At the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, employees come first - that's why we offer a highly competitive compensation and bonus package, and access to a comprehensive benefits program designed to meet the needs of our employees.
* Medical, dental and vision insurance * Retirement program (401k and Pension) * Generous PTO plan * 11 paid holidays per year * Hybrid working model (effective February 22, 2022) * Casual dress code
Who we are:
FHLBank Chicago partners with our members in Illinois and Wisconsin to provide them competitively priced funding, a reasonable return on their investment in the Bank, and support for their community investment activities. We are one of 11 Federal Home Loan Banks created by Congress in 1932 as a government sponsored enterprise to support mortgage lending and community investment. We are member owned and member focused. Our members include banks, credit unions, insurance companies and CDFIs.
What it's like to work here:
At FHLBank Chicago, we bring people together. Our regular All-Staff meetings keep employees informed and our values drive the work that we do. Our Buddy Program pairs new hires with tenured employees to guide their onboarding. Our Employee Value Proposition is honed by listening and identifying the needs and priorities of our valued employees. Through CommuniTeam, we volunteer and identify ways to strengthen our communities. Our Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) hosts signature and employee-led events for continued learning; and Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and culture clubs create connections around shared interests and experiences. We offer live and on-demand professional development opportunities to grow your skillset and your career.
What you'll do:
The Human Resources Business Partner partners with assigned business groups to help drive the Bank's People vision and strategy. As part of the People Culture and Communication (PCC) team, the HR Business Partner acts as the face of HR to the Bank, while also advancing initiatives that support attracting and retaining top talent and building our brand as an employer of choice.
How you'll make an impact:
Collaborate with leadership to align HR initiatives with overall business strategy.
Offer insights on HR trends and best practices to drive long-term organizational goals
Act as a mediator to resolve conflicts and maintain positive workplace relationships
Drive initiatives that promote DEI within the organization
Develop strategies to boost employee morale, job satisfaction, and overall engagement
Develop workforce strategies that align with projected growth and industry demands
Collaborate with various teams to address cross-functional challenges and opportunities
What you can expect:
Advises Group Heads and managers on people and culture initiatives, acting as a true partner to the business.
Coaches managers on employee relations issues and on the interpretation of personnel policies and procedures.
Conducts regular 1:1 meetings with employees to build relationships and act as employee coach when needed.
Facilitates the performance evaluation process, working with managers to provide accurate and thoughtful feedback to employees. Assists employees in development of strong and meaningful goals.
Supports the talent review process for assigned business groups, identifying high potential employees for succession planning.
Assists with business reorganizations or reductions in force, including communication strategy.
Executes on HR projects and initiatives, working with colleagues to meet project timetable and deadlines.
Conducts orientation process for new employees as needed, coordinating with other departments, and ensuring a strong new hire experience.
Act as resource and "voice of the business" to stakeholders in PCC - attends various internal meetings and provides status updates to inform colleagues of developments within assigned business groups.
Acts as a backup to the Recruiter on candidate scheduling, communications and screening interviews for assigned business groups.
Performs behavioral interviews of candidates for assigned business groups as needed.
Facilitates 360 reviews as requested with vendor, manager, and employee.
Serves as an HR representative on Bank committees or Employee Resource Groups.
Works with HR Team to review and develop Bank policies and procedures.
Inputs personnel related actions and changes in Workday.
Provides reporting on staff related information.
Completes other duties as requested.
What you'll bring:
Bachelor Degree or equivalent experience
3 to 4 years human resources experience
Advanced degree or PHR/SPHR certification a plus
Banking or Financial Services experience a plus
HRIS experience required; Workday experience a plus
Strong proficiency in MS Office products (Excel, Outlook, Access, and Word)
Experience with analytical software and data visualization tools (MS Excel, Tableau, PowerBI, etc.) a plus
Self-driven with a strong track record of initiative and accountability; willingness to roll up their sleeves to accomplish any task on a smaller HR team
Strong critical thinking and analytical skills, able to consider multiple points of view and present solutions to meet stakeholder needs
Excellent communication skills (oral, written, and listening)
Outstanding interpersonal skills with ability to develop relationships across all levels of the organization and collaborate effectively
High degree of professionalism, diplomacy and emotional intelligence
Strong business judgment; knows when to seek guidance or clarification
Exceptional customer service and responsiveness
Ability to maintain highly confidential and sensitive information
Solid business acumen and able to balance business and employee needs
Resourceful, agent of change
Other Requirements: On-site attendance per Bank policy (2 days per week) and additional days per week as needed for coverage and/or meetings
At FHLBank Chicago, employees come first. We offer a highly competitive compensation and bonus package, and access to a comprehensive benefits program designed to meet the needs of our employees. Our retirement program includes a 401K and Pension. Our generous PTO plan provides five weeks of vacation for new employees and 11 paid holidays per year. We offer work from home options and a casual dress code at our beautiful new space in the Old Post Office. Step into your future with us. #LI-Hybrid
The Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago is a $100 billion wholesale bank and one of 11 district banks chartered in 1932 by the U.S. Congress to support mortgage lending and community investment. Each FHLBank operates as an independent organization and is governed by a board of directors elected by its member institutions. As a cooperative, we provide reliable liquidity to our member banks, credit unions, insurance companies, and community development financial institutions located in Illinois and Wisconsin, focusing on the distinct needs of their individual businesses and communities.
We offer products and services to help our members fund loans and investments held in portfolio, manage liquidity, fund mortgages into the secondary market, secure third party agreements, and achieve asset liability management goals. Through our Community Investment and Affordable Housing programs, we also help our members to provide affordable housing and economic development in the communities they serve.
FHLBank Chicago is a place, where everyone can make a difference—both for our organization and for the communities we serve through our member financial institutions. We aim to create a diverse... and inclusive environment where employees are fully engaged and positioned to do their best work. Teamwork is valued, and even entry-level hires may find themselves working side-by-side with senior-level executives.