Human Resources Coordinator


Human Resources Coordinator  


Full-time, Non-exempt

Reports to:

Director, Human Resources & Administration


Commensurate with experience

Hire Date:

LCLC will close the posting as soon as we find an exceptional candidate

Who We Are 

Lawndale Christian Legal Center (LCLC) specializes in providing a unique form of holistic community-based criminal defense representation grounded in restorative justice principles to minors and emerging adults (24 and under) from North Lawndale, Austin, East Garfield Park, and Little Village. LCLC started in North Lawndale where it is still headquartered today. In summer 2021, LCLC expanded its service area by co-locating holistic legal services with BUILD in Austin, Breakthrough in East Garfield Park, and New Life Centers in Little Village. At all four sites, LCLC’s highly relational, innovative community-led model of justice is performed by an interdisciplinary team of attorneys, case managers, outreach workers, circle-keepers, and community partners that provide developmentally appropriate supports for minors and emerging adults. The team identifies and meets the legal and social needs of our youth at every phase of the criminal justice system: from diversion, arrest, through trial, and the completion of any period of probation, supervision, and parole. By serving justice-involved minors and emerging adults holistically in their community, LCLC is leading the transformation of the traditional criminal justice system and establishing new best practices in community-based holistic interventions grounded in restorative justice that are more effective, cost less, and result in greater public safety for all. We believe our holistic, community-led restorative justice model will transform the criminal justice system and end mass incarceration when we scale our model across Cook County and the nation. More information on LCLC can be found at

Our North Lawndale Community

North Lawndale is a vibrant and resilient community and we are proud to be a part of it. Our office is located just next door to the Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Apartments and Exhibit Center, built on the site where Dr. King lived for six months during his Chicago Freedom Campaign in 1966. North Lawndale is tightly-knit, and we are gratified by our affiliation with the Lawndale Community Church, an organization that has done so much to bring necessary health and legal services to the community. Unfortunately, following decades of disinvestment, “white flight”, redlining, and other harbingers of systemic poverty and violence, North Lawndale still suffers from high levels of poverty, economic hardship, violence, and over- policing. 

In North Lawndale, approximately 850 officers are assigned to the two police districts that patrol 35,000 residents. In addition, a significant percentage of specialized units (which are historically aggressive and abusive) have been ordered to rove in our community. More than 1,500 youth are arrested in North Lawndale yearly, the second highest rate in Chicago. Indiscriminate stops and searches of North Lawndale residents are a daily occurrence; 66% of adults surveyed perceived no legitimate reason for their most recent police stop. A startling 59% of adults in North Lawndale have been arrested, 30% convicted, and 27% jailed. 

Despite the seemingly insurmountable odds that our youths encounter within North Lawndale, namely the violence, poverty, and police brutality, they demonstrate hope, resolve, and a drive to make their neighborhood a better place. We are continually inspired by our clients’ resilience and positivity in the face of external challenges. It is both an honor and a privilege to help them walk them away from the criminal justice system and equip them to take control of their future.

Job Description

The Human Resources Coordinator serves as the face of the organization and performs diversified and confidential administrative duties. The Coordinator will communicate with and greet all visitors, including funders, Board members, community partners, and justice-involved, high risk youth from North Lawndale. The Coordinator is responsible for performing diversified and confidential human resources and administrative duties related to the daily office operations of LCLC.


Human Resources:

  • Provides full cycle recruitment support including posting of positions, screen resumes, schedule candidates, create interview schedules, collect interviewer evaluations, conduct reference and background checks.
  • Maintains personnel files and ensures record retention administration. Verify I-9 documentation and maintaining records.
  • Performs benefits administration and assists with employee questions related to benefits.
  • Assists with payroll data entry and other payroll related functions (i.e., status changes, new hire information, termination data).
  • Enters employee data updates, and termination data to HRIS platforms.
  • Researches and prepare data for HR reports.
  • Provides support and assistance for performance reviews as directed.
  • Prepares orientation and onboarding materials. Gives facilities tours to new hires and provides office keys as needed. Create or procure business cards for staff members.
  • Assists employees with inquiries about personnel guidelines and procedures.
  • Prepares confidential correspondence to employees.
  • Maintains the organizational virtual recognition box and other online databases.
  • Participates in administrative staff meetings and maintains company organization charts and the employee directory.

Reception and Office Management:

  • Answers all incoming telephone calls, directing caller to appropriate individual or answering the inquiry by providing other information as needed.
  • Maintains accurate records of who enters the building using a sign-in sheet.
  • Greet all visitors and announce their arrival to appropriate party.
  • Receive, separate, and distribute mail and faxes. Complete mailings for staff. Processes and record incoming checks.
  • Conduct all duties associated with supplies management, including buying and restocking, utilizing competitive pricing, and staying within a strict budget. Prepare expense report for HR-, facilities, and office-related expenses and submit to supervisor for review.
  • Partner with facilities staff/contractors to ensure LCLC facilities are clean, safe, and well maintained.
  • Function as on-site point of contact for project contractors and elevate facilities needs to LCLC management, as appropriate.
  • Maintain organization and cleanliness of office building common and shared spaces.
  • Inform and work with IT to address problems with equipment, copiers, computers, server, phones, and internet to ensure that all technologies work properly.
  • Assist with coordination and preparation of staff events. Design and distribute staff engagement emails and flyers.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • At least one year of human resources experience.
  • Exceptional organizational and administrative skills.
  • Time management skills and ability to manage priorities and workflow.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and welcoming demeanor.
  • Integrity and ability to main confidentiality.
  • Good judgment, with the ability to make timely and sound decisions.
  • High degree of computer literacy (Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Google Email, and demonstrated ability to learn new programs.
  • Action-orientation, adaptability, innovativeness, and collaborative approach required for succeeding within a small, dynamic, and diverse office.
  • Passion for, understanding of, and commitment to LCLC’s vision and mission
  • Current driver’s license, good driving record, evidence of insurability, and reliable access to a vehicle.
  • Candidates from North Lawndale encouraged to apply.
  • Minorities and veterans encouraged to apply.


Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references to: Include position title in email subject. The position, which is available immediately, will remain open until filled.

Lawndale Christian Legal Center is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, 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. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and organizational needs. Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative of those we serve. 

North Lawndale residents and minorities encouraged to apply.