IES Abroad
  • Human Resources
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Full Time

Status: Full-time, exempt
Schedule: M-F, 8.30a.m. 4.30p.m, including occasional evening and weekend work and travel based on seasonal business needs/position requirements
Reports to: Director of Human Resources
Direct reports: HR Manager
Start date: July 1, 2018
Location: Chicago, IL

About us:

Everything we do is about the IES Abroad student. Our profoundly passionate team of study abroad professionals believes in creating once-in-a-lifetime educational adventures that transcend expectations. Our goal is to rock the world of some 6,500 study abroad students every year.

From our headquarters in Chicago to our 140+ study abroad programs in 34 global locations worldwide, we create authentic global education and life-affirming cultural experiences. We work at IES Abroad because we believe that every student should have the opportunity to go abroad - especially in a fun, safe, and superior academic and cultural environment.

We believe so strongly in the power of our programs, that we actively recruit students from diverse populations and provide $5 million in scholarshipsWe are proud that our students are as diverse and exciting as the countries we study.

We're not ashamed to admit, we're a little bit obsessed with study abroad.

Summary of position:

The Assistant Director of Human Resources under the leadership of the Director of Human Resources will partner with leadership to manage, administer and implement HR programs and services to ensure effective and efficient practices to support a mission-driven and highly engaged work environment. This individual will assess organizational needs and partner with the Human Resources (HR) team to develop and implement people processes for the organization; including performance and talent management processes, compensation and benefits, employee relations resolution, employee engagement, retention, change management and implementation of organization wide initiatives aligned to assigned departments (US & Internationally).

Experience & Qualifications/Skills:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Human Resources, Business or Organization Development.
  • Seven plus years of progressive leadership experience in an international / non-for-profit environment
  • Proven record of accomplishment in assessing, designing and delivering training programs.
  • Active affiliation with appropriate Human Resources networks and organizations.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Broad knowledge and experience in employment law, compensation, organizational planning, organization development, employee relations, safety and training and development.
  • Above average oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and coaching skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and develop Human Resources team members.
  • Demonstrated ability to serve as a successful participant on the executive management team that provides company leadership and direction.
  • Evidence of the practice of high level of confidentiality.
  • Excellent organizational skills

Education Licenses and/or Certifications etc.:

SPHR preferred / PHR required

Application Deadline: 

Open until position is filled.

No phone calls or emailed status inquiries accepted.

How to Apply:

All applicants should submit an application including cover letter, resume, and salary requirements by clicking 'Apply Now' at the right hand side of this page.

Please visit for more information about working at IES Abroad.

Equal Opportunity Employment:

IES Abroad is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. We strive to treat people with respect; fully utilizing employee's abilities and promoting workforce diversity.

We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), disability, age, national origin, citizenship, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation or genetic information or veteran status and/or any other status protected by applicable laws.

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