Associate Director, Human Resources
Company: Stanford University
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: January 26, 2023
We are recruiting to fill two positions for this role.POSITION
DESCRIPTIONWhy Stanford? As one of the world's premier research
institutions, Stanford University devotes tremendous resources
toward the betterment of humanity. We focus on hundreds of
initiatives - in everything from medicine to engineering, the
environment, peace and national security - in order to create an
atmosphere humming with intelligence and excitement.This
opportunity:The Business Affairs HR team seeks an experienced and
talented individual to join our team as an Associate Director of
Human Resources for our University IT (UIT) organization. Our ideal
candidate will have a depth of HR experience in all the roles of a
generalist, plus be experienced in talent management to include
recruiting, performance management, high potential development and
succession planning. This role will interface directly with
Stanford's CIO and his leadership team who manage the complex and
decentralized business of IT. While the role will work closely with
IT leadership, the position reports directly to the Senior Director
of HR for Business Affairs, who reports to the AVP of Finance and
Administration, Business Affairs. The ideal candidate will also
have a deep understanding and appreciation of the unique world of
Information Technology.Overview:This role will serve as a strategic
human resources advisor for the senior leadership team of the UIT
organization. This role has a dotted line reporting relationship to
the UIT Chief of Staff and is guided by the direction of the CIO
and Chief of Staff to advance the strategic goal developing the
culture of One UIT. The Associate HR Director will manage the Human
Resources Manager (HRM) for UIT guiding this individual in
addressing staff related issues, policies, programs, and processes
for the organization.Duties and Responsibilities:
- Collaborate with the organization's management to support
initiatives by understanding the organization's objectives, issues,
needs, and key success factors. Serve as the strategic human
resources trusted advisor and thought partner for the senior
leadership team of the UIT organization to include the CIO and his
- In collaboration with UIT's leadership, coordinate and deliver
a portfolio of ongoing HR programs and initiatives for the
organization. Consult and collaborate with the OE specialist team
to assess organizational and individual staff development needs.
Identify, communicate, and consult with staff on training and
career development opportunities.
- Provide mentoring, coaching and guidance to the HRM
- Working as a team with the HRM, provide a range of human
resources services for the full life cycle of the employee.
Identify and implement strategies to improve human resources
strategies and outcomes. This includes technical gravitas, data
analysis, identifying and evolving IT job classification schema,
approaches for remote work centers, workforce planning initiatives
and similar fundamentals.
- The HR services this role is responsible for will include, but
are not limited to, operational excellence and strategies for
talent acquisition, selection, immigration, onboarding,
compensation, talent development projects, workforce planning
efforts, and off boarding as needed. Support or lead higher level
searches, and advise on affirmative action objectives, as needed.
Will consult on UIT diversity and inclusion programs.
- Investigate complex and/or high risk employee relations issues,
provide solid advice and counsel towards risk mitigation, and coach
towards appropriate resolution; work in consultation with ELR as
- Oversee performance appraisal process; design procedures and
documents specific to the organization, as needed. Provide relevant
coaching and guidance. Lead the change management process for the
roll out of a new appraisal tool to replace SimpleEval.
- Manage area's salary-setting program. Along with the HRM,
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.
- Oversee processes owned by the local HRM such as workers'
compensation, disability, leave, work place accommodation requests,
and health and safety issues; oversee and approve human resources
transactions submitted for processing. Prepare reports, and analyze
data available through local and centralized database
- Provide ongoing training, exposure and experiences for the HRM
in all HR functional areas with the goal of enhancing her skills.
Manage the HRM and hold regular 1:1s, provide honest, timely
feedback, challenging goals and responsibilities and ongoing
- This role functions independently in most instances and under
general direction of the BAHR leader to address a range of complex
problems and or organizational issues.
- Collaborate with UIT leaders to support initiatives by
understanding UIT's objectives, issues, needs, and key success
factors. Actively participate in planning processes and promote
best practices; provide leadership for workforce planning
- And other duties and projects as assigned.MINIMUM
REQUIREMENTS:Education & Experience: Bachelor's degree and five
years relevant experience, or a combination of education and
relevant experience. 8 -10 years of relevant experience
preferred.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Deep competencies and experiences as an advisor to senior
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/talent
- Creative and innovative skills in recruiting top talent.
- Deep expertise and experience developing and implementing
effective talent management solutions, including workforce
planning, learning and development, performance management, and
organizational design and effectiveness.
- Demonstrated interpersonal skills, strong EQ and expertise in
group dynamics. Successful track record of establishing credibility
and trust with a diverse client group.
- Excellent facilitation, oral and written communication skills;
ability to prepare clear and concise reports and deliver formal
presentations or training to senior management and other
- Strong instructional/curriculum design skills and
- Strong program/project management skills and experience.
- Strong analytical, critical thinking, problem solving,
judgment, negotiating, influencing, and decision making skills.
Ability to maintain confidentiality, tact, and diplomacy.
- Ability to build the confidence of others through open
communication and respectful behavior.
- Strong supervision/management and staff development
- Demonstrated proficiency with business applications, such as
Microsoft Office suite and human resource information
systems.LocationWe're located in Redwood City. Our new Stanford
Redwood City campus is open and brings together 2,700 staff in a
collaborative environment that reflects Stanford's culture and
mission. The campus offers amenities such as onsite cafes and a
dining pavilion, a high-end fitness facility with an outdoor pool,
and a childcare center.Why Stanford is for You: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,
- Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing
incentives, discounts, and more!PLEASE NOTE: We are not able to
provide sponsorship or relocation for this position.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.
- Global Impact
We believe in having a global impactClimate and
SustainabilityStanford's deep commitment to sustainability
practices has earned us a Platinum rating and inspired a new school
aimed at tackling climate change.Medical InnovationsStanford's
Innovative Medicines Accelerator is currently focused entirely on
helping faculty generate and test new medicines that can slow the
spread of COVID-19.TechnologyFrom Google and PayPal to Netflix and
Snapchat, Stanford has housed some of the most celebrated
innovations in Silicon Valley.Through rigorous research, model
training programs and partnerships with educators worldwide,
Stanford is pursuing equitable, accessible and effective learning
for all. Working Here
We believe you matter as much as the workI love that Stanford is
supportive of learning, and as an education institution, that
pursuit of knowledge extends to staff members through professional
development, wellness, financial planning and staff affinity
groups.School of EngineeringI get to apply my real-world
experiences in a setting that welcomes diversity in thinking and
offers support in applying new methods. In my short time at
Stanford, I've been able to streamline processes that provide
better and faster information to our students.Office of the Vice
Provost for Student AffairsBesides its contributions to science,
health, and medicine, Stanford is also the home of pioneers across
disciplines. Joining Stanford has been a great way to contribute to
our society by supporting emerging leaders.School of MedicineI like
working in a place where ideas matter. Working at Stanford means
being part of a vibrant, international culture in addition to
getting to do meaningful work.Laura LindOffice of the President and
Provost Getting Started
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