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, POLICY AND COMPLIANCE , Human Resources (HR) , to serve as the point person on MIT's employment policies. Will identify, draft, vet, and obtain approval for changes to MIT's employment policies, particularly for non-academic staff; work closely with the Office of the General Counsel on projects related to legal compliance for MIT's employment policies; seek input and consensus into possible policy changes, present to committees/individuals, and obtain necessary approvals; and work on implementation of and communication to stakeholders about policy changes/interpretations. Responsibilities include identifying and prioritizing policies in Policies & Procedures and the Employment Policy Manual needing modifications due to changes in law, MIT's practices, or other reasons; leading/co-leading policy change working groups, including researching policies of peer institutions, drafting policy changes and obtaining consensus, working with offices that oversee or implement changes, presenting changes to stakeholders, and obtaining final approval; drafting and sending emails to HR community and preparing emails for senior leaders to send to wider audiences; and creating/improving content for websites and other materials.
Job Requirements REQUIRED : bachelor's degree; ten years' relevant experience, including drafting, interpreting, and communicating employment policies; working knowledge of employment and civil rights law/regulations; demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusivity in the work/academic environment; excellent interpersonal, problem-solving, time-management, and oral and written communication skills; independent judgment; and experience making oral presentations of complex materials. Must be able to evaluate information and prepare briefings/summaries/reports; handle multiple projects simultaneously; maintain confidentiality; and work with diverse communities. PREFERRED : J.D. degree; experience with complaint investigation/resolution; familiarity with employee benefits and policies for unionized staff; some knowledge of payroll tax issues; and HR experience in an academic environment. Job #19315-13
Internal Number: 19315
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