23 days old

Director of Human Resources

Chicago, Illinois
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Anixter Center is one of the largest nonprofit organizations in the Chicago area serving people with behavioral health needs, disability-related needs, and people who are deaf/deaf blind/hard of hearing. Anixter serves more than 6,000 people annually through a variety of program offerings, including community-based day services, residential services, group and individual therapeutic services, and other social services.

Primary Responsibilities:

The Director of Human Resources will direct and ensure the efficient administration and management of all Agency human resources functions, including recruiting, benefits administration, performance evaluations, labor relations and compliance with state and federal employment requirements. 

 Duties include (but are not limited to):

  • Coordinate Agency’s recruiting, hiring and orientation program. Oversee compliance and consistency with all pre and post background checks, education and licensure certifications. 
  • Provide full cycle recruiting support for Management openings. Complete new hire paperwork set up and conducts interviews and benefit reviews with Management candidates. 
  • Design, implement and administer performance management process.
  • Supervise and oversee benefit administration and communications.  Negotiate annual health insurance renewal.
  • Lead Collective Bargaining Unit negotiations for Agency. Maintain cooperative and beneficial relationship with Union.       Coordinate all grievances and arbitrations. Make recommendations to managers and President. 
  • Maintain knowledge of industry trends and employment legislation and insure Agency's compliance, with federal and state legislation pertaining to all employment related matters. 
  • Recommend changes in personnel policies to leadership team. Write new Agency policies and update and revise existing policies as appropriate. Communicate and educate staff and management on all personnel policies and procedures and insure proper compliance is followed. 
  • Train and coach managers regarding policies, procedures, and labor relations issues. 
  • Plan Administrator for both 401k and 403b plans. Review plans on an annual basis and make recommendations for changes. Ensure plan updates in accordance with all state and federal regulations. 
  • Respond to all questions and/or requests by Department of Human Rights, EEOC, Department of Employment Security and other governmental agencies. Represent the Agency at hearings. 
  • Supervise human resources staff assigning and directing work and provide performance feedback. 
  • Administer Agency Ethics program and responds to all submissions. Communicate issues and trends to leadership team. Introduce and review program at New Staff Training. 
  • Respond to all unemployment claims for Anixter employees, respite program, janitorial and industrial service program. Represent Agency at hearings and prep managers and testifying witnesses. 
  • Supervise benefits manager coordination of workers compensation program and represent Agency at hearings. Prepare testifying witnesses. 
  • Prepare and facilitate training as needed on new policies, procedures, and staff and management development programs. Participate in New Staff training. 
  • Ensure compliance with all state and federal filing and posting requirements, such as EEO-1, OSHA logs, 5500 plans, labor and employment posters, etc. 
  • Maintain and audit all personnel files and employment documents to ensure compliance with state, federal, and program specific requirements and regulations. 
  • Special projects as assigned by President.




  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited 4 year college or university in related field.
  • Experience in all aspects of Human Resources administration along with 5+ years in a supervisory capacity
  • General knowledge of principles and practices of human resources management.
  • Labor relations experience.
  • Skilled in conflict resolution both directly and in coaching others.
  • Effective communication skills in oral and written form.
  • Advanced degree preferred and/or SPHR Certification preferred.


Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the volunteer is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


If you would like to support our mission to assist people with disabilities to live, learn, work and play in the community, please apply by submitting your resume on our website at http://newton.newtonsoftware.com/career/CareerHome.action?clientId=8a7882525c3d7d8e015c6495567a152f

No phone calls or e-mails please.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.


Anixter Center offers competitive pay, a generous benefit package, and a dynamic and supportive work environment.


Anixter Center affirms the values and goals of diversity. We have a strong commitment to diversity and cultural competence and so we proudly are an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE


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