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Manager of People and Culture

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One Million Degrees
Chicago, IL
Publicado hace 23 días

Position Summary: 

To help support our continued growth, One Million Degrees (OMD) is seeking a creative, equity minded, and collaborative Manager of People and Culture. The ideal candidate will exhibit exceptional judgment, interpersonal skills, and a desire to support, develop, and grow a talented team. Reporting to the Director of People and Culture, the Manager of People and Culture is a critical position that will provide guidance to staff, work collaboratively with the Human Resources department, play a key role in driving the next phase of growth at One Million Degrees, and support developing an environment where our team can thrive. This is an exceptional opportunity to design and lead strategies to recruit, develop, and retain top talent for an innovative and transformative model for supporting and accelerating community college students. The Manager of People and Culture will need to maintain compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, understand labor and employee relations, and recommend best practices for the organization. Specific duties and responsibilities are listed below.  

Specific duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

Attract and Recruit Diverse Candidates 

  • Build on OMD’s current recruitment and hiring processes to attract quality diverse employees at every level 
  • Develop talent pipelines with higher education and community partners 
  • Build and maintain systems to track and communicate with candidates 
  • Collaborate with departmental managers to understand skills and competencies required for openings 
  • Conduct or acquire background checks and employee eligibility verifications 

Onboard and Train Employees 

  • Implement and continually improve OMD’s onboarding and new hire training process, making sure that employees feel welcomed, informed about their benefits, and prepared to excel in their roles 
  • Collaborate with managers on performance management, employee relations issues, adherence to collective bargaining agreements, and HR processes and procedures  
  • Review, track, and document compliance with mandatory and non-mandatory trainings, continuing education, and work assessments  

Support Culture-Building 

  • Help define and create strategies for OMD’s organizational culture goals, working to make OMD an employer of choice 
  • Ensure that OMD is an equitable and inclusive workplace where all employees feel valued and can thrive through trainings, coaching, and overall strategy and practice; support Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives  
  • Conduct exit interviews with department employees to gather feedback and make suggestions to improve the employee experience 
  • Lead OMD’s staff engagement committees  
  • Implement OMD’s employee recognition programs 

Develop Talent and Drive Performance 

  • Continue to build and evolve OMD’s talent development processes including organizational core competencies, goal setting, performance metrics, 360 degree feedback, coaching, and semi-annual reviews 
  • Manage OMD’s professional development programming, identifying, and implementing training and development opportunities for individuals and teams 
  • Support the implementation of OMD’s talent philosophy plan  

Transition and Engage Employee Alumni 

  • Support OMD’s processes to seamlessly offboard employees 
  • Serve as a guide and connector for OMD staff who are considering transitioning to a next step outside the organization 
  • Develop strategies to successfully and efficiently engage employee alumni as part of the broader OMD community 

Build Strong Labor Relations 

  • Support the implementation of OMD’s collective bargaining agreement and provide ongoing interpretation and administration of the contract 
  • Advise supervisors of unionized employees on policy and practice to ensure compliance with the contract 
  • Continuously build OMD’s relationship with Union representatives 

Administer Benefits and Ensure Compliance 

  • Perform routine tasks required to administer and execute human resource programs including but not limited to compensation, benefits, and leave; disciplinary matters; disputes and investigations; performance and talent management; recognition, and morale; and training and development 
  • Stay abreast of benefit and policy trends and best-practices 
  • Provide support with OMD’s compliance with all labor and employment laws keeping current on changes in local, state, and federal law 
  • Maintain required information such as labor posters and employee data 

Performs other duties as assigned 

Qualifications and Requirements:  

Education – bachelor’s degree required 


  • At least 3 years Human Capital or Human Resources experience; work in non-profit, government, or education is a plus 
  • Job experience or coursework relating to legal compliance is a plus 
  • Experience in a unionized environment is a plus  
  • PHR/SPHR and/or SHRM-CP/SCP is a plus 



  • Highly skilled communicator; exceptional interpersonal and relationship-building skills 
  • Highly skilled at project management; proven success working in a fast-paced environment and delivering against multiple work streams 
  • Knowledge of human resources management principles 
  • Knowledge and understanding of HRIS systems 
  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state employment laws 
  • Fluent in change management strategies and best practice; proven success in implementing change across an organization 
  • Data-driven and results-oriented; proven ability to manage data/metrics and make data-informed decisions 


  • Team player who enjoys building, creating, and executing new strategies 
  • Trustworthy in managing sensitive situations and information; you are discrete, professional, and possess excellent judgment 
  • Collaborative; you enjoy gathering stakeholder input to create innovative shared solutions that meet the needs of the organization 
  • Detail-oriented and compliance-minded; you enjoy dotting i’s and crossing t’s 
  • Committed to equitable and inclusive practices in all phases of your work 
  • You believe in the talent and potential of community college students to change the world 

Position Summary: 

To help support our continued growth, One Million Degrees (OMD) is seeking a creative, equity minded, and collaborative Manager of People and Culture. The ideal candidate will exhibit exceptional judgment, interpersonal…

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  • Flexibilidad
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    A Tiempo Completo
  • Fecha de inicio
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    19 de agosto de 2022
  • Fecha límite de postulación
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    2 de agosto de 2022
  • Nivel de Experiencia
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USD $66.000 - USD $69.000
/ año
To allow OMD to set salaries based on market data and internal equity and ensure fair and equal pay for every role we offer our best offer first.


  • Full Health Benefits –Provided for all full-time employees, including medical, dental, and vision. OMD pays 100% of individual’s basic monthly health premium 
  • Employee assistance program, which offers confidential emotional support, work-life solutions, legal guidance, financial resources, and more 
  • Retirement Benefits – For full-time employees, OMD offers a Simple IRA plan and matches retirement contributions up to 3% of total salary 
  • Generous Paid Time Off Policy– OMD has 12 paid holidays and offers up to 15 days PTO in year one 
  • Monthly cell phone and internet reimbursement up to $50/month 
  • 6 weeks of paid parental leave for birthing and non-birthing parents  
  • Professional Learning Opportunities – OMD supports employee development in areas relevant to professional and organizational goals and will pay for training such as workshops and conferences as agreed upon by employee and supervisor 
  • COVID-19 Remote Work Policy: One in-office day required a week, other days can be remote (in-person day set by you and your manager)**   

** Employees will need proof that they are fully vaccinated against covid-19 or will need to provide weekly testing  

  • Full Health Benefits –Provided for all full-time employees, including medical, dental, and vision. OMD pays 100% of individual’s basic monthly health premium 
  • Employee assistance…


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