Human Resources

Jason Hood, Human Resources Director

102 N Neil Street, 4th FL
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 403-8770
Fax: (217) 403-8780







Jason Hood has over ten (10) years experience in the public and private sector as a Human Resources, Employee Relations, and Labor Relations professional.  He has held leadership positions in higher education, municipal government, Fortune 100 companies as well as non-profit associations.  He served as the Senior Director of Labor and Industrial Relations for the Association of Union Constructors, HR/ADA Manager for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., HR/EEO Manager with Tyson Foods and as the HR Specialist for the City of Decatur, IL.  He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law, an MBA from Millikin University Tabor School of Business, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Wabash College.  His affiliations include Society for Human Resources Management, the National Association of African-Americans in Human Resources, the National Black MBA Association, the National Public Employer Labor Relations Association, and the International Public Management Association for Human Resources.

Community Services

LGBT Liaison

Jason Hood also serves as the community LGBT Liaison.

ADA Coordinator

Jason Hood is the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Coordinator for the City of Champaign.


The City of Champaign has a workforce of more than 500 people, and is a leading employer in the Champaign area.  Working for the City means helping our community to thrive and grow.  The City is a great place to work and provides an extensive benefits package; a variety of jobs, work locations and hours; and employee development opportunities.  Join us and you will discover a diverse, dynamic, and rewarding environment.

Job Opportunities

Visit the City’s Online Hiring Center to view and apply for current job openings or to submit a Job Interest Card to be notified of future job opportunities.

Claims Management

The City’s Risk Manager coordinates claims investigations of all types of personal injury and property losses.

Internal Services

The HR Department takes care of the people who take care of the City.  Leadership is provided in the management of all human resource areas, including:  workers’ compensation, benefits, compensation, labor relations, safety and OSHA compliance, Equal Employment Opportunity compliance, and employee training.  Jason Hood also serves as the internal LGBT Liaison.