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Principal People Partner - Leadership Development

Company: Arc Institute
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: June 6, 2024

Job Description:

About Arc Institute
The Arc Institute is a new scientific institution that conducts curiosity-driven basic science and technology development to understand and treat complex human diseases. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, Arc is an independent research organization founded on the belief that many important research programs will be enabled by new institutional models. Arc operates in partnership with Stanford University, UCSF, and UC Berkeley.
While the prevailing university research model has yielded many tremendous successes, we believe in the importance of institutional experimentation as a way to make progress. These include:

  • Funding: Arc will fully fund Core Investigators' (PIs') research groups, liberating scientists from the typical constraints of project-based external grants.
  • Technology: Biomedical research has become increasingly dependent on complex tooling. Arc Technology Centers develop, optimize and deploy rapidly advancing experimental and computational technologies in collaboration with Core Investigators.
  • Support: Arc aims to provide first-class support-operationally, financially and scientifically-that will enable scientists to pursue long-term high risk, high reward research that can meaningfully advance progress in disease cures, including neurodegeneration, cancer, and immune dysfunction.
  • Culture: We believe that culture matters enormously in science and that excellence is difficult to sustain. We aim to create a culture that is focused on scientific curiosity, a deep commitment to truth, broad ambition, and selfless collaboration.

    Arc scaled to nearly 100 people in its first year. With $650M+ in committed funding and a state of the art new lab facility in Palo Alto, Arc will continue to grow quickly to several hundred in the coming years.
    About the role
    This role blends strategic business partnership and leadership development with opportunities to dovetail insights from working with leaders in both capacities. As a business partner you will serve as a coach and collaborator to leaders across Arc, including our Principal Investigators. As a leadership development partner, you will design and run programming that supports leaders at all levels of the organization in continuing to develop.
    About you

    • You are a lifelong learner and genuinely curious about science. You are motivated to actively seek opportunities to learn about the work coming out of Arc.
    • You see the best in people and look for ways to help them see the best in others.
    • You use coaching as a tool to help people to solve problems in a way that is aligned with their values.
    • You love to work as part of a team and seek opportunities to create connections with others.

      In this position you will

      • Coach and advise our leaders on making decisions about organizational design and managing change.
      • Coach leaders on effective performance management and support them in coaching for development and implementing career development frameworks.
      • Design and deliver our leadership development program with support from across the People team and external partners, including:

        • Continuing to evolve our introductory manager training
        • Developing our leadership speaker series
        • Designing and implementing a strategy to support the ongoing development of our most senior leaders and additional programming to provide holistic support for our manager community

        • Partner with other program leaders to effectively bring People focused programs to life in the Institute, and provide program leaders with insights on manager and employee needs.
        • Support leaders in using organizational health metrics to guide decision making and drive engagement.
        • Manage employee relations cases in collaboration with legal partners.


          • 10+ years in related roles. 5+ years in a dedicated business partnership role involving strategic relationship management and 5+ years experience managing employee relations.
          • Significant experience influencing and supporting leadership or manager development programming.
          • Effective coach and collaborative partner to senior leaders that can appropriately marry truth telling and diplomacy.
          • Excellent communicator that can effectively interface across the organization.
          • Exceptional ability to build relationships work across a wide variety of styles.
          • Strong facilitator that can promote group discussion and solicit engagement from a wide variety of stakeholders.
          • Practical problem solver that can bring complex issues to resolution.
          • Strong project manager comfortable with establishing shared goals with partners and the block and tackle of day to day.

            The base salary range for this position is $173,400-$214,200. These amounts reflect the range of base salary that the Institute reasonably would expect to pay a new hire or internal candidate for this position. The actual base compensation paid to any individual for this position may vary depending on factors such as experience, market conditions, education/training, skill level, and whether the compensation is internally equitable, and does not include bonuses, commissions, differential pay, other forms of compensation, or benefits. This position is also eligible to receive an annual discretionary bonus, with the amount dependent on individual and institute performance factors.

Keywords: Arc Institute, Palo Alto , Principal People Partner - Leadership Development, Education / Teaching , Palo Alto, California

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