Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT), a recognized leader in STEM and design and management education, was founded in 1904 as post-civil war industrial expansion, urbanization, and immigration created the need for new economic and employment opportunities. WIT is known for its co-operative education opportunities for students and its focus on career and resume building through hands-on learning in the field. The nationally ranked institute offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees aligned with the needs and demands of the 21st century workforce. WIT enrolls approximately 4,516 students, of which 4,341 are undergraduates, in five newly established schools: Architecture and Design; Computing and Data Science; Engineering; Management; and Sciences and Humanities. The institute is one of five colleges forming the Colleges of the Fenway. This collaboration with the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Emmanuel College, and Simmons College expands academic opportunities and choices through cross registration, and enhances the student and faculty environments of the individual institutions while retaining the unique and special qualities of each of the five colleges. While hands-on, action-oriented learning is a relatively recent addition to many college curricula, it has been the powerful, pervasive, and professionally relevant core of Wentworth’s programs for more than a century. Today WIT offers the educational programs for which there is strong labor market demand; integrates applied learning through curricular and co-curricular engagement; serves as a school of opportunity for first-generation college students, men and women from lower-income and working-class families, veterans of war, urban youth, and women breaking barriers in technical fields; attracts and retains highly dedicated faculty and staff; and creates and sustains strong institutional and community partnerships. All these factors enable Wentworth to produce graduates who consistently bring extraordinary value to their organizations and to the world.
In order to achieve its greatest potential and fulfill its responsibilities as an institution of higher education, Wentworth Institute of Technology is committed to reflecting the diversity of the City of Boston, the region, and the larger society. Inclusive excellence is the bedrock of Wentworth’s campus culture, a culture in which every member of the university community is included, engaged, and valued. To grow and reach its full potential as a 21st century university, Wentworth must achieve inclusive excellence in every aspect and at every level of university life. Within the larger context of diversity, equity, and inclusion, Wentworth is pursuing many ongoing initiatives including examining gender equity; improving retention and graduation rates of Black and Hispanic students; increasing enrollment of women students and the hiring of women faculty and staff; providing supportive environments for veterans, students with disabilities, and international students; joining the Leading for Change Higher Education Consortium (2013); opening the Center for Diversity and Social Justice Programs (2015); and creating the Women’s Caucus (2017). Wentworth will achieve inclusive excellence by intentionally embedding inclusion in every policy, practice, and individual behavior. This will help ensure that every member of the Wentworth community can reach their full potential. Specifically, Wentworth will build organizational structures that support inclusive excellence; integrate inclusive practices; and improve access and demographic representation.
Wentworth seeks qualified applicants for the position of Director of Human Resources. Responsibilities include providing functional leadership to the University’s Human Resources operations. The Director of Human Resources will manage day to day operations in the areas of recruitment, immigration, compensation and benefits administration, employee relations, performance management and employment practices and procedures. This position will report to and collaborate with the Vice President of Employee Relations and Engagement in developing strategies and leading the operational administrative and continuous process improvement efforts of the University related to human resources. Key attributes for the successful candidate include the ability to develop strong relationships and foster respectful communications and collaborations within a diverse community. The position must manage conflicting interests utilizing strong communication, analytical and organizational skills. The Director collaborates with department leaders and will assist in overseeing HR services to include monitoring and analyzing workplace trends, policies, procedures and assisting the Vice President in advancing the Human Resources Strategic Initiative Plan.
Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s preferred.
Must have at least ten years of varied and increasingly responsible experience in human resources functions, including at least five years in a leadership role managing staff.
Demonstrated knowledge of and the ability to interpret and apply related federal, state and local laws, ordinances, rules and regulations.
The five educational institutions that make up Colleges of the Fenway view diversity as a key component in the growth of our students' educational experience as well as our ongoing journey as professionals charged with maintaining the world class status of our institutions. By drawing from a wide cultural palette, we ensure that we have access to the full range of talent available. Through our respect for the vast array of backgrounds we create an environment that will help that talent grow. It is within an environment of respect that we are able to build and work toward our goals. Our goal is to create an atmosphere that values mutual respect. All Colleges of the Fenway members have policies and practices designed to safeguard our healthy environment as well as provide the support and access needed to do so. The Colleges of the Fenway are located in the heart of Bostons academic, scientific and cultural communities and is within walking distance from landmarks such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Fenway Park, Symphony Hall and world renowned medical institutions. Jobs at Emmanuel College: http://emmanuel.edu/About_Emmanuel/Employment.htmlJobs at Massachusetts College of Art and Design...: http://www.massart.edu/About_MassArt/Careers.htmlJobs at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences: http://www.mcphs.edu/about-mcphs/careers-at-mcphsJobs at Simmons College: http://simmons.edu/overview/about/jobs/Jobs at Wentworth Institute of Technology: https://jobs.wit.edu/