VP Human Resources at Everspring

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We are looking for a well-rounded HR leader who is a strong business partner, dynamic problem solver, enthusiastic coach and mentor with excellent judgement, a love of creating culture and demonstrated HR acumen. The ideal candidate for this has experience partnering with leadership as an HR generalist and as a strategic thinker, thrives in a fast growth environment, and is eager to roll up their sleeves to get the job done. 


The VP of Human Resources will be a member of and partner to Everspring’s leadership team. The role reports to the SVP Finance & Administration, with a dotted line to the President, and works with the leadership team to develop, manage and ensure all aspects of human resources align with and contribute to Everspring’s business goals. The VP of Human Resources is responsible for setting, implementing and refining HR strategies, along with managing HR operations. The role is also responsible for all aspects of employee relations, performance management, culture development, recruiting, HR administration, benefits, and employee retention. The position is based in Chicago.


We are building a best-in-class organization; the ideal candidate will be excited about taking a leadership role in this work!   



We are seeking a strong HR leader to oversee all aspects of Everspring’s “people functions,” and culture creation, with a substantial focus on talent acquisition and development. Specifically: 


Cultivate a strong and healthy organizational culture

  • Act as a trusted resource for senior leadership, and a conduit for communications between leadership and our teams
  • Manage Everspring’s cultural activities, including social activities, the company’s culture committee, charitable drives, etc.
  • Oversee Everspring’s communications with employees
  • Maintain strong relationships throughout Everspring, ensuring early insight into emerging issues and ensuring all voices are heard
  • Lead Everspring’s diversity initiatives
  • Ensure that all Everspring employees view HR as a trusted, approachable, and supportive function

Human Resources Business Partnership

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive program for talent management, career pathing, performance management, coaching, compensation and employee relations 
  • Provide business partnership to Everspring leaders for the full range of employee relations matters. Manage all employee relations matters from initiation to completion, working with legal counsel when necessary
  • Establish and refine full range of company policies and procedures 
  • Manage HRIS administration (Paylocity) and continued rollout of platform
  • Manage all aspects of the human resources budget, including setting and monitoring progress against HR-related Key Performance Indicators 

Total Rewards

  • Oversee all aspects of Everspring’s benefits and incentive programs 
  • Deliver technical advice and expertise on all human resources and benefits issues 
  • Manage relationships with external benefit providers and brokers

Talent Acquisition & Development  

  • Oversee the talent acquisition function 
  • Oversee new employee on-boarding 
  • Develop and execute a strategic plan to maintain Everspring as an employer-of-choice 


  • Bachelor’s degree required. Degree in business or human resources a plus 
  • 10 or more years of progressive experience in human resources, with substantial experience in the areas of responsibility listed above 
  • Experience supporting a services-based business, ideally in an ecommerce, technology, and/or customer-service focused industry 
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills 
  • Excellent at managing workflow for multiple projects, with minimal oversight, in a fast-paced environment 
  • Highly organized, self-directed, and action-oriented, with an ability to work with employees at all levels in a range of functions 
  • Demonstrated record of managing to budgets, targets, goals, and timelines 
  • Familiarity with Paylocity  HRIS

Preferred qualifications: 

  • Outstanding personal leadership skills 
  • Advanced degree or MBA 
  • Demonstrated experience scaling the human resources function for a fast-growing organization 
  • Experience working in a matrixed reporting relationship
  • Experience in educational services a “plus” 

About Everspring:


Everspring is a leading provider of education technology and services solutions for higher education. Our advanced technology, proven marketing approach, and robust faculty support and instructional design services deliver outstanding outcomes for our university partners, powering their success online. Everspring offers a range of full-service turnkey solutions, as well as standalone fee-for-service offerings, and innovative self-service products that enable universities to establish themselves as leaders in the digital delivery of higher education. Based in Chicago and recently named one of the “Best Places to Work,” Everspring serves a growing number of colleges and universities, nationwide.

Visit www.everspringpartners.com for more information. Don’t just go digital. BE DIGITAL.™


Everspring is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. Everspring makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.

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Experts at staying connected, our offices are in the Loop, steps from the river, public transit and the best food in the West Loop and River North.

An Insider's view of Everspring

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The vibe in the office is casual and collaborative. There is a lot of teamwork cross-functionally. You're exposed to a wide range of operations that don't only focus on your specific role, but the business as a whole. There are many opportunities to learn from your colleagues in marketing, learning design, and technology!


Client Engagement Manager

What does your typical day look like?

What excites me about working in Admissions is that you never know what you're getting yourself into each day. I live for the challenging questions thrown at me and overcoming their obstacles or objections. At the end of the day, I'm honored to be a part of their journey...my goal is to leave them with an impression they'll never forget.


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How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I have been given the opportunity to go from managing a few projects on a handful of technologies to managing the product strategy for over three dozen products with multiple projects running concurrently. Everspring has given me the opportunity to gain my stride by providing me the freedom to exercise my creativity and technology domain knowledge.


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How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Growing up, my father always used to sit me down and talk to me about life. My biggest takeaway from those talks is that I should always surround myself with good people.
Good people are the most important asset an organization can have, and Everspring definitely has this asset. Our culture promotes creativity, collaboration and personal growth.


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What are Everspring Perks + Benefits

Everspring Benefits Overview

We understand that our employees are our success. We are dynamic, curious, passionate and collaborative problem solvers who push the boundaries of innovation on a daily basis. Our growth is a direct result of their investment in us. That’s why we offer a competitive and comprehensive benefits package that includes health coverage, a 401K plan, company-paid life insurance, work-life balance benefits and much more. We also know that our employees understand the spirit of Everspring better than anyone. We offer a generous referral bonus when employees help us identify the mix of talent, drive and personality that results in a successful hire.

Because our employees invest their talents and efforts in us, we strive to invest in them and their needs. We understand that time off is important, so we provide both paid company holidays and a generous PTO accrual policy, allowing our employees to take time off and recharge based on their unique, individual needs.
Wellness is an important part of our company culture, so we cover the majority of the cost for our in-building gym, allowing our employees easy access to fitness, wellness and peace of mind. We also participate in the annual Chase Corporate Challenge, allowing our employee community an opportunity to take part in collective fitness, fun and celebration.

In our downtown location on the Chicago River, our offices occupy the 22nd floor, offering our employees an expansive view of our beautiful city and a daily display of the beating heart of the Loop. And in our spacious, luxurious 30th floor coffee lounge, employees can take a midday beverage break, lead collaborative sessions at communal work tables or just get some heads down time on the regular.

Because we work hard, we play hard as well. Everspring offers a wealth of unique socialization outlets for its employees, ensuring that our dynamic, innovative culture is upheld through connection and camaraderie. Explore a few of the ways we stay connected:

- Culture committee dedicated to cross-company collaboration, education and community engagement
- Regular social events including game nights, happy hours, team and company outings, corporate races,
summer and holiday parties, and potlucks
- Endless coffee, soft drinks and sparkling water to suit anyone’s taste bud needs
- Casual and open office environment

Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Everspring is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to and celebrates diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
The confidential Employee Assistance Program can help you with things like stress, anxiety, depression, chemical dependency, relationship or legal issues. This is a free service to employees.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Starting in the 1st quarter of 2021, Everspring will provide employees with a 401(k) employer match. As a company, we'll be matching dollar-per-dollar up to 4% of an employee’s deferral into the 401
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work from home one day per week after 6 months of employment.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
We offer between 15 and 30 days of paid time off per year based on years of service.
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Everspring offers a variety of coffee, tea, soda and those delightful flavored seltzer waters.
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
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