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Manager of Human Resources

Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC)


The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), the regional planning agency for metropolitan Boston, seeks candidates with comprehensive human resources management experience. The Manager of Human Resources (HR Manager) serves as a consultant and coach in all HR areas including recruitment, onboarding and retention, employee relations, benefits and compensation administration, HRIS, professional development and training, and employee engagement. We are seeking an experienced HR professional with excellent interpersonal skills, strong project management and supervisory skills, and an ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion. Reporting to the Deputy Director and supervising a staff of two, the HR Manager plays an integral role in defining and supporting MAPC’s HR priorities and policies. The HR Manager is a hands-on manager of HR programs, policies, and systems ensuring that MAPC and its affiliated entities recruit, support and retain an engaged workforce, and are compliant with relevant laws and regulations.

Duties include: Guide and oversee decisions made in the “lifecycle” of an employee, from recruitment, hiring and orientation to performance management, professional development and advancement, and through the conclusion of employment at MAPC; build strong relationships with agency leadership and employees through a collaborative and problem-solving approach, positioning human resources as a trusted division within the organization; develop and execute new and existing HR processes ensuring that they are aligned with MAPC goals and values, as well as federal and state law; provide informed advice and coaching on a broad range of matters from leaves of absence to employee relations and career development. Ensure a fair, legal and inclusive hiring and evaluation process; provide assistance and advice on all aspects from outreach strategies, resume screening, interview guides, offer and onboarding.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant field with minimum of five years of senior human resources experience with increasing responsibility and accountability. Non-profit or public agency experience and SHRM certificate is highly desirable; ability to assess and build a proactive human resources program and to manage and develop a service-oriented team; experience effectively administering health/wellness benefits and personnel policies, including leave policies in a family friendly work environment.

Compensation and Benefits: The starting salary ranges from $70,000 to $80,000, depending on qualifications and experience. This is a full-time exempt position. MAPC offers excellent Massachusetts state employee benefits as well as a flexible, supportive, and family-friendly work environment and a commitment to continued professional development. Apply: PLEASE SEE COMPLETE JOB AD AT: (Jobs at MAPC) AND APPLY AT LINK SHOWN THERE. Please attach a cover letter and a resume. A review of applications will begin immediately. The position is open until filled. Candidates must have legal authorization to work in the USA and a valid driver’s license and/or the ability to arrange transportation to meetings in different parts of the region. MAPC is an EOE/AA employer. MAPC takes pride in the diversity of its workforce and encourages all qualified persons to apply. Thomas E. Hauenstein, Manager of Operations. Posted 2-21-17.