At Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), our mission is to understand the ocean for our planet and our future. In pursuit of this aspiration are some of the most world’s most talented ocean scientists and engineers who are pushing the boundaries of knowledge about the ocean to reveal its impacts on our planet and our lives. If you would like to support the people who go to impossible places to do impossible things, you can be part of making a difference. We are looking for a strategic, organized, proactive, team-oriented, problem-solving HR professional to join our talented Human Resources team as a Senior HR Partner - Talent. The level of the position will be determined by a variety of factors including total related experience, years of experience, types of roles held, career progression, etc. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position and is eligible for benefits.
Along with day-to-day collaboration with all functions within the Human Resources team, this position has an important outward-facing role in providing talent-related services to employees, managers, affiliates, foreign nationals and other partners at WHOI. This is a generalist position requiring accountability and ownership in the execution of the following functional areas: Foreign National Advisory, Talent Acquisition, HR Operations, Relocation, Employee Relations, Performance Management, Organizational Development and Training, Diversity & Inclusion, Policy Guidance, and Process Improvement. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate increased experience as a business partner who was aligned with departments within an organization and who served as a primary contact for all advisory and strategic aspects of the employee life cycle.
Talent Acquisition - Proactively collaborate with hiring managers to develop and execute sourcing strategies to attract and hire talent that will help sustain and contribute to the WHOI mission
HR Operations – Act as liaison between HR and key departmental stakeholders and advise on and facilitate the execution of employment actions such as new hires, terminations, promotions, retirements, and status changes.
Talent Management - Foster a “trusted advisor” relationship, establishing strong working relationships throughout the Institution with a customer service-orientated philosophy so that people seek out HR for help in working through organizational and people opportunities and have confidence in HR’s ability to deliver high-quality and efficient solutions
Foreign National Program – Serve as an Alternate Responsible Officer for WHOI’s J-1 Exchange Visitor Program and work collaboratively with WHOI departments to advise on foreign national and visa-related matters
Physical duties for this position include but are not limited to: occasional standing and/or walking along with being mostly and continuously sedentary. Other occupational requirements include talking, traveling, working around others, and with others. Physical duties are subject to change.