Human Resources Manager

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Human Resources Manager

Date Posted October 19, 2017
Job Type Regular
Hours Per Week 40
PAVIR Job ID ADM1801.18
Salary Range DOE


The Human Resources Manager oversees activities relating to recruiting, employee education and training, management development, employee relations, affirmative action, benefits administration, and salary administration. The HR Manager plans, develops, organizes, implements, directs, evaluates, and improves the human resource function and performance, ensuring that HR services are delivered and customer needs are met while fully utilizing and maximizing resources.

The HR Manager leads cross-departmental coordination of HR information and facilitates process improvement initiatives within the HR Department and the entire organization, as appropriate. The HR Manager works with members of the leadership team to build and manage the Human Resources of PAVIR and to continually assess the competitiveness of all programs and practices against the relevant comparable companies, industries and markets.

PAVIR offers generous benefits, great work-life balance, as well as a friendly, close-knit, and supportive environment.

This is a regular, full time (40 hours/week), exempt position.


  • Update employee handbook and assist in the implementation and application of new and existing personnel policies
  • Investigate accidents/incidents and prepare reports for insurance carrier
  • Manage employee relations and conduct investigations including recommend action as necessary; provide options for and advise on all disciplinary action
  • Lead annual performance evaluations and update annual salary structures
  • In coordination with the CEO, set benefit plans and manage open enrollment
  • Oversee new employee orientation to foster positive attitude toward company goals
  • Ensure adequate record keeping for personnel transactions (hires, promotions, transfers, terminations, etc.)
  • Prepare and implement employee communications, including PAVIR newsletter, and the HR Section of PAVIR websites
  • Collect data and ensure timely submission of VETS-4212 Federal Contractor Reporting
  • Sign off on all various recruitment and HR documents, such as employee change/transfer forms, Requisitions, offer letters, etc.)
  • Process, coordinate, and provide guidance to employees and managers regarding telecommute agreements
  • Manage all human resource information systems and reporting functions, such as ADP, ATS, etc.
  • Oversee the maintenance of PAVIR organization chart and employee directory
  • Develop goals and objectives for the PAVIR HR department
  • Lead / manage HR staff workload and priorities, assuring adequate productivity and quality of work
  • Motivate employees to achieve department objectives; provide performance feedback and development opportunities to employees to enhance skills or accomplish tasks; direct, monitor and evaluate the work of employees, intervening to correct performance problems
  • HR Manager is expected to be a coach for process improvement in the HR department
  • Communicate HR issues as needed, keeping CEO informed on all HR related issues with potential institutional risk
  • Liaise with Stanford, VAPAHCS, and / or attorneys on employee visas, postdoctoral fellow appointments, and other HR related issues, ensuring appropriate documentation and compliance as appropriate
  • Coach supervisors and employees in best practices for effective HR to achieve PAVIR and VA research and education objectives as needed. Lead cross-departmental communications on all HR issues and activities
  • Maintain financial and other metrics for all mandatory HR institutional reporting and management information reporting
  • Manage the budget and other financial measures of the Human Resources Department
  • Complete all mandated state / federal reporting related to HR and the implementation of policies / practices related to applicable laws and regulations



  • Required: Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent combination of education and experience) Business, HR/OD, or a related field
  • Desired: Master’s degree

License / Certification:

  • Desired: SPHR, SHRM – SPC



  • 5-10 years Human Resources experience at the management level in a company of similar or larger size with demonstrated operational leadership of Human Resource functions
  • Relevant and up-to-date knowledge of all functional areas of HR, including but not limited to compensation and benefits, employee relations and relevant laws and regulations


  • Experience working with ADP Workforce Now

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:

Independence / Initiative:

  • Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively in a team, and to communicate information, set priorities, meet deadlines, and solve administrative problems in a professional, creative and innovative manner
  • High level of independence and initiative while working effectively in a team environment, advancing the organizational goals and values

Planning and Organization:

  • Excellent process improvement and project management skills, including organization, planning and implementation skills
  • Demonstrated track record of setting and meeting goals
  • Able to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions, with management oversight, and in adherence to applicable compliance related rules and regulations
  • Strong process orientation with an ability to set priorities, analyze and resolve problems, and make decisions in a timely fashion
  • Dedication to excellence and quality work performance

Interpersonal Skills / Communications:

  • Ability to communicate effectively, developing and using data both orally and in writing
  • Ability to keep information confidential
  • A business partner and team player with strong communications skills who is able to establish credibility throughout the organization in order to be an effective listener and problem solver of people issues
  • Customer service focus with an ability to interact congenially and effectively with a diversity of people

Organization / People Management:

  • Demonstrated experience attracting, managing, developing, evaluating and retaining staff
  • Skilled in holding people accountable and developing their abilities to do their jobs
  • An individual with high ethical standards and good judgment

Computer Skills:

  • Proficient with computer applications such as MS Outlook, Word, Excel, and Access
  • Ability to manipulate data to develop and maintain information


  • Ability to perform in a busy and deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to deal with confidential issues in a professional manner
  • Demonstrated ability to stay current in job knowledge and technology

Environmental Conditions / Physical Demands:

  • Physical: Frequently sit for long periods of time to perform desk based computer tasks and meet with customers. Occasionally stand / walk around the office or VA campus. Occasionally lift / carry / push / pull objects that weigh up to 10 lbs.
  • Environmental: Office environment and equipment

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  • Medical Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance – paid by PAVIR
  • Long-term Disability Insurance – paid by PAVIR
  • Short-term Disability Insurance – paid by PAVIR
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Vacation
  • Sick Leave
  • Holidays
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with Company Match and Profit Share
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Commuter Benefits
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