Responsible for comprehensive human resources consulting services for a unit(s) or department(s). Provide leadership in change processes to create a culture of productivity and engagement.
Provide technical guidance, consulting, and problem resolution for human resources related issues.
Consult with managers and employees on employee relations issues.
Coach managers or arrange coaching in performance management, employee relations, retention, and career development.
Advise, interpret, communicate, and participate in the development of HR policies, practices, and processes.
Collaborate with managers to identify issues and enhance organizational design, development, or training needs.
Manage salary administration for new hires, reclassifications, reorganizations, and special projects.
Manage compensation activities including conducting equity reviews of all staff; ensure that any contractual increases are implemented accurately and on-time.
Manage and implement the annual merit increase and bonus process.
Provide training to clients/staff.
May Function as subject matter expert or project lead.
May provide recruitment services for hiring managers and departments in collaboration with recruiters.
May collaborate with a centralized HR function to provide service.
Ensure compliance with University Human Resources policies, procedures, and requirements and applicable legal regulations.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required
Minimum of 7 years' relevant HR experience
Additional Qualifications and Skills
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and HRIS applications and analytics.
Advanced knowledge of employment law and HR policies and practices; financial/business acumen.
Demonstrated experience with the administration of bargaining unit policies and procedures.
Bilingual in Spanish or Portuguese a plus.
Experience working in a service sector environment supporting an hourly workforce.
This is a hybrid role requiring a minimum of 2x a week on-campus depending on client needs. Work is performed in an office setting.
Harvard Human Resources actively supports hybrid work where business and team needs allow. This is a five day per week position with a hybrid schedule. Additional details pertaining to this position will be discussed during the interview process. All remote work must be performed in a state in which Harvard is registered to do business (CA, CT, GA, MA, MD, ME, IL, NH, NY, RI, VA, VT, WA) The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up to date on CDC-recommended vaccines
Harvard University regrets that it cannot provide Visa Sponsorship for this position.
Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.
Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.
Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.
Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.
Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.
Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.
Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.
Hybrid (partially on-site, partially remote)
Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.
EEO Statement 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, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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