Assistant Director, Human Resources

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Assistant Director, Human Resources

Stanford University

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Residential & Dining Enterprises, the largest auxiliary organization at Stanford University, supports the academic mission of the University by providing the highest quality services to students and other members of the university community. R&DE has an annual operating budget of over $270 million, oversees a 5 million sq. ft. physical plant across the campus, provides housing for over 12,000 students, serves over 18,000 daily meals at 30 dining and retail locations and over 500,000 meals at Athletic Concessions events, and hosts 20,000 conference guests annually. R&DE comprises 1100+ staff in the following divisions: the Office of the Senior Associate Vice Provost (SAVP), Student Housing Operations, Stanford Dining, Stanford Hospitality & Auxiliaries, Stanford Conferences, and a team of R&DE strategic business partners: Finance & Administration, Human Resources, Information Technology, Maintenance Operations and Capital Projects, and Strategic Communications.

Partner with hiring managers and local HR staff in developing and conducting workforce plans, recruiting strategies, candidate sourcing strategies, job posting/advertising, diversity outreach plans/programs, resume reviewing, and candidate screening and interviewing. Lead and train employment representatives and others in recruitment techniques and best practices.


  • Develop and/or manage all employment activities, programs, and services, including job family recruitment, sourcing team operations, and tools and resources development.
  • Make workforce planning and talent management recommendations.
  • Set standards, and define and implement process improvements to increase efficiency of recruitment processes. Create, develop, and apply metrics to track and measure success of function.
  • Serve as member of management team. Assume acting Associate Vice President role, as required.
  • Present information about employment/recruiting to a variety of audiences.
  • Supervise team of employment representatives, including guiding staff through the recruitment process and providing training in state-of-the-art recruitment techniques, processes, and technologies. Act as single point of contact for designated service areas, and coordinate all staff recruitment activities and resources.
  • Source, recruit, screen, interview, and recommend external and/or internal candidates for individual, mission-critical, and hard-to-fill positions. Serve as executive search recruiter for senior level positions.
  • Set hiring manager expectations. Develop and execute service level agreements for individual positions.
  • Refer searches to external employment agencies and manage vendors, as needed.
  • Ensure accurate and complete documentation is maintained concerning all phases of the recruitment process, including equal employment opportunity statistics, and is in compliance with state and federal laws, contractual obligations, and university guidelines.
  • Recruit from and/or conduct job fairs, as needed.
* - Other duties may also be assigned MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Education & Experience:

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal, and customer service skills.
  • Highly-developed interviewing skills.
  • In-depth knowledge of state and federal employment laws applicable to the hiring of employees, including affirmative action and equal employment opportunity requirements.
  • In-depth experience with web-based systems and recruiting sources, including the internet, social media, warm/cold calling, referrals, events, networking, publications, industry groups/associations, and job fairs.
  • Proficiency with applicant tracking systems and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Frequently sit, use a telephone.
  • Occasionally stand/walk, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 11-20 pounds.
  • Rarely writing by hand, sort/file paperwork or parts.

* - 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.
  • Occasional travel.
  • Flexible work hours including weekends and evenings.
  • 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,


Location: Residential & Dining Enterprises, California, United States
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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.

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Posted: 1/8/2019
Application Due: 3/11/2019
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