Eileen Alviti brings more than 30 years of experience to her role as senior vice president of human resources at Berklee. She serves as a strategic partner, providing guidance and consultation to all academic and administrative areas throughout the organization regarding all facets of human resources management. As a member of the President’s Cabinet, she is responsible for HR planning, effectiveness, and leadership, including organizational design and development, talent management, employee relations, benefits and compensation, rewards and recognition, and HR information systems, all in support of Berklee’s mission, values, and strategic plan. Alviti is responsible for all aspects of human resources for all Berklee entities, including Berklee College of Music, Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Berklee NYC, Berklee Abu Dhabi, and the division of Pre-College, Online, and Professional Programs.
Alviti is driven by advancing people, talent, and culture practices in diverse and complex environments. She is deeply passionate about her work and committed to finding creative and innovative paths to address workplace challenges and build an ideal work environment for all. She leads with collaboration, equity, and integrity as her core values and has expertise that lies in thoughtful management at the intersection of strategy, talent, and culture.
Throughout her career, Alviti has held increasingly responsible human resources management and leadership roles in several for-profit and non-profit institutions, including higher education, healthcare, and corporate retail. Before joining Berklee, she spent 18 years at the Harvard University–affiliated Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, where she served in several HR leadership roles overseeing staffing, immigration, and employee and labor relations. At Dana-Faber, she developed her HR and leadership skills, supporting more than 7,000 employees. Her close collaboration with senior executive leaders on all people, organizational development, and labor relations matters solidified her passion for the HR profession and her interest in pursuing a senior HR executive leadership role.
Alviti earned her Bachelor of Science degree from University of Massachusetts Amherst. She fell in love with Boston and embraced the history and culture of the city and made it her home. She is an active member of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM), the New England Human Resources Association, the College and University Professional Association (CUPA-HR), and the CHRO Community of Practice at the Boston Consortium of Schools (TBC).