Workplace Investigator/ Senior Human Resources Specialist

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Human Resources
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ABOUT STANFORD UNIVERSITY AND RESIDENTIAL & DINING ENTERPRISES:

Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

Residential & Dining Enterprises (R&DE), the largest auxiliary organization at Stanford University, supports the academic mission of the University by providing high-quality services to students and other members of the university community. The department has an annual operating budget of over $350M, operates 24/7/365, and oversees a $3B asset portfolio comprising a 7 million sq. ft. physical plant across the campus. In autumn quarter of the 2021-22 academic year, R&DE will return to providing housing for over 13,000 students and dependents, serving meals at 17 dining halls, 12 retail locations, and operating athletic concessions and conference operations. Additionally, R&DE comprises 900 FTE staff in the following divisions: Student Housing Operations, Stanford Dining, Stanford Hospitality & Auxiliaries, Stanford Conferences, Maintenance Operations and Capital Projects, and a team of R&DE strategic business partners: Finance & Administration, Information Technology, Human Resources, and Strategic Communications.

 

“Students (Customers) First” is the mantra of R&DE and our strategic goals reflect our commitment to delivering quality and excellence to our constituents every day.  In R&DE,“Excellence is defined by aligning our strategic goals and performance with our vision.”

 

 

This role is currently designated as hybrid and may provide incumbents with flexibility for partial telecommuting.

 

JOB PURPOSE:

Perform assessments and investigations in support of compliance/privacy activities and address the adequacy and effectiveness of related policies, systems, processes, and controls across Stanford University. Compliance areas may include ADA, sexual harassment, Title IX, EEO/Affirmative Action, and institutional compliance.

CORE DUTIES*:

  • Prepare and execute assessments and investigations in close collaboration with program managers in accordance with recognized standards.
  • Consult and advise university staff on best practices and the handling of complex and sensitive information; develop, deliver, and implement education and training.
  • Participate in the planning and drafting of policies and procedures.
  • Conduct investigations of suspected policy violations.
  • Contribute to developing annual work plan.
  • Prepare and review work paper documentation to ensure it supports conclusions and results based on appropriate analyses and evaluations.
  • Communicate the results of compliance/privacy projects via written reports and oral presentations to management.
  • Participate as part of a project team on compliance/privacy related topics.
  • Monitor current compliance/privacy trends, legislation, and activities, assist to implementing best practices.
  • Develop and maintain productive customer and staff relationships.

* - Other duties may also be assigned

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education & Experience:

Bachelor’s degree and four years of audit, privacy, compliance or other relevant experience in higher education, health care, research-based non-profit organizations, or government contracting or combination of education and relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong analytical skills with ability to identify and assess risk and exposures across a wide variety of processes.
  • Strong project management and organizational abilities.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communications skills.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work as part of a team or independently as an individual contributor.
  • Strong customer focus.
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of state and federal statutes, laws, and regulations.

Certifications and Licenses:

Compliance/Privacy certification desired.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:

  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Frequently sitting.
  • Occasionally stand/walk, reach/work above shoulders, use a telephone, writing by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
  • Rarely twist/bend/stoop/squat, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 11-20 pounds.

* - 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.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Occasionally work evenings and weekends.
  • Hybrid

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.

 

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.

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