13 days old

Senior Human Resources Consultant

Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Senior Human Resources Consultant


The Senior HR Consultant position is responsible for providing responsive, strategic, transparent human resources consulting services to management in the areas of employee relations, organizational design and development, change management, performance management, recruitment, compensation, training and development strategies, diversity initiatives, and efforts related to improving the work environment.


Essential Functions:

  • Contribute to the business strategy by advising leaders to identify, prioritize, and build organizational and workforce capabilities.

  • Manages and resolves complex employee relations issues.

  • Provides guidance on business unit restructures, workforce planning and succession planning.

  • Proactively partner with assigned departments collaborating on operational and strategic initiatives, advises and counsels on best approaches, practices and generates options for achieving desired results.

  • Provides appropriate and effective advice and coaching to employees and managers as needed.

  • Advise and coach managers to implement effective performance management to create and sustain a high performance workforce.

  • Actively partner with managers, staff and bargaining unit representatives to address a variety of workplace issues in a strategic way that provides tangible value and identifies opportunities.

  • Develop ongoing communication and relationship to allow for proactive planning and partnership.

  • Promote a strong leadership and coaching culture. Assist department leaders and managers to provide employees with development opportunities and ensure that they are able to meet current and future performance standards.

  • Understand opinions and anticipates needs and concerns; acts as a bridge to help all parties understand each other’s perspective.

  • Pursue solutions that balance individual, organization and constituent needs and guides parties towards those views and options.

  • Analyze trends and metrics in partnership with HR team to help leader make informed decisions to support the organization and individual business units.

  • Identify trends, develops and monitors programs and results. Support managers in forecasting and planning their staffing needs in line with their department strategy

  • Effectively implement the delivery of HR programs, understand all HR Services being developed.

  • Participate in all team meetings and other projects as assigned. Present development opportunities for other staff.

  • Collaborate within Harvard Medical School HR as well as with Longwood Medical Area and Harvard University HR colleagues






Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required
  • Minimum of 8 years’ relevant HR experience 

Additional Qualifications:

  • Masters preferred. PHR or SPHR certification preferred.
  • Experience and working knowledge of organizational development and change management.

  • Expertise in employee relations

  • Significant knowledge in regulatory compliance, federal and state laws in multiple human resource disciplines.  

  • Current knowledge of progressive HR practices and key trends.

  • Excellent, interpersonal, communication, organizational, and project management skills.

  • Model of excellent HR practice to include; conflict resolution, giving and receiving feedback and coaching

  • Solid business acumen. Ability to identify, utilize and interpret workforce-related metrics.

  • Ability to develop and deliver relevant, effective training programs to targeted audiences.

  • Knowledge of the organization/institution (Harvard) as well as local units preferred. Experience in an academic environment a plus.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Key Attributes:

  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate relationships and work collaboratively and cross functionally and to effectively communicate (oral and written) with all levels of staff.

  • Skillfully create and lead presentations, communicating and conveying information in a meaningful way to wide variety of audiences

  • Models treating others with dignity and respect.

  • Proven record of influencing without authority. Ability to engage, inspire and influence people.

  • Outstanding service orientation and desire to be an effective team player in support of HR and across the organization.

  • Ability to adapt and work at both strategic and tactical level.

  • Ability to develop clear, actionable steps in support of an overall department strategy.

  • Evidenced creativity in problem solving and creating win/win solutions.

  • Demonstrate solid understanding of the operations of the client units as well as the needs and challenges of managers and staff.

  • Must possess strong commitment to inclusion and valuing differences and have passion for incorporating this framework into all aspects of HR.


EEO Statement

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, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.




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