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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Executive Director, Human Resources in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Executive Director, Human Resources

  • Job Number: 23653

  • Functional Area: Human Resources

  • Department: MIT Sloan Human Resources

  • School Area: Sloan School of Management

  • Employment Type: Full-time (Hybrid)

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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    Job Description

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, HUMAN RESOURCES (HR), Sloan School of Management, to establish and implement HR efforts that effectively communicate and support the school’s mission and strategic vision. Will develop a deep working knowledge of the culture, history, and work of the school, including the various constituencies serviced by this role; and work as a key member of a senior administrative management team with accountabilities to the chief administrative officer, dean, and other members of the school’s top leadership team. Responsibilities include developing and executing an approach that supports the HR department and all of its functions and providing strategic human resources consulting services in the areas of complex organizational design and development, change management, recruiting and onboarding, employee relations, compensation philosophy, training and organization development, faculty and research appointments, and operations. A full job description is available at

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree in human resources, business administration, strategic management, or related field; ten years of related experience; ability to motivate and manage teams, hold self and staff accountable for delivering on organizational objectives, and work effectively as a team player across and within a complex institution; understanding of institutional direction; a collaborative, consultative, accessible, direct, and transparent interpersonal approach to working with all institutional constituencies; and excellent leadership, management, problem-solving, and solution-finding skills. PREFERRED: master’s degree in organization development or a related field or an MBA, experience in senior HR leadership for an organization of 500 or more employees, and higher education experience. Job #23653-12 Salary range: $136,550 - 181,235 - 226,920, based on related experience, expertise, and internal equity. Generally, new hires can expect pay between the minimum and midpoint of the range. Employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory background check.m2-partners, an executive search and talent firm, has been retained to conduct this search. Consideration of candidates will continue until the position is filled. In addition to applying via the MIT website, candidates should submit, in confidence, a resume and cover letter. Communications, nominations, applications, and inquiries concerning this search should be directed to Richard Fleming, Managing Director, at and/or Janet Mullert, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, at