Human Resources Director / President and Provost Office
Location: Stanford, California
Internal Number: 97063
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.
The President and Provost Office (PPO) at Stanford University is comprised of 18 independent organizations, each reporting directly to the President or to the Provost. The organizations include Academic Secretary Office; Board of Trustees Office; Continuing Studies (Continuing Studies Program, Stanford Online High School & Pre-Collegiate Studies, Summer Session and Distinguished Careers Institute); Faculty Affairs Office; Faculty Development Diversity & Engagement; Faculty Staff Housing; Institutional Research & Decision Support; Investment Responsibility & Stakeholder Relations; Knight Hennessy Scholars Program; Office of the General Counsel; Office for Religious & Spiritual Life; Stanford University Press; Undergraduate Admission, Financial Aid, Visitor Information Services; University Budget Office; Vice Provost Stanford Digital Education; Vice Provost Equity, Access & Community Operations (including Diversity & Access, Ombuds Office, Title IX SHARE); Vice Provost for Graduate Education.
The Human Resources Director (HRD) for PPO will serve as a strategic human resources advisor and collaborator for the organizations above, overseeing the full range of human resources support for management and staff across each organization.
The HRD works with a high level of independence, exercising a high degree of initiative, influence, and judgment, and will at all times promote and support an environment of diversity and inclusion.
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Responsibilities include but not limited to:
Strategic Advisor: Lead HR engagement initiatives in collaboration with PPO Unit Directors and senior leadership by having an excellent understanding of each organization's objectives, issues, needs, and key success factors. Collaborate with the organization's senior management to develop organization-specific practices; actively participate in setting the human resources strategy for planning processes and actively promote best practices.
Employee Relations: Investigate complex employee relations issues and initiate appropriate resolution; recommend and facilitate effective solutions in alignment with applicable policies and laws; assess risk to the organization and identify compliance issues. Identify and analyze trends; make recommendations for changes/improvements. Coach and advise staff on organizational, employee, and labor relations issues.
Performance Management: Design effective performance appraisal processes for PPO organizations. Provide relevant training and guidance to managers and employees; identify and analyze trends and initiate and/or direct appropriate interventions. Work with management to identify, direct, and/or deliver the training and development planning for individuals and groups.
Team Management: Manage a team including a Sr. Human Resources Manager, a Human Resources Manager, a Human Resources Administrator, and 7 Human Resource Administrator dotted-line reports to address all HR staff-related issues, policies, programs, and processes, managing the full scope of human resource support for approximately 500 benefits eligible staff and 400 contingent staff. Set team objectives, priorities, and resources to align with department objectives.
Compensation and Classification: Manage annual PPO salary-setting program; develop guidelines for program implementation. Advise managers on assignment of employees to appropriate classification levels; advise on development of incentive and bonus programs.
Leaves and Accommodations: Oversee processes for workers' compensation, disability, leave, workplace accommodation requests, and health and safety issues; inform managers as needed. Act as a resource to employees and managers in the organization and oversee the accurate documentation and retention of all relevant records.
Approvals and Analysis: Oversee and approve human resources transactions submitted for processing. Prepare reports and analyze data available through local and centralized database resources.
Staffing and Talent Management: Oversee recruitment and staffing plans and retention and provide effective recruitment methods for assigned areas. Structure complex offers; support or lead high level and complex searches; advise on affirmative action objectives.
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.
Minimum Requirements: Education & Experience: Bachelor's degree and eight years relevant experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Demonstrated experience as a consultant and advisor to senior management in all areas of human resources, including employee relations, employment and labor law, compensation, staffing and employment, training and development, performance coaching and management, and organizational development.
Exceptional interpersonal skills and understanding of group dynamics.
Successful track record of establishing credibility and trust with a diverse client group, including senior leaders.
Demonstrated leadership skills and management and institutional courage.
Strong analytical, critical thinking, creative problem solving, judgment, negotiating, influencing, and strategic decision-making skills. Ability to maintain confidentiality, tact, and diplomacy.
Demonstrated ability to advise on and implement organizational change. Demonstrated end-to-end experience in the development and execution of organization-wide initiatives.
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.
Why Stanford is for You
Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
A healthier you. Climb our rock wall or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
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.
We seek to hire the best talent and to promote a safe and secure environment for all members of the university community and its property. To that end, new staff hires must successfully pass a background check prior to starting work at Stanford University.
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.
Diversity statement: We believe Stanford's future success will be shaped by the diverse perspectives, unique experiences, and inclusive culture of its community.
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?