Human Resources Director

Reports to: Executive Director
Direct Reports: None
Key Work Partners: Leadership team
Salary: $100,000 annually
Work Week: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, with some weekend and weeknight flexibility required. Hybrid work model, Chicagoland location required.


We are seeking a dynamic and empathetic Human Resources Director who is passionate about fostering a human-centered workplace culture. The ideal candidate will possess a unique blend of strategic vision, people skills, tech savvy, have substantial knowledge of laws and compliance, and be passionate about a commitment to creating an inclusive and supportive work environment.


Strategic Leadership:

  • Develop and implement HR strategies and programs aligned with the organization’s overall goals and objectives.
  • Provide strategic guidance on talent acquisition, retention, and development.
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement with a focus on employee well-being and engagement.
  • Help Senior Leadership plan for growth by ensuring alignment with the organization’s external and internal values.

Talent Management:

  • Lead efforts to attract, recruit, and onboard diverse and high-caliber talent.
  • Design and implement effective performance management processes that emphasize employee growth and development.
  • Develop succession plans to ensure a pipeline of skilled and diverse leaders.
  • Develop and implement training programs that enhance the skills and capabilities of employees.
  • Foster a culture of continuous learning and professional development.
  • Proactively identify and find pathways for emerging talent and leaders.

Employee Relations:

  • Act as a trusted advisor to employees and management on HR-related matters.
  • Promote open communication and conflict resolution, ensuring a positive work environment.
  • Implement programs that enhance employee morale, satisfaction, and work-life balance.
  • Help plan staff meetings, engagement and communication strategies
  • Regularly plan all staff meetings and engagement opportunities with the guidance of the Leadership team

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:

  • Champion diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives throughout the organization.
  • Implement strategies to create an inclusive workplace that values and leverages the unique perspectives of all employees.
  • Monitor and analyze diversity metrics to drive continuous improvement.

Compliance and HR Operations:

  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal employment laws and regulations.
  • Oversee HR operations, including payroll, benefits administration, and HR systems.

Technology Application:

  • Leverage technology to streamline HR processes and enhance the employee experience.
  • Explore tools that support varied work locations,  collaboration, and communication.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field a plus.
  • 7+ years of relevant HR experience with experience in a non-profit or entrepreneurial setting is a plus.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and conflict resolution skills, with a genuine interest in building positive relationships.
  • Working  knowledge of employment laws and regulations, with a willingness to stay updated and learn more.
  • Enthusiastic about fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively in a team and take on leadership responsibilities when needed.
  • Eagerness to develop strategic thinking skills and translate HR initiatives into meaningful organizational impact.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, with the ability to adapt to a dynamic and evolving work environment.
  • Willingness to pursue relevant certifications or training programs to enhance HR knowledge and skills.
  • A passion for creating a supportive and inclusive work environment.

Email [email protected] with a resume and cover letter to apply