Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure many illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and has enriched the world. Supporting the university's mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We are looking for YOU - and we are looking for you to make an impact on the future.
The Business Affairs HR team seeks an experienced and talented individual to join our team as an Associate Director of Human Resources for 3 dynamic groups: Office of Chief Risk Officer (OCRO), Office of Research Administration (ORA), and Improvement, Analytics, and Innovation Services (IAIS) organizations (around 200 staff). If you have a minimum of five (5) years of HR expertise and experience in all the roles of a generalist, plus are experienced in strategic initiatives, organizational development, talent management (including recruiting, performance management, high potential development, and succession planning), and value innovation and servanthood - then this role is for you.
You will interface directly with our Senior Leadership Teams in OCRO, ORA, and IAIS and their leadership teams who manage the complex and decentralized business functions of Risk, Research Administration, and Improvement, Analytics, and Innovation services. While you will work closely with this leadership group, the position reports directly to the Senior Director of HR for Business Affairs (BA).
You will serve as a strategic human resources advisor, and thought partner, for the senior leadership of OCRO, ORA, and IAIS. The role has it's operational and transactional aspects; what role doesn't? But you will spend a great deal of your day working side by side with leaders who are working on strategic university wide initiatives. You'll provide your input, wisdom, and insights for a highly successful outcome.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Strategic HR Advisor
Serve as the strategic advisor and thought partner for the senior leadership teams of the OCRO, ORA, and IAIS organizations as well serve as a trusted advisor for the Managers and staff within these organizations.
Collaborate with the organizations leaders to support and drive initiatives through an understanding the organization's objectives, issues, needs, and key success factors. Actively participate in the planning and delivery processes of a range of diverse initiatives.
In collaboration with leadership and the BAHR team, you will coordinate and deliver a portfolio of ongoing HR programs and initiatives for the organization. These may include talent development projects, workforce planning efforts, and diversity and inclusion efforts.
Consult and collaborate with leadership to assess organizational and individual staff development needs. Identify, communicate, and consult with staff on training and career development processes and opportunities. This includes individual development plans and succession planning.
Provide a range of human resources services for the full life cycle of the employee. Identify and implement strategies to improve human resources outcomes. This includes data analysis, identifying and evolving job classification schema, approaches for return to work, and remote/hybrid identifications. Oversee performance appraisal process and provide relevant coaching and guidance.
The HR services this for which this role is responsible include, but are not limited to, operational excellence and strategies for talent acquisition, selection, immigration, onboarding, compensation, and off-boarding, as needed. Support or lead higher-level searches, and advise on affirmative action objectives, as needed. Will consult on diversity and inclusion programs.
Investigate employee relations issues, to include complex and/or high-risk concerns. Provide solid advice and counsel towards risk mitigation, and coach towards appropriate resolution; work in consultation with Employee and Labor Relations (ELR) as needed.
Manage area's salary-setting program. Advise managers on assignment of employees to appropriate classification levels; review and approve salary actions; design and/or manage incentive and bonus programs, as needed.
In coordination with University HR subject matter experts, oversee processes such as workers' compensation, disability, leaves of absences, workplace accommodation requests, and health and safety issues.
Prepare reports and analyze data available through local and centralized database resources.
This role functions independently in most instances and under general direction of the BAHR Senior Director to address a range of complex problems and or organizational issues.
Other duties and projects as assigned.
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and 5 years relevant experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience. 8 -10 years of relevant experience preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Deep competencies and experiences as an advisor to senior management in at least four human resources areas, including: employee relations, employment and labor law, diversity, inclusion and belonging, compensation, staffing and employment, training and development, performance coaching and management, and organizational/talent development.
Creative and innovative skills in recruiting top talent.
Deep expertise and experience developing and implementing effective talent management solutions, including workforce planning, learning and development, performance management, and organizational design and effectiveness.
Demonstrated interpersonal skills, strong EQ and expertise in group dynamics. Successful track record of establishing credibility and trust with a diverse client group in both in-person and virtual settings.
Excellent facilitation, oral and written communication skills; ability to prepare clear and concise reports and deliver formal presentations or training to senior management and other audiences.
Strong instructional/curriculum design skills and experience.
Strong program/project management skills and experience.
Strong analytical, critical thinking, problem solving, judgment, negotiating, influencing, and decision-making skills.
Ability to maintain confidentiality, tact, and diplomacy.
Ability to build the confidence of others through open communication and respectful behavior.
Demonstrated proficiency with business applications, such as Microsoft Office, Google Workspace, Slack, and human resource information systems.
This role is located in Redwood City, CA. Our new Stanford Redwood City campus is the workplace for approximately 2,700 staff whose jobs are important to supporting Stanford's mission. The campus offers amenities such as an onsite cafe, a high-end fitness facility with an outdoor pool, and a childcare center for Stanford families.
The expectation is that you will work a minimum of two days a week onsite.
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.
*The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
*Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
*Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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