Cara’s mission is to unlock the power and purpose within our communities and ourselves to create real and lasting success.
Since 1991, Cara has helped people affected by poverty (and often the challenges of recovery, domestic violence, episodic homelessness, and incarceration) to get and keep quality jobs and, more importantly, rebuild hope, self-esteem, and opportunity for themselves and their families in the process. We produce hundreds of jobs each year, at one-year, same-firm retention rates over 20 points higher than national norms and with over 70% of those retained residing in permanent housing in which their families can thrive.
Our results don’t just end with employment. We also maintain market-competitive businesses that create gateway jobs for those they serve and we produce a profound social return on investment, where for every dollar invested in this work, $5.97 is re-invested in society over a five-year time horizon. The work is important, not only because of its clear goal of bringing individuals in need back to the dignity and productivity of employment, but because of its clear mission to transform people’s lives. Families become stronger, relationships are healed, and communities become more vibrant because nothing gives you a positive outlook on life like a job.
For more information on Cara, visit www.carachicago.org.
About the Role
The HR Coordinator will assist the HR Director and the HR Generalist with day to day payroll and HR functions. This position will be the main contact for the temporary staff from Cleanslate and Cara Connects.
The HR Coordinator will assist in payroll, HR administrative work, and recruitment.
The Responsibilities of the HR Coordinator
Human Resources 50%
Maintaining, filing, and auditing all personnel and benefits files.
Respond to all unemployment claims
Complete new hire orientation for Cleanslate interns and Cara Connects temporary workers.
Provide reporting, including PTO reporting for all temporary staff
Process all I9s though E-Verify, maintain and audit paper I9s annually.
Additional duties as assigned by the HR Director
Process all timesheets and paperwork for Cleanslate and Cara Connects into the HRIS system.
Provide backup assistance for payroll, and other funding.
Sort and distribute paychecks.
Assist with the recruitment process including review and posting job openings, screenings, phone interviews, and scheduling interviews for prospective applicants for Cara and Cleanslate.
Hold high accountability for strict deadlines, and maintain the HR department’s integrity to internal and external stakeholders
High attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
Demonstrated work history of resourcefulness and problem solving
Proficient with an HRIS system, and advanced skills in Microsoft Excel ( able to analyze and identify trends in data, pivot table creations, Vlookup)
Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
Equal Opportunity Employer
Cara is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Cara does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, parental status, veteran status, or any other protected status under applicable laws. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply. If you are a qualified candidate with a disability, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you require reasonable accommodation to complete this application.
The Cara Program prepares and inspires motivated individuals to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, transform their lives, strengthen our communities, and forge paths to real and lasting success.