Director, Human Resources

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POST DATE 9/16/2017
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Stanford University Stanford, CA

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Stanford University

Director, Human Resources

Job Number: 76297

Director, Human Resources (Human Resources Manager 3)

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Founded in 1925, the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University has built a global reputation based on its management and leadership programs, including the two-year MBA, one-year Master of Science for experienced leaders (MSx), and PhD programs. Non-degree certificate programs include Executive Education courses and Stanford Ignite, a part-time program in innovation and entrepreneurship offered at Stanford and in five countries around the world. In addition, the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (Stanford Seed) is a unique business school-led initiative working to end the cycle of global poverty.


Reporting to the Associate Dean, Finance & Administration with a dotted line to the Dean of the Graduate School of Business, serve as a strategic human resources advisor for the senior leadership team and oversee the full range of human resources management for the Graduate School of Business. Manage a team of five human resources staff to address all staff related issues, policies, programs, and processes. Manage the entire human resources function for the organization, and maintain accountability for the budget. Work with a high level of independence and exercise a high degree of initiative, influence, and judgment.


Collaborate with the organization's management and senior leadership in defining initiatives by having an excellent understanding of the organization's objectives, issues, needs, and key success factors. Develop organization-specific policies and practices; actively participate in setting the human resources strategy for planning processes, and actively promote best practices.
Design and lead strategies for facilitating organizational and behavioral change. Perform needs assessment and process improvement; make recommendations on organizational design and development issues; establish metrics and monitor trends.
Investigate complex employee relations issues and initiate appropriate resolution; recommend and facilitate effective solutions in alignment with applicable policies and laws; assess risk to the organization and identify compliance issues. Identify and analyze trends; make recommendations for changes/improvements. Coach and advise staff on organizational and employee relations issues.
Participate in setting organizational objectives and goals, and design performance appraisal process for the organization. Provide relevant training and guidance to managers and employees; identify and analyze trends, and initiate and/or direct appropriate interventions; independently handle and/or manage redesign and reassignment efforts. Work with management to identify, direct, and/or deliver the training and development planning for individuals and groups; lead organizational and team effectiveness assessment.
Direct talent management program (recruitment and staffing plans and retention), and provide effective recruitment methods for assigned areas. Structure complex offers; support or lead high level and complex searches; advise on affirmative action objectives.
Manage organization's salary-setting program; develop guidelines for program implementation. Advise managers on assignment of employees to appropriate classification levels; design incentive and bonus programs.
Oversee processes for workers' compensation, disability, leave, work place accommodation requests, and health and safety issues; inform managers as needed. Act as a resource to others in organization, and oversee the accurate documentation and retention of 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.
Participate in and/or lead human resources-wide and university human resources projects/initiatives, as needed.

* - Other duties may also be assigned


Education & Experience:

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Demonstrated experience as a consultant and advisor to senior management in all human resources areas, including: employee relations, employment and labor law, compensation, staffing and employment, training and development, performance coaching and management, and organizational development.
Exceptional interpersonal skills and understanding of group dynamics. Successful track record of establishing credibility and trust with a diverse client group, including senior leaders. Demonstrated leadership skills and management courage.
Strong analytical, critical thinking, creative problem solving, judgment, negotiating, influencing, and strategic decision making skills. Ability to maintain confidentiality, tact, and diplomacy.
Demonstrated ability to advise on and implement organizational change. Demonstrated end-to-end experience in the development and execution of organization-wide initiatives.
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.

Certifications and Licenses:

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 his or her job.

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.
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,


Job: Human Resources

Location: Graduate School of Business

Schedule: Full-time

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