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Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center – HR Generalist

    POSTED ON MARCH 19, 2018

    The HR Generalist provides support for a wide variety of human resources activities including employee relations, recruiting, compliance and benefit administration. The HR Generalist will assist in advising managers and supervisors in all HR practices, provide information to all employees about HR regulations, policies and provide general support.

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Implements human resources programs by providing human resources services including; talent
    • acquisition, staffing, employment processing, compensation, health and welfare benefits, training
    • and development, performance management, records management, safety and health, succession
    • planning, employee relations and retention, AA/EEO compliance, and labor relations.
    • Direct the placement of job ads, applicant tracking, assist in screening of applicants, evaluate and make recommendations to hiring managers.
    • Prepare supervisors and managers for interviewing applicants and participate in interviews as necessary.
    • Direct the hiring process including offers of employment, reference and background checks, offer letters, etc.
    • Administer and explain benefits to employees. Serve as a liaison with insurance brokers and providers.
    • Develop job descriptions as requested.
    • Assist with compensation and classification issues.
    • Participate in the development and execution of orientation programs and policies for new employees.
    • Assist in the performance management process.
    • Review employee complaints and ensure accurate and timely documentation of concerns or issues.
    • Facilitate actions to resolve employee issues and/or escalating them to the COO.
    • Prepare reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends.
    • Protect agency’s value by keeping information confidential.
    • Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
    • Participate in local networking and training opportunities.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.


    • Bachelor’s (Master’s preferred) Degree in Human Resources.
    • 3 – 5 years minimum experience in Human Resources.
    • Excellent presentation, communication, writing and interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to research, evaluate and analyze new HR techniques, methods and procedures.

    The HR Generalist has a mid to high-level range of discretion and independent decision-making. The HR Generalist will directly supervise the Payroll and HR Specialist. The HR Generalist works closely with the COO, the administrative team and all managers and supervisors.