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Director of Human Resources

Director of Human Resources

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Job Location: Massachusetts Apply By: Open until filled Date Created: 11-21-2022

Director of Human Resources – MIT Libraries

MIT Libraries seeks for its next Director of Human Resources (HR Director) a dynamic and thoughtful leader who can quickly prioritize and address the operational needs of the organization while collaborating with colleagues within and outside of the Libraries to further their vision, mission, and values.  Reporting to the Associate Director (AD) for Administrative Services, Stephanie Richardson, the incoming HR Director will join a team of three Human Resources professionals within the MIT Libraries.

There is a drive to increase the demographic representation within the staff of the Libraries in addition to its ongoing work to broaden information collection and access. The March 2022 ratification of the first CBA with staff represented by AFSCME Council 93, the completion of the MIT Libraries Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice (EDISJ) Steering Committee report, combined with administrative changes, and a focus on improving internal communications are leading to increased transparency in all areas of the MIT Libraries.

Working within the context of MIT, the HR Director has primary responsibility for Human Resources within the MIT Libraries. The incoming HR Director will need to balance addressing some long-standing gaps in policy and process with developing strong relationships. The HR Director will lead a wide range of programs and functions for a service- and mission-driven organization of approximately 150 highly engaged and deeply committed staff. Included in the portfolio are advising senior leadership, recruitment and retention programs, wage and salary administration, and employee relations, including bargaining unit negotiations and liaising.

The MIT Libraries seek professionals who enthusiastically embrace the empathy, courage, self-reflection, and respect of a multi-cultural, diverse and inclusive workplace, and have a track record of incorporating those values into their work and interactions.

Further Information is available at eddapartners.com/mit-libraries-hr-director.

MIT pay grade 11; anticipated MIT Libraries salary range is $110K - $181K with a midpoint of $145K; actual salary will depend on qualifications and experience; completion of background check and educational verification required.

MIT Libraries is an environment that welcomes any body, any mind — including all genders — and particularly encourages applications from underrepresented minorities, women, disabled applicants, and veterans. EDDA partners is committed to working openly with all and to recognizing our nation’s histories of prejudicial exclusion. The Institute promotes the principle that every person brings unique qualities and talents to the community and that every individual should be treated in a respectful manner. All members of the MIT community are expected to conduct themselves with professionalism, personal integrity, and respect for the rights, differences and dignity of others (MIT Personal Conduct policy).


Expressions of interest and nominations should be directed to Jennifer Rice and Kristine O’Brien, PhD at EDDA partners via email mit_hr_search@eddapartners.com. We request a CV and a letter of interest.

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