Director of Academic Affairs & HR Strategies

California (US)
22 May 2019
End of advertisement period
23 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Code: 4133
Grade: M
The Department of Pediatrics at Stanford University is dedicated to excellence in clinical care, education, research and administration. The Department is a dynamic, stimulating place to work and because we are focused on growth and improved excellence, our staff have particularly challenging and rewarding roles. With more than 700 pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists across the Bay Area and more than 400 operational, program specialist and research staff, our department is one of the largest at the School of Medicine.

The Director for Academic Affairs & HR Strategies will provide strategic direction and oversight for Academic Affairs and Human Resources. The Director will be responsible for developing and implementing viable administrative structures for the Department; leading, managing and supporting managers/staff in Academic Affairs, and Human Resources to achieve the education, research, and patient care goals of the Department, and ensuring that services are synchronous with and further the Department’s overarching goals, strategies, and initiatives. Position will serve as part of a 3-person cross-functional executive team, provide strategic counsel and direction to the Chair and Associate Chairs regarding the value and impact to the Department of strategies affecting faculty, residents, fellows, and staff.

The ideal candidate will have experience directing cross functional areas in a large academic Department, and experience leading a team of 12 administrative and professional staff. Candidates must have exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
Why Stanford is for You
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!
Core Duties include:
• Direct staff and provide leadership to achieve goals and vision of the organization. Responsible for hiring and retaining staff, career coaching, personal development for direct reports and accountable for the performance of employees.
• May independently or in collaboration with human resources managers, direct faculty supervisors and managers in the interpretation and implementation of human resources policies, procedures and programs.
• Independently initiate and create strategic plans for organization or program(s) managed. Make recommendations that may impact the unit's academic and research capabilities Identify and resolve strategic issues of substantial significance that affect the overall functioning beyond the immediate unit, consult and advise senior leadership. Oversee allocation of all resources.
• Manage the direction of internal academic and administrative policy development for programs and administrative operations.
• Ensure the financial success of the organization. Oversee and/or manage the finances across all sources for the annual budget cycle, including developing, monitoring, analyzing forecasting and reporting.
• Manage and coordinate grants and contracts for the department. Ensure compliance with institutional and external requirements.
• Advise senior management on programmatic and policy development. May provide input to university leadership on institutional academic and administrative policies and guidelines.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
• Advanced degree in business, human resources, or healthcare administration preferred.
• Experience working in academic medicine desired.
• Experience as an 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.
• Ability to implement organizational change and provide guidance in the development and execution of organization-wide initiatives.
Bachelor's degree and seven years of relevant experience in administrative and financial management, or combination of education and relevant experience.
• Demonstrated leadership and supervisory, planning and change management skills.
• Excellent planning and organizational skills.
• Excellent communication skills. Able to influence people, solve problems, troubleshoot, think creatively and resolve conflicts.
• Advanced financial expertise in accounting budget planning, and financial forecasting.
• Advanced expertise in grants and contract administration.
• Advanced analytical and problem solving skills Strong knowledge of industry standards and/or regulatory requirements.
• Strong negotiation and effective interpersonal skills.
• Attention to detail and accuracy.
• Advanced expertise in business and management computer applications and databases.
• Subject matter expertise for area(s) of responsibility.
• Ability to multi-task and manage deadlines
• Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
• Frequently sitting.
• Occasionally stand/walk, writing by hand, use a telephone, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 11-20 pounds.
• Rarely sort/file paperwork or parts, rarely twist/bend/stoop/squat.
* - 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.
Occasional evening and weekend hours.
Additional Information
Schedule: Full-time
Job Code: 4133
Employee Status: Regular
Grade: M
Department URL:
Requisition ID: 83209