Stanford University is one of the world's premier academic and research institutions, devoting tremendous intellectual and physical resources toward the betterment of humanity. As a major Silicon Valley employer, Stanford seeks people committed to excellence and to improving our world. In turn, the University is committed to supporting its employees as they develop their careers and enrich their lives.
Reporting directly to the Human Resources Director (HRD) for the President and Provost Office (PPO), the Human Resources Manager (HRM) will provide human resources services for a number of complex diverse departments that include multiple functional areas and facility locations, each organization reporting directly to Stanford's President or Provost. In collaboration with the PPO HR team, the HRM will help support the University's mission through strategic, innovative, and flexible policies, practices, programs, and services that sustain a workplace culture of excellence and high engagement, foster innovation and growth, promote diversity and respect, and support the integration of the demands of work and life.
We are open to a flexible hybrid work arrangement, a combination of working onsite at Stanford's main campus and working from home.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities: We are looking for an organized, dedicated, and collaborative individual who excels at managing staff-related issues, policies, programs, and processes. The HRM will independently, and under general direction, address a variety of both basic as well as complex organizational issues, interacting with a diverse group of individuals in an active, fast-paced, and challenging environment.
In this position, you will:
Collaborate with the unit leader of each organization to support their initiatives by understanding the organization's objectives, issues, needs, and key success factors. Participate in planning processes and promote best practices; collaborate with leaders on workforce planning efforts.
Design strategies for facilitating organizational and behavioral change. Perform needs assessment, analysis, and consult on and make recommendations on organizational design and development issues.
Coach and advise on organizational and employee issues. Investigate complex employee relations matters and recommend and facilitate effective solutions in alignment with applicable policies and laws. Work in consultation with the HRD and, as needed, the university's employee & labor relations office to resolve highly complex issues.
Work in partnership with the PPO HR team to implement plans for executing University-wide programs. Plans include stakeholder management and education, communication needs, training and support tools and rollout schedules.
Collaborate with the PPO HR team to oversee the annual performance review process; design procedures and documents specific to the organization, as needed. Provide relevant ongoing coaching and guidance.
In collaboration with the PPO HR team, manage the PPO salary planning 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.
Oversee organizational-wide view of talent management (recruitment and staffing plans), and structure offers. Support or lead higher level searches, and advise on affirmative action objectives as needed.
Assess organizational and individual development needs. Identify, communicate, and consult with staff on training and career development opportunities. Develop and conduct relevant training and participate in training design.
In collaboration with PPO HR team, process workers' compensation, disability, leave, workplace accommodation requests, and health and safety issues across PPO organizations. Act as a resource across the organizations and oversee accurate documentation and recordkeeping.
Collaborate with the PPO HR team to prepare reports and analyze data available through local and centralized database resources.
To be successful in this role, you will bring:
Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience required.
Knowledge and demonstrated experience as a consultant and advisor to management in at least four 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.
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.
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, and influencing skills. Ability to maintain confidentiality, tact, and diplomacy.
Demonstrated proficiency with business applications, such as Microsoft Office suite and human resources information systems.
Interpersonal skills: demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promotes culture of safety and demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's administrative guide, http://adminguide.Stanford.edu.
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.
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 TED Talk, 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!
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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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?