Human Resources Manager

Aug 25, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Stanford University

Human Resources Manager

Job Number:

Human Resources Manager 4706 Human Resources Manager 2 Classification Level: K Job Purpose

Provides the full range of human resources services for business units within Land, Buildings and Real Estate (LBRE). Manages staff related issues, policies, programs, and processes. Works 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. This position reports to the Director, Human Resources for LBRE.

Core Job Responsibilities

  • Interprets and advises staff on human resources issues. Interprets human resources policies, and provides advice on human resources processes and procedures. Resolves issues as appropriate, and refers more complex issues to the human resources director for resolution.
  • Coaches and advises staff on organizational, employee, and labor relations issues. Investigates basic and complex employee relations issues, and initiates appropriate resolution; recommends and facilitates effective solutions in alignment with applicable policies and laws. Works in consultation with human resources director and/or employee/labor relations staff to resolve highly complex issues, as needed.
  • Assists managers with performance management and provides advice during the performance appraisal process; designs procedures and documents specific to the organization, as needed. Provides relevant coaching and guidance around performance management throughout performance cycle.
  • Handles LBRE workers' compensation, disability, leave, work place accommodation requests, and health and safety issues; informs managers and human resources director, as needed. Acts as a resource to others in organization, and oversees the accurate documentation and recordkeeping.
  • Collaborates on LBRE salary-setting program in partnership with assigned business units. Advises managers on classification and compensation issues for job postings and for existing staff positions; reviews and approves salary actions.
  • Partners with LBRE management in assigned business units to support initiatives by understanding the organization's objectives, issues, needs, and key success factors. Participates in planning processes and promotes best practices; provides leadership for workforce planning efforts.
  • Oversees and approves human resources transactions submitted for processing. Prepares reports, and analyze data available through local and centralized database resources.
  • Works with other HR team members to design strategies for facilitating organizational and behavioral change and to assess organizational and individual staff development needs.

Minimum Education and Experience

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

Minimum Required 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.
  • Demonstrated knowledge regarding employee and labor relations, the National Labor Relations Act, the National Labor Relations Board, and state and federal employment laws. Demonstrated experience with mediation and other dispute resolution systems and techniques.
  • 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.

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,

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.

Job: Human Resources

Location: Land, Buildings and Real Estate
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.