Director of HR Strategy and Operations

Location
California, United States
Posted
Friday, 13 December 2019
End of advertisement period
Thursday, 13 February 2020
Ref
85427
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

At Stanford School of Medicine, more than 7500 faculty and staff create our unrivaled atmosphere of interdisciplinary exploration and collaboration which has produced many of the innovations that sparked a biomedical revolution: MRIs, gene splicing, and stem cell medicine were all born on the Stanford Medicine campus. Today, that same atmosphere, amplified by the astounding intellectual and technological capital that surrounds us in Silicon Valley, gives us an unprecedented opportunity to advance human health.

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences has more than 650 full time faculty and staff integrating and accelerating five key missions of scientific discovery, clinical innovation and service, educational excellence, community engagement and commitment, and professionalism and leadership.

Reporting to the Director of Finance & Administration (DFA) for the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences the Director of HR Strategy & Operations (Human Resources Manager 2) will lead a team of 4 in managing human resources functions for the department, while also acting as a member of the leadership team to develop people operations strategies in support of organization goals and objectives. Our ideal candidate will demonstrate a track record of success in a full spectrum of human resources including strategy, recruitment and retention programs, organizational development, problem solving, change management, leadership development, succession planning, compensation management, employee and labor relations and human resource administration and training. In this new leadership role you will have responsibilities vital to the success of the department in enacting its mission of research, teaching, and patient care.

Duties include:

  • 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.

* - Other duties may also be assigned 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 8 years of comprehensive human resources experience in a complex environment
  • Expertise in strategic HR to include organization design and talent management
  • Experience managing an HR team
  • Graduate degree in related field.
  • Experience with process excellence frameworks such as the LEAN management system.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):

  • 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.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:

  • 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. 
  • Add or subtract physical requirements based on the requirements of your specific job. (remove this statement for posting)

 *- 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.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Travel on campus to schools/units, out of town.

Additional Information

  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 4706
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: K