Human Resources Coordinator

  • University of Chicago
  • Hyde Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Aug 21, 2019
Full time Education Human Resources

Job Description

Designs and implements strategic human resource programs and policies for staff to ensure talent alignment with University mission and goals. Serves as strategic thought partners throughout campus to enable high performing talent. Collaborates with unit and divisional leadership on organizational strategy, talent acquisition, learning and development, performance management, compensation, benefits, and employee and labor relations.

Career Track and Job Level

Human Resources Generalist

Serves as generalist and strategic consultant to one or multiple units across the University in driving talent processes. Partners with unit and divisional leadership, and Central HR to ensure talent is high performing and driving unit and divisional short and long-term goals. Oversees full life cycle of employees (from onboarding through and including offboarding) within unit or division and oftentimes serves as the brand ambassador for Human Resources. Note: P4 and P5 limited to central roles only that have campus-wide impact. Unit and divisional roles are P1-P3. Some larger units or divisions may have M2-M4 if people management responsibility or complex divisional oversight (the five divisions are BSD, PSD, SSD, ARD and The College).

B3: Has developed specialized skills or is multi-skilled developed through job-related training and considerable on-the-job experience. Completes work with a limited degree of supervision. Likely to act as an informal resource for colleagues with less experience.

Role Impact

Individual Contributor


The job provides specialized business support for a range of processes, procedures or programs within the Human Resources function.

1) Provides business support for the human resources function, acting as an initial point of contact for employees in the unit, onboarding new hires, and serving as an informal resource to other team members., 2) Provides a general explanation of benefits to new employees along with a complete benefits package with a limited degree of supervision. May assist the unit HR staff in coordination staff or recruitment efforts., 3) Assists with the preparation and expediting personnel and payroll related forms. Maintains employee personnel records., 4) Ensures unit and University personnel policies and procedures are followed. Schedules meetings, interviews, training, and unit orientations., 5) Performs other related work as needed.

Unit-preferred Competencies

1) Ability to interact and communicate with clarity, tact, and courtesy

2) Strong organizational skills.

3) Strong communication skills (verbal and written).

4) Excellent interpersonal skills.

5) Strong data management skills and attention to detail.

6) Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Adobe Acrobat.

Education, Experience, and Certifications

Minimum requirements include vocational training, apprenticeships or the equivalent experience in related field (not typically required to have a four-year degree).

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 5-7 years of work experience in a related job discipline.

Required Documents

1) Resume

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application

FLSA Status


Pay Frequency


Pay Grade

Depends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours


Benefits Eligible


Drug Test Required


Health Screen Required


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required