Deputy Director, Human Resources (Talent Management)

Date: Jun 12, 2021

Location: Lexington, MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Job Overview


The Deputy Director of Human Resources works with the Director of Human Resources to lead and manage the Human Resources Department.  This includes development and execution of the Human Resources strategy and goals for the Laboratory.  This position is responsible for management of HR staff and programs in several core areas.  These include but are not limited to:  Talent Acquisition, Employee Education and Professional Development, Employee Retention, and programs related to Rewards and Recognition, and Employee Wellbeing.  Through these efforts, the incumbent will actively support and advance the Laboratory’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Will gather and analyze customer feedback through engaging with the Laboratory and MIT community (managers, employees, and candidates).  Will develop and respond to metrics intended to inform decisions, improve and communicate talent management programs and processes.  This HR leadership position will develop and implement functional strategic plans to improve HR service delivery and programs.  Will manage new efforts to support evolving business needs.   Will serve as subject matter expert in all talent management areas and in support of ongoing business process improvement and digital transformation efforts.  

Networking and relationship building (internal/external) will support design, development, and communication of talent management programs.  Will measure results and seek continuous improvements. Will represent the department to both internal and external audiences as well as to Laboratory and MIT senior leadership.

This position will supervise HR talent management staff and report to the Director of HR.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist the HR Director in establishing the vision and strategic directions for Human Resources at the Laboratory.
  • Identify and enable opportunities for continuous improvement, implementation of best practices and efficiencies.
  • Provide leadership and subject matter expertise on personnel policies, procedures, collective bargaining unit agreements, and federal/state regulations for HR staff, employees, and supervisors.
  • Gather feedback from employees and supervisors and make recommendations in support of HR service delivery and continuous improvement.
  • Serve as subject matter expert with depth of knowledge on talent acquisition, development and management best practices, approaches and technologies.  Lead and develop HR staff to identify and implement programs and services aligned with evolving business needs.
  • Partner with the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Office to develop and implement a comprehensive Diversity Talent Management strategy.
  • Develop talent acquisition strategies that produce measurable results and also optimize virtual recruiting platforms and tools.
  • Assess all exempt and nonexempt recruiting efforts and recommend changes to improve results.
  • Develop and implement a strategic plan for College Recruiting and Summer Intern Programs to demonstrate measurable results and cost efficiency.
  • Responsible for establishing, measuring effectiveness, and refining diversity talent acquisition, management, and retention efforts.
  • Ensure regulatory and policy compliance in all hiring activity and employment actions.
  • Assess HR Business Partner service delivery model in support of talent acquisition, sourcing, collaboration and communication needs.
  • Routinely review employee turnover and retention to evaluate programs and support needs.
  • Prepare oral and written reports/presentation and communicate results to HR and Laboratory senior leadership.
  • Identify opportunities for data collection and analysis in support of evolving needs to support business decisions and process improvement.
  • Serve as a key member of the HR leadership team and assist in cross functional project efforts as needed.

Education & Experience Requirements

  • BS or MS degree in HR or related discipline with a minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible HR experience. Must possess at least 5 years of managerial experience and/or experience leading team(s).  Experience leading talent management function(s) in high technology R&D environment and/or higher educational environment preferred.
  • HR Professional certifications desired
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Strong analytical ability with a demonstrated record of process improvement is needed
  • Experience in a sourcing and/or staffing environment is a plus
  • Current knowledge of federal and state employment law is required
  • Current knowledge of HR technologies, platforms, and service delivery methods is needed
  • Demonstrated experience in project and change management
  • Excellent leadership, managerial, coaching, and collaboration skills required.


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Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DoD security clearance.


MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.




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