Stanford's Graduate School of Business has built a global reputation based on its immersive and innovative management programs. We provide students a transformative leadership experience, pushing the boundaries of knowledge with faculty research, and offering a portfolio of entrepreneurial and non-degree programs that deliver global impact like no other. We are committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in service of our mission of developing innovative, principled, and insightful leaders who change lives, change organizations, and change the world. We invite you to be part of this mission.
The Human Resources Department of the Stanford Graduate School of Business seeks an Associate Director to fulfill the full scope of HR Partner services to assigned senior staff leaders and client groups. In this role reporting to the Director, Human Resources, you will have the opportunity to intimately learn, and engage with, the operations behind a world class academic institution, providing your HR intelligence to influence and evolve workplace culture. Our staff supports an amazing cadre of faculty and graduate students, delivering a wide array of academic and non-academic services that require nimble and efficient human resource support.
We are looking for an organized, dedicated, and collaborative individual who excels managing staff-related issues, policies, programs, and processes. You will generally act independently in service of assigned groups, with a high level of collaboration on key initiatives with HR colleagues and respective managers. We are open to a flexible work arrangement (a combination of onsite and remote work, #LI-Hybrid). Do you have proven credibility in a particular HR domain and the humble curiosity to be of service in areas where you may not be an expert? Then this position may be the right fit for you!
Your primary responsibilities include:
Provide people leadership to assigned client groups in partnership and coordination with senior leaders.
In partnership with the Director, Human Resources, deploy and/or design strategies for facilitating organizational and behavioral change, including diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Continuously benchmark practices across Stanford University and beyond to deliver best-in-class services.
Coach and advise both management and staff on all aspects of the employment lifecycle: acquisition of diverse talent, engagement and retention, performance and development, change management, and issue resolution.
In coordination with HR Administrators, facilitate timely HR transactions and approvals, ensuring employees and managers are effectively complying with University policies.
Assess organizational and individual staff development needs. Occasionally develop and/or deliver relevant training.
Utilize available data and reporting to provide actionable analytics to inform HR strategy.
Exhibit flexibility in responding to new or transitional demands.
To be successful in this position, you will bring:
Bachelor's degree and five years relevant experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience.
Demonstrated experience providing management support and consultation in a combination of human resources areas including: employee relations, employment and labor law, compensation, staffing and employment, DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion), training and development, performance and management coaching, and organizational development.
Demonstrated interpersonal skills, understanding of group dynamics and successful track record of establishing credibility and trust with a diverse client group.
Strong analytical, critical thinking, problem solving, judgment, negotiating, influencing, and decision-making skills. Ability to maintain confidentiality, tact, and diplomacy.
Excellent facilitation and oral and written communication skills; ability to prepare clear and concise reports and deliver formal presentations or training to employees and managers.
Demonstrated proficiency with business applications and human resource information systems.
In addition, preferred requirements include:
Experience as a stand-alone business partner in a rigorous higher education environment or in an intellectually demanding environment.
Specialized experience and expertise in employee relations, talent acquisition, and/or talent management with a lens towards diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Why Stanford is for You
Stanford's dedicated 16,000 staff come from diverse educational and career backgrounds. We are a collaborative environment that thrives on innovation and continuous improvement. At Stanford, we seek talent committed to excellence, driven to impact the future of our legacy, and improve lives on a global sphere. We provide competitive salaries, excellent health care and retirement plans, and a generous vacation policy, including additional time off during our winter closure. Our generous perks align with what matters to you:
Freedom to grow. Take advantage of career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or leader discuss global issues.
A caring culture. We understand the importance of your personal and family time and provide you access to wellness programs, child-care resources, parent education and consultation, elder care, and caregiving support.
A healthier you. We make wellness a priority by providing access to world-class exercise facilities. Climb our rock wall or participate in one of hundreds of health or fitness classes.
Discovery and fun. Visit campus gardens, trails, and museums.
Enviable resources. We offer free commuter programs and ridesharing incentives. Enjoy discounts for computers, cell phones, recreation, travel, entertainment, and more!
We pride ourselves in being a culture that encourages and empowers you.
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