Human Resources Generalist

Massachusetts, United States
03 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
03 Jan 2019
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.

HUMAN RESOURCES (HR) GENERALISTOffice of the Vice Chancellor (OVC), to provide HR advice and guidance to front line managers and employees in a range of HR matters, including recruiting, performance management, and employee relations. Will work with managers and staff to proactively identify and resolve conflicts; assist hiring managers with developing search plans, screening candidates, interviewing, completing reference checks, and onboarding new staff; advise managers and employees on staff development; facilitate productive conversations and create documentation for performance management, annual reviews, training, coaching, and mentoring; provide policy advise and interpretation; manage all leave of absence requests; facilitate and identify training and development gaps and work with internal and external resources to close those gaps and create a culture of continuous development; and lead or participate in a range of strategic HR initiatives related to diversity and inclusion, training and development, rewards and recognition, and staff engagement. Will report to the director of human resources (OVC). 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED bachelor's degree; at least five years' HR generalist experience; ability to build trusted relationships with staff at all levels, listen to and process issues in an unbiased manner, and make sound recommendations; demonstrated commitment to supporting an inclusive workplace that values differences; in-depth knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations related to HR; ability to handle sensitive and confidential information and provide consultative support; a high level of initiative; excellent judgment; strong critical thinking and problem solving skills; exceptional interpersonal, listening, and verbal and written communication skills; excellent organizational and event planning skills; and proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SAP, Brio, and FileMaker.  Job #16646-P
Salary range: $65,000-90,000


MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.