The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights invites applications for the position of Human Resources Generalist in the Young Center’s Chicago office. A new position for the organization, the HR Generalist will develop a more robust HR function for the organization and will manage both internal processes and external compliance.
The Young Center protects and advances the rights and best interests of unaccompanied and separated immigrant children in the United States through its two programs: the Child Advocate program and the Policy program. The Child Advocate program provides independent, best interests guardians ad litem for immigrant children pursuant to the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act and the Violence Against Women Act. The Policy program advocates with legislators, federal agencies, and other stakeholders to ensure that federal laws, policies, and practices promote consideration of immigrant children’s best interests—their safety and well-being, with due regard for their expressed wishes—in all decisions. The organization is headquartered in Chicago and operates programs in Chicago, Harlingen, Washington DC, New York, Houston, San Antonio, Phoenix, and Los Angeles.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Administer human resource plans and procedures for all organization personnel; develop and implement personnel policies and procedures; prepare and maintains the employee handbook and the policies and procedures manual.
Perform benefits administration, including claims resolution, change reporting, and communicating benefits information to employees; working with vendors/carriers to plan for new business implementation and renewal processes.
Provide counsel on human resources matters including, but not limited to, recruitment and selection, workforce planning and retention, compensation, benefits, performance management, employee and labor relations.
Coordinate all recruitment and selection processes, background screening, onboarding, performance management administration and termination processes including conducting new hire orientations, and exit interviews.
Develop and maintain affirmative action program; file EEO-1 report annually; and maintain other records, reports and logs to conform to EEO regulations.
Maintain compliance with federal, state and local employment and benefits laws and regulations.
Oversee and coordinate mandatory & compliance trainings. Develop tracking system to ensure on-time notification and completion.
In liaison with key managers, manage and ensure the provision of professional development and other learning opportunities across the organization.
Refine, oversee, and ensure conformity with the performance review process.
Train staff and management on topics including: interviewing, hiring, terminations, promotions, performance appraisals, safety, and sexual harassment.
Act as first point of contact for staff questions; serve as a resource and provide additional support to employees on performance management, compensation, employee engagement, and HR policies and procedures.
Support the administrative function of the organization.
Travel to sites to meet with managers and provide in-person trainings (4-7 trips/year).
Other duties as assigned.
4-6 years of experience in a Human Resources position
Knowledge of the laws, principles and practices relevant to Human Resources management
Excellent written and oral communications skills
Experience in a nonprofit setting
BA in public administration, business, human resources, or related field
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Physical demands include regular attendance; keyboarding; sitting for long periods (at least 5 hours a day); driving. Ability to use computer, telephone, and copy machine. Ability to travel by plane, car and other conveyances within U.S.
The Young Center is an "at-will" and equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices and actively seeks a diverse applicant pool. Young Center encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, or veterans’ status. Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.
Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please apply through our website at theyoungcenter.org/careers, including a cover letter, resume, three references and a writing sample. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with experience. The Young Center provides excellent benefits including health/dental/vision insurance (employee & dependents) at no cost to the employee, three weeks of paid vacation (four weeks after two years), sick time, financial wellness counseling, and a 401(k) plan with employer match.
About Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights
The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights is dedicated to promoting the best interests—safety and well-being—of unaccompanied and separated immigrant children in the United States. The immediate focus of the Young Center’s work is to serve as Child Advocate (best interests guardian ad litem in immigration proceedings) for unaccompanied and separated children pursuant to the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) and the 2013 Violence Against Women Act. The Young Center is at the forefront of best interests advocacy for unaccompanied immigrant children and is the only organization in the country serving as Child Advocate for detained, unaccompanied children pursuant to the TVPRA.