About Gray Design Group

Gray Design Group is one of the leading multi-disciplined architectural, interior, planning, branding and graphic design firms in the Midwest. With over 40 years of experience and thousands of successful projects, Gray continues to deliver exceptional, vibrant designs throughout the U.S. and abroad.

HR Generalist



Gray Design Group is seeking a human resource professional with excellent interpersonal skills, a solid understanding of employment laws and a passion for fostering a positive and inclusive workplace culture.

We have created a personable and welcoming group, which is why nearly every new hire says the top thing about Gray is ‘its people.’ This passionate group of dedicated and deeply motivated people (or, as we affectionately call them, “groupies”) are energetic and giving. As a small and certified Women-Owned Business, we value the importance of creating a diverse workforce and portfolio within a friendly and approachable environment. We value teamwork and encourage learning by supporting personal and professional growth.

At Gray, we understand that your personal life often inspires a passion for design. Our people-first approach, offering flexible schedules, a hybrid work model, a robust benefits package and financial support for CEU credits, creates a culture our employees take pride in. Our approach to design is rooted in the belief that integrating architecture, interiors, branding and graphics are all crucial elements for a project’s success. Instead of treating them as separate phases, we consider them essential components of the design process.

Job Summary:

The HR Generalist will manage the day-to-day operations of the Human Resources department, including the administration of policies, procedures and programs. The HR Generalist will work closely with the HR Advisor in learning the Gray way in order to preserve the culture and effectively serve the organization. The HR Generalist will handle responsibilities in the following functional areas: recruitment, employee relations, performance management, training and development, benefits administration and compliance.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Recruitment + Onboarding:
    • Assist in developing job descriptions and job postings.
    • Screen resumes, conduct interviews and coordinate with hiring managers.
    • Facilitate the onboarding process for new employees, including orientation and necessary training.
  • Employee Relations:
    • Serve as a point of contact for employee questions and concerns.
    • Assist in resolving employee issues and conflicts.
    • Promote a positive work environment and culture.
  • Performance Management:
    • Support the performance review process, including tracking performance appraisals and assisting with performance improvement plans.
    • Provide guidance to managers and employees on performance-related issues.
  • Training + Development:
    • Identify training needs and coordinate training programs.
    • Assist in the development and implementation of training materials and resources.
    • Monitor the effectiveness of training programs.
  • Benefits Administration:
    • Assist with the administration of employee benefits programs, including health insurance, retirement plans and other benefits.
    • Handle employee inquiries regarding benefits and liaise with benefit providers as necessary.
  • Compliance:
    • Ensure compliance with federal, state and local employment laws and regulations.
    • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of employment legislation and inform management of any changes.
    • Assist with the preparation and submission of required reports and documentation.
    • Partner to design implementation of compliance items for federal subcontractor employers with 50+ employees.
  • HR Policies + Procedures:
    • Assist in the development and implementation of HR policies and procedures.
    • Ensure that employees are aware of and understand HR policies and procedures.
    • Maintain and update the employee handbook as needed.
  • HR Administration:
    • Maintain accurate and up-to-date employee records.
    • Prepare and maintain HR reports and metrics.
    • Support various HR initiatives and projects as needed.
    • Manage and process payroll.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or related field.
  • 2-3 years of experience in a Human Resources role.
  • Knowledge of HR principles, practices and employment laws.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills.
  • Proficiency with HRIS and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Servant Leadership approach and style.
  • Bring a learning mentality.

Working Conditions:

  • This position is primarily office-based with standard working hours. Some travel may be required for recruitment events, training sessions and meetings.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to sit for extended periods and perform work on a computer.
  • Occasional lifting of office supplies and materials.


  • 100% paid employee medical coverage.
  • 401k savings plan with employer match.
  • PTO and Holiday pay.

Gray Design Group is an equal opportunity employer.

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