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HR Manager, Business Affairs

Company: Stanford University
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: January 5, 2022

Job Description:


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.
  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more!

    Though this position has a direct reporting line into the University IT (UIT) HR Director, this position will have 60% time dedicated to University IT and 40% to supporting HR for other units across Business Affairs (BA). Learn more about all the pillars of Business Affairs by visiting

    There will be a dotted reporting relationship to the two other HR Associate Directors within BA. Under general supervision on all areas of general human resources, this position interacts with a diverse group of individuals in an active, fast paced, challenging, and rewarding environment. This position will be first point of contact for human resources inquiries and handle all facets HR for UIT. Facets include directly managing leaves of absences, tracking workers' compensation claims, and requests for reasonable workplace accommodations. This position will also directly manage the Worker' s Comp and Disability programs for all of Business Affairs. In addition, this position will support attracting and retaining extraordinary talent in Business Affairs, from helping hiring managers craft engaging job postings to designing and delivering impactful workshops. This is a dynamic group, and this role will also be a key participant in supporting organizational growth and change.


    Business Affairs provides administrative policies, infrastructure, systems, services, and support for the benefit of the University community. Business Affairs is focused on continuous improvement in delivering excellent service to our clients and becoming ever more efficient. ()

    • Collaborate with the organization's management and human resources team to support initiatives by understanding the organization's issues and needs. Participate in planning processes and promote best practices.
    • Assist in the implementation of strategies for facilitating organizational and behavioral change. Participate on organizational design and related development issues.
    • Investigate basic employee relations issues and recommend appropriate resolution; work in consultation with more senior level human resources manager/director to resolve complex issues. Coach and advise on organizational, employee, and labor relations issues.
    • Assist in overseeing the performance appraisal process; ensure the appropriate process is followed. - Assist hiring managers in talent management (recruitment and staffing plans).
    • Administer area's salary-setting program to meet the organization and university's guidelines.
    • Advise managers on assignment of employees to appropriate classification levels; review and approve salary actions, as needed. Consult with manager and/or human resources director or university compensation on complex issues.
    • Identify, communicate, and consult with staff on training and career development opportunities.
    • Conduct relevant training, and participate in training design, as needed.
    • Oversee processes for workers' compensation, disability, leave, workplace accommodation requests, and health and safety issues; consult with managers, senior human resources manager or director, as needed. Oversee the accurate documentation and recordkeeping.
    • Oversee and/or approve human resources transactions submitted for processing. Ensure accurate and timely recordkeeping practices. Prepare reports and analyze data available through local and centralized database resources.
      * Other duties may also be assigned



      Education & Experience:

      Bachelor's degree and three years relevant experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience.

      Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
      • Knowledge and demonstrated experience in at least two human resources areas, including: employee relations, employment and labor law, compensation, staffing and employment, training and development, performance coaching and management, and organizational development.
      • Experience with a unionized workforce.
      • 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, and influencing skills. Ability to maintain confidentiality, tact, and diplomacy.
      • Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to prepare clear and concise reports and deliver formal presentations or training.
      • Demonstrated proficiency with business applications, such as Microsoft Office suite and human resource information systems.Certifications and Licenses: None

        • 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.
          WORKING CONDITIONS: Travel on campus to schools/units, out of town.

          • 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.
            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.

            Additional Information
            • Schedule: Full-time
            • Job Code: 4705
            • Employee Status: Fixed-Term
            • Grade: I
            • Requisition ID: 91740

Keywords: Stanford University, Redwood City , HR Manager, Business Affairs, Human Resources , Redwood City, California

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