective employee evaluations
  • Deliver professional development opportunities that foster increased capacity and that build employee morale and mission engagement
  • Present and promote changes in HR policies, procedures and practices to the leadership team, leveraging best practices research
  • Keep the Leadership Team and Managers informed of legal changes and HR best practices
  • Administer the health and welfare benefits, serving as communication lead for benefit changes and announcements
  • Coordinate the workers compensation plan and ensure all OSHA regulations are met and documented
  • Mediate and resolve employee relations issues and concerns with managers and directors
  • Supervise and assist employee documentation and proper record keeping, including time and attendance such as FMLA and PTO
  • Serve as the employee handbook expert, explaining policies and procedures when needed
  • Supervise and assist processing payroll for assigned employees ensuring hours are coded to the appropriate grants and cost centers
  • Attend all required staff meetings and trainings and take on other duties as assigned
  • Support the mission of GCYC and serve as a role model for the youth and community




  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or a related field of study, SPHR certification preferred
  • At least 5 years of Human Resources generalist experience  (previous HR experience in a community based nonprofit preferred)
  • Demonstrated track record of executing all HR functions and current knowledge of legal issues in HR with the ability to teach and train others
  • Ability to build trust and credibility among the work force, along with ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters with integrity
  • Skilled in mediation and conflict resolution used to prevent and resolve employee concerns
  • Competency in working with MS Office and HRIS systems
  • Excellent time management and communication skills
  • Demonstrated cultural competency for the youth and community serviced on the Campus


How to Apply:


This job is open for online applications.  Include a cover letter indicating applicant meets or exceeds all of the qualification requirements. 


To apply send/e-mail cover letter, and resume no later than August 10, 2018, to:  



 Human Resource Department

 Comer Education Campus

 7200 South Ingleside Avenue

 Chicago, IL 60619

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