Collaborate with key administrative and educational departments to develop and implement policies and best practices for global Human Resources that are aligned with the University's global strategy and goals.
Design, plan, and implement international human resources guidelines and policies, including: talent acquisition, employment screening, compensation, benefits, employee relations and training. Advise and recommend constituents on workforce planning to include restructuring and succession planning. Lead HR initiatives, projects, and process improvements and coordinate these efforts with domestic HR team where applicable to ensure consistency across implementation of HR policies, processes, and programs. Partner with departments and lead on start-ups and joint ventures to enable the University to attract and retain talent and remain compliant against local regulations in international locations.
Maintain compliance with host country and US regulations and provide consistency and equity in the management of the HR needs created by the University's global activities. Maintain knowledge of international HR policies, programs, laws and issues; and access appropriate tools/resources to assist in such activities. Partner with Office of the General Counsel, Global Programs and other key stakeholders to develop policies, processes and procedures related to staffing with a concentration on host country labor law and legal issues as necessary including US locations outside of Massachusetts.
Partner with department Administrators to manage complex employee relations issues for domestic and overseas client group. Serve as a strategic partner on all overseas HR employee relations issues.
Manage non US international expatriate assignment setups and repatriation to ensure compliance with employment law, work authorization requirements and tax regulations in conjunction with Global Programs, Comptroller and Office of the General Counsel. Partner with Finance, Global Programs and Schools/Colleges/Departments for the induction and management of external vendors for tax, immigration, payroll, professional employer organization (PEO) and international payrolls including but not limited to ensuring cost effective solutions and contractual agreements.
Manage the process for hiring Host Country Nationals in non US locations where the university has no registered presence through PEO organizations to ensure compliance with local statutory employment, social security, tax and benefit requirements.
Boston University is no small operation. With over 33,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 140 countries, 10,000 faculty and staff, 16 schools and colleges, and 250 fields of study, our two campuses are always humming.