Director of People and HR Strategy


Cambridge, MA, USA

Full time

Jun 22

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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.

DIRECTOR OF PEOPLE AND HUMAN RESOURCES (HR) STRATEGYMedia Lab, to serve as a key member of the lab’s senior leadership team and advisor to the director on HR and organizational issues. Will collaborate with senior management on HR strategic planning and develop, lead, implement activities to meet the lab’s goals; collaborate with staff on devising and implementing HR strategy; develop tools to measure progress and pursue continuous improvement; apply workplace climate research and survey data to inform HR policy/procedures; manage organizational change; foster a diverse, equitable, inclusive work environment; facilitate identification and engagement of top talent, including search and visa processes; act as a resource on job classification, hiring, compensation, retention, performance development, management, skill/career development, succession planning, HR policies/practices, and best practices; initiate staff enrichment, professional development, training, and team-building activities; resolve employee relations issues; and serve on committees and projects.

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Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree; seven years’ progressively responsible HR generalist experience; ability to provide collaborative leadership and generate creative, effective solutions to complex problems; understanding of formal and informal organizational structures and relationships; good judgment and discretion with sensitive/confidential matters; ability to prioritize multiple demands under deadline pressure in a fast-paced environment; strategic planning and change management experience; strong problem-solving, team-building, supervisory, facilitation, mediation, conflict resolution, and communication skills; ability to function effectively in a highly diverse, constantly evolving research environment; and knowledge of federal and state employment laws and current HR business trends/practices. PREFERRED: graduate degree; higher education experience; MIT experience; PHR/SPHR certification; experience with personnel performance, training, and assessment tools; and organizational innovation experience demonstrating enhanced workforce climate and culture. Job #19406-11

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