The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy seeks a knowledgeable and motivated Director of Human Resources. The Director of Human Resources must be a strategic business partner with proven experience working with and influencing senior leaders. This leader must meet deadlines and manage outcomes. The Director will engage with all departments in a professional and collaborative manner to support the organization’s structure and evolution. This full-time position is based at the Institute’s headquarters in Cambridge, MA.
Reporting to the President and CEO, the Director of Human Resources will be responsible for building, leading and executing human resources and talent strategies to help create a more dynamic organization. As a close partner to the President and CEO you will lead a transformation agenda with collaboration, charisma and savvy; play an important role in the advancement of more strategic HR practices; and drive the delivery of consistent HR policies and practices that support the continued upgrading of performance, capability, and engagement.
- HR Strategy & Service: Drive the execution of HR strategies that support the organization; lead the deployment of HR initiatives (compensation, benefits, OD/OE, performance management, talent acquisition, HR systems, etc.); collaborate and engage with senior leadership team on projects and change initiatives; address and resolve HR issues.
- Leadership: Lead, direct and coach managers and employees in support of a positive culture and effective workforce.
- Results Driven: Drive toward, and take pride in, achieving goals. Overcome obstacles and plan for contingencies. Have an eye toward quality, performance, progress and outcomes.
- Collaboration & Influence: Engage people in a dialogue, invite the opinion and perspective of others, and get people on-board. Know your audience and adapt your approach accordingly. Build and maintain relationships that matter.
- Compliance & Representation: Proactively measure employee engagement and compliance with all applicable Federal, state, and/or municipal laws.
- Business Acumen: Prepare and monitor annual HR budget. Negotiate benefit plans and systems that offer a competitive edge in recruitment.
- Training and development: Conduct new hire orientations and employee communications regarding policies, benefits, and organization-wide HR related news.
The Director of Human Resources must be a strategic business partner with proven experience working with and influencing senior leaders. This leader must meet deadlines and manage outcomes. The HR Director will engage with all departments in a professional and collaborative manner to support the organization’s structure and evolution.
- 5-10 years of human resources experience with a career progression of increasing responsibility
- Broad and deep knowledge of HR policies and practices including recruitment and hiring, employee relations, labor and employment laws, administrating employee benefits and compliance reporting
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to interact with people at all levels of an organization
- A proactive and motivated, self-starter with a strong work ethic based in a desire to always tackle and overcome obstacles
- Flexible, adaptable, well organized, dependable, tactful
- Strategic with a roll up sleeves attitude
- Multistate and global experience is a plus
- Familiarity with software used for collaboration and human resources
A bachelor’s degree in human resources, business administration, or a related field with a strong preference for an advanced degree.
Competitive Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications and generous benefits, including paid time off for holidays and vacation, health coverage, employer-matched retirement plan.
To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and three references as one PDF to Stephanie Keefe atGatti & Associates: firstname.lastname@example.org. The PDF file should be named as follows: LastName_FirstName_HR_Director.pdf. Please ensure that the subject line of your email includes the text "Lincoln Institute HR Director." The position is open until filled. The Lincoln Institute will begin reviewing resumes and requesting interviews immediately.
The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy is a nonpartisan, private operating foundation whose mission focuses on solving global economic, social, and environmental challenges to improve the quality of life through creative approaches to the use, taxation, and stewardship of land. A dynamic, growing, organization whose origins date to 1946, the Lincoln Institute seeks to inform and reframe the public dialogue and decisions about land through research, training, and effective communication. By bringing together public officials, policy makers, scholars, practitioners, journalists, and involved citizens, the Lincoln Institute integrates research and practice and provides a forum for multidisciplinary perspectives on public policy by “finding answers in the land”. The Lincoln Institute focuses on five major areas of impact in the world: Creating Fiscally Stable Communities, Mitigation of and Adaptation to Climate Change, Reducing Urban Poverty and Informality, Establishing Functional Land Markets and Ensuring Efficient and Equitable Tax Policy.