Founded in 1891, North Park University is a Christian university affiliated with the Evangelical Covenant Church of over 3,200 students from around the country and the world.
North Park University is located in the Albany Park neighborhood of Chicago, one of the most ethnically diverse zip codes in the United States. It is nine miles from downtown Chicago. The North Park campus has often been referred to as an oasis in the heart of the city - a place where students from urban, rural, and suburban backgrounds alike can call home. And all of this within the major metropolitan backdrop of Chicago: one of the world's largest and most diversified economies, renowned for its museums and music, and voted best large city in the U.S. for four years in a row by Condé Nast Traveler.
The mission of North Park University is to prepare students for lives of significance and service through education in the liberal arts, professional studies, and theology.
Building on our core institutional identity-Christian, city-centered, intercultural-our vision is to create a university of uncommon character and enduring excellence, where faith, learning, and service meet.
Under the direction of the Human Resources Leader, the Human Resources Generalist is responsible for performing HR-related duties on a professional level and carries out the responsibilities in the following areas: payroll processing, processing leaves, terminations and unemployment claims, preparing employment reports, coordinating and communicating the agency's policies and procedures, and conduct new hire orientation, as needed, and ensure integrity within the HRIS tools. Provide overall HR office administrative support as needed.
Duties and Responsibilities
Payroll and Benefits Administration:
Run bi-weekly payroll by for students, part-time hourly and non-exempt employees, which includes students' stipends.
Process semi-monthly payroll for exempt faculty and staff, which includes, stipends, extra pays, etc.
Review payroll reports to verify all entries before printing the checks/advice.
Monitor the usage of college work-study funds.
Support employee's with completing payroll paperwork and various benefit forms.
Follow up with appropriate parties when there is an issue or concern regarding payroll compliance.
Contact employees who have not completed required personnel paperwork. This includes sending multiple reminders to submit timesheets.
Process direct deposit transactions through ACH according to payroll schedule.
Offer in-person office coverage for walk ins to the HR office.
Provide clerical support in HR department to include copying, faxing, filing, and maintaining personnel files.
Monitor and respond appropriately to the general HR email inbox and calendar.
Establish electronic student and staff personnel files.
Perform annual audits of employee payroll records, including benefit forms, tax forms, direct deposit forms, and support audit of I-9 forms, etc.
Work on special administrative and HR related projects assigned.
Process all employment verifications in a timely manner both via the phone and paper requests.
Back-up for arranging and coordinating interviews and postings jobs as needed.
Send notification emails and application updates to applicants when required.
Committed to and an articulate supporter of the university's mission, identity, and Christian faith commitment.
Personal commitment to North Park's mission of Christian higher education.
Solid payroll knowledge and processing skills.
2 plus years' experience in a human resources in an administrative support role.
Have good attention to detail and excellent organizational and planning skills.
Be customer friendly and hospitable.
Proficiency with Microsoft Suite: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.
Benefits/Payroll Certifications (CPP, CEBS, etc.)
HR Certifications (SHRP-CP/SHRM-SCP or PHR/SPHR, etc.)
Ability to work independently, and with others, and proactive.
Have experience with Enterprise Systems.
Comfortable with using new technology.
Abilities and Skills:
Excellent oral and written communication, supervisory, organizational, leadership, analytical, and management skills; strong training skills; ability to identify and research problems and develop, recommend, implement, and monitor solutions; must be able to meet deadlines, work under pressure, and be tactful and diplomatic; must be able to demonstrate cultural competency in working with individuals and/or groups. Must possess the ability to maintain confidentiality; and be able to work both independently and as team player.