The Safer Foundation is a social service provider to individuals with arrest and conviction records. Through a full range of services, including case management, educational instruction and advocacy, we focus on preparing individuals for the world of work by helping them find and keep productive and meaningful employment.
General Summary: The Divisional Human Resources Consultant is primarily responsible for serving as an internal consultant to Managers within assigned organizational units. She/he is responsible for coaching internal customers in the proper application of Safer’s hiring, retention, performance management, communication, training, employee relations and reward systems. The Divisional Human Resources Consultant makes recommendations regarding and participates in the design and development of the agency’s Human Resources policies, procedures and administrative functions.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Employees are carefully selected using a proactive, recruiting process that attracts and focuses on the retention of high performing employees
Facilitate with a high level of quality within prescribed time frames.
Employee relations matters are handled quickly, with a high degree of professionalism and confidentiality
Management consulting i.e. processes improvement, coaching, training, facilitation
Staffing and Selection: recruitment, interviewing, resume sourcing, job posting and advertisements
Policy interpretation and procedures
Manage the Human Resources Information System
Development of monthly and general reports
Maintenance and cultivation of customer (internal/external) relationships
Serve on adhoc committees as needed
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Human Resources processes and systems
Behavioral Focus Interviewing
Employment laws and regulations
Facilitation and performance management skills
Successful experience in supporting organizational change
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills
Intermediate knowledge of Human Resources Information Systems and Microsoft Office Suite
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent work experience
5 years' successful experience as a HR professional in a multi work site environment
Safer Foundation is a national leader in prisoner re-entry and employment programs. A nonprofit organization based in Chicago, Safer was founded more than 45 years to help people leaving prison find jobs so they could successfully transition back into their communities. But people with criminal records faced a stigma that made securing employment difficult.The situation is even more dire today, especially in the United States. Despite accounting for only 5 percent of the world population, the U.S. leads the world with its incarceration rate. And an overwhelming majority of individuals returning from prison face more complex challenges to getting and keeping a job. This means the services Safer Foundation provides are even more important. In fact, we know, and an abundance of research has shown, that the most difficult barrier—and the single-most crucial factor—to successful reintegration is a job. When our clients find jobs, they become valuable contributors to their families and their communities, while saving taxpayers millions of dollars.Re-entry is now recognized as an important issue that has captured our nation's attention and support, and Safer Foundation is proud to be a leader in the discussion and advocacy efforts occurring on the local, state and national levels.