The Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of Research (VPDoR) is directed by the Vice Provost and Dean of Research and oversees Stanford University's research and research policies and inter-disciplinary programs. The VPDoR office provides oversight for 20+ independent labs, institutes and centers, including the physical and biological sciences, engineering, the social sciences and the humanities disciplines, three shared equipment facilities and the offices of Technology Licensing, Environmental Health and Safety, Research Compliance, International Affairs, and Science Outreach.
The VPDoR HR team is seeking a Human Resources Manager to provide the full range of human resources services for our units. Reporting to the HR Director, for a set of client groups, you will manage staff related HR issues, policies, programs, and processes. Your HR efforts will include working independently and under general direction to address a variety of complex problems and/or organizational issues, interacting with a diverse group of individuals in an active, fast-paced, and challenging environment.
Are you capable and interested in contributing to VPDoR's HR team and our goals of supporting our units to do their best work, improving processes and developing initiatives aligned with our business strategy? Then help us to lead VPDoR in HR excellence!
This is a two-year fixed term position and may be extended based on funding availability.
In this role, you will:
Collaborate with the organization's management 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 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.
Oversee 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, work place 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.
Manage the performance of direct reports. Set team objectives, priorities, and resources to align with department objectives.
To be successful in this role, you will bring:
Bachelor's degree and five years 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.
In addition, preferred requirements include:
HR Certification (PHR, SPHR or related)
Why Stanford Is for YouImagine 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.
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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.
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Other duties may also be assigned, not all unique aspects of this job are covered by this job posting. A full job description will be shared during the interview process. 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. Additional Information
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