Brehm Preparatory School
  • 16-Sep-2020 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Administration
  • Carbondale, IL, USA
  • Based on experience and education
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Health/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance; Employee Assistance Program; Guard College Tuition Benefit; Paid holidays; Paid Time Off; Retirement Account with employer matching; Professional Development Reimbursement


Position Overview

Under general supervision of the Head of School, plans and oversees all human resources functions. Directly participates in departmental administrative decision-making; establishes, implements, and enforces policies and procedures, and sets workflow priorities and standards. Performs tasks, which require advanced skills in organization, computer software and planning, in-depth knowledge of operations and objectives, and overall knowledge of other departments. 

Required Skills

  • Organizational skills
  • Ability to prepare routine administrative paperwork
  • Knowledge of management principles and practices
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment
  • Employee development and performance management skills
  • Ability to analyze, develop, establish, and maintain efficient office workflow and administrative processes
  • Knowledge of applicable employment laws and regulations
  • Records maintenance skills
  • Strong editing and proofreading abilities
  • Fluency with standard office machines and software
  • Reliable judgment in complex interactions with staff
  • Adherence to the complex professional standards of confidentiality
  • Ability to manage time, attention to detail, ability to set priorities and follow-through 
  • Resourcefulness in problem-solving
  • Comfort and efficacy operating independently or with supervision
  • Poise, flexibility, clarity, and effectiveness in high pressure or emergency situations
  • Willingness to  engage in interactive problem solving and decision making with staff


  • Works collaboratively with supervisors for hiring, firing, performance evaluation, training, work allocation, and problem resolution needs
  • Assists in resolving problems related to day-to-day operations
  • Plans, develops, and coordinates the execution of policy, procedures, and operations; monitors compliance with policies, procedures, regulations, and appropriate laws
  • Oversees payroll time cards, leave documents, and other employment documents.
  • Maintains HRIS database 
  • Coordinates department training
  • Serves as a member of the Administrative Team, Crisis Management Committee, Risk Management Committee, COVID Task Force and participates in Board Meetings
  • Acts as 403B Administrator, inform new staff of benefits, maintains paperwork; informs plan of employee changes and terminations.
  • Manages unemployment claims, job references, public aid paperwork, student loan documents, etc.
  • Reviews and updates to the Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual
  • Creates and updates job descriptions as needed
  • Creates and posts open job positions, reviews applications as needed
  • Assists with compiling data for the various audits
  • Oversee and manage all employee benefits
  • Works with insurance agents as necessary
  • Ensures required postings are up to date
  • Manages department of labor claims or similar
  • Manages Work comp claims

Experience Requirements

  • Experience in a human resources generalist position
  • Supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated experience with employment laws
  • Experience with ADP's Workforcenow platform
  • Demonstrated experience with benefits management

Education and Certifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in human resources or related field
  • HR Certification preferred

Conditions of Employment 

  • Possess and maintain a valid Illinois driver's license with a clean driving record and valid personal vehicle insurance, preferred
  • Ability to meet ISBE employment requirements including a background check, TB test, and physical exam

Working Details  

  • Full-time, 12-month Business Administrative employee
  • Exempt
  • Benefits Eligible
  • This position is required to work from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • No travel away from home required
  • Human Resources Department


  • Great, flexible company culture
  • Dental/Vision/Health Insurance
  • AFLAC voluntary benefits
  • Life Insurance - 100% company paid
  • Retirement Account [403 (b)] with employer matching
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off
  • Guardian College Tuition Benefit
  • Guardian Employee Assistance Program
  • Professional Development Reimbursement

Application Deadline 

  • Until filled

How to Apply

  • Please submit your resume directly to the Head of School via Emailed submissions will not be accepted. Faxed, hand-delivered, and mailed submissions are accepted. Brehm Preparatory School is an equal opportunity employer.
Brehm Preparatory School
  • Apply Now

    with our quick 3 minute Application!

  • * Fields Are Required

    What is your full name?

    How can we contact you?

  • Sign Up For Job Alerts!

Facebook feed icon Blackbaud Blog Store Contact Us logo About Us Academics Student Life Admissions Support