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The professional managers and staff at Masuda Funai play a critical role in delivering exceptional legal services to our clients. Like our lawyers, our administrative team is passionate about the work they do and they are committed to the firm's collaborative culture and drive for excellence.

The firm is moving beyond the traditional lawyer-non-lawyer divide that exists in many law firms. The vital functions performed by the professional managers and administrative staff are placed on equal footing to the legal counseling provided by the lawyers and paralegals.

If you are interested in applying for a position, please send your resume and cover letter to:

Pamela A. Buchanan, PHR
Human Resources Manager

Masuda Funai
203 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2500
Chicago, IL 60601-1262

We provide a competitive compensation and benefits package to our professional staff, including the following:

  • Health insurance for employees and dependents (PPO, PPO Select, HMO)
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Short-term disability
  • Long-term disability
  • Profit Sharing 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • Qualified transit benefits (mass transportation or parking)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Business casual attire including jeans on Friday
  • Generous Paid Time Off policy
  • Paid holidays
  • Recognition of service awards
  • New employee referral program
  • Complimentary access to on-site fitness center in Chicago

Human Resources Coordinator


We are seeking a dynamic Human Resources Coordinator to join the firm's downtown Chicago office. As a vital member of the HR department, this position is responsible for providing assistance with the day-to-day human resources functions and duties, which includes responsibilities with the firm's HRIS, employee relations and engagement, benefits, recruitment and payroll.

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As the Human Resources Coordinator, you will:

  • Maintain employee files and I-9 file management
  • Assist HR Manager with recruitment, including posting open positions internally, as well as externally on social media and other platforms; monitor Careers mailbox and review resumes; maintain filing system that retains qualified applications for one year; and scheduling interviews for the hiring manager and Human Resources
  • Prepare internal and external correspondence, including employee communications, offer letters, etc.
  • Manage the firm's MCLE tracking system and attorney compliance, as well as submissions for CLE and HR credits
  • Reconcile and process semi-monthly timesheets in ADP WorkforceNow system
  • Reconcile monthly benefits invoices
  • Collaborate on the development, planning and execution of firm events
  • Assist with annual open enrollment process and ongoing wellness initiatives
  • Provide support for the annual evaluation process, including updating the performance management system, assembling performance reviews and scheduling performance review meetings
  • Maintain the ADP portal and the Intranet (HR department page, phone directory, bulletin news, etc.)
  • Filing, photocopying and report production
  • Perform special projects as assigned


  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel; ADP WorkforceNow experience is a plus
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Able to exercise discretion, initiative and exhibit a high level of confidentiality
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong organization and prioritization skills
  • Solid database management and recordkeeping skills
  • Detail oriented, with the ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines
  • Must be a team player
  • Works well with minimal supervision


  • Bachelor's degree in HR or business
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of Human Resources experience

Please send cover letter, resume and salary history/requirements to:

Human Resources Department

Posted: 3.7.19