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Director of Human Resources - Chicago, IL

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Company Name:The Night Ministry
Location:Chicago, IL
Employment Type:Full Time
Category:Human Resources
Pay:90,000 to 94, 000 - Salary
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The Night Ministry of Chicago, IL is looking to hire a Director of Human Resources to lead all aspects of HR operations including professional organizational/leadership development, succession planning, employee relations, recruitment, training, HRIS, payroll, and benefits administration. Serve on the Senior Leadership Team.

Do you want to help a respected nonprofit organization accomplish its mission of serving people in your community who are struggling with poverty and homelessness? Do you want to work for an organization that truly values its employees? If so, please read on!

The Director, Human Resources will plan, lead, direct, develop and coordinate the policies, activities, and staff of the Human Resource (HR) Department, ensuring legal compliance and implementation of the organization's mission and talent strategy. Incorporate and apply racial equity lenses to all organizational decision-making. . If this sounds like the opportunity for you to build a career while fighting homelessness, apply today!


With open hearts and minds, we provide housing, healthcare, spiritual care, social services, and human connection to members of the Chicago community who are struggling with poverty and homelessness. We accept people as they are and work to address their immediate physical, emotional, and social needs while affirming their sense of humanity. We were founded when a coalition of diverse North Side congregations hired Rev. Tom Behrens to reach out to people where they gathered at night due to isolation, despair, and homelessness. From those humble beginnings over 40 years ago when Tom's first office was the trunk of his car, we have grown to a financially sound nonprofit that provides numerous award-winning services to the most vulnerable in our community.

Although not all employees are involved in direct services, everyone is dedicated to the mission of The Night Ministry, believes in its core values, and knows that their work is highly valued. We strive to be the best employer possible, providing our employees with a mission-driven work atmosphere that is both focused and fun as well as a benefits package that we feel is one of the best in the industry.


  • As a Director, of Human Resources, you will Lead and recommend strategy in all aspects of HR operations including professional development, succession planning, employee relations, recruitment and retention, training, HRIS, payroll, and benefits administration. Ensure that personnel policies are aligned with agency values and applied consistently, accurately, and meet The Night Ministry standards, as well as those of regulatory agencies and applicable state and federal law. Support and train supervisors in the consistent application of personnel policies and applicable legal requirements along with set and monitoring annual department goals; develop tasks and responsibilities to achieve goals. Develop annual budget for human resources and administrative expenses; monitor expenses monthly; approve invoices promptly for payment.
  • Bi-weekly review of payroll register with Finance team
  • Guide the development and coordination of front office policies and procedures to ensure a welcoming visitor experience at all sites, through the supervision of the Office Manager.



  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required. Master's degree preferred (official transcript required)
  • Minimum 5-7 years progressive experience in human resources management required.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of supervisory experience.
  • Familiarity with HRIS systems and payroll management.
  • Able to communicate clearly and effectively, in both oral and written communications.
  • Employees must meet mandatory vaccination requirements as set forth by the State of Illinois.

Additional information: -

  • HR Generalist, Talent Acquisition Specialist, Office Manager
  • Hybrid work schedule with office & work from home
  • Interview process: Phone screen, Wedge video interview, Executive team interview, direct report interview


If you feel that you would be right for this Director, Human Resource position that has a base salary with a range of 90-94k with a benefits package and will be finalized by an internal pay equity analysis, please fill out our initial 3-minute, mobile-friendly application. We look forward to meeting you!

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