Secure Community Network
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Med/Den/Vision/FSA/STD/LTD/Parental Leave/Life/Vol Life/403(b)

We are Secure Community Network (SCN), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) serving as the official safety and security organization of the Jewish community in North America. Here at SCN, we deeply value the team of people that work diligently to commit their lives to action for a better tomorrow and we are excited to add a Recruiting & HR Specialist to our organization. If you consider yourself to be an ambitious and self-motivated HR professional with a desire to dedicate your skills in helping others, this role may be for you!

The Recruiting/HR Specialist is responsible for the development, handling and implementation of effective recruiting strategies to attract a diverse pool of qualified and capable talent for the organization. This individual will administer various HR functions including hiring and interviewing staff, administering pay, benefits, and leave, and enforcing company policies and practices. Responsibilities include:


  • Sources, screens, qualifies and interviews for open positions; consults with Hiring Manager to select appropriate candidates for hire
  • Assists hiring team with customized screening and initial contact of applicants to determine qualifications and interest level
  • Prepare and maintain various recruiting cycle status reports for use by executives and HR management
  • Handles reference checking and processing/administering of background checks; Negotiates and prepares offer letters and other accompanying documents; Confirms start dates
  • Keeps applicant tracking system up to date
  • Conducts employment related research and assists recruitment team with electronic and other methods of sourcing of qualified candidates
  • Serves as resource for recruitment policies, procedures, and practices
  • Develops and maintains comprehensive knowledge of recruitment, employment, HRIS, compensation, benefits, pay administration, and other related organizational policies, practices, procedures, and/or regulations
  • Assists with identifying issues affecting recruitment and implementing recruitment activities to continuously improve process

New Hires and Onboarding

  • Plans and conducts onboarding presentation and ensures completion of new hire paperwork with new employees.
  • Is responsible for HRIS system and keeping information up to date.

Recordkeeping & Reporting

  • Ensures proper information is contained within electronics employee personnel files
  • Runs and analyzes HR and Payroll information/reporting as requested
  • Keeps proper records of benefits plans participation such as insurance and pension plan, personnel transactions such as hires, promotions, transfers, performance reviews, and terminations, and employee statistics for government reporting through HRIS system

Benefits Administration

  • Enters enrollments, qualifying events and terminations into the various insurance sites; Coordinates open enrollment process and communication.
  • Administers benefits programs such as life, health, dental and disability insurances, pension plans, vacation, sick leave, leave of absence, and employee assistance.
  • Handles benefit questions from staff.


  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or related field required, SHRM certification preferred.
  • Two (2)+ years of experience in HR, with a heavy emphasis in recruiting, along with a strong interest in employment law and regulations
  • Working understanding of human resource principles, practices and procedures
  • Knowledge of best practices for recruitment and interviewing techniques, benefits and HRIS systems
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment


  • Analytical and critical thinking skills with a focus on practical outcomes.
  • Excellent verbal and written, communication skills.
  • Demonstrates a proactive, holistic approach.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Collaborative work style that ensures key stakeholders are consulted where appropriate.
  • High degree of professional ethics and integrity.
  • Support SCN's mission


The Secure Community Network (SCN), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is the official homeland safety and security organization of the Jewish community in North America. Founded in 2004 under the auspices of The Jewish Federations of North America and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, SCN serves as the central organization dedicated exclusively to the safety and security of the American Jewish community, working across 146 federations, 50 partner organizations, over 300 independent communities, and other partners in the public, private, nonprofit, and academic sectors. SCN is dedicated to ensuring that Jewish organizations, communities, life, and culture can not only exist safely and securely but flourish. Learn more at

Secure Community Network is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, color, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

SCN has long been a committed leader in adopting, modeling, and encouraging adherence to Jewish values, including advocating for approaches that address issues related to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA). Please review our DEIA statement here.

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