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.

Human Resource Manager



Job Description
Gray Design Group is seeking an experienced Human Resource Manager with excellent interpersonal skills, a solid understanding of employment laws and a desire to foster 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 dedicated and deeply motivated team (or, as we affectionately call them, the “groupies”) is 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 collaboration 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.

We are seeking an enthusiastic Human Resources Manager to lead and manage HR functions within our firm. Duties include:

  • Develop and implement HR strategies aligned with our firm’s objectives and values.
  • Administer and manage employee benefits programs, including incentive plans, health insurance, retirement plans, etc.
  • Manage performance evaluation processes and guide career development.
  • Work with senior management to investigate and resolve employee relations issues and conduct investigations when necessary.
    • Assist with onboarding new employees.
  • Coordinate and conduct training programs to support employee growth and development.
  • Stay updated on industry trends and best practices in HR management.
  • Recommend and implement programs for employee retention and recognition.
  • Enforce, communicate and respond to inquiries regarding policies, procedures and programs related to HR.
  • Oversee and participate in the process for terminating employees.
  • Conduct exit interviews, track trends and offer recommendations for improvement.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources (HR), Business Administration or related field.
  • At least five (5) years of experience working in HR management, preferably in the architecture or design industry.
  • Strong knowledge of employment laws and HR best practices.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion.
  • Proficient in HR software and systems.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Exceptional organizational and leadership abilities.

Gray Design Group is an equal opportunity employer.

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