DiMeo Schneider & Associates, L.L.C. is now Fiducient Advisors

Director of Human Resources

May 14, 2021 | Chicago, IL

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Fiducient Advisors opened its doors on May 1, 1995, striving to provide unparalleled and customized investment consulting services. Our clients include retirement plan sponsors, nonprofit organizations, private clients, and financial institutions. We abide by a fiduciary obligation to put our clients’ interests first. Fiducient operates as a joint venture partner with NFP which provides infrastructure and IT support.

Fiducient seeks a people-centric Director of Human Resources (“HR”) to provide oversight and management of the HR and Business Administration functions of the company. The role is responsible for monitoring company HR strategies and solutions with a focus on driving success and meeting business goals and objectives while fostering collaborative working relationships, building morale, increasing productivity, and supporting the firm’s culture of respect and inclusion. The Director of HR plays a key leadership role in collaborating with firm partners and executives on all facets of our HR strategy to drive growth and help clients prosper.

Job Functions

  • Workforce Planning & Talent Acquisition:
    • Lead workforce planning to identify and analyze business needs in terms of workforce (size, type, experience, knowledge, skills, and quality) to achieve business objectives
    • Drive DEI initiatives to ensure a diverse and representative workforce
    • Working with management, define career paths for employees to optimize career development
    • Partner with business leaders to create and execute a recruiting strategy resulting in a qualified talent pool and strong candidate pipeline
    • Develop and maintain consistent job titles and job descriptions across the business/locations
    • Oversee new employee onboarding and orientation processes


  • Policies, Procedures, and Employee Relations:
    • Provide counsel and direction to management on employee relations matters
    • Maintain compliance with all applicable federal, state, and city laws and regulations related, but not limited to, employment, employee relations, and compensation
    • Ensure employees are trained on the company’s employment-related policies as required by law
    • Interpret and administer company policies for employees and management
    • Serve as an employee advocate while balancing the role of internal business partner
    • Monitor employment practices and decisions ensuring fair, consistent, and ethical practices fostering effective employee relations, reducing turnover, and promoting and maintaining high employee morale
    • Educate and help employees through the Leave of Absence process
    • Track and monitor employee data and provide reports responsive to various inquiries
    • Oversee the payroll process and remedy issues, ensuring appropriate parties are notified and escalating as necessary
    • Occasionally audit payroll registers during peak bonus periods, open enrollment, and to cover team member absences


  • Compensation:
    • Collaborate with leadership to research, develop, implement, and administer compensation, bonus, and incentive programs and structures
    • Provide compensation support including salary planning, approval of salary actions, promotions, and job re-leveling
    • Maintain knowledge of trends and an understanding of benchmark data for planning purposes


  • Performance Management and Development:
    • Drive and facilitate effective performance management practices to create and maintain a high-performance culture
    • Provide coaching and guidance to managers in regards to goal setting, performance reviews, and providing feedback to employees
    • Support talent development and training for the business


  • Employee Engagement:
    • Manage the employee engagement survey process, analyze trends, and provide recommended actions
    • Lead the Engagement Team and co-lead the internal DEI committee and Culture Club


  • Bachelor’s degree required with a preferred concentration in Business Administration/ Management or Human Resource Management
  • PHR, SPHR, or comparable HR certification is required
  • A minimum of 8 to 10 years of generalist Human Resources experience
  • High-level knowledge of the financial services industry is a plus
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite and Adobe is required
  • Experience with HRIS, ATS, LinkedIn Recruiter, and Benefits Management software is preferred
  • Demonstrated project management experience
  • Intermediate knowledge of HR best practices and current regulations
  • Empathetic, easily able to establish rapport with others, and an active listener
  • Ability to read a situation and address conflict in a proactive manner
  • Sound judgment and problem-solving skills
  • Flexible when priorities shift and able to work autonomously
  • Innovative, curious, and enthusiastic
  • Detail-oriented with a high level of accuracy and organization
  • Excellent communication skills are essential
  • Thoughtfully driven, accountable, and able to check your ego

Travel Requirements

  • 5% travel for training and business events

Work Environment

  • This role works in a professional office environment located in downtown Chicago, IL or Windsor, CT
  • This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, and photocopiers

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here represent those that an associate must meet to perform the essential functions of this job successfully.

  • Sitting, particularly for sustained periods
  • Regularly required to speak and hear
  • Frequently required to stand, walk, use hands and fingers, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions


Fiducient Advisors provides equal employment opportunities to all associates and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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Why Choose Fiducient Advisors?

Headquartered in Chicago’s financial district with additional offices in Hartford, Austin, Washington, DC, Boston, Los Angeles and Portland (ME), the firm strives to provide impartial, cost effective investment consulting to plan sponsors, nonprofit organizations and private clients. Seasoned professionals make use of leading edge technology to deliver a variety of services including: investment policies, performance evaluation, asset allocation analysis, administrative/trustee search, asset liability analysis, spending policies, manager/fund search, cost/benefit analysis. The firm prides itself on the level of service it provides to each client and a proactive approach. Fiducient Advisors is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce; women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.