Human Resources Manager
Job Type

Job Title: Human Resources Manager

Reports to: Faculty Director

Job Type: Full-Time

TPAF Calendar: Academic

Direct Reports: None 

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field or equivalent experience. PHR/SPHR Certification or SHRM-CP/SCP preferred.  

Position Summary: 

People are our organization’s greatest strength - the team that supports our students and the students we serve. This position is designed to create an ideal work environment for the team. The ability to establish great relationships with candidates, teammates, and community partners to facilitate organizational success is important. The person holding this position must be willing to work with individuals who have been diagnosed with autism, special needs, or other emotional and cognitive challenges. 

Essential Job Functions: 

  • Develop and implement personnel policies and procedures; prepare and maintain the employee handbook and the policies and procedures manual
  • Maintain staff records and retention in compliance with federal, state, and local regulations and the ISBE
  • Provide Human Resource support to staff/personnel including exploring trends and recognizing individuals for specific accomplishments or field-related recognition weeks or days (OT month; Paraprofessional week, etc.)
  • Coordinate recruitment efforts for all exempt and nonexempt staff, interns, and volunteers; oversee new-employee orientation processes and procedures; monitor career goals to foster retention; oversee sourcing for recruitment efforts
  • Develop, prepare, generate and analyze ongoing and special reports pertaining to employee personnel information and data, including issues such as benefits costs, staffing, turnover, attendance, recruitment, applicant tracking, affirmative action/EEO, compensation, promotions, etc. 
  • Effectively obtain, store and analyze pertinent confidential data and information
  • Maintain and expand knowledge and understanding of existing and proposed federal and state laws/regulations affecting human resource management. Identify trends that could affect organizational objectives and/or operational resources. Interpret appropriate laws and policies and advise staff accordingly.
  • Support bookkeeper on administration and maintenance of payroll and employee benefits programs
  • Research salary comparisons to ensure cost effectiveness, market competitiveness, and internal equity among employees
  • Administer benefits programs, including conducting analysis and serving as primary contact for providers (including group health and life), workers' compensation, unemployment, and retirement plans
  • Recommend, evaluate and participate in staff development for the organization
  • Employee relations and exit interviews
  • Guide or support leadership staff regarding employee issues, challenges, and disciplinary action
  • Participate in organizational meetings and events as requested or assigned
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule 
  • Must be available to assist in all areas of the organization as needed or assigned. 
  • Perform other work and responsibilities as assigned

Effect on End-Result:

Turning Pointe Autism Foundation will be able to maximize its ability to create better opportunities for students. Students will be better prepared for life and career success. The reputation of Turning Pointe’s student programs will be elevated and its ability to assist more students will be enhanced. 

The general public will be better informed about the Turning Pointe mission, purpose, activities, and opportunities. The desired outcome will be the growth of Turning Pointe Autism Foundation’s ability to serve individuals and families as they navigate through the lifelong challenges of autism. 


Experience & Skills:

  • Minimum HR Generalist experience of 3-5 years required, prior HR Manager experience preferred
  • Experience in business or organizational management desired
  • Experience using basic computer software and the ability to use electronic communications and social media as communication tools is required
  • This position requires experience working collaboratively
  • HRIS/LMS/Payroll experience required.  

Physical Demands:

  • May include lifting and supporting up to 50 pounds
  • May be required to bend, stoop, and kneel
  • Ability to work at a desk, conference table, or in meetings of various configurations
  • Ability to circulate for extended periods of time
  • Moderate to high-stress levels
  • Daily contact with students, teachers, and school staff
  • Regular contact with parents, community members, and outside agency personnel
  • May be exposed to contact with individuals displaying physically aggressive, self-abusive, or socially undesirable behavior

Core Competencies: 

  1. Supports the Mission, Vision, and Directions Turning Pointe:  Understands and supports the mission of Turning Pointe Autism Foundation; displays flexibility and accepts change; is willing to try new methods and make suggestions; shows a strong commitment to Turning Pointe Autism Foundation; conveys enthusiasm for Turning Pointe and his/her work.
  2. Builds Community: Understands and embraces the role of the volunteers; helps families and others make connections to Turning Pointe; practices effective relationship-building techniques; supports the role of fundraising in achieving the Turning Pointe mission.
  3. Provides a Quality Experience for Students, Families, Donors, Volunteers, and other:  Must possess the ability to deliver an outstanding experience for everyone involved with Turning Pointe Autism Foundation.
  4. Works Productively: Demonstrates responsible actions; consistently performs duties in a safe and conscientious manner within the agreed-upon timeframe; follows standards, policies, and procedures; is reliable and is consistently punctual; actively participates in staff meetings, required training, and other work-related activities; uses good judgment; uses Turning Pointe resources appropriately and efficiently.