HR Talent Specialist - Institute of International Education (IIE)

US-DC-Washington
Job ID
2017-2253

Overview

HR Talent Specialist - IIE

 

Organization

The Institute of International Education (IIE) has a global mission and a broad reach: we manage scholarships, training, and leadership programs; we conduct research and facilitate policy dialogue on global higher education; and we work diligently to protect scholarship around the world. The Institute proudly counts 59 Nobel Laureates, including 35 alumni of the renowned Fulbright Program. IIE provides educational, cultural, and professional opportunities that transcend borders and foster a peaceful and interconnected world where all people achieve their full potential. With more than 700 team members in a global network of 19 offices around the world, IIE oversees more than 200 programs that benefit nearly 35,000 grantees from 185 countries annually.

 

Believing our team members are the heart of our organization, IIE invests in its workforce from the start. Our HR department works alongside leadership both as a business partner and thought partner to build a strategy that factors in our internal resources, recruiting, and retention.

 

Position

As the HR Talent Specialist, you will partner with HR team members and managers in resolving HR issues (primarily employee relations, initial stages of investigations, and other HR business projects). This role is that of a true HR generalist who has deep interest expanding their HR expertise as a trusted partner to the internal HR team while building and expanding their business relationships with the various business units. Through the HR business partners, both domestic and international team members and managers will seek your guidance in resolving problems in all areas of the talent cycle (including investigations, employee relations, compensation, performance process, performance discipline, HR practices, data analysis, and analytics).

 

Your strong understanding of process management and analytics will contribute to keeping things running smoothly. You will track and analyze trends in IIE’s employee relations activity to actively inform training and process improvement. We will look to you to contribute to the scaling and integration of new initiatives by researching and designing frameworks, tools, and materials. You will also project manage HR initiatives from design to pilot to implementation – developing and executing all change management efforts in partnership with other teams.

 

This role is a combination of providing strategic advice to managers, streamlining compensation programs, and daily "hands-on" execution of day-to-day operational human resources functions. This is a great opportunity to fully learn compensation, use your analytical skills, and springboard your HR career as you develop additional, specialized HR expertise in this role.  You will spend a fair amount of your time in this role administering IIE’s domestic and international compensation programs aimed at supporting IIE’s “Grow with IIE” talent philosophy. You will streamline processes and administer components of the annual compensation review, job evaluation committee, annual surveys, and classification process. Your role will enhance communications and increase understanding of IIE’s compensation across the organization.

 

Responsibilities of the HR Talent Specialist

Collaborate with HRBP’s and international HR team.

  • Manage work across multiple business groups to assist team members and managers in resolving issues and grievances.
  • Support investigations by conducting and documenting intake interviews and drafting investigation reports.
  • Draft and review redeployment and position elimination business cases and provide counsel and development feedback to team members and managers.
  • Track and analyze trends in IIE’s employee relations activity to actively inform training and process improvement.
  • Contribute to the scaling and integration of new initiatives by researching and designing frameworks, tools, and materials.
  • Provide data analysis and reporting solutions based on business needs.
  • Project manage HR initiatives from design to pilot to implementation.
  • Develop and execute all change management efforts in partnership with other teams as needed.

Collaborate with the compensation lead and international HR team.

  • Design compensation programs aimed at supporting IIE’s “Grow with IIE” talent philosophy.
  • Streamline processes and administer components of the annual compensation review, job evaluation committee, annual surveys, and classification process.
  • Enhance communication and increase understanding of IIE’s compensation programs.

 

Qualifications of the HR Talent Specialist

  • BS/BA in business administration or related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years in progressive roles within human resources. Experience in an HR generalist and/or analyst capacity. Experience in an HR business partner capacity (helping to bring resolution to business problems through innovative HR solutions) helpful/preferred.
  • Strong working knowledge and depth of multiple HR disciplines (recruitment, compensation practices, employee relations, compliance, performance management, and domestic (U.S.) employment-related laws, etc.).
  • Exposure to and work in employee relations (investigations, performance process, HR practices, performance discipline, etc.).
  • Exposure to and work with compensation (analysis, analytics, annual merit, salary scales, administration).
  • A high level of command as an HR specialist and comfort serving as a point of contact for internal and external partners.
  • Confidentiality for sensitive human resources issues and projects.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to facilitate/lead discussions.
  • Working knowledge of relevant HR software, including applicant tracking and reporting systems, Excel, and Microsoft Office Suite.

 

Attributes of the HR Talent Specialist 

  • Process-oriented. You are able to effectively and efficiently manage multiple tasks, allocate and optimize resources, and manage timelines. You take things from start to finish.
  • Excellent communicator. You are approachable, flexible, and responsive. You confidently engage with staff at all levels. You are known for your poise, tact, and diplomacy.
  • Business acumen/problem solver. You’re intellectually curious. You are detail-oriented, but you can also see the big picture and understand how the details relate to the overall mission of an organization.
  • Self-assured and direct. You confidently engage with staff at all levels. You are approachable, flexible, and responsive.
  • Priority management. You easily identify what is important and what is a priority. You are able to shift gears and reprioritize as needed.
  • Collaborative. You support departmental and organizational initiatives with a firm but fair approach to developing HR policies and procedures. You earn trust by your actions and faithfully keep your promises.
  • Service-driven. You are committed to providing the highest level of service while remaining aligned with the mission of the organization. You are known for how you “get things done.”
  • Flexible. You easily identify what is important and what is a priority. You are able to shift gears and reprioritize as needed.
  • Discrete. You are a model of the tact and discretion required of a trusted advisor and consultative business partner. 

 

What’s Attractive to the Right HR Talent Specialist Candidate?

  • You will have the opportunity to work with both domestic and international HR programs.
  • You will build your expertise in both employee relations and compensation supporting both internal and external clients and/or teams.
  • You will help the organization and the business departments and support our team members so they can have a productive, rewarding career at the Institute while growing personally and professionally.
  • You will work with a team of HR experts who each bring a high level of expertise and are incredibly respectful and collaborative.
  • IIE offers a comprehensive employee benefits package, including paid time off, health insurance, and retirement.

 

To Apply for the HR Talent Specialist position with IIE:

Use the “Apply” button on this page, or email your resume to Jennie Kinsfather at resumes@staffingadvisors.com with “IIE – Talent Specialist / 2017-2253 SA” as the subject of the email.

 

Alternative Titles:  Human Resources Manager, Human Resources Generalist, Human Resources Assistant, Human Resources Specialist, HR Administrator. 

 

Staffing Advisors is committed to helping our clients create a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. Some positions may require pre-employment screening potentially including a criminal background check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and/or verification of work history.

 

 

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