NEWS: PrairieCat is Hiring | HR and Administrative Assistant

Position has been filled (6/26/2020)

Human Resources and Administrative Assistant
Full Time: 37.5 hours/week
Salary: $19.48-$24.35/hour, depending on qualifications

Organization Overview: One hundred thirty-six libraries in Illinois share an integrated library automation system known as PrairieCat. By sharing the cost of central site equipment, computer and database maintenance, staff, and telecommunications, libraries of all sizes (including public, academic, school and special) have found it possible to join the consortium and to realize the advantages of automated resource sharing.

Position Overview: PrairieCat is seeking a Human Resources and Administrative Assistant to join our team of twelve staff. This position will be housed at the RAILS Service Center in Coal Valley, IL. (Due to the current pandemic, working from home is an option under certain guidelines and after appropriate training). Some regional travel will be required to attend administrative meetings.

The HR and Administrative Assistant works closely with the Director, and is responsible for payroll, records management, staff HR inquiries, meeting and event coordination, meeting support including minutes, and some member communication tasks, among other related duties. We are looking for a detail-oriented, cooperative, and creative person to help us meet our goals of member satisfaction and the continued progress of our organization. If you can help us reach our goals and are interested in a job helping libraries strengthen their communities, please apply.

Knowledge and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree with a focus in human resources, finance, or related field OR equivalent combination of education and experience required
  • 3-5 years of human resources experience preferred
  • Minimum 1 year experience using a computerized payroll system preferred
  • Knowledge of payroll principles, practices and methods
  • Knowledge of employment laws
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to maintain confidential information exposed to in the course of business
  • Ability to multi-task while ensuring meticulous accuracy
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work assignments and coordinate a variety of tasks, with good attention to detail and ability to deal with conflicting priorities and deadlines 
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure

More information: Full Job Description

Benefits

Vacation, sick, and personal leave. Nine paid holidays. Health/dental/vision/life insurance. 401(a) retirement plan and voluntary 457(b)/Roth IRA retirement plans.

To Apply
Application Deadline: Open until filled

Please submit the following via email at carolyn.coulter@railslibraries.info

This position will be housed at the RAILS Service Center in Coal Valley, IL (220 W. 23rd Ave, Coal Valley, IL).  Due to the current pandemic, working from home is an option under certain guidelines and after appropriate training. 

Application Contact: 
Carolyn Coulter
Director
carolyn.coulter@railslibraries.info

Business Address:
PrairieCat
220 W. 23rd Ave
Coal Valley, IL 61240