Employee and Labor Relations Specialist

California, United States
Jun 05, 2020
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Aug 04, 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Stanford University is an employer of choice in the Silicon Valley, sitting next to, and interacting with, the world’s pre-eminent high tech companies.  We offer a variety of benefits beyond traditional vacation, medical, dental, retirement and savings options:

  • Year round art museums, musicals, plays and lectures
  • Over 100 annual University division I athletic events
  • Complete physical fitness and wellness programs, onsite recreation, equipment rentals and exercise classes
  • Events and program for children, sports camps, tuition options
  • World class intellectual stimulation through learning and development classes, workshops and onsite conferences from leading edge speakers and faculty
  • Work/life and family friendly policies and reimbursement
  • Participation in Stanford’s social responsibility and sustainable programs for a better world

This is a culture where you can make a difference working alongside some of the brightest and advanced thinkers in the world. 
Join the Stanford School of Medicine Human Resources team in leading and changing medicine as we know it today. Reporting to the Directing Business Partner of Employee and Labor Relations, the Employee and Labor Relations Specialist will provide advice and counsel to faculty, supervisor and managers and employees.  We are seeking a highly skilled, well-experienced HR professional for the position. 

Duties will include handling all facets of employee and labor relations, including interpreting and providing advice and counsel regarding university policies, union contracts, and applicable employment laws and regulations; investigating and resolving employment disputes; providing guidance regarding layoffs, terminations, and corrective action; designing and delivering training for employees, supervisors, managers, and local human resources staff pertaining to employee relations and related compliance; as well as keeping abreast of changes in applicable policies, contracts, laws and regulations.  


  • Bachelor's degree in human resources management, labor law, organizational behavior or other related field and five years of relevant analytical experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience.


  • Knowledge of employee and labor relations, the National Labor Relations Act, and state and federal employment regulations and case law
  • Demonstrated ability to think critically, research, analyze, and consolidate complex information into policy, position papers, and/or investigation/grievance reports, and to administer collective bargaining agreements and/or human resources policies  
  • Experience with problem-solving
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills. Ability to develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with Stanford colleagues and clients, and with external organizations, and to handle conflict situations calmly, professionally, and analytically
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision in a team-based environment
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communications skills. Must have excellent presentation skills. Project management skills in a multiple location/unit environment 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in highly sensitive matters
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize own work, multi-task, take initiative, and take ownership of projects
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Experience managing a dispute resolution program or grievance program, or other complex policy/contract application
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint


  • Excellent investigative skills highly desired
  • Experience in facilitating training sessions
  • Law degree or an advance degree in a related field preferred

Stanford University School of Medicine, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, is a premier research-intensive medical school.  Our mission is to improve health through discovery and innovation in patient care, education, and research. Stanford University School of Medicine is comprised of 30 academic departments and eight interdisciplinary institutes; has 1,085 full-time faculty, including seven Nobel laureates; 1,561 Clinician Educator Faculty; 1,361 postdoctoral scholars; 494 MD students; 1,151 PhD and MS candidates; and 1,286 residents; clinical fellows and 3,500 staff. Faculty deliver care at Stanford Health Care and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, where medical students also gain experience. In 2018, faculty received over $681 million for sponsored research and revenues are projected to reach $2.6 billion.

Holistically, the School of Medicine is rooted in an inclusive culture of excellence and diversity that values innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning. To foster the talents and aspirations of staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that keeps pace with market trends, and benefits that increase financial stability and promote healthy, fulfilling lives.


  • Frequently stand/walk, sit, perform desk-based computer tasks, use a telephone, and grasp lightly/fine manipulation.
  • Occasionally twist/bend/stoop/squat, reach/work above shoulders, grasp forcefully, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds, writing by hand, sort/file paperwork.
  • Rarely kneel/crawl.

* - 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, occasional out of town travel.

* - Other duties may also be assigned

Additional Information

  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 4681
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: J
  • Requisition ID: 86352