Director of Human Capital

Chicago, IL

Position Overview:

The Director of Human Capital will plan, lead, direct, develop, and coordinate the policies, activities, and

staff involved in human resources, ensuring legal compliance and implementation of the organization’s

mission, talent strategy and strategic plan.

Duties/Responsibilities (90% of time)

• Collaborates with senior leadership to understand the organization’s goals and strategy related

to staffing, recruiting, and retention.

• Plans, leads, develops, coordinates, and implements policies, processes, training, initiatives, and

surveys to support the organization’s human resource compliance and strategy needs.

• Administers and oversees the administration of human resource programs including, but not

limited to, compensation, benefits, and leave; disciplinary matters; disputes and investigations;

performance and talent management and evaluation; productivity, recognition, and morale;

occupational health and safety; and training and development.

• Identifies staffing and recruiting needs; develops and executes best practices for hiring and

talent management.

• Conducts research and analysis of organizational trends including review of reports and metrics

from the organization’s human resource information system (HRIS) or talent management


• Monitors and ensures the organization’s compliance with federal, state, and local employment

laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews and modifies policies and

practices to maintain compliance.

• Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in

human resources, talent management, and employment law; applies this knowledge to

communicate changes in policy, practice, and resources to upper management.

• Co-develops and implements departmental budget

Facilitates and tracks professional development, training, and certification activities for staff.

• Manages and coordinates volunteer placements within the organization.

• Leads on-boarding and off-boarding of staff, volunteers and interns.

• Performs other duties as required.

Participate in Leadership Development (5% of time):

• Lead long-term planning efforts, including an initiative geared toward operational excellence.

• Participate in supervision and mutual accountability as a coachee, designing professional and

leadership goals via the coaching process of: Visioning, Goal setting and Action Planning.

• Participate in Team Meetings and CCL Staff Meetings, leading where appropriate.

• Participate in other non-CCL trainings that may instrumental to CCL in general.

• Represent CCL externally as a staff leader, attending external meetings concerning financial

management, HR or risk management issues and be active in any necessary initiatives as

necessary or requested.

Participate in Strategic Activities (5% of time):

• Participate in Strategic Planning activities and meetings.

• Participate in CCL’s Resource Development efforts, including coordinating staff leadership

around staff fundraising efforts.

• Participate in CCL’s Innovation and Learning efforts, including supporting the Executive Director

in implementing new innovation goals, integrating innovations into service delivery and

evaluating innovations.

Required Skills/Abilities:

• Uses a DEI approach.

• Ability to work well in a culturally diverse environment and with all levels of the organization.

• Ability to handle all situations with diplomacy, tact, and the highest level of confidentiality.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

• Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills.

• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

• Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.

• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

• Strong supervisory and leadership skills.

• Ability to adapt to the needs of the organization and employees.

• Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.

• Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.

• Proficient with Google workstation or related software.

• Proficiency with or the ability to quickly learn the organization’s HRIS and talent management


Education and Experience:

• Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required;

Master’s degree preferred.

• At least five years of human resource management experience required.

• SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP highly preferred.

Physical Requirements:

• Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

• Must be able to lift 15 pounds at times.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary range is $70,000 - $80,000 annually. This is a full-time (40 hours a week) exempt position that

includes health, dental and vision insurance, life, short-term and long-term disability insurance as well as

generous paid time off (4 weeks paid vacation, 7 sick days, 4 personal days, 12 paid holidays). Additional

benefits include flexible savings account, commuter benefits, employer matched retirement plan,

employee assistance program and sabbatical leave.

Women, people of color, LGBTQ, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

CCL is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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