HR Assistant

Obama Foundation

Chicago, IL

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Chicago, IL +1

The HR Assistant will be responsible for a range of administrative tasks on the People team including maintaining employee files, processing new hire and termination paperwork, and preparing presentation and training materials. Reporting to the Director of People Operations, the Assistant will work closely with all members of the People Team on tasks related to onboarding/offboarding, compliance, training & development and compensation.

Core Job Responsibilities

  • Support internal and external inquiries and requests related to the HR department
  • Maintain paper and electronic employee records
  • Prepare materials for People Team meetings and training sessions
  • Coordinate logistics for new hire orientation
  • Support the Director of People Operations & Senior VP of People in managing their calendars
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Key Deliverables / Outcomes

  • Accurately maintained calendars for People Team leadership
  • People Team communications & presentation materials
  • Onboarding & offboarding policy manuals
  • Organized departmental process documents
  • Accurately maintained employee files

Required Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of HR functions and best practices
  • Impeccable written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of computer applications and HR-specific software programs such as GSuite, Greenhouse and Namely


Equal Opportunity Employer

The Foundation is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. The Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, parental status, veteran status, or any other protected status under applicable laws. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply. If you are a qualified candidate with a disability, please e-mail us at if you require a reasonable accommodation to complete this application.

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