SCHOOL/UNIT DESCRIPTION: The Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of Research (VPDOR) provides guidance and support to facilitate, nurture and safeguard a thriving research ecosystem at Stanford. To this end, the VPDOR assumes dual roles. As Cognizant Dean for the independent academic units, the VPDOR oversees the program scope and resources for the sixteen multi-disciplinary and independent laboratories, centers, and institutes which operate outside of the schools' boundaries. As Vice Provost and the University's Chief Research Officer, the VPDOR recommends and promulgates new policy and its implementation; manages the mission-support offices that provide services of research compliance and administration, health and safety, and technology transfer to Stanford's research enterprise; oversees the program and appointment of Academic Staff - Research; and advises the President and Provost in a broad array of academic issues pertaining to and beyond research.
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POSITION SUMMARY: The Senior HR Manager works together with the rest of the VPDOR HR team to support more than 750 benefits-eligible staff within the organization. The ideal Senior HR Manager candidate will have exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, as well as experience influencing people leaders and individual contributors. Primary responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, 1) collaborating with hiring managers to identify and develop job descriptions (JCRFs) for recruitment and retention efforts - including explanation of employment laws, policies, and procedures; and 2) providing guidance to people leaders during various processes (e.g., salary planning, performance management, leaves of absence, change management initiatives, etc.).
The Senior HR Manager 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 and decision-making, effective written & oral communication, respectful relationship management, and selflessness. 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 VPDOR HR team regularly engages in conversations, ideas, and initiatives to help benefit those that we serve - the Senior HR Manager must be able to understand, develop, and practice a servant leadership philosophy.
This is a 100% FTE, benefits-eligible position. The position will be based on Stanford's main campus and will be considered for an option of hybrid work arrangement, 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 1-page cover letter are required. Thank you for considering employment opportunities with the VPDOR Dean's Office.
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.), or successful completion of certification within one (1) year from date of hire, required.
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.
The expected pay range for this position is $136,000 to $158,000 per annum. Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location and external market pay for comparable jobs.
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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.
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