Human Resources Manager
A cover letter and resume are required for full consideration.
The Hoover Institution at Stanford University is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time Human Resources Manager position.
About Stanford University's Hoover Institution: The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace is a public policy research center devoted to the advanced study of economics, politics, history, and political economy—both domestic and foreign—as well as international affairs.
Founded in 1919 by Herbert Hoover before he became the thirty-first president of the United States, the Institution began as a repository of historical material gathered at the end of World War I. The library and archives have grown to be among the largest private repositories of documents on twentieth-century political and economic history. Over time the Institution expanded its mission from collecting archival material to conducting advanced research on contemporary history and economics and applying this scholarship to current public policy challenges.
With its eminent scholars and world-renowned library and archives, the Hoover Institution seeks to improve the human condition by advancing ideas that promote economic opportunity and prosperity while securing and safeguarding peace for America and all humanity.
The Human Resources Manager reports to the Director of Finance and Administration and provides the full range of human resources services for the Hoover Institution. The position will manage staff related issues, policies, programs, and processes. The ideal candidate will have the ability to work independently and under general direction to address a variety of complex problems and/or organizational issues, interacting with a diverse group of individuals in an active, fast-paced, and challenging environment. The Human Resources Manager will oversee and direct the efforts of 2-3 human resources professionals.
- Organizational Development. 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.
- Change Management. 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.
- Employee Relations. 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 employee/labor relations staff to resolve highly complex issues, as needed. Coach and advise staff on organizational, employee, and labor relations issues.
- Performance Management. Oversee performance appraisal process; design procedures and documents specific to the organization, as needed. Provide relevant coaching and guidance. Manage the performance of direct reports. Set team objectives, priorities, and resources to align with department objectives.
- Staffing and Employment. 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.
- Compensation and Classification. 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. Oversee and approve human resources transactions submitted for processing. Prepare reports, and analyze data available through local and centralized database resources.
- Training and Staff Development. 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.
- Workers' Compensation, Disability/Leave Management. 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.
* 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.
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and five years' relevant experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- 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.
- Exceptional 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.
Desired/Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Demonstrated ability to advise on and assist in the implementation of organizational change.
- Ability to effectively resolve conflict situations in a positive and productive manner.
- Experience serving as a culture leader, actively promoting organizational initiatives and taking measures to maintain an inclusive and respectful environment.
- Exceptional time management and project management skills, demonstrating the ability to respond effectively and efficiently to time sensitive situations.
- Exceptional customer service skills. Desire to provide a positive user experience to employees and internal clients balanced with compliance to University and external guidelines and regulations.
- Commitment to Hoover's mission and requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities to effectively establish a staff structure to accomplish the Institution's objectives and initiatives
Certifications and Licenses:
- 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 the job.
- Travel on campus to schools/units, out of town.
- Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients as well as 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, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
The Hoover Institution at Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
- Schedule: Full-time
- Job Code: 4706
- Employee Status: Regular
- Grade: K
- Department URL: http://www.hoover.org