Massachusetts Institute of Technology — Human Resources Manager

MIT Open Learning (OL) seeks someone to manage all human resources (HR) functions for a group of ~150 staff.

Responsibilities include collaborating with OL leadership to develop an HR strategy and then leading its execution; serving as the diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) officer, including liaising with other DEI areas across MIT, serving as first point of contact on DEI matters, and executing the DEI plan; advising/assisting managers in areas of employee relations, helping to devise solutions to resolve workplace issues, and facilitating discussions when needed; providing support for recruiting, hiring, training, and development, including working with hiring managers to source candidates, developing and implementing onboarding processes, and identifying and arranging for training; overseeing OL’s performance management and development processes; understanding and communicating MIT HR policy and devising and managing internal OL HR policies; providing analysis and reporting; processing all HR transactions; and maintaining HR records. And, performing other duties as required.

A full description is available at

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least five years’ generalist HR experience
  • Interest in and support for diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Excellent interpersonal, facilitation, coaching, training, mediation, and verbal and written communication skills
  • Sound judgment and discretion with complex and sensitive information and employee relations issues
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to work strategically to identify areas for improvement, spot and solve problems, and build consensus
  • Ability to function collaboratively and independently with minimal oversight
  • Ability to prioritize, handle multiple workstreams concurrently, and meet deadlines in a busy environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree and/or SPHR or PHR certification
  • Experience formulating and executing DEI strategy

Interested candidates may apply online at Please reference job number 20854.

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