The Global HR Director is the internal HR consultant and primary point of contact for global HR matters at Stanford University, responsible for Stanford's global HR policies, procedures, practices and operational structure. The director works closely with HR functional areas, Global Business Services, internal and external legal counsel and across all schools and departments to ensure policies, process and programs meet the needs of Stanford and its employees working outside of the United States.
The Global HR Director is co-located with Stanford's central HR organization, working closely with benefits, compensation, employee & labor relations and employment functions. Substantial time is spent consulting with client groups in schools and departments, including campus HR directors, hiring managers, and other campus stakeholders with Stanford-affiliated employees in 12+ countries around the world.
This position will also have broad and varied responsibilities in collaborating with HR professionals within University Human Resources and the HR community to develop, implement, and deliver strategic initiatives and programs. Providing HR generalist support as and where needed will also fold into this position.
Conduct market-competitiveness reviews and make recommendations for new and revised benefit plans outside of the US.
Review and report on existing and proposed statutory requirements governing benefits and recommend appropriate action required to remain compliant with legal requirements and competitive in the local market.
Advise and consult on individual benefit questions and issues with global employees; communicate benefit changes as appropriate.
Consult and coordinate with departments hiring non-US employees for affiliated legal entities, including recruitment strategy, screening, applicant tracking and reporting, background checks according to each country's profile, and maintaining recruitment records.
When required by Stanford's legal status in a country, facilitate the hiring of workers through a third-party pay rolling agency as appropriate.
Develop and maintain compliant offer letter and employment contract templates.
Manage country-by-country data regarding competitive compensation, in consultation with external vendors and internal Compensation department.
Assist with salary recommendations based on current salary survey data in each relevant country.
Write, update and maintain current job descriptions for all Stanford-affiliate employees outside of the US.
Consult with local schools and departments about employee relations issues and the laws relevant to each issue, based on the country of hire and employee's employment contract.
Coordinate employment legal counsel in each country where Stanford affiliated staff are employed.
Work on a broad range of HR initiatives and programs in partnership with University Human Resources and local HR business partners.
Act as the HR business partner/manager as and where needed to meet the operational goals within University Human Resources and local HR units.
Education & Experience
Bachelor's degree in Business, Human Resources or related field. Master's degree preferred.
5-8 years' experience in an HR function, preferably in a variety of functional areas or as a generalist and preferably with some international experience/exposure.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Understanding of the framework in which global professional and academic activities occur, including legal entities and structures, taxation, social welfare systems and mandates, travel and work authorizations, security and risk management.
Capacity to effectively address diverse audiences with varied knowledge and experience with HR/benefit programs, from employees to senior management preferably with some international experience/exposure.
Understanding of employment compliance and regulatory environments, including relevant country statutory employment requirements, common work authorization and immigration practices, and social insurances.
Skilled in project management including the ability to manage and prioritize the resources and tasks required to support simultaneous deliverables and delivery dates.
Ability to facilitate the resolution of complex problems impacting people and programs.
Skilled in verbal and written communication, including ability to provide briefing and training to diverse audiences. Must be able to effectively influence individuals of varying backgrounds and learning styles.
Ability to operate independently where appropriate, and understand when to escalate issues.
Strong analytical skills and ability to work on basic processes as well as strategic initiatives.
Experience with MS Office (Work, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint)
Knowledge of HR information systems such as PeopleSoft/Oracle, basic understanding of data base systems and ability to conduct Internet research.
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.
About Us: Stanford University is one of the world's premier academic and research institutions, devoting tremendous intellectual and physical resources toward the betterment of humanity. As a major Silicon Valley employer, Stanford seeks people committed to excellence and to improving our world. In turn, the university is committed to supporting its employees as they develop their careers and enrich their lives. To learn more about University Human Resources, please visit: https://cardinalatwork.stanford.edu/
Job: Human Resources
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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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