Human Resources Manager

Jun 23, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Stanford University

Human Resources Manager

Job Number:

Human Resources Manager 1 - Pay Grade I, 100% FTE, Exempt, Continuing

School of Engineering, Dean's Office: Human Resources

Stanford Engineering is one of the top-rated engineering schools in the world and one of the largest academic units within Stanford University. We have been at the forefront of innovation for nearly a century, creating pivotal technologies that have transformed the worlds of information technology, communications, health care, energy, business and beyond. Our faculty, students, and alumni have established thousands of companies and laid the technological and business foundations for Silicon Valley. Today, the school continues to seek solutions to important global problems and educate leaders who will turn great ideas into real changes.

The HR office in the School of Engineering seeks to hire a talented and motivated individual to join our HR team as a generalist Human Resources Manager (HRM), with a focus on workforce planning, HR metrics, data analysis and reporting.

As a member of the human resources team working under the direction of the HR director, the HRM will work on school and university special projects, and provide the full range of human resources services to designated departments and client groups. The HRM is responsible and accountable for staff related issues, Stanford policies, HR programs and a range of local processes. We seek someone who is organized, flexible, and very comfortable working in a collaborative, team environment.


Core Duties:

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

Education & Experience:

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge and demonstrated experience in at least two human resources areas, including: workforce planning, 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 resource information systems. Additional Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Skills and experience managing programs and projects.

Physical Requirements*

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.

Working Conditions

Travel on campus to other schools/units, off campus to the university's central HR, and out of town.

Work Standards

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,

Applicants are required to upload a cover letter and resume to be considered for this opening.

About Stanford University

Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

Supporting that mission is a staff of more than 10,000 which is rooted in a culture of excellence and values innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning. To foster the talents and aspirations of our staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that reflects market trends and benefits that increase financial stability to promote healthy and fulfilling lives. An award-winning employer, Stanford offers an exceptional setting for professionals looking to advance their careers.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and is committed to recruiting and hiring without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Thank you for your interest!

Job: Human Resources

Location: School of Engineering
Schedule: Full-time
Classification Level:

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Stanford 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.