Director, Human Resources

Human Resources
1912 Wyndemere

Wyndemere is a beautiful upscale retirement community and health center located in Wheaton, Illinois.  We are seeking a dynamic, fun-loving, hospitality-minded Human Resources Director who enjoys the challenge of wearing many different hats and being part of an extraordinary leadership team with the mission of serving seniors!


The Director of Human Resources oversees all aspects of Human Resources for the community, including Recruitment and Retention, Employee Relations, Personnel Policies & Procedures, Training & Performance Management, Compensation & Benefits, Compliance, Safety and Risk Management.  This position reports to the Executive Director and provides leadership and support for the daily operation of the community.


Essential Functions:

       Develop and administer effective recruitment strategies

       Supervise, coordinate and perform all pre-employment screening and post-hire procedures

       Responsible for compliance with human resources related company policies as well as all applicable federal, state and local employment laws and regulations

       Maintain compliance of industry regulations, including strong attention to detail and record keeping

       Develop and administer all personnel policies & procedures

       Develop and implement staff training programs; maintain training records

       Conduct general new employee orientation;  coordinate on-boarding for newly hired staff members

       Work with department directors and managers to facilitate annual performance evaluations, salary adjustments, progressive discipline and terminations

       Provide counsel and coaching to management team on human resources issues

       Investigate and resolve employee complaints and grievances; conduct conflict mediation 

       Respond to unemployment claims and attends hearings and appeals as needed

       Actively handle employee injuries and  Worker's Compensation claims; create a culture of safety

       Create and monitor the community human resources budget

       Develop and implement comprehensive employee benefits program

       Employee retention and recognition programs

       Conduct exit interviews and maintain monthly Turnover Report

       Maintenance of personnel files and HRIS system

       Employee leave of absences, ensure compliance with department of labor standards

       Maintain a Drug Free Workplace Program

       Ability to connect and build strong relationships with staff members and create a culture of fun!


Wyndemere is a community operated by Life Care Services (LCS), based in Des Moines, Iowa.  We offer a beautiful and rewarding working environment with a great team of co-workers! We offer a competitive salary and a generous benefits package. All Wyndemere employees must pass criminal background checks, drug screening, and other pre-employment requirements.  E-verify employer.



Wyndemere is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Job Requirements:

       Bachelor's Degree in business, human resources or related field. 

       Minimum 3 years of supervising a HR team of 3 or more

       Minimum of 5 years of overall HR experience

       Previous experience in senior living, hospitality, healthcare or related industry preferred

       Demonstrated knowledge of state and federal labor and employment law

       Computer proficiency to include MS office applications (Word, Excel, Power Point)

  • PHR/SPHR and/or SHRM Certified Professional

       Strong leader with superior customer service skills and professionalism

       Excellent communication and collaboration skills; strong analytical and problem solving abilities

       Ability to maintain confidentiality


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