Job Location:
Chicago, IL


BSD HRO – Human Resources Coordinators

About the Department

The University of Chicago is a private institution encompassing the undergraduate College, six professional schools (Business, Law, Divinity, Public Policy, Medicine and Social Service Administration), four graduate divisions (Biological Sciences, Humanities, Physical Sciences, and Social Sciences) and the University of Chicago Medical Center. The broader University enterprise includes Argonne National Laboratory, Fermilab, and Yerkes Observatory. The Biological Sciences Division (BSD) and the University of Chicago Medical Center (UCM) are managed by a single Dean/Executive Vice President and comprises the largest unit of the University and has an annual operating budget of $900M. The Medical Center oversees the finances and operations of all inpatient and ambulatory services. Physicians who provide patient care services are all appointed in one of the 13 clinical Departments within the BSD. The BSD includes the Pritzker School of Medicine, approximately 24 academic units, degree granting committees, and research centers and institutes. The BSD houses approximately 2,200 staff employees and approximately 800 academic appointees as well as 1,000 professional and graduate students.

Job Information

Job Summary:
The job performs a broad range of operational business activities to design, implement, and monitor a variety of human resource programs. Responsibilities are within the Human Resources Function as a generalist or in a combination of disciplines, allowing the incumbent to acquire higher-level skills.


  • Support HR Business Partners with ongoing training initiatives, compliance matters, feedback, engagement initiatives and ongoing communication designed to add organizational value.

  • Develop and maintain metrics, benchmarks, standard work process creations and ad hoc reports applying analysis to proactively solve problems and turn ideas into action.

  • Manage HRIS data management activities, including Workday and FAS transactions ensuring data integrity and compliance.

  • Conducts and manages employee surveys to understand the business needs and make recommendations based on data analysis to improve current practices and initiate potential improvements.

  • Adhere to and advise others on personnel policies and procedures.

  • Supports staff hiring processes, including developing job descriptions, interviewing and reference checking, handling employment offers, and conducting orientation. Maintains appropriate human resources data and records.

  • May help counsel employees on benefits and compensation. Coordinates with managers and senior colleagues to determine employee compensation. Analyzes data and prepares charts, graphs, and trend lines for management review with a moderate to high level of guidance.

  • Performs other related work as needed.


  • Ability to foster a culture of inclusion by appreciating and respecting diversity.

  • Exceptional analytical skills with the ability to drive operational excellence and optimization.

  • Ability to contribute to an environment where teams are highly motivated and committed to achieve organizational strategies.

  • Ability to take initiative based on observation and using resources to collaborate with appropriate team members to drive strategic initiative successfully.

  • Act with purpose to build talent infrastructure to achieve results.

  • Ability to partner with different levels of the organization to achieve results.

Additional Requirements​​

Education, Experience, or Certifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources, organizational development, business, Psychology, communications, or related field required.


  • Experience in Human Resources, preferably in a medical center or academic environment required.

  • Experience with, or knowledge of, employment law required.

  • Experience with core HR processes including talent acquisition, retention, development or engagement required.

  • Demonstrated experience delivering high quality HR services required.

  • Experience using and applying data and analytics to diagnose problems using strategic thinking skills to design and implement appropriate solutions required.

  • Strong facilitation, influencing and conflict resolution skills required.

  • MS Office experience required.

  • Workday HRIS experience required.

  • Social Recruiting experience required.

Required Documents:

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

When applying, the document(s) MUST be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.

Benefit Eligibility


Requires Compliance with University Covid-19 Vaccination Requirement


Pay Frequency


Pay Range

Depends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours




Job is Exempt


Drug Test Required


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required


Health Screen Required


Posting Date


Remove from Posting On or Before


Posting Statement:​​

Employees must comply with the University’s COVID-19 vaccination requirements. More information about the requirements can be found on the University of Chicago Vaccination GoForward.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University’s Notice of Nondiscrimination.


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