The universe awaits

Human Resources Generalist

Human Resources
  • Full-Time
  • Administrative
Pasadena, CA
Temporary remote work due to COVID-19
Position code


The Giant Magellan Telescope is the most powerful ground-based telescope ever engineered. It was designed to push the boundaries of human knowledge and discover the unknown. With unmatched image quality, seven of the world’s largest mirrors will launch our view into the universe to uncover the cosmic mysteries of dark matter, investigate the origins of chemical elements, and search for signs of life on distant exoplanets for the first time.

The 30-meter class telescope is under construction at Las Campanas Observatory in Chile’s Atacama Desert, one of the best locations on Earth to view the heavens. From this unrivaled vantage into the southern sky, the Giant Magellan Telescope will produce the sharpest and most detailed images ever taken of our universe, ten times greater than the famed Hubble Space Telescope and four times the James Webb Space Telescope.

When complete in the late 2020s, the Giant Magellan Telescope will be the largest public-private funded science project in history. The endeavor was founded by an international consortium of leading universities and research institutions representing five countries, and is managed by the GMTO Corporation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Pasadena, California. Our culture is impactful, inclusive, and fearlessly innovative. We solve the most difficult engineering challenges and scientific questions with talented individuals who share a passion for revolutionizing humanity’s knowledge of the universe.

We invite you to join our team and leave your mark on astronomy’s future and beyond.

The Universe Awaits.


Human Resources


Human Resources Director


The Giant Magellan Telescope Organization is seeking a Human Resources Generalist to work out of our Pasadena, California office.




  • Establish annual recruiting requirements for studying organization plans and objectives;
  • Meet with manages to discuss needs;
  • Build and maintain applicant sources by researching and contacting various community services, colleges, employment agencies, recruiters, media and internet sites;
  • Maintain candidate pipeline;
  • Draft job descriptions by interpreting questionnaires and interviewing incumbents and managers;
  • Qualify candidates by conducting phone screens and preliminary interviews and analyzing responses;
  • Conduct technical term interviews and feedback.
  • Conduct reference and background checks;
  • Research and recommend new policies and practices;
  • Assists in avoiding legal challenges by understanding current legislation in the US and in Chile;
  • Enforce regulations with managers
  • Conduct trainings;
  • Develop trusting partnerships with key leaders across all business functions to enable optimized outcomes;
  • Research and propose culture and diversity efforts;
  • Create and implement programs that connect employees with business goals;
  • Develop and support performance appraisal process;
  • Develop methods of measuring if performance management aligns with organizational goals;
  • Communicate and coordinate human resources initiative and issues with Chilean office



  • BA/BS in Psychology or Human Resources
  • Two years experience with the employment, staffing and recruiting function of an organization;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of MS Office Suit (Word, Outlook, Excel)


  • Medical insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • 401(k)


To apply send your resume and a cover letter to Marisa Glass, H.R. Director at

If your skills and experience are a match for the position or if we need additional information, we will contact you. If we do not see a suitable match between your qualifications and the position, we will keep your information on file in the event future positions become available that are more suitable to your qualifications.

The GMTO Corporation is an equal employment opportunity employer.

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