Job Title: Human Resource Specialist 

Reports to: Chief Operations Officer

Location: Beverly, MA 

 

Job Description
Build Health International (BHI) has a unique opportunity for a bright, motivated, and hands-on Human Resource Specialist to join our international team. 

BHI is a non-profit organization working in fragile health systems to develop infrastructure solutions that elevate the quality and accessibility of healthcare worldwide. BHI conducts clinical planning, design, construction, and maintenance for healthcare facilities in some of the most impoverished places on earth. We are dedicated to partnering with organizations that provide high-quality, accessible treatment to the most vulnerable. Our work is grounded in commitments to sustainability, health equity, and local capacity building

The Human Resource Specialist will run the daily functions of the Human Resource (HR) department including administering pay, benefits, and leave, and enforcing company policies and practices.

Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Reviews, tracks, and documents compliance with mandatory and non-mandatory training, continuing education, and work assessments. This may include professional development, safety training, anti-harassment training, professional licensure, and aptitude exams and certifications. 
  • Collaborate with all business units to effectively streamline HR communication across Architecture, Engineering, Project Management, Development and Communications and Accounting. 
  • Coordinate  the internal recruiting process and facilitate the hiring of qualified job applicants for open positions; collaborates with departmental managers to understand skills and competencies required for openings.
  • Implements new hire orientation and employee recognition programs.
  • Assist with onboarding, requirements and financial accountability of contract employees.
  • Conducts or acquires background checks and employee eligibility verifications.
  • Coordinate internal training and learning opportunities related to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, industry expertise, professional development and global health current news.  
  • Performs routine tasks required to administer and execute human resource programs for all international staff including but not limited to compensation, benefits, and leave; disciplinary matters; disputes and investigations; performance and talent management; productivity, recognition, and morale; occupational health and safety; and training and development.
  • Handles employment-related inquiries from applicants, employees, and supervisors, referring complex and/or sensitive matters to the appropriate staff.
  • Attends and participates in employee disciplinary meetings, terminations, and investigations.
  • Maintains compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews policies and practices to maintain compliance.
  • Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Skills/Abilities: 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Multilingual skill a strong plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.
  • Involvement in diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) initiatives with a variety of stakeholders. 
  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Proficiency with or the ability to quickly learn the organization’s HRIS and talent management systems.
Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required.
  • Five years of human resource management experience preferred.
  • SHRM-CP a plus.
Physical Requirements: 
  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift 15 pounds at times.  
  • Must be able to access and navigate each department at the organization’s facilities. 

 

Location:  The HR Generalist will be based at the BHI office in Beverly, Massachusetts. Some travel may be required when conditions allow.

Compensation:  Competitive base salary commensurate with experience.

Application: To apply, please submit a resume to recruiting@buildhealthinternational.org; a cover letter is preferred, but optional.

BHI is committed to providing equal opportunity in the workplace. BHI will make all employment and other placement decisions without regard to non-job-related factors such as race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or sexual orientation. This applies to all areas, including, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, and benefits.