Human Resources Business Partner

California, United States
Friday, 18 December 2020
End of advertisement period
Tuesday, 16 February 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Stanford University, Department of Medicine is seeking a Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) to provide human resources services for assigned divisions/units. The HRBP will work under general supervision on all areas of general human resources, interacting with a diverse group of individuals in an active, fast-paced, and challenging environment. The Department of Medicine Human Resources (HR) team oversees day to day HR services for over
1,200 employees in 16 divisions. We are the first line of contact for employees, supervisors, and leadership within our department.

The Department of Medicine is committed to setting the highest standards for patient care, ground-breaking biomedical research, professional education, teaching, and training. We are devoted to advancing the science of medicine by developing new methods to prevent, diagnose, and treat all aspects of human disease and strive to provide compassionate and pioneering health care to all of our patients.

Duties include:

  • Investigate employee relations issues and recommend appropriate resolution; work in consultation with more senior level human resources manager and/or SoM Employee Relations to resolve complex issues.
  • Coach and advise on organizational, employee, and labor relations issues.
  • 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 SoM compensation or university compensation on complex issues.
  • Collaborate with the organization's management and/or human resources team to support initiatives by understanding the organization's issues and needs.
  • Participate in planning processes and promote best practices.
  • Assist in overseeing the performance appraisal process; ensure the appropriate process is followed.
  • Assist hiring managers in talent management (recruitment and staffing plans).
  • Oversee processes for workers' compensation, disability, leave, work place accommodation requests, and health and safety issues; consult with managers, or senior human resources manager, as needed.
  • Oversee the accurate documentation and recordkeeping. Assist in the implementation of strategies for facilitating organizational and behavioral change.
  • Participate on organizational design and related development issues.
  • Identify, communicate, and consult with staff on training and career development opportunities.
  • Conduct relevant training, and participate in training design, as needed.
  • 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.

*-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.


  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain collaborative working relationships in a consulting environment.
  • Experience managing complex employee relations matters
  • Experience mediating employee relations concerns PHR, PHR-CA, SHRM-CP or other related HR certification Ability to organize and prioritize multiple work assignments with little supervision and ability to work well under pressure.


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


  • 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.
  • 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 resources information systems.




  • Frequent 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.
  • Rare 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 school/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,


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.

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: Regular
  • Grade: I
  • Requisition ID: 88061