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SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is one of 17 Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratories, and operated by Stanford University on behalf of the DOE. SLAC develops and operates some of the world’s premier science facilities, including the first hard X-ray free-electron laser. Research at SLAC explores the structure and function of matter and the properties of energy, space and time, at the smallest and largest scales, all with the goal of solving problems facing society and advancing human knowledge.

 

 


Human Resources Business Partner

Job Requisition #: 2578
Classification Title: Human Resources Manager 2
Grade: K
Location: Menlo Park, CA (HQ)
# of openings: 1

Description

POSITION OVERVIEW: 

We are seeking an experienced Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) who can be a strategic partner to assigned client groups and advise and guide on the people aspects of business decisions.  The HRBP provides strategic consultation & solutions to leaders on all people aspects of the business including employee engagement, team effectiveness, change management, development advising, organizational strategy, talent portfolio management, and workforce planning.  This role serves as the client relationship manager between the client group and the other functions within HR and frequently partners with other areas of HR when designing and rolling out solutions.

JOB PURPOSE:

Provide the full range of human resources services for assigned schools, units, or client organizations. Manage staff related issues, policies, programs, and processes. 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. Supervise other staff, as needed.

CORE DUTIES*:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 human resources director and/or employee/labor relations staff to resolve highly complex issues, as needed. Coach and advise staff on organizational, employee, and labor relations issues.
  • Oversee performance appraisal process; design procedures and documents specific to the organization, as needed. Provide relevant coaching and guidance.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Oversee and approve human resources transactions submitted for processing. Prepare reports, and analyze data available through local and centralized database resources.

* - Other duties may also be assigned

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

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.
  • 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.

Certifications and Licenses:

HRCI or SHRM Certification desired

SLAC Employee Competencies:

  • Effective Decisions:  Uses job knowledge and solid judgment to make quality decisions in a timely manner.
  • Self-Development:  Pursues a variety of venues and opportunities to continue learning and developing.
  • Dependability:  Can be counted on to deliver results with a sense of personal responsibility for expected outcomes.
  • Initiative:  Pursues work and interactions proactively with optimism, positive energy, and motivation to move things forward.
  • Adaptability:  Flexes as needed when change occurs, maintains an open outlook while adjusting and accommodating changes.
  • Communication:  Ensures effective information flow to various audiences and creates and delivers clear, appropriate written, spoken, presented messages.
  • Relationships:  Builds relationships to foster trust, collaboration, and a positive climate to achieve common goals. 

Job -Specific Competencies :

  • Customer Focus: Ability to establish strong relationships with targeted clients and lab leadership
  • Manage Ambiguity and Complexity: Ability to operate in and understand a highly complex organizational and administrative environment
  • Strategic Mindset: Ability to translate current issues into future opportunities
  • Persuade: Ability to make compelling arguments to gain support for decisions and recommendations
  • Courage: Ability to address difficult issues with key stakeholders

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:

  • May travel on campus to schools/units, 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, http://adminguide.stanford.edu

  


SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All staff at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. SLAC is an E-Verify employer.

 

Final candidates are subject to background checks prior to commencement of employment at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.

Internal candidates, who are selected for hire, may require degree verification and/or credit checks based on requirements of the new position.

 

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