Global HR Business Partner, Human Resources

Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
04 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
01 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

Collaborate with key administrative and educational departments to develop and implement policies and best practices for global Human Resources that are aligned with the University's global strategy and goals.

Design, plan, and implement international human resources guidelines and policies, including: talent acquisition, employment screening, compensation, benefits, employee relations and training. Advise and recommend constituents on workforce planning to include restructuring and succession planning. Lead HR initiatives, projects, and process improvements and coordinate these efforts with domestic HR team where applicable to ensure consistency across implementation of HR policies, processes, and programs. Partner with departments and lead on start-ups and joint ventures to enable the University to attract and retain talent and remain compliant against local regulations in international locations.

Maintain compliance with host country and US regulations and provide consistency and equity in the management of the HR needs created by the University's global activities. Maintain knowledge of international HR policies, programs, laws and issues; and access appropriate tools/resources to assist in such activities.  Partner with Office of the General Counsel, Global Programs and other key stakeholders to develop policies, processes and procedures related to staffing with a concentration on host country labor law and legal issues as necessary including US locations outside of Massachusetts.

Partner with department Administrators to manage complex employee relations issues for domestic and overseas client group. Serve as a strategic partner on all overseas HR employee relations issues.

Manage non US international expatriate assignment setups and repatriation to ensure compliance with employment law, work authorization requirements and tax regulations in conjunction with Global Programs, Comptroller and Office of the General Counsel.  Partner with Finance, Global Programs and Schools/Colleges/Departments for the induction and management of external vendors for tax, immigration, payroll, professional employer organization (PEO) and international payrolls including but not limited to ensuring cost effective solutions and contractual agreements.

Manage the process for hiring Host Country Nationals in non US locations where the university has no registered presence through PEO organizations to ensure compliance with local statutory employment, social security, tax and benefit requirements.

Required Skills

Minimum of 8 years of HR experience with at least 5 years of related experience working on global HR issues across Americas, EMEA and Asia. Must be results-oriented with a strong customer service orientation and ability to operate at all levels of an organization in a highly complex environment. B.A./B.S. required, Master’s degree preferred.

Ability to build and sustain strong relationships at all levels in client organization to effectively influence decision-making. Ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural organization and demonstrated ability to harmonize processes, policies, programs and HR best practices.

Experience in effective partnering with HR specialist functions to achieve high quality results in diverse changing, global/ matrixed environments. Good understanding of statutory requirements in international locations from an employment, tax and immigration perspective.

Some International travel may be required.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.