This position is based on Stanford's main campus with consideration given to the option for a hybrid work schedule (partially onsite and offsite), subject to operational need. Interested candidates must include a resume and cover letter to be considered for this position.
The Stanford School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences (Stanford Earth) will become part of the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability on September 1, 2022. The school will include two new flagship buildings and have a three-part structure: academic departments that will launch with about 90 existing faculty, including those from the School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences; interdisciplinary institutes to bridge areas of scholarship across the university; and a sustainability accelerator to drive policy and technology solutions. The school will work towards a unifying goal of creating a future in which humans and nature thrive together in concert and in perpetuity. Faculty, students, and staff will pursue this goal through three primary pathways to impact:
Advancing knowledge critical to sustaining life on Earth
Preparing students as future sustainability leaders through rigorous, engaged education and research
Catalyzing informed action globally to generate and accelerate local, national, and global solutions to the defining challenge for humanity
For more information on the new school please click here.
The Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability (dean's office) has a unique job opportunity for an experienced human resources professional who is looking for a challenging new position supporting staff and faculty in the new school. This position will be part of a small team, report to the Associate Dean for Human Resources and Faculty Affairs. and be responsible for the full range of human resources services (HR) for the school.
Your Responsibilities may include:
Compensation and Classification: be responsible for the annual SU salary setting program and School bonus programs for client groups. Set in-hire salaries for incoming employees, ensuring equity both within the department/program, School, and University. Review and approve new classifications and reclassification requests, conducting formal job audits, as well as thorough knowledge of classification systems.
Disability and Leaves: Oversee processes for workers' compensation, disability, leave, workplace accommodation requests, and health and safety issues. Act as a resource to others and oversee the accurate documentation and recordkeeping.
Employee Relations: Responsible for managing employee relations issues within client groups, including interpreting, and advising managers on SU HR policies, programs, and practices; advising managers in dealing with employee performance and behavioral problems through coaching, counseling, and corrective action; and guiding supervisors and employees through performance management process.
Employment and Recruitment: Advise supervisors/managers on recruitment strategy, including, but not limited to developing job descriptions, selection criteria, and interview questions; advertising/sourcing candidates; and reference checking. Serve on search committees when appropriate. counsel faculty chairs/directors through the formal hiring process.
Human Resource Information Systems: Ensure data is complete, accurate, and in compliance with relevant policies/regulations. Triaging with relevant groups, such as PeopleSoft users, managers, affected employees, Payroll, and Benefits, to resolve issues. Oversee and approve human resources transactions submitted for processing. Prepare reports and analyze data available through local and centralized database resources.
Organizational Development: Consult with departments/programs to effectively assess, diagnose, and solve organizational issues. Have thorough understanding the client's business to effectively assess and advise on immediate identified problem/issue while keeping the broader picture in sight, understanding organization-wide implications for actions and decisions
Other: Work with others on the HR and Faculty Affairs team on miscellaneous faculty and academic staff related issues as needed.
* - 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.
To be successful in this position, you will need:
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and five years relevant experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge and demonstrated experience as a consultant and advisor to management in human resources areas, including employee relations, employment and labor law, compensation, staffing and employment, training and development, performance coaching and management, and organizational development.
Demonstrated interpersonal skills and understanding of group dynamics. 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 senior management and other audiences.
Strong supervision/management and staff development experience.
Demonstrated proficiency with business applications, such as Microsoft Office suite and human resource information systems.
In addition, our preferred requirements include:
Knowledge of Stanford University systems and policies
* - 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.
How to Apply
We invite you to apply for this position by clicking on the "Apply for Job" button. To be considered, you must submit a cover letter and resume along with your online application.
*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. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University's research, teaching and clinical missions.
Why work at Stanford?Stanford University has changed the world, over and over again.We are one of Silicon Valley's largest employers - and also one of the most unique. Our mission is to educate future leaders and promote interdisciplinary, world-class research and teaching. This passion makes Stanford an intensely creative, rewarding, and challenging place to work. At the same time, our traditions of respect and collaboration sustain a humane, supportive environment in which to pursue your life and your career.At Stanford you'll work with bright, diverse, dedicated people. You'll find encouragement to learn and grow. You'll enjoy excellent benefits and an outstanding environment. How will it change you?