Senior Human Resources Coordinator

Location US-IL-Evanston
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At UL, we know why we come to work.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Human Resources Coordinator at UL Research Institutes and UL Standards & Engagement, based in our Evanston, IL office.


The Senior Human Resources Coordinator will support the human resources (HR) team in the development, implementation, and delivery of HR programs including employee onboarding, talent and performance management, employee relations, compensation, and learning and development. The Senior HR Coordinator supports day to day HR activities, supporting a positive employee experience and promptly responding to employee inquiries and requests.


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At UL Research Institutes and UL Standards & Engagement (UL), we wake up every day with a common purpose: to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place. Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are proud that our culture is centered on integrity, collaboration, inclusion and excellence. UL stands at the forefront of technological advancement, and we are continually challenged to find new ways to foster innovation and positive change. Satisfying? Yes. Exciting? Absolutely!

What you’ll learn & achieve:

As the Senior Human Resources Coordinator, you will play a key role in the rapid growth of UL as you:

  • Support members of the HR team in the development, implementation, and delivery of HR programs including employee onboarding, talent and performance management, employee relations, compensation, learning and development, and policies and procedures.
  • Serve as a first point of contact to receive and respond to internal and external HR related inquiries in a timely manner, escalate to the right contact(s), and follow up as appropriate.
  • Lead the implementation and communication of HR policies and procedures.
  • Identify opportunities and work with the HR team to implement improvements to HR processes and employee experience.
  • Contribute to the development of new or revised programs and policies by gathering, analyzing, and summarizing research data, and making recommendations and suggestions for improvement.
  • Organize employee events and initiatives to promote employee engagement and a positive work culture.
  • Maintain information into the HCM system (Workday) to ensure data integrity and compliance, conduct audits and make associated corrections as appropriate. Prepare and distribute standard and ad-hoc reports.
  • Prepare HR-related documents, such as employment verification letters, disciplinary letters, and employee communications.
  • Contribute to other HR and organization-wide projects as appropriate.

What makes you a great fit:

While no one candidate will embody every quality, the successful candidate will bring many of the following professional competencies and personal attributes:

  • Positive and collaborative interpersonal skills to work effectively with leaders and colleagues across the organization.
  • Curiosity and ability to learn about the mission and work of the organization, its leaders and employees, and the connection with HR programs and strategies.
  • Written and oral communication and presentation skills, and ability to learn and communicate the organization’s employee value proposition to leaders and employees.
  • Problem solving skills and initiative to identify issues and concerns as they arise and recommend practical solutions for improvement.
  • Analytical skills to create and analyze qualitative and quantitative data and reports.
  • Organization, attention to detail, responsiveness, and ability to work and collaborate with others in a fast-paced environment.
  • Maintain a high level of professionalism, confidentiality, and integrity.

 Professional education and experience requirements for the role include:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Human Resources, Psychology, Communication, or related discipline with one year of related HR experience.
  • Proficiency with MS Office. Higher level skills in Excel and PowerPoint are a plus.
  • Experience working with a Human Capital Management (HCM) such as Workday, is a plus.



UL has COVID-19 protocols and policies in place to ensure the safety of our employees, customers and clients. Effective November 1, 2021, the company mandates that employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment (except where prohibited by law), subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.

What you’ll experience working at UL:

  • Mission: For UL, corporate and social responsibility isn’t new. Making the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place has been our business model for the last 128 years and is deeply ingrained in everything we do.
  • People: Ask any UL employee what they love most about working here, and you’ll almost always hear, “the people.” Going beyond what is possible is the standard at UL. We’re able to deliver the best because we employ the best.
  • Interesting work: Every day is different for us here as we eagerly anticipate the next innovation that our customers’ create. We’re inspired to take on the challenge that will transform how people live, work and play. And as a global company, in many roles, you will get international experience working with colleagues around the world.
  • Grow & achieve: We learn, work and grow together with targeted development, reward and recognition programs as well as our very own UL University that offers extensive training programs for employees at all stages, including a technical training track for applicable roles.
  • Total Rewards: All employees at UL Research Institutes and UL Standards & Engagement are eligible for bonus compensation. We offer comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans. a generous 401k matching structure of up to 5% of eligible pay. Additionally, we invest an additional 4% into your retirement saving fund after your first year of continuous employment. Depending on your role, you can work with your manager on flexible working arrangements. We also provide employees with paid time off including vacation, holiday, sick and volunteer time off.

Learn More:

About UL Research Institutes and UL Standards & Engagement 


UL Research Institutes and UL Standards & Engagement are nonprofit organizations dedicated to advancing safety science research through the discovery and application of scientific knowledge. We conduct rigorous independent research and analyze safety data, convene experts worldwide to address risks, share knowledge through safety education and public outreach initiatives, and develop standards to guide safe commercialization of evolving technologies. We foster communities of safety, from grassroots initiatives for neighborhoods to summits of world leaders. Our organization employs collaborative and scientific approaches with partners and stakeholders to drive innovation and progress toward improving safety, security, and sustainability, ultimately enhancing societal well-being.

Our wholly owned subsidiary, UL Solutions, advances our shared public safety mission. We fund our work through grants, the licensing of standards documents and the business activities of UL Solutions, which conducts testing, verification and certification, and provides training and advisory services, along with data-driven reporting and decision-making tools for customers around the world.

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