Director of Human Resources, East Alabama Medical Center
Reporting to the Vice President of Human Resources and overseeing a team of 14, the Director of Human Resources is responsible for administering Human Resources policies and practices for the organization. The HR Director will work closely with the HR Vice President to drive department strategy and develop the Human Resources department into an efficient, high performing operation, which effectively supports all of its constituency groups. He/she will lead and direct the HR Team to excellence by constantly evaluating how the department can continuously improve HR operations for all of its customers, and by providing the highest level of Human Resources services possible to every person or department served by the HR organization. In order for the department to become a center of excellence, the HR Director will need to be process oriented and focused on continuous improvement for the HR department.
Specific responsibilities include the following:
Manages human resources operations by recruiting, selecting, orienting, training, coaching, counseling, and disciplining staff; planning, monitoring, appraising, and reviewing staff job contributions; maintaining compensation; determining production, productivity, quality, and customer-service strategies; designing systems; accumulating resources; resolving problems; implementing change.
Leads by example and is a good coach/mentor. Looks for opportunities for employees to grow and develop. Collaborates with team and encourages them to strive for excellence.
Implements human resources strategies by establishing department accountability, including talent acquisition, staffing, employment processing, compensation, health and welfare benefits, records management, employee relations and retention, AA/EEO compliance, and labor relations. Accepts accountability for self and team.
Guides management and employee actions by researching, developing, writing, and updating policies, procedures, methods, and guidelines; communicating and enforcing organization values.
Develops organization strategies by identifying and researching human resources issues; contributing information, analysis, and recommendations to organization strategic thinking and direction; establishing human resources objectives in line with organizational objectives.
Develops human resources operations financial strategies by estimating, forecasting, and anticipating requirements, trends, and variances; aligning monetary resources; developing action plans; measuring and analyzing results; initiating corrective actions; minimizing the impact of variances.
Supports management by providing human resources advice, counsel, and decisions; analyzing information and applications.
Enhances department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
Bachelor’s degree required, Masters preferred.
Seven to 10 plus years of healthcare Human Resources Management experience required.
The selected candidate will have a proven track record of successful Human Resources management experience, with ever increasing levels of responsibility. Healthcare HR experience in a hospital or healthcare system is required, with a preference for a background in supporting multiple locations and/or satellite facilities.
7 to 10+ years of healthcare human resources management experience is required.
Experience should include increasingly responsible roles in Human Resources management, and should include employee relations and retention, talent acquisition/staffing, compensation, employment processing, health and welfare benefits, records management/HRIS, AA/EEO compliance, and labor relations. Previous HR experience in a management/leadership role is required.
A bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in Human Resource Management, Business Administration or related field; and a Master’s degree is preferred. Professional Human Resources certifications are a plus.
Qualified applicants will also be required to have the following skills, attributes, abilities and personal characteristics,
Enthusiastic and energetic team leader. Coaches, mentors and encourages employees and looks for opportunities to teach and develop their skills to grow and develop.
Strong customer service mentality, focused on all ‘customers’ of the HR department.
Proven leadership skills in healthcare HR with experience in developing strategic initiatives, as well as creative or innovative solutions or plans.
Flexible, adaptable and creative. Able to think outside the box to get to the right solution that matches the issue at hand.
Confident, self-assured and competent in their understanding and communicating of Human Resources policies and procedures.
Able to make prudent decisions using sound, well thought out judgement, and confidently operate in the ‘gray’ area, when there is no easy ‘black and white’ answer.
Collaborator who enjoys teamwork and accomplishing goals with a group.
Even keeled, with a calm demeanor, but also light spirited who likes to have fun.
Doesn’t take themselves too seriously. Able to effectively go from being strategic to being detail oriented. Can be hands on & ‘boots on the ground’ when needed, as well as strategic to see the big picture.
Organized and structured. Develops project timelines and holds self and others accountable for meeting milestones and deadlines.
Empathetic, employee centered Human Resources professional, who truly values the contributions and abilities of every employee.
Experienced human resources professional who knows their craft and can provide managers and employees with sound, reliable and timely advice and counsel.
Strong attention to detail and focused on results. Proactive and action oriented with an ability to seek information and do research as needed.
A trust builder with excellent relationship skills. Is highly visible and ‘out and about’ throughout the organization. Enjoys people and getting to know them as individuals.
Good team leader and people builder. Able to lead from the front, middle or behind.
High level of integrity, trusted by management and employees. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with all constituencies throughout the organization.
Outstanding leadership and management skills.
A sound knowledge of relevant federal, state and local government regulations and equal opportunity policies.
Other characteristics sought in the ‘ideal’ candidate include:
Possessing a composed, calm demeanor.
Having sound judgement and skilled at making good decisions
Diplomatic, tactful and sensitive to others
Able to give, as well as take constructive criticism
Approachable, friendly and available
Fair, impartial and a good listener
Advocate for the HR function
Not afraid of change – open minded to new ideas and ways of doing things
Good manager of people and resources, including budgeting and financial management
Strong organizational skills, with ability to multitask and stay on point.
Able to work on a variety of projects simultaneously and prioritize. Holds self and other accountable for results.
Excellent writing and presentation skills
High degree of ethical values, honesty, and integrity, which are of significant importance in the culture of EAMC.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, working with senior leadership, as well as with employees up and down the organization across all of EAMCs different facilities
High energy level, positive, enthusiastic, light spirited and optimistic.
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