Stanford's Graduate School of Business has built a global reputation based on its immersive and innovative management programs. We provide students a transformative leadership experience, pushing the boundaries of knowledge with faculty research, and offering a portfolio of entrepreneurial and non-degree programs that deliver global impact like no other. We are committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in service of our mission of developing innovative, principled, and insightful leaders who change lives, change organizations, and change the world. We invite you to be part of this mission.
The Human Resources Department of the Stanford Graduate School of Business seeks an Associate Director, Employee Experience to support the evolution of our talent management approach. Reporting to the Director, Human Resources, you will support the operations behind a world class academic institution, providing your HR intelligence to influence and shape our workplace culture. Our staff supports an amazing cadre of faculty and graduate students, delivering a wide array of academic and non-academic services that require nimble HR support.
Given the unprecedented shift in employee expectations regarding workplace equity and flexibility, we are looking for a highly organized, empathetic, and collaborative HR professional that can bring their subject matter expertise to elevate the employee work experience in an evolving hybrid work environment. You will operationalize the norms for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in how we hire, onboard, design work, develop and retain our staff talent.
We will provide a flexible work arrangement and a highly collaborative environment for you to redefine this traditionally L&D/OD position into a cross-cutting systems design role that looks holistically at the employee experience. To do this requires confidence based on proven program delivery and the humility to facilitate solutions from outside of yourself. Are you inspired to build on what came before you and able to design what does not yet exist? Then this position may be for you!
Your primary responsibilities include:
In partnership with the Director, Human Resources, plan and provide talent management strategy, direction, advice, and counsel to senior leaders and HR business partners. Provide thought leadership on the future of work, DEI, and emerging employee experience concerns. Gather anecdotal and data-driven research on the health of the organization utilizing surveys and available HRIS data.
Lead and align the talent management processes to connect the dots between DEI, talent development and overall organizational health; this includes editing existing processes (i..e, onboarding) to reflect new realities, raising transparency and access to university resources (i.e., talent acquisition), advancing management capabilities (i.e., managing dispersed workforce) and filling the void with locally produced initiatives (i.e., pipeline and succession planning).
In partnership with the Director, Human Resources, develop and curate a calendar of employee events and experiences: GSB orientation, HR Newsletter, leadership development, annual goals and performance, and staff recognition events.
Advocate for an equitable and consistent experience for everyone working at the GSB. Creatively integrate a focus on humanity in initiatives and programs to encourage empathetic behavior and mindset shifts that broaden our definition of the employee experience.
Collaborate with HR Business Partners to determine best methods for equitable access to training, development and career opportunities. Facilitate adoption of flexible work design, creating meaningful, purposeful connections, encouraging productivity and collaboration among dispersed employee groups. Design methods for planned and spontaneous connections.
May provide HR Business Partner support for an assigned client group in coordination with HR Administrators and university counterparts. Act as point of contact for university performance and development programs, and internal expert for the use of related systems. This position may supervise and/or coordinate third-party services.
Will lead by example in designing success in this role and exhibiting flexibility and resilience in responding to new or transitional demands.
To be successful in this position, you will bring:
Bachelor's degree and five years relevant experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience.
Specialized expertise in executive development, talent acquisition, learning and development, and/or employee experience.
Strong planner, program designer and project manager.
Specific knowledge and experience implementing DEI initiatives.
Demonstrated change management and group facilitation skills.
Ability to translate complicated topics/data into clear and concise recommendations.
Demonstrated proficiency with utilizing technology and systems to deliver insights.
Ability to maintain confidentiality, tact, and diplomacy.
* 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.
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.
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Why Stanford is for You
Stanford's dedicated 16,000 staff come from diverse educational and career backgrounds. We are a collaborative environment that thrives on innovation and continuous improvement. At Stanford, we seek talent committed to excellence, driven to impact the future of our legacy, and improve lives on a global sphere. We provide competitive salaries, excellent health care and retirement plans, and a generous vacation policy, including additional time off during our winter closure. Our generous perks align with what matters to you:
Freedom to grow. Take advantage of career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a Ted Talk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or leader discuss global issues.
A caring culture. We understand the importance of your personal and family time and provide you access to wellness programs, child-care resources, parent education and consultation, elder care and caregiving support.
A healthier you. We make wellness a priority by providing access to world-class exercise facilities. Climb our rock wall, or participate in one of hundreds of health or fitness classes.
Discovery and fun. Visit campus gardens, trails, and museums.
Enviable resources. We offer free commuter programs and ridesharing incentives. Enjoy discounts for computers, cell phones, recreation, travel, entertainment, and more!
We pride ourselves in being a culture that encourages and empowers you.
How to Apply
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Why work at Stanford?Stanford University has changed the world, over and over again.We are one of Silicon Valley's largest employers - and also one of the most unique. Our mission is to educate future leaders and promote interdisciplinary, world-class research and teaching. This passion makes Stanford an intensely creative, rewarding, and challenging place to work. At the same time, our traditions of respect and collaboration sustain a humane, supportive environment in which to pursue your life and your career.At Stanford you'll work with bright, diverse, dedicated people. You'll find encouragement to learn and grow. You'll enjoy excellent benefits and an outstanding environment. How will it change you?