Membership Director


The Membership Director is responsible for providing leadership to membership activities in chapters, particularly assuring that chapter membership directors have access to resources necessary to recruit at-large SHRM members to chapters, local chapter members only to SHRM, and non-affiliated HR professionals to both organizations.



SHRM Membership, Chapter Membership or Both?

When we speak of SHRM you often wonder, what makes up the SHRM members and who are they they?

This is a strong community of HR professionals that you are a part of or could be a part of!  Close to 23,000 student members who will soon be a very active part of our profession and 98,000 chapter members. 


In the graphic below are talking points that you can have with your manager to show the value of SHRM membership. 
There are many useful tools that can make your jobs easier and allow time back in your date to concentrate on the next challenge.  Utilize great tools such as:
  • How-To Guides such as how to sponsor an individual for a H-1B Visa or how to establish a virutal onboarding program
  • HR Templates such as forms, job descriptions, powerpoints
  • HR Knowledge Advisor – have somone at your finger tips to ask questions or point  you to the righ resources
  • Research sucha as State of the Workplace or Using Social Medica for Talent Acquisition
  • Multi-state law comparison tool
  • Compliance

Click Here for an onboarding introduction from SHRM that will highlight the benefits of SHRM membership and the various tools, templates and information that is available to you. 

We understand that a membership to a local chapter and SHRM can be difficult to balance for many.  What is the value of being a local affiliate member?  Let’s begin with a few of the benefits highlighted below.

Networking Opportunities
  • Create a network with the HR professionals and companies in your community.
  • Tap into the knowledge of your peers to gain insight on how other local organizations handle various human resource situations, procedures, policies, etc.
  • Learn about career advancement opportunities you may not otherwise know about.
Career Resources
  • Take advantage of local professional development learning opportunities that support SHRM’s competency model, throughout every step of your career.
  • Discover up-to-date information on pending federal and state legislation that may impact your company’s operations.
Professional Development Opportunities
  • Leadership skills development opportunities include taking on a volunteer leadership role in your local chapter.
  • You will have the opportunity to earn professional development credits (PDCs) for attending chapter programming approved for SHRM-CP and SHRM‑SCP recertification.

As a SHRM member you are not automatically a member of a local chapter.  Each chapter has its own membership application process and due’s structure.  If you are not a member of a local chapter, please click here to find the closest chapter to your location.  Please remember, you can belong to as many chapters as your desire.

Bottom line, becoming a member of SHRM and a local chapter is a winnig combination.


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Contact Information


Jen Jirsa, SHRM-SCP, PHR
Membership Director

Ph: 920.463.0144


Jennifer has close to 20 years of experience in Human Resources.  Currently, she is employed at milkrite |InterPuls as their Global HR Leader.  She currently over sees all aspects of Human Resources across several locations worldwide.  She has a strong knowledge of benefits, employee development, recruitment practices, strategic planning and organization change.
Jennifer is a graduate of UW-Whitewater with a Bachelor of Business Administration/HR Major.  She currently holds the SHRM-SCP and PHR credentials.

Per past volunteer experience was with Jefferson County Human Resource Management Association (JCHRMA).  She served on their board for 10 years in the roles of past president, president, student liaison, secretary and treasurer.  She has also served as the District Director – Southwest for WI SHRM for 2 years.

Jennifer currently lives in Lake Mills, WI with her husband, daughter, and dog Moka.



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