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People and Culture Director

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Responsibilities include:  

 

STRATEGY 

  • Partner with the Executive Director, Artistic Director, and General Manager to plan and execute People and Culture strategy as it relates to organizational culture, staffing, recruitment, and retention. 
  • Build and nurture a culture of collaboration and open communication. 
  • Review and propose any necessary changes to People and Culture policies and procedures. 
  • Analyze and present People and Culture data quantitatively and qualitatively.   

 

TALENT MANAGEMENT 

  • Administer People and Culture programs including, but not limited to disciplinary matters, disputes and investigations, performance and talent management, orientation/on-boarding; productivity, recognition and morale, and training. 
  • Establish best practices for hiring and talent management and guide team leaders through the hiring practice. Participate in candidate screening and interview processes, as needed.  
  • Develop and manage programs for staff recruitment and retention that supports institutional goals for anti-racism, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. 
  • Ensure staff productively participate in performance management.  
  • Conduct annual analysis of staff demographics and advise leadership on progress towards goals in anti-racism, equity, inclusion and accessibility. 
  • Develop training initiatives designed to foster the success and retention of staff and enhance company culture.  

 

ANTI-RACISM, EQUITY, INCLUSION, AND ACCESSIBILITY 

  • Partner with leadership to apply cross-departmental strategies which deepen Lookingglass’ commitment to anti-racism, equity, inclusion, and accessibility and to becoming a holistic anti-racist organization, as reflected in Anti-Racism, Equity, and Inclusion Statement – Lookingglass Theatre Company. (https://lookingglasstheatre.org/aeistatement/). 
  • Serve on Lookingglass’s Anti-racism, Equity and Inclusion accountability committee, which includes representatives from staff leadership, Board of Directors, Ensemble and staff. 
  • Recruit facilitators and assemble resources for on-going anti-racism training. 
  • Support and shepherd staff affinity and learning spaces. 

 

EMPLOYEE MATTERS 

  • Review, edit, and maintain employee resources including annual review of Employee Handbook. 
  • Serve as a direct point of contact for employees in connection with staff complaints, reasonable accommodation requests, and other staff-related matters.  
  • Oversee employee disciplinary meetings and investigations and partner with staff leadership, Board leadership and legal counsel, as necessary. 
  • Confer with pro-bono employment counsel on employment-related personnel issues,  
  • Serve on staff Health and Safety / COVID compliance committee. 

 

COMPLIANCE 

  • In partnership with General Manager,  
  • Administer payroll, benefits, leave, and workers’ comp administration. 
  • Monitor the organization’s compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations and propose any necessary modifications to maintain compliance. 
  • Advise leadership on the implications and potential risks related to key human resource issues and important strategic decisions. 
  • Coordinate and implement policies and initiatives to support the organization’s human resource compliance needs. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS 

Successful candidates will have 

  • Experience implementing human resource practices on an organizational scale with joy and care. 
  • Experience advocating for and activating inclusion, equity, and access in a professional setting. 
  • Outstanding communication and project management skills with particular attention to detail. 
  • An empathetic and flexible approach to negotiation and problem-solving. 
  • Sensitivity and discretion when addressing personnel matters. 
  • Ability to hold the big and small picture simultaneously. 
  • Understanding of learning practices and application in staff development. 
  • Knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations. 
  • Comfort with adopting a growth mindset within a nonprofit setting. 


Responsibilities include:  

 

STRATEGY 

  • Partner with the Executive Director, Artistic Director, and General Manager to plan and execute People and Culture strategy as it relates to organizational culture, staffing, recruitment, and…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    September 7, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    August 1, 2021
  • Professional Level
    Managerial

Salary

$55,000 - $60,000

Benefits

  • Health Insurance (choice of PPO or HMO; Organization covers the cost of 95% of the HMO plan. If PPO plan is elected, staff member pays the difference between the PPO plan and 95% of the HMO plan. This is reevaluated annually in July with the adoption of the health plan).  
  • Vision & Rx plan;  
  • 12 paid holidays (including Juneteenth and Election Day);  
  • Vacation, Personal, Sick and floating holidays, including birthday. 
  • Lookingglass does not currently have a brick and mortar office for its administrative staff, who are currently working remotely. Staff are eligible for a $30/month work from home stipend to cover related expenses. 


  • Health Insurance (choice of PPO or HMO; Organization covers the cost of 95% of the HMO plan. If PPO plan is elected, staff member pays the difference between the PPO plan and 95% of the HMO…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Chicago, IL
Associated Location
821 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA

How to Apply

Lookingglass Theatre Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetics, or status as an individual with a disability. We welcome applications from all qualified applicants. 

To be considered, please send cover letter, resume, and references via email to rfink@lookingglasstheatre.org with “People and Culture Director Search” in the subject line. Email submissions only.  

Lookingglass Theatre Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to…

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