Director of Human Resources

Massachusetts, United States
23 Jul 2020
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23 Sep 2020
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 futurethen take a look at this opportunity.

DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES (HR), MIT Libraries, to direct a wide range of HR programs/functions for a service- and mission-driven organization of approximately 170 highly-engaged and deeply committed staff. Responsibilities include managing employee relations’ issues; providing consultation to leadership and employees at all levels on a wide range of HR issues; interpreting, developing, overseeing, and implementing policies and operational standards/practices; supervising and directing the work of staff involved in implementing and supporting talent management, wage and salary administration, employee relations (including bargaining unit negotiations), rewards and recognition, onboarding, reporting, etc.; serving as an integral part of administrative and senior leadership teams; collaborating on developing programs and staffing which serve to build diversity, equity, and inclusivity in the library staff and organizational culture; and developing and executing comprehensive change management and communications strategies.

The MIT Libraries are on an exciting journey of transformation, prioritizing a digital first, open scholarship agenda in defining a model for research libraries in an unpredictable future. 

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Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree in a related field; at least seven years’ progressive HR experience, including management experience; ability to provide collaborative leadership and generate creative, effective solutions to complex problems; strong understanding of and experience addressing equity, diversity, inclusion, and social justice and promoting an ethic of care in the workplace; strong communication, active listening, facilitation, mediation, and conflict resolution skills; and experience applying HR trends/best practices.

PREFERRED: master’s degree in related field or SHRM certification; experience with or demonstrated understanding of academic, research, and/or library environments; experience in higher education, preferably at MIT, and in unionized environments; and experience applying organizational development concepts.  Job #18808-11

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.

MIT considers equivalent combinations of experience and education for certain jobs. All candidates who believe they possess equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply.

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