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HR Generalist

at The Night Ministry

Posted: 1/8/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 1249475
Keywords: human services

Job Description

  • 11-Nov-2019 (CST)
  • Administration
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

HR Generalist


The Night Ministry is looking to hire a full-time HR Generalist to join our HR Team. Are you passionate about the important part that happy employees play in an organization's success? 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 a company that truly values its employees? If so, please read on!


We offer a robust benefits package including Blue Cross / Blue Shield of IL with a major portion picked up by the organization, a 401(k) after one year of employment with a 3% match, 9 paid holidays, 3 personal days, vacation time 3 to 5 weeks according to tenure, If this sounds like the opportunity for you, apply today!




 We provide a 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 With open hearts and minds, we provide housing, healthcare, and 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, our employees are 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 our HR Generalist, Provide day to day HR support to mid-size organization, partnering with Director of Human Resources in the areas of benefits, payroll, on-boarding/off-boarding, government compliance/reporting and audits.  Function as a Paylocity expert for daily transactions and vendor invoice reconciliation.

If our employees are the engine that keeps our nonprofit providing essential human services to our community, you are the fuel that powers that engine.

 In addition to administrative duties, you will be the backup and assist the Accounting Manager and Staff Accountant with semi-monthly payroll and with 100% accuracy. You will also back up the Office Manager for new hire orientation. Conscientious about ensuring compliance, you keep up on all federal and state laws and regulations. You are ethical and handle confidential information with the utmost care. You are a trusted resource for our nonprofit as a whole, our HR department, and each of our valued employees!




  • Bachelor's degree required
  • 3+ years working within the HR function, supporting a matrixed organization
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment while juggling multiple tasks
  • Mid to expert level knowledge of HRIS using (Paylocity, ADP or equivalent)
  • Mid-level Excel (data manipulation and analysis)
  • Strong initiative, follow up and time management skills


Nonprofit experience is preferred but multiple factors will be taken into consideration. Are you self-motivated and enthusiastic about your HR career? Do you have excellent communication skills and the ability to explain things in layman's terms? Are you highly organized and able to prioritize effectively? Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment? Are you meticulous about accuracy and meeting deadlines? If so, you might be just the right HR Generalist to join our HR team!




This is a full-time Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm HR Generalist position.




If you feel that you would be right for this HR Generalist position at our

organization, please fill out our mobile-friendly application. We look forward to meeting you!