Responsible for the design, planning, implementation, coordination and tracking of a wide variety of workforce programs and initiatives (leadership development, manager development, employee engagement surveys and related initiatives).
Direct a team focused on career development, manager development, and recognition programs for 2,600 staff members. Support HR-related change management initiatives across the institution with a strong focus on opportunities to build and strengthen organizational culture. Communicate policies and develop guidelines for FAS staff.
Manage FAS HR Programs Team: Manage a team (2.5 FTE) that delivers more than a dozen institution-wide programs, including 40+ sessions and 900+ participants each year (see program list below). Interview and hire staff, assign and review work, set goals with staff and review progress against goals, train staff in new responsibilities, and if necessary, take corrective action. Plan and organize tasks, balance workload, and manage resources.
Program management: Ensure all programs are executed to high quality standards, keeping content fresh and relevant. Recommend program design enhancements. Provide measurements of success for HR programs. Design and deliver content/training as appropriate. Several of these programs are complex in terms of navigating stakeholder interests, short timelines and delivering results. Leverage the HR Consultants to drive program participation, provide a conduit of communication to/from FAS Managers and assist in identifying future program needs.
FAS HR Communications: Responsible for FAS HR's communications including emails to FAS staff and faculty, posters, guides and other communications materials. This position will require strong writing skills and will be responsible for drafting FAS-wide communications from FAS leadership, incorporating input from multiple stakeholders, and creating printed materials such as posters and guides. This person will contribute to the creation of HR communications internally and externally, as well as promoting central programs and initiatives to FAS.
FAS HR liaison and representative: Partner with colleagues from throughout the University and represent FAS HR and the interests of FAS staff on various projects and initiatives. Serve as committee member/liaison/champion on topics such as flexible work, milestone recognition, and the FAS Emergency Communications Committee.
FAS HR Programs includes, Managers' Essentials, Lunchtime learning series (changes annually), Getting Started at FAS, Inside FAS Leadership, Welcome Receptions for New Staff, Mentoring, CareerPlus, Giving Thanks, Diversity Dialogues, Dean's Distinction, Harvard Heroes, Harvard Leadership Development Program enrollment, Faculty Support Staff community building, Year Up, Administration &Finance Leadership Team meetings and events, UMT enrollment tracking and coordination, and Ad hoc or just-in-time trainings.
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Salary Grade: 058
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required
Minimum of 7 years' relevant program management experience
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Technically savvy and highly proficient in all MS Office applications (including Excel), Adobe application suite and online event planning and management tools
Knowledge of HRIS applications and analytics
Comfortable managing large data sets
Strong project management skills
Familiarity with QlikView, Harvard Training Portal and OpenScholar is a plus.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 48027BR
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