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Teamwork. Integrity. Excellence.  We are Aspire. Voted as one of Chicago’s ‘Best and Brightest Companies to work for’ in 2016, we know that Together, We’re Better!

If you’re interested in being part of our bold and enterprising organization, please click here to view a detailed listing of current career opportunities.

As a leading nonprofit, Aspire’s mission is to support the successes of children and adults with disabilities, strengthen their families and build embracing communities.

We do that every day by providing unparalleled services, programs and opportunities through our four enterprises: Aspire Kids, Aspire Living, Aspire Careers and Aspire CoffeeWorks, and through our organization’s dynamic team of 150 members in Chicago and the suburbs.

We look to redefine what’s possible for people with disabilities by providing high quality and exceptional service, and we’re looking for people who have the same passion and drive. In return, we offer rewarding and challenging career paths that give you the opportunity to learn, grow, collaborate and advance in your field.

We also offer competitive employment salaries and compensation, a comprehensive benefits package, a robust employee wellness program and a fun and engaging work environment. We offer a variety of jobs in Chicago and across the Western suburbs, including but not limited to: case managers, direct support professionals, speech therapy, occupational therapy and more. If you enjoying helping people or have a background in case management, counselor, education, social services, teaching, or working with kids or adults with disabilities, please view our available job opportunities or contact Aspire’s HR team.

Job Spotlight

Vice President of People

Description: Aspire is seeking a dynamic and highly motivated individual to lead our People Team as Vice President.  If you are determined to make a difference and provide support to a dedicated and passionate team, we want to talk to you!

The Vice President of People is responsible for enriching the lives of Aspire team members through strategic development of all People functions including talent management, culture, compensation, labor relations and negotiation, organizational development, policies and practices, ethical and social issues, and compliance with laws and regulations. This position serves as the resident advisor and coach for the leadership team regarding all People matters. The Vice President directs the support team of Aspire’s Enterprises through volunteer, facilities, office, and fleet management.

The Vice President of People guides People practices and objectives that facilitate a team-oriented, high-performance culture and superior workforce. Responsibilities involve considerable team member, board, community and other stakeholder interaction regarding a vast variety of human resources related policies and procedures.

Qualifications: The desire and ability to help Aspire live its’ mission and will embody Aspire’s values of Teamwork, Integrity and Excellence. The passion and commitment to further the evolution of this Best Place To Work culture. The ability to build and grow a performance based team. Demonstrated ability to partner with business leadership and operations to meet business and operational goals. A solution focused approach to problem solving. Bachelor’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Human Resources, or related field. Master’s degree preferred. 8+ years of progressive HR experience, PHR/SPHR certification preferred. Demonstrated leadership ability and effective oral and written communication skills. Advanced knowledge of employment laws and regulations impacting nonprofits and disability services. Advanced Microsoft Office skills including data analytics and reporting. Knowledge of HRIS, Paycom preferred. The ability to manage confidential information, multiple priorities and competing deadlines plus maintain an attention to detail. The ability to travel to local facilities as needed – a valid Illinois driver’s license with a good driving record, personal vehicle and state minimum insurance coverage are required.

If you’re inspired by what you’ve read and are committed to making a difference, apply today! Email your Resume and Cover Letter to