March Employee of the Month: Matt Kilday

Matt Kilday and Ángel Cabrera George Mason University Fairfax

Matt Kilday, Workforce Planning Analyst, Human Resources/Payroll, is the Employee of the Month for March. Photo by Melissa Cannarozzi.

Matt Kilday is a 2014 Mason graduate and Manassas native who works in Human Resources and Payroll in Merten Hall.

What he does: As a workforce planning analyst in Human Resources and Payroll, Kilday studies university compensation initiatives and salary surveys, and researches employee work profiles and self-evaluations. “Usually it’s supervisors who call and want to know things like how to initiate a personnel transaction, for example, or they want more information on how to do performance evaluations.” The most common request he receives is people who want to review their job descriptions.

How he got there: Kilday was hired after graduating from Mason in 2014 with a BS in management. “I started out after graduation as an unpaid intern in talent acquisition. Then I became an assistant in HR, and then in January 2015 I became a workforce planning analyst.”

Best day on the job: “When I was still a student wage [worker], I was offered a full-time benefitted role—my current role—the day before I graduated. It was probably the best day I’ve had here because I attained a professional goal of getting a full-time job and my personal goal of completing my bachelor’s degree.”

What he likes best about working at Mason: “I like the flexibility the working here as provided me. My supervisor is very flexible when it comes to scheduling and work-life balance, which is something that I value.” 

What he likes to do when he’s not working: Kilday is “a huge baseball nerd. I love going to Washington Nationals and Potomac Nationals games. I’m a big Red Sox fan, but I love watching any games I can.”

Since 1991, George Mason University’s Employee of the Month distinction highlights the hard work and achievements of a Mason faculty or staff member who embodies the values of the university. Learn about the nomination process at this site.