Associate Director of Human Resources

Stanford, California
18 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
16 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

The Stanford Cancer Institute (SCI) is one of only 49 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the country, and builds synergies and collaborations across Stanford Medicine. The SCI is a prominent, dynamic, growing and complex Institute in the Stanford School of Medicine (SOM) and presently manages over 280 non-academic and academic staff positions. The SCI seeks an Associate Director of Human Resources (Human Resources Manager 2) who will be dedicated to the SCI (including our Cancer Clinical Trials Office) and will work in partnership with the SOM’s Human Resources Group to lead the comprehensive human resources program within the SCI. Our ideal candidate will demonstrate a track record of success in all aspects of human resources administration including strategy, retention and recruitment 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 SCI’s success in enacting its mission to reduce cancer mortality through comprehensive programs of cancer research, treatment, education and outreach. You will work with an unparalleled leading edge community of diverse faculty and staff who are fundamentally changing the world of health care in the cancer arena.
The SCI is fast-paced, team-oriented, and forward-thinking. Our staff run toward challenges, and you will have a demonstrated history of doing the same with a high degree of professionalism and initiative. With direct reporting to the SCI DFA/Associate Director of Administration and Planning, you will lead our human resources activities with your excellent management skills that include collaboration, coaching and the ability to build strong partnerships and relationships.
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
Why Stanford is for You?
Stanford University School of Medicine, one of seven Schools within Stanford University, was founded in 1858, and continues to build on its legacy as a premier research-intensive medical school improving health through leadership, diversity, and a collaborative approach to discovery and innovation in patient care, education, and research. With over 2,000 faculty organized among 29 departments and 9 different institutes and centers, and supported by over 3,500 staff, the Stanford University School of Medicine is a truly complex organization. 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 the opportunity to audit a course. Join a film screening or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, family care resources and excellent health benefits. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities.
Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ride sharing incentives, access to historic sculptures, trails, and museums and so much more!
How to Apply
We invite you to apply for this position by clicking on the “Apply for Job” button. To be considered, please submit a cover letter and resume along with your online application. Your cover letter should address your leadership and successes in a diverse range of human resources initiatives, and describe projects and responsibilities that highlight your strengths, measurable outcomes, innovative program development, and decision making.
Minimum ten years of comprehensive human resources administration in a complex, fast-paced environment.
Experience in higher education or healthcare environments.
A track record of success in all aspects of human resources administration including strategy, organizational development, problem solving, change management, leadership development, succession planning, compensation management, employee and labor relations and human resource administration and training.
Excellent management skills that include collaboration, coaching and developing subordinates; ability to build relationships.
Graduate degree in related field.
Direct experience with Lean management and/or an understanding of the Principles of Lean process improvement.
SHRM-SCP or SHRM-CP certification or ability to obtain certification within 12 months of hire.
Bachelor's degree and five years relevant experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience.
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.
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.
Additional Information
Schedule: Full-time
Job Code: 4706
Employee Status: Regular
Grade: K
Requisition ID: 83554