Stanford University Selects TCG for Multiple HR Searches

STANFORD, CA – Stanford University, one of the world’s leading research universities, has selected The Christopher Group to lead three (3) critical Employee and Labor Relations searches. Managing Partners, Ayla Maloney and Jeff Wilbanks, and Recruiting Manager, Gillian Hagerty are leading the higher education searches.

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“Having had a chance to work with their Labor Relations leaders, it’s easy to see why Stanford has such a glowing reputation,” said Ayla Maloney.  “We are very excited to partner with such an incredible institution on these roles.”

Senior Employee and Labor Relations Specialist

The Senior Employee & Labor Relations Specialist will contribute to all areas of employee and labor relations university-wide. This position includes interpreting and drafting policy/contract language, providing guidance on corrective actions, separations, and grievances, and conducting investigations and drafting reports. The ideal candidate will possess the ability to make sound decisions while maintaining the highest level of discretion and confidentiality, will be self-motivated in a fast-paced environment, and have the ability to work independently and with a team.

Employee and Labor Relations Specialists

The Employee and Labor Relations Specialist (2) will support all facets of employee relations and labor relations, including providing advice and counsel to faculty, supervisors, and managers, and employees on university policies and other employment/labor matters.

To learn more about this opportunity and/or The Christopher Group please contact Gillian Hagerty at

About Stanford University

Stanford University, founded in 1885, is a prestigious private research institution located in the heart of the San Francisco Bay area. Stanford currently has a 5:1 student to faculty ratio, among the best in the world. They are consistently ranked among the Top 5 colleges and universities in the world. Stanford maintains several ongoing research programs and they are responsible for overseeing the SLAC National Accelerator on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy. Stanford offers a fantastic work environment, which has led to the organization being named one of the top five employers nationally for work-life balance and job satisfaction by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

About The Christopher Group

Through its award-winning, customized HR solutions, The Christopher Group (TCG) delivers critical human capital solutions in the area of executive HR search, interim HR leaders and HR consulting. Since 1998, TCG has served clients across all industries, locations, company sizes, and verticals. Staffed by former HR professionals and highly trained search practitioners who have sat in the job, TCG has been named one of the Fastest-Growing and Best Non-Profit and Diversity Executive Recruiting Firms by Hunt Scanlon as well as Forbes’ 2019, 2020, & 2021 list of America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms.