The Mather Group Director of Human Resources - Chicago, IL


The Mather Group is one of the fastest-growing independent, fee-only registered investment advisory firms in the country, offering comprehensive financial planning services with clients’ best interests in mind. We find the most cost-effective investment strategies, and clients pay only for our expert advice—no commissions, no product fees and no hidden fees. 


Across our industry, only 3.8% of financial advisors are obligated to put their clients’ best interests first. What the average investor doesn’t realize is that most advisors hold brokerage licenses that allow them to put their firm's interests ahead of the client's. They aren’t legally obligated to act in the client’s best interest and can sell investment products for commissions. The Mather Group is a registered investment advisor with a fiduciary duty to our clients. That means we have a legal obligation to always act in their best interest. When clients chose TMG, there are no conflicts about where their money is held or how it’s managed. What we're doing differently is educating investors on what the fiduciary responsibility really means, at a time when it's more important than ever.


  • $2.8 Billion in assets under management
  • Five offices in established markets: Chicago, Houston, Dallas, Atlanta and San Francisco Bay Area
  • 55 staff members and growing
  • Named to Barron's Top 100 Independent Advisor List (2018)
  • Named to Barron’s Top Advisor List (2016, 2017)
  • Named to Financial Times Top Advisers List (2016, 2017, 2018)


As our Director of Human Resources, you’ll be responsible for: 

  • Putting your extensive knowledge of HR best practices into action to drive positive organizational changes, supporting our strategic goals and growth initiatives
  • Managing our recruitment strategy and processes, including interviewing and onboarding
  • Strengthening our employer brand to help us recruit the very best talent
  • Serving as a champion of career development, delivering innovative HR programs that enable employees to exceed their goals
  • Developing job descriptions, responsibilities, and career paths for current and new roles
  • Overseeing rotational training for new employees
  • Developing strategies for addressing sensitive employee-related issues
  • Managing initiatives focused on employee engagement and talent retention
  • Taking ownership of our employee handbook, ensuring our policies are practical, meaningful and comply with current rules and regulations
  • Analyzing wage and benefit data to develop and maintain competitive compensation, benefits and incentive structures
  • Maintaining records of benefit plan participation including insurance, 401(k) and bonuses
  • Overseeing annual performance review process
  • Working with executive team to project future human capital needs for dynamic and growing firm
  • Preparing budgets and proformas for compensation and benefit costs based on current and future human capital needs


The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications and attributes:

  • Bachelor's degree required, master's degree preferred 
  • PHR and SPHR certifications required
  • 10+ years of professional experience working in challenging roles with increasing levels of responsibility
  • Strong track record of achievement and meeting/exceeding ambitious targets
  • Demonstrated track record of excelling in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial team environment
  • A motivated, self-started looking for a place to grow your career

The Mather Group is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds.

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