The School of Humanities and Sciences (H&S) is the center of a world-class liberal arts education at Stanford University. H&S encompasses 25 departments--from Art and Art History, English, and History to Economics, Mathematics, and Biology--as well as 27 interdisciplinary programs. As the university's largest school, H&S serves as the foundation of a Stanford undergraduate education no matter which discipline students pursue as a major. Graduate students work alongside world-renowned faculty to pursue and shape foundational research that leads to breakthroughs and discoveries that shed new light on the past, influence the present, and shape the future. Together, faculty and students in H&S engage in inspirational teaching, learning, and research every day.
The H&S Human Resources (HR) team is seeking a Senior HR Business Partner (SHRBP) to provide strategic and comprehensive human resources services for several departments within H&S. Reporting to the Chief Human Resources Officer at H&S, this position will work under general supervision in all areas of general human resources, interacting with a diverse group of individuals in an active, fast-paced, and complex environment. The ideal SHRBP candidate will have exceptional communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills, as well as experience influencing people leaders and individual contributors. The SHRBP must possess and demonstrate a positive outlook on continuous process improvement efforts while maintaining a team-based and customer-focused mindset. It is critical that this position exhibit the abilities to practice sound judgment, decision-making, and respectful relationship management. This position must also exhibit a strong desire to continuously learn new and unfamiliar business topics, policies, and procedures as they relate to HR functions - the ability to translate this information into operational successes will be critical. The H&S HR team regularly engages in conversations, ideas, and initiatives to help benefit those that we serve - the SHRBP must be able to engage in a culture of trust, encourages diversity of thought, and values the people we support.
This position will be based on the Stanford campus and will be considered for an option of telecommuting (hybrid of working on-site and off-site), subject to operational need. If you believe that this opportunity is a match for your knowledge, skills, and abilities, we encourage you to apply - resume and cover letter are required.
Collaborate with management to support initiatives by understanding organizational objectives, issues, needs, and key success factors. Participate in planning processes and promote best practices; provide leadership for workforce planning efforts.
Design strategies for facilitating organizational and behavioral change. Perform needs assessment, analysis, and consulting on organizational issues; make recommendations on organizational design and development issues.
Investigate basic and complex employee relations issues and initiate appropriate resolution; recommend and facilitate effective solutions in alignment with applicable policies and laws. Work in consultation with human resources director and/or employee/labor relations staff to resolve highly complex issues, as needed. Coach and advise staff on organizational, employee, and labor relations issues.
Manage performance appraisal process; design procedures and documents specific to the organization, as needed. Provide relevant coaching and guidance.
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.
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.
Assess organizational and individual staff development needs. Identify, communicate, and consult with staff on training and career development opportunities. Develop and conduct relevant training and participate in training design.
Oversee processes for workers' compensation, disability, leave, workplace accommodation requests, and health and safety issues; inform managers and human resources director, as needed. Act as a resource to others in organization and oversee the accurate documentation and recordkeeping.
Oversee and approve human resources transactions submitted for processing. Prepare reports and analyze data available through local and centralized database resources.
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 the following human resources areas: 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 experience developing managers and staff.
Demonstrated proficiency with business applications, such as Microsoft Office suite, Smartsheet, PeopleSoft, Taleo, and Google Drive suite.
Certifications and Licenses:
Human Resources certification (e.g., PHR, SHRM-CP, etc.) preferred.
Frequently stand/walk, sit, use a computer; use a telephone, grasp lightly/fine manipulation.
Occasionally reach/work above shoulders, twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasp forcefully, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds, write by hand, sort/file paperwork.
Rarely kneel/crawl, operate foot and/or hand controls.
* - 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.
Travel on across campus locations to schools/units.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: 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.
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