To empower formerly incarcerated men and women to lead whole and productive lives. With the support of holistic services including emergency and long-term housing, mental and physical health care, substance use treatment, education, employment and life skills training, and transitional jobs, our program participants achieve successful reentry and work to improve critical areas of their lives.
HR Director Job Description:
The HR Director will serve as a critical member of the executive team and will execute senior-level administration and management functions, including management of Human Resources, management of vendor contracts and vendor relationships, and implementation of stream-lined administrative policies and procedures across the agency.
Lead all HR functions.
Facilitate hiring processes for all staff.
Onboard all new employees.
Assist employees to negotiate and establish benefits.
Work alongside Finance Director to process payroll for all staff.
Implement leadership-training program.
Establish conflict resolution protocols.
Develop a performance management system
Agency Administration & Management
Deploy resources efficiently and effectively toward organizational goals.
Gather, analyze and interpret external and internal data. Compose reports on this data.
Participate in the budget development process and maintain a high level of fiscal responsibility.
Manage Vendor Contracts
Serve as the point of contact for significant vendor contracts.
Work with Executive Director to manage insurance contracts.
Evaluate vendor contracts and renegotiate as appropriate.
Communicate with vendors in a timely manner to address issues as they arise on a day-to-day basis.
Enhance the Structure of the Organization
Evaluate current policies and procedures across the agency’s seven sites.
Ensure adherence to legal rules and guidelines.
Implement streamlined safety, technology, and employee protocols.
Maintain organized electronic and paper files on vendor contracts, employee information.
Communication across staff related to agency events, policy changes, and additional updates.
Register staff for external conferences and events and arrange associated accommodations.
As a member of the executive team, act as a spokesperson for the agency in communications with colleagues in the social service sector, funders, vendors, community partners, etc.
Participate in city-wide trainings, skill shares, conferences, and other public-facing events.
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Business, or another related field; Graduate degree and/or licensure a plus.
SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential is a plus.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Systems-oriented problem solver.
Skilled in Microsoft Office Suite, databases, and information systems.
Ability to multi-task and handle requests from multiple sources.
Experience working with marginalized populations.
Understanding of social service sector in Illinois and Chicago.
About St. Leonard's Ministries
St. Leonard's Ministries is a non-profit agency that provides re-entry services to men and women existing prison who want to rebuild their lives and reshape their futures. Services include: residential, educational, vocational, and job training.