The Human Resources Manager role at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research is responsible for a wide range of human resources tasks, including managing the Institute’s global staffing and recruitment efforts, employee relations, and more. This individual will be an essential part of a dynamic team to help achieve the department and organization’s strategic goals. The mission of the Stowers Institute is ‘Hope for Life’, and we strive to have an HR department of excellence to ensure that our scientists, staff, and trainees all have the support they need to be able to achieve their highest potential.
This individual should have an exceptional ability to take appropriate initiative, assess organizational needs, and then plan and carry out tasks efficiently and effectively. The ideal candidate should have an appreciation of science and scientific research.
This role reports directly to the Director of Human Resources and works closely with other members and departments throughout the Institute.
- Partners with the HR team to understand and execute the organization’s human resources and talent strategy particularly as it relates to current and future talent needs, recruiting, and retention.
- Serves as a point of contact for all members and managers throughout the Institute when complex, specialized, and sensitive questions and issues arise.
- Manages the talent acquisition process, which may include drafting and posting job postings, reviewing applications, candidate screening, recruitment, interviewing, reference and background checks, and hiring of qualified job applicants from around the world.
- Collaborates with departmental managers to understand skills and competencies required for openings.
- Serves as an essential proponent and contributor to our Institute DEI program, ensuring that our policy of respect and dignity to all in the workplace is upheld.
- Assists with employee disciplinary meetings, performance improvement plans, terminations, coaching and counseling, and investigations as needed.
- Conducts exit interviews as well as periodic check-ins with new hires to help improve retention and the employee experience.
- Works closely with management and members to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.
- Provides HR policy guidance and interpretation.
- Assists in the facilitation of our Immigration program, as well as other HR-related programs and trainings.
- Assists in maintaining employee records, files, and required reporting according to Institute standards.
- Drafts communication about HR-related initiatives to be distributed as appropriate.
- Assists the Benefits team in administration of Leaves of Absence when necessary.
- May assist with new hire orientation when necessary.
- Adheres to strict confidentiality of all sensitive conversations.
- Maintains knowledge of and implements trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law.
- Maintains compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices.
- Performs a variety of other Human Resources duties associated with the activities of a busy Research Institute environment.
The successful candidate will be a self-starter willing to commit the required effort to accomplish objectives and identify opportunities. Candidates should demonstrate outstanding communication skills and the ability to multi-task in a team-oriented and multi-cultural environment. Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy in work product will be vital. A successful candidate will be a team player who demonstrates and fosters a partnering attitude, including flexibility, patience, and a service mentality.
- Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field
- Three or more years of human resource management experience preferred
- SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certifications highly desired
- Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations
- Knowledge of scientific terminology and familiarity with research laboratory operations are a plus
- Advanced computer skills: proficiency in use of Microsoft office suite and ability to learn new HRIS and talent management systems
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills
- Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality
- Excellent organizational, time management, prioritization and decision-making skills
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
- Strong analytical skills, problem-solving skills, good judgment, and the ability to use critical thinking
If this sounds like a team you would like to be a part of, please submit the requested documents to firstname.lastname@example.org or Administration Department, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, 1000 E 50th Street, Kansas City, MO 64110.
- Current Resume
- Cover Letter