Director of People & Culture

Chicago, IL 60601

Posted: 01/30/2019 Industry: Human Resources Job Number: DC1.20.19 Pay Rate: $80,000-$100,000
  • Develop and administer HR programs, procedures, and guidelines to help align the workforce with the strategic goals of the agency.
  • Manage recruitment process to ensure effective acquisition of talent at all levels.
  • Devise, implement and monitor employee satisfaction and morale boosting activities (i.e. employee recognition program, employee suggestions, employee focus groups, company sponsored events, volunteer activities, etc.).
  • Determine and recommend employee relations practices necessary to establish a positive employer-employee relationship and promote a high level of employee morale and motivation.
  • Be an active agent in fostering agency culture.
  • Plan Administrator for all benefit programs.
  • Work with agency’s insurance broker and CEO to consistently align with current market trends in regard to national benefit costs and offerings.
  • Create and regularly update agency job descriptions.
  • Develop and oversee the annual performance review process.
  • Monitor employee career development and succession plans.
  • Monitor and advise managers and supervisors in the progressive discipline process of the agency.
  • Develop, implement, and update agency personnel policies for distribution via the Employee Handbook and/or other agency communication outlets.
  • Maintain Human Resource Information System records (i.e. Workamajig, Paychex, etc.).
  • Complete agency compliance reporting i.e. annual 401(k) census and non-discrimination testing report, DOL and U.S. Census Bureau reporting, etc.
  • Manage HR, IT and office management budget and recommends HR operation financial strategies.
  • Maintain personnel files and HR compliance documents.
  • Manage all business insurance policies for agency including worker’s compensation, general liability, property insurance, multi-media liability, etc.
  • Supervise the Office Manager and System Administrator.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management or equivalent field preferred.
  • 5+years of progressive HR generalist work experience in an advertising agency or professional services organization required.
  • Experience working in the Advertising or Marketing industry. 

Dan Clark

SPECIALTIES:  All Office & Human Resources related positions.  

EXPERIENCE:  My area of specialty includes: Direct hire placement, Executive search, Temporary placement, Temporary-to-hire placement and Project recruiting. 

I’M IN THIS BUSINESS BECAUSE:  There’s no better feeling than helping someone realize their goals by assisting them in advancing their career.  I love making that connection!  My goal is to consistently build long lasting relationships with both my clients and my applicants.

CLIENTS CAN COUNT ON ME BECAUSE:  I pride myself on the quality of my work and I truly CARE about their needs.  The better I know them, the better my understanding is as to who would fit their needs.”

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