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Human Resources Director

Company and Opportunity is the place where life stories live on. We are the global leader in online memorial tributes, a top-50 website in the United States, and a destination for over 40 million unique visitors each month. Founded in 1998, is honored to help consumers express condolences, share direct support for families, and celebrate the people who have touched their lives. Uniquely open to profound messaging at this focused moment, users respond by sharing memories, purchasing gifts, finding event information, and making plans. Legacy delivers its community-targeted content daily via 1,500 local news media partners.  We continue to broaden our offerings in our mission to help people seeking information and guidance on all aspects of end-of-life. Our vision is to become a full-service end-of-life and memorialization resource.  

We have a diverse and talented team of employees who come to us from many kinds of backgrounds.  We have an immediate need for a HR Director for our office to report to our Chief People Officer.   

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Position Overview is seeking an outstanding HR Director who is a true generalist to manage the human resource functions for the company, including talent acquisition, talent management, learning and development, employee engagement, employee relations, benefits administration, payroll, compliance, etc.

Job Summary

The Human Resource Director will be report to the Chief People Officer. You will plan, lead, direct, develop, and coordinate the activities, and policies of the Human Resource (HR) department, ensuring legal compliance and implementation of the organization’s mission and talent strategy. 


  • Collaborate with the Chief People Officer and senior leadership to understand the organizations goals and strategy related to staffing, recruiting, learning and development, and retention
  • Administer or oversee the administration of human resource programs including, but not limited to compensation, benefits, and leave; disciplinary matters; disputes and investigations; performance and talent management; productivity, recognition, and morale; occupational health and safety; and training and development
  • Identify staffing and recruiting needs; develop and execute best practices for hiring and talent management
  • Manage the talent acquisition process for all positions, including posting positions, sourcing, interviewing, coordinating interviews, evaluating pay structures, presenting offers, and facilitating background checks
  • Plan, lead, develop, coordinate, and implement policies, processes, training, initiatives, and surveys to support the organization’s human resource compliance and strategy needs
  • Provide counseling to management on employment law and employee relations matters
  • Administer company benefits, including health, dental, vision, S/LTD and Life Insurances, 401k, HSA, and FSA
  • Lead 401k and Benefit audits on a yearly basis
  • Assist in the health insurance renewal process, including managing the Open Enrollment process
  • Oversee and manage semi-monthly, multi-state company payroll
  • Partner with People Leaders on performance management and goal setting
  • Provide research, guidance, and assist with the administration of company compensation program
  • Maintain personnel records and accurate job descriptions for all employees
  • In partnership with IDEA team and Fun Squad, plan and execute company employee engagement activities
  • Monitors and ensures the organizations 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.
  • Develops and implements departmental budget
  • Conducts research and analysis of organizational trends including review of reports and metrics from the organizations human resource information system (HRIS) or talent management system. Provide regular dashboards and reports to Senior Management Team
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills/Abilities: 

  • 7-10 years prior experience in Human Resources
  • 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 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 Microsoft Office Suite or related software
  • Proficiency with or the ability to quickly learn the organizations HRIS and talent management systems

Company Core Values:

  • Empathy: You will show everyday empathy as you partner with business leaders and employees
  • No Limits Mindset: You will think progressively, and be scrappy where needed 
  • Speed: Employee matters arise unexpectedly, and priorities will shift at times. It is important that you act carefully but quickly
  • Inclusion: You will ensure inclusivity, belonging, and connection. Speaking up and out. You will value open exchange, and encourage equitable participation with our employees, customers, and partners.
  • Collaboration: You will exhibit collaborative synergy as you partner with the entire organization to guide, and advise
  • Results: You will help the company realize our vision, and add value in every area you manage
  • Integrity: You will have a strong moral compass—helping us do the right thing in everything we do

Benefits offers a very generous and comprehensive benefits package, including: 

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance 
  • Generous Paid Time Off: 4 weeks’ Vacation + 6 Sick days + 3 Personal days + 1 Volunteer day
  • 401k plan with discretionary employer match 
  • Parking/Transit Flex Spending 
  • RTA and CTA pre-tax payroll deductions 
  • When in the office: catered breakfast and lunch provided on certain days of the week
  • Up to 2 weeks of paid parental leave 
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Casual dress every day 
  • Daily, company-provided coffee, tea, soda, and snacks 
  • Friendly, team-oriented, open environment 
  • Located within a few blocks of CTA, Ogilvie, and Union Station 
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