Take a leadership role in helping to create and implement benefit renewal packages, including related various timelines and processes, with great attention to the detail of applicant and employee benefit data.
Prepare correspondence, accrual reports, personnel action forms, and other documents, and be responsible for maintaining accurate, complete, and up-to-date human resources information in the form of excel databases, employee manuals, and individual personnel files, including confidential background check data.
Maintain and improve UEIâ™s HR systems to efficiently process, store, and retrieve employee records, always ensuring the confidentiality of all employee data.
Work with the Director and Associate Director in the development and maintenance of metrics and ad hoc reports.
Work closely with the UEI Payroll team, and lead in the accurate maintenance of the ADP and Workday databases of UEIâ™s employees.
Take a leadership role in responding to FOIA requests, and submitting other data, especially employee-related data required by the Chicago Public Schools through CPSâ™ Epicenter platform.
Keep abreast of all applicable employment law and personnel policies and procedures and ensure adherence to same.
Work with hiring managers at Impact and Charter School Campus Directors to prepare, revise, classify and submit for review and posting job descriptions according to applicable standards and in accordance with UEI, Impact and Charter School needs.
Work with the Director and Associate Director to coordinate new hire procedures for UEI hiring managers, Impact and Charter School Campus Directors, including assisting new employees in completing necessary employment paperwork and providing general explanation of benefits and personnel policies to new employees.
Initiate and ensure processing of all employment-related documents, including advertisements and job requisitions, and independently handle all employees' inquiries regarding payroll, benefits and the various human resources services provided by the University, UEI, Impact and Charter School Campuses.
Represent UEI with outside partners (such as Chicago Public Schools and Willis Tower Watson).
Counsels employees on benefits and compensation. Coordinates with managers and senior colleagues to determine employee compensation. Analyzes data and prepares charts, graphs, and trend lines for management review with a moderate level of guidance.
Supports staff hiring processes, including developing job descriptions, interviewing and reference checking, handling employment offers, and conducting orientation. Drafts templates and routine offer letters. Maintains appropriate human resources data and records, solving a range of straightforward problems using standard procedures.
Performs other related work as needed.
Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resources.
Minimum 3 yearsâ™ experience in HR, focus on benefits and analytics strongly preferred.
Minimum 3 yearsâ™ experience in benefits and employee-related data management in K-12 education.
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
Expert with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word) and ADP, Workday, related systems.
Ability to manage and maintain complicated datasets and analyze and submit accurate data for submission to governmental and partner agencies.
Ability to convey complex analytic data points to others in well-written visually strong presentations.
Knowledge of University of Chicago human resources policies and procedures a plus.
Knowledge of Chicago charter school and Chicago Public Schools human resources policies and practices a plus.
Excellent customer service, communication (verbal and written), and interpersonal skills.
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
Strong executive abilities with the ability to work collaboratively.
Value public education, charter schools and serving underserved communities through HR practices.
Commitment to high professional standards and continuous improvement.
Ability to manage multiple priorities, projects, and work streams.
Capable of careful data maintenance and analytics.
Highly adaptable and able to thrive in fast-paced environment.
Good interpersonal skills in using courtesy and tact with a variety of personalities.
Self-starter who is able to work autonomously but also as part of a sharing team.
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