Director of Human Resources and Volunteer Services
Reports To: CFO
Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide experiences and memories to build a foundation for a lifetime of learning. Through our museum space in Glenview, IL, we offer engaging learning environments featuring interactive exhibits and programs that encourage young children to become effective learners through play. As part of our commitment to ensuring that every child has access to the best learning experiences possible, we extend our footprint throughout the Chicagoland area through outreach programs, traveling exhibits, and partnering with educators to inspire meaningful change in the education of young children.
The Museum is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Director of Human Resources and Volunteer Services to drive all HR functions, including employee relations, compensation, benefits and talent acquisition. Additionally, the Director oversees the Museum’s volunteer program and strategy. Reporting to the CFO, this role is central to the operations of the Museum and is a highly visible role, working directly with the CEO and all employees in the organization.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Work with Directors and Managers to address, investigate and resolve employee relations issues and concerns.
• Oversee recruitment for all open positions, including sourcing and screening candidates, administering background screens, and completing new hire onboarding tasks.
• Oversee benefits and group insurance plans and perform full benefits administration, including managing open enrollment and maintaining vendor relationships.
• Collaborate with the CFO to review and administer annual merit process.
• Develop and manage duties of the Volunteer Coordinator.
• Administer annual performance review process.
• Administer FMLA and other leave processes.
• Develop, recommend, and implement HR policies and procedures and maintain the employee handbook.
• Support Museum-wide training and development initiatives.
• Maintain all HR records, including reports, employee files and benefits documents.
• Utilize HRIS database (ADP) to manage employee information, create reports and support payroll processing.
• Participate in various Museum committees to support the overall mission of the Museum.
• Serve as a backup to payroll processing, as needed.
The successful candidate will possess the following:
• Undergraduate degree in Human Resources or a related field.
• At least 5 years of progressive, broad-based HR experience in a professional environment.
• At least 1 year of supervisory experience.
• SHRM or HRCI certification, a plus.
• Strong knowledge of federal and state labor laws.
• Commitment to managing sensitive and confidential information with integrity.
• Dependability, flexibility and strong problem solving skills.
• Strong analytical skills with the ability to draw conclusions from data, assess implications and make recommendations.
• Strong organizational and time management skills, with an eye for attention to detail.
• Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills, with the ability to relate to people at all levels of an organization.
• Experience with various office technology and HRIS database systems.
• Customer service-led attitude.
• Experience working with or for a nonprofit organization, a plus.
The Museum offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision coverage, 401k and life insurances; paid vacation, sick and personal holidays; and a work-life balance culture.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates can submit a resume and cover letter, along with salary requirements to Angel Weiss, Director of Human Resources at email@example.com.
For more information about the position or the Museum, please visit www.kohlchildrensmuseum.org.
Kohl Children’s Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.