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Lauren Slipkowsky

Human Resources Coordinator

The HR Coordinator will assist with administering all HR activities including but not limited to recruitment, onboarding, benefits, and employee records.

Key Duties

  • Assists with Human Resources programs & procedures
  • Provides administrative support to department, including filing paperwork and maintaining employee records
  • Participates in benefits enrollments, change reporting, comparing invoices to employee deductions, etc.
  • Processes compensation changes
  • Participates in recruitment and retention efforts including conducting phone screens, corresponding with applicants, and gathering feedback
  • Posts jobs using ADP Recruitment module and on external job boards
  • Coordinates new hire onboarding and tracks required paperwork and training completion
  • Responds to inquiries related to time off, benefits, training and other HR issues
  • Accurately updates the ADP system
  • Tracks and reports on trainings and other activities
  • Assists with special projects
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources Management or equivalent experience required
  • A general understanding of principles and practices of human resources is required
  • One or more years' experience in HR or related area preferred
  • One year of prior administrative experience required
  • Prior experience with an HRIS or payroll database preferred (ADP Workforce Now a plus)
  • Experience working with confidential material is essential
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and strong computer skills (MS Office, Google Suite) are required
  • Strong organizational skills and good judgment are critical
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule and to visit other Old Town School locations in Chicago as needed is required
  • Bilingual in Spanish helpful

If interested and qualified, please apply through our Career Center.

About Old Town School of Folk Music

Chicago's Old Town School of Folk Music (“OTSFM”) is the largest community school of the arts in the U.S. and a non-profit organization committed to celebrating American music and global cultures. Founded in 1957, Old Town School provides a wide range of music, dance, and arts courses to people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Whatever one's interest, Old Town School provides broad access to more than 700 weekly class offerings, a broad array of private lessons, and over 400 concerts and community events per year.

Old Town School of Folk Music opened its Lincoln Square facility in 1998 and expanded in 2012. The Old Town School operates two campuses located in Chicago's Lincoln Square and Lincoln Park neighborhoods that include world-class concert halls, classrooms, an award-winning music store, and a music resource center. Online classes were introduced in 2020 and students from nearly every state and a dozen countries participated over the course of the pandemic. Children's classes are also held at several suburban satellite locations. More information is available at

Equal Employment Opportunity

OTSFM is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees. OTS strives to be an inclusive and equitable organization that is reflective of the diversity of the city of Chicago. We seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. This is critical to our success as a community focused organization.

Job Type: Permanent
Location: Chicago, IL