Massachusetts College of Art & Design invites applications for the position of Assistant Director of Human Resources. Reporting to the Executive Director of Human Resources, this position will be responsible for the development and implementation of robust training and development programs.
MassArt is a small-sized employer with approximately 375 full-time FTE, contract, temporary staff, and adjunct faculty.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Executive Director of Human Resources
Location: This full-time position is based on Boston. Currently, HR is working primarily remotely with hybrid remote model anticipated in the future.
Salary: $65,000 - $85,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Summary of Duties
TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT:
Partners with leadership, hiring managers and search committees on job design, education, experience and competency prioritization, selection and hiring processes.
Designs and delivers training courses and workshops, utilizing a variety of methods, (train the trainer, face to face and virtual courses).
Develops training curricula and/or recommend vendor programs that meet instructional goals and objectives.
Conducts annual training and development needs assessment.
Monitors and evaluates training program effectiveness.
Understands the College's training requirements and advises on the most appropriate solutions. Identifies training and development needs through training needs analysis.
Provides training on recruitment related procedures, policies, and processes.
Tracks recruiting metrics to continually evaluate and refine search methods.
Partners with institutional and departmental teams to develop and expand diverse recruiting strategies.
Provides training in proper interview methods and may participate on search committees. Serves as liaison with community partners.
Assists the Executive Director with the design, implementation, technical/functional modifications and enhancements, and usage of systems administered by Human Resources.
Oversees talent management programs and processes by participating in and monitoring employment searches, working with employees and managers in resolving issues.
Works with the Executive Director of HR and key users to review the effectiveness of the recruitment and hiring processes and, as necessary, recommend changes, including the development of metrics and other approaches to insure and measure the success of the process.
Supports MassArt in various initiatives, in designing and delivering professional development programs.
Collaborates with HR programs staff, General Counsel, Compliance and other facilitators in offering educational and informational programs on issues related to collective bargaining, emerging trends, managing employees, institutional culture, emphasizing the adoption and enhancement of skills, as well as proactive and positive relations across constituent groups.
Has primary responsibility for the administration of the AFSCME collective bargaining agreement.
Assists the Executive Director of HR, General Counsel and the Provost in the administration of the APA, MSCA and DCGE bargaining agreements.
Develops and sustains a strong working relationships with internal constituents as well as the Board of Higher Education, union stewards and officials on matters related to collective bargaining.
Works closely with the Executive Director of HR, the General Counsel and state agencies to remain current on all matters pertaining to collective bargaining as they affect the State University System and MassArt.
Participates at both the strategic and operational level to develop and strengthen Human Resources services, relationships and MassArt's mission.
Oversees the position management system.
Administers the performance management programs.
Creates and prepares reports in order to inform decisions for HR and its constituents.
Issues monthly reports for employment changes, grievances, EEO reports for Search Advisors, IPEDS, ad hoc reports for managers and position requests.
Works with HR and Information Technology teams on systems implementations, integrations, and upgrades.
Massachusetts College of Art and Design is a public, independent institution that prepares artists, designers, and educators from diverse backgrounds to shape communities, economies, and cultures for the common good, and demonstrate our values by:
Pursuing a just, compassionate, and equitable learning environment.
Cultivating rigorous creative practices by observing, questioning, making and remaking.
Honoring courage, honesty, mutual respect, and self-expression.
Believing in the power of art and design to transform our world.
Please note that MassArt does not provide employment-based visa sponsorship or non-student exchange visitor visa sponsorship for administrators, managers, technical staff, library staff or support staff. All offers of employment are based on appropriate U.S. work authorization.
MassArt currently does not provide reimbursement for travel.
Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check relative to prior criminal convictions and pending cases, as well as Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) checks relative to prior sexual offenses committed as an adult or juvenile will be conducted on the final candidate prior to an offer of employment. MassArt requires specific written authorization to conduct background checks. Failure to provide such authorization shall preclude your application from receiving further consideration.
Bachelor's degree required in HR or related field with a minimum of five years relevant experience in Training and Development and Talent Management.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Strong facilitation skills and ability to determine training objectives.
Experience designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating training plans, and methodology.
Skilled in preparing instructional aids and plans.
Demonstrated strong written and oral communication skills.
Ability to work with teams and also independently.
Ability to exercise discretion and good judgment with confidential/sensitive material and information.
Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks, handle and follow through on competing assignments, and meet deadlines.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Teaching and facilitation skills.Strong interpersonal and written and oral communication skills.
Strong detail-orientation and organizational skills.
Exceptional time management skills. Ability to prioritize and work on multiple projects at a time.
Must demonstrate professionalism and confidentiality on all levels of communication.
Demonstrated skills in recruitment, including networking, sourcing, qualifying, screening, negotiating and relationship management.
Fluency with Microsoft Office products, relational databases, enterprise systems (e.g.applicant tracking, Google Suite, Maxient, Peoplesoft, Ellucian, or similar systems)
Ability to communicate effectively at varying levels of an organization regarding policies and procedures.
Ability to facilitate resolving conflicts between parties.
Demonstrates professional competence evidenced by career and professional affiliations.
Experience working in a higher education, healthcare, public or private, government, or non-profit sector.
Experience with Collective Bargaining Agreements (AFSCME, APA, MSCA).
Experience with NEOGOV or other applicant tracking systems, as well as Ellucian Colleague.
Previous experience working in a unionized environment.
Prior experience in higher education is preferred.
Ability to speak and write in Spanish is a plus.
About Massachusetts College of Art & Design
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/