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HR Coordinator in Niles, IL at AFN

Date Posted: 2/4/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

At AFN we hire the best of the best – visionary thinkersÍž people continuously looking to reinvent  the way they do business and seek out new, creative solutions. Our high-performance team is driven, empowered, innovative and packed with self-­starters. We provide our employees with  the necessary tools and freedom to build their own career paths and discover success. AFN is committed to your personal success and offers the resources, programs and support needed to make it happen. We care about your professional growth and will help you achieve your goals.  We offer a competitive base salary, aggressive incentive program and a  comprehensive benefits package. 


The HR Coordinator will play a key role on the HR team and to the business by facilitating HR processes and performing administrative and office support activities for the team. You will be assisting in a large variety of functions, including but not limited to recruiting and on-boarding, learning and development, performance management, employee recognition, payroll and benefits administration, and other additional projects. The HR Coordinator will be an energetic and enthusiastic individual open to opportunity with the yearning to grow and flourish within the team.


  • Provide recruiting support by creating job requisitions and maintaining the applicant tracking system (ATS), coordinating phone screens and interviews, conducting reference and background checks, and representing AFN at various college job fairs throughout the year.
  • Play a key role in the new hire on-boarding process by conducting new hire orientations and ensuring the communication, delivery and storage of new and post hire paperwork.
  • Own and handle employee filing process by filing documents into the appropriate files, making photocopies and faxing documents as needed.
  • Take on the scheduling of various events and meetings, and performing other clerical tasks, as needed.
  • Assist the Learning & Development function by maintaining the administration for the Learning Management System (LMS).
  • Provide support in the company’s performance management process by assuming responsibility of the applicable software, reporting and communication to employees.
  • Manage administration of the company payroll system and HRIS.
  • Assist in benefits administration including but not limited to monthly health and welfare benefits enrollment, employee recognition program, and leaves of absence process.
  • Maintain compliance within policy and procedure updates, labor law postings, and completion of government agency forms per applicable federal, state and local laws.
  • Assist as the “go-to” employee liaison for general HR inquiries while promoting positive employee relations throughout the organization.
  • Complete other duties and/or projects as assigned.

Job Requirements



  • With a Bachelor’s degree specializing in HR, minimum of 1 to 2 years of professional experience required.
  • With a Bachelor’s degree not specialized in HR, minimum 1 year of experience in an HR support role. (e.g., HR Coordinator, Recruiting Coordinator, Payroll Administrator).  

Education and Certifications: 

  • BA/BS degree in Human Resources, Industrial Psychology or related business major required

Skills and Capabilities:

  • Must be open to learning opportunities and possess a positive “can-do” approach and attitude.
  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build good cross-functional relationships.
  • Proven ability to consistently and positively contribute in a high-paced environment.
  • Must be able to shift gears at a given moment and able to prioritize daily tasks and projects.
  • High levels of ethics, personal discipline and professionalism required.
  • Demonstrated ability to keep information confidential and commitment to produce high quality work.
  • Must possess a high level of data integrity.
  • Ability to accurately and thoroughly document, record, and maintain information and data.
  • Technically savvy and possess intermediate proficiencies in Microsoft Suite (e.g. Excel, Word and PowerPoint.)
  • Ability to take initiative to think outside the box and identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Strong decision making, organizational and analytical skills.

Who We Are:

Founded in 2003, AFN is an award-winning, third-party logistics provider focused on supply chain solutions and transportation services throughout North America.  Serving motor carriers, manufacturers and retailers, we are known for our commitment to client services, our proactive approach to fighting cargo theft and our expertise in retail compliance.  We specialize in creating customized logistics solutions for our clients, including full truckload, LTL, intermodal, high-value shipping, expedited services and outsourced transportation. 

Along with professional tools and resources, AFN also provides a growing,  team-oriented,and high energy culture. Here at AFN, we have casual dress code, Free Lunch Fridays, and an in-house gym to ensure we provide a fun, comfortable atmosphere that is also professional.

AFN is an Equal Opportunity Employer AA/M/F/V/D. No third party candidates please.

If you are unable to apply online due to a disability, contact us at 1-877-562-3236.