HR Programs and Special Initiatives Administrator

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


  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize own work and multi-task.
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and ownership of projects.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to routinely and independently exercise sound judgment in making decisions.
  • Demonstrated experience working independently and as part of a team.
  • Relevant subject matter knowledge.
  • Ability to direct the work of others, for jobs requiring supervision.


  • Experience developing and implementing HR services and practices that promote equity and inclusion
  • Talent development, instructional design or other experience developing training and learning programs
  • Knowledge of change management and project management principles and ability to leverage them in the development of new programs
  • Experience leading small teams formally or on a project basis
  • Strong oral and written communication skills to aid in developing messages and materials on behalf of the department
  • Demonstrated ability to review and analyze data and make recommendations
  • Comfortable using and leveraging technology to improve work processes (Smartsheet experience a plus)
  • Comfortable working in a distributed, remote, and/or hybrid work environment
  • Experience in higher education, academic medicine, or related industry preferred


  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Frequently stand/walk, sitting, grasp lightly/fine manipulation.
  • Occasionally use a telephone.
  • Rarely 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 his or her job.


Occasional evening and weekend hours.


  • 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,

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