Administrator for Human Resources, Environment, Health and Safety, and Facilities

Massachusetts, United States
Wednesday, 23 December 2020
End of advertisement period
Tuesday, 23 February 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

ADMINISTRATOR FOR HUMAN RESOURCES (HR), EHS, AND FACILITIES, Laboratory for Nuclear Science (LNS), to be responsible for administrative, HR, facilities, safety, and operational matters for a large, world-class research facility (of about 250 faculty, staff, and graduate students) engaged in experimental and theoretical nuclear and particle physics research.  A significant fraction of the researchers are located off-site at national and international laboratories.  Will work closely with the director and associate director on day-to-day management of LNS, which includes the MIT-Bates Laboratory, Center for Theoretical Physics, and MIT Central Machine Shop.  Responsibilities include managing all HR activity, including the hiring, promotion and development, layoff, and termination processes; acting as a point of contact for diversity, equity, and inclusion questions/issues; and providing advice on HR policy, procedures, and best practices.  Will also coordinate efforts of centrally-supported LNS administrative assistants; oversee maintenance of building space and systems; serve as the environment, health and safety coordinator (EHS), developing plans/procedures and working with faculty lab representatives to ensure a safe working environment and compliance with MIT’s EHS management system; and supervise four support and two union staff members.   

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  bachelor’s degree; five years’ experience in an administrative setting, preferably in HR administration; ability to work independently, pay attention to detail, handle sensitive information with discretion, and maintain confidences; financial aptitude; excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills; self-motivation; ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously; experience with Microsoft Office, FileMaker, and Microsoft Outlook; and basic knowledge of state and federal employment laws. 

PREFERRED:  administrative experience at MIT and broad knowledge of its policies and procedures, familiarity with MIT systems (SAP, SAPWeb, Cognos, B2P), and SHRM and PHR certifications.  Job #19154-10