Part-Time Human Resource Manager

The Mom Project

Chicago, IL

Part time

US$35k+ (annually)

Human Resources

Jul 18

About the job

The Mom Project is excited to partner with our client, an independent school, located in Chicago, Illinois. They are looking for a Part-Time Human Resource Manager to join their team. The Human Resources Manager will help create and establish inclusive people practices and policies for this next phase. The ideal candidate is passionate about education; willing to collaborate; flexible; and is focused on supporting a diverse and inclusive culture for our school community. Most importantly, the ideal candidate has experience in creating repeatable and sustainable processes that will support the school now and, in the future, to ensure effective, efficient, and accurate financial information and administrative operations.

Type: Part-Time 16-20 hours per week

Supervisor: Chief Financial Officer

Start Date: August 1st

General Responsibilities Will Include, But Are Not Limited To

  • Collaborate with the Administrative Team in creating and sustaining an inclusive culture which attracts, retains, and develops employees who live and breathe our values, and sets them up for success to do the best work for the community.
  • Build, maintain, and manage effective employee onboarding and people programs.
  • Draft, maintain, and communicate employee policies.
  • Develop relationships and processes to understand people, build trust, and sift through emotional situations to identify core issues.
  • Experience with employee relations, benefits, and performance management. Resolve complex people problems by applying relevant policies, past practices and/or best practices to reach a conclusion, including escalation as needed.
  • Provide consultation and guidance on performance management (review process and ongoing, real-time feedback).
  • Knowledgeable of industry trends and employment legislation and will ensure the organization’s compliance
  • Responsible for compliance with federal, state, and local legislation as it pertains to personnel (i.e. annual EEO-1 reporting and OSHA recordkeeping and reporting).
  • Maintain job descriptions and assists in both job postings and screening of applicant resumes.
  • Assist the Head of School and Chief Financial Officer with designing the annual compensation program.
  • Annually review and make recommendations to Head of School for improvement of the organization’s policies, procedures, and practices on personnel matters, including updating the Employee Handbook.
  • Coordinates leaves of absence and processing claims (FMLA, STD, worker’s comp, etc.)
  • Coordinates employee exits including COBRA
  • Handles and unemployment claims including contesting, as necessary
  • Onboard new employees including background checks
  • Educate employees on available benefits and the benefit enrollment process
  • All other projects/tasks as assigned by the Chief Financial Officer

Ideal Candidates Will Possess

  • Bachelor’s degree or Associates Degree in a business-related field
  • A minimum of 5 years of HR leadership experience, preferably in a school setting
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to develop sustainable people processes
  • Develop and manage HR administrative processes
  • A deep passion for education, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and creating cultures that support staff, students, and parent communities
  • Ability to be flexible as the organization changes and grows
  • Strong understanding of employment laws (EEOC | FMLA | ADA | etc.)
  • Must be detail oriented, highly organized, possess a high level of accuracy, and ability to multitask
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to effectively communicate with all constituents of the school

Mission Statement

We empower students from preschool through eighth grade to be adaptive, confident, and productive stewards of an evolving world. Our community engages with ideals of cultural competence, progressive academics, ethical literacy, and innovation designed to inspire personal excellence and compassionate leadership.

Diversity Statement

We are committed to creating and sustaining a diverse and compassionate community grounded in a culture of integrity.

All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Candidates applying for this role are required to have US residency at the time of application.

Apply for this position Back to job

You must be logged in to to apply to this job.


Your application has been successfully submitted.

Please fix the errors below and resubmit.

Something went wrong. Please try again later or contact us.

Personal Information


View resume