Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts

March 1, 2023

222 North LaSalle Street, 13th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60601
3101 Old Jacksonville Road
Springfield, Illinois 62704

Applicants may be asked to submit additional materials.

POSITION: Assistant Director, Human Resources
DIVISION: Human Resources
BENEFITS: An attractive Judicial Branch benefits package is offered, including pension, medical, dental, vision and life insurance, as well as deferred compensation and generous leave time
SALARY: Minimum salary $120,551; salary at time of hire to be commensurate with experience
LOCATION: Chicago or Springfield; Hybrid Work Schedule Available


Reporting to the Administrative Director, the Assistant Director, Human Resources is responsible for managing and directing the operations of the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts Human Resources Division. This position involves planning, developing, organizing, coordinating, and applying policies on employment matters for state-wide non-judicial employees. The Assistant Director, Human Resources manages the administration of human resource systems and procedures covering areas such as classification, compensation, recruitment, selection, promotion, Equal Employment Opportunity, performance evaluations, personnel records, leave of absence benefits, workers’ compensation, and professional development and training.


• Develop and administer a comprehensive human resource program for state-wide non-judicial employees
• Assign and evaluate the work of human resources staff
• Provide guidance and assistance to judicial officers in handling personnel issues
• Coordinate and assist in the preparation of human resource matters to be presented for the Administrative Director’s administrative agenda presented each Supreme Court term
• Direct periodic salary surveys and classification reviews
• Counsel and guide managers and employees on personnel procedures, rules, and personal job-related concerns
• Provide professional development and training
• Coordinate and make recommendations on judicial branch staffing
• Oversee planning, development, and implementation of the Supreme Courts’ human resources policies and rules, including leave benefits and compensation
• Examine existing labor and employment laws for compliance
• Review and plan automation requirements for the division
• Conduct continuing research and evaluation of division programs and operations
• Plan and review internal auditing requirements and assignments with the Supreme Court Chief Internal Auditor
• Performs other duties as assigned


• Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Psychology, Business Administration, Public Administration, or a related field is required
• Post-graduate degree in law or other related fields is preferred
• Minimum of seven years of professional experience, five of which should be at a senior management level in human resources, employment law and/or labor negotiations
• Working knowledge of applicable state and federal labor and employment laws
• Knowledge and skill in human resources and labor/employment administration
• Knowledge of computer capabilities and applications for human resource reporting
• Ability to manage and direct human resource programs
• Ability to analyze data and develop solutions to problems
• Skill in effectively dealing with people and people in crisis situations as well as maintaining a professional demeanor and composure
• Ability to maintain positive staff relations and high morale
• Ability to maintain confidentiality
• Ability to manage time effectively while handling a high-volume workload in an environment subject to frequently changing priorities and high stress
• Skill and ability to implement and maintain a variety of functions and projects simultaneously and meet required deadlines
• Demonstrated leadership skills including planning and priority setting, sound decision-making, problem solving, and analytic and interpretive skills
• Skill and ability to be empathetic, impartial, fair, and objective
• Skill in investigative and interviewing procedures and techniques
• Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Professional Suite
• Ability to maintain a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
• Ability to interact with all levels of management and internal and external stakeholders
• Strong written and communications skills
• Strong analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills
• Use of independent judgment within established practice and procedural guidelines
• Must possess a valid Illinois driver’s license and demonstrate proof of automobile insurance to operate a personal vehicle on state business


This position requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time. This is a professional office working environment, requiring telephone usage and the ability to process written documents. Applicant must have the ability to travel throughout the state including overnight stays as required.

Interested candidates should submit – via email – a letter of interest and a resume to:

The position is open until filled. Priority given to applications received on or before March 20, 2023.


For more information, contact:

Brooke Winningham