Do you have at least 2 years of human resources experience? 

Are you devoted to social and economic justice?

We are currently in search of a Human Resources Generalist for a Community-Based Organization.

ORGANIZATION TYPE: Community-Based Organization

LOCATION: Chicago, IL (West Loop)

POSITION TITLE: Human Resources Generalist

DURATION: Temporary

HOURLY: $20.00/hour 

Is This Your Dream Job? The Human Resources Generalist performs the day-to-day operations of the Human Resource Department under the direction of the Human Resources Manager. The HR Generalist will be the first point of contact for general HR inquiries. In all instances, the HR Generalist must perform in accordance with and be committed to the organization’s mission. 

Our Ideal Candidate:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent related experience), required
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in Human Resources, required
  • Experience working in recruiting, onboarding new hires, background screening, and employee relations
  • Proficiency in HRIS software and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Must possess excellent communication, interpersonal, customer service and organizational skills
  • Able to work well under pressure
  • Willing to work flexible hours

How You Will Spend Your Day: 

  • Carry out the day-to-day functions of the Human Resource Department: benefits administration; employee relations; onboarding; policy implementation; recruitment and employment law compliance
  • Perform benefits administration, including claims resolution, change reporting, reconciling benefit statements, approving invoices for payment and communicating benefits information to employees
  • Complete key processes in the HRIS system such as new hire set up and processing; payroll and benefit information; PTO management and reporting
  • Manage the recruitment and on-boarding process for all positions
  • Perform payroll preparation and coordinate all changes with accounting
  • Manage the performance evaluation process along with the HR Manager
  • Ensure and carry-out ministerial acts related to licenses
  • Update HR related policies and procedures, forms and job descriptions and assist in the development and implementation of new personnel policies and procedures
  • Maintain confidential Personnel files, including paper and electronic filing system, ensuring all files are accurate and complete
  • Assist in maintaining compliance with federal, state and local employment and benefit laws and regulations
  • Support the staffing and document preparation for personnel and other appropriate committees


If this sounds like the job for you, we would love to help make that happen. Please submit your resume by clicking the “Apply” button located at the bottom of this job description.

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Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we regretfully can only respond to those candidates who best meet the requirements of a specific position or whose backgrounds are generally applicable to our client base.  Please rest assured that we retain all candidate information for possible future matches, even if you do not hear from us in regard to your application in response to this ad.

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