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.
The Office of the Vice President for Human Resources is looking for a Human Resources Manager to provide the full range of human resources services for University Human Resources (UHR). Reporting directly to the Vice President for HR, this position 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.
The Human Resources Manager will provide human resources services for seven departments within University Human Resources (UHR): Benefits, Compensation & Global HR; Client Services; Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging; Employee & Labor Relations; Employee Support Programs & Services; HR Communications; and Talent Management & Workforce Strategy.
We are looking for an organized, dedicated, and collaborative individual who excels managing staff-related issues, policies, programs, and processes. The candidate will independently and under general direction address a variety of complex problems and organizational issues, interacting with a diverse group of individuals in an active, fast-paced, and challenging environment. This position is located the Stanford Redwood City Campus, 505 Broadway, Redwood City, California.
In this position you will:
Collaborate with University HR leaders to support initiatives by understanding the organization's 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 recommend and facilitate effective solutions in alignment with applicable policies and laws. Work in consultation with Employee & Labor Relations to resolve highly complex issues, as needed. Coach and advise on organizational and employee issues.
Working in partnership with UHR program owners, develop implementation plans for executing university-wide and/or UHR-specific HR programs within UHR. Plans should include stakeholder management and education, communication needs, training and support tools and rollout schedules.
Oversee UHR's Grow and Perform at Stanford (GPS) 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 for UHR. Support or lead higher level searches, and advise on affirmative action objectives, as needed.
Manage UHR's 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.
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.
Oversee processes for workers' compensation, disability, leave, workplace accommodation requests, and health and safety issues for UHR; inform managers and human resources directors, as needed. Act as a resource to others in organization and oversee accurate documentation and recordkeeping.
Oversee human resources transactions processed by HR Operations team. 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.
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, 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.
Ability to 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.
Travel on campus to schools/units; some occasional travel out of town.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promotes 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 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.
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. Leland and Jane Stanford founded the University to "promote the public welfare by exercising an influence on behalf of humanity and civilization." Stanford opened its doors in 1891, and more than a century later, it remains dedicated to finding solutions to the great challenges of the day and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world. The University's thriving diverse community is comprised of nearly 7000 undergraduate students, 12000 graduate students, 2000 faculty members, 1900 postdoctoral scholars, and over 11,000 academic and administrative staff in seven schools including several interdisciplinary research centers and institutes. The campus spreads over 8000 contiguous acres and nearly all undergraduates live on campus. Stanford offers bachelor's and master's degrees in addition to doctoral degrees (PhD, MD, DMA and JD) plus a number of professional and continuing education programs and certifications. More at http://facts.stanford.edu and http://www.stanford.edu. Stanford is an equal empl...oyment 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 also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.