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Senior Director Human Resources

Benefits Eligibility (Employment Type):  Full-time benefits (32-40 hours per week)
Shift Type:  Day
Shift Length:  Variable
Primary Location (City):  Bellingham
State:  WA

PeaceHealth is seeking a Senior Director Human Resources for a 1.0 full time equivalent Exempt position. This position will be working Day shift with shift durations of Variable.

Req ID: 180310



Accountable for a significant function in a market and contributes to system-wide initiatives. Has significant budgetary authority and financial responsibility with organizational-wide impact.  Manages the design, structure, development and planning issues within scope of direction.  Ensures quality, service and regulatory compliance for areas of responsibility.


Directs the Human Resource function within assigned areas of responsibility.   Provides leadership guidance to ensure alignment with overall system and goals and strategy.  Leads the implementation and evaluation of HR programs and initiatives within the assigned areas of responsibility.  Develops and operationalizes business plans and strategies across all service lines and ensures alignment with organizational goals, vision, mission and values.  Supports executives and serves as a member of the executive leadership team.   



  1. Develops, implements, and manages HR programs and initiatives in support and alignment with organizational goals and strategy.
  2. Manages and resolves complex employee and labor relations issues. Participates in negotiations for local collective bargaining agreements.
  3. Leads and directs HR partnership model within assigned areas of responsibility.  Utilizes consulting skills and change management techniques to elevate leadership competency.
  4. Selects, develops, evaluates and leads a team of human resource professionals with a goal of earning a high level of credibility as an effective and responsive internal consulting group. 
  5. Implements human resource solutions to human capital problems.  Identifies solutions and designing strategy consistent with overall system vision, strategy and standards.
  6. Collaborates for appropriate outcomes with leadership, Centers of Expertise (COE) and the HR Service Center (HRSC) which balance caregiver needs, policies, procedures and compliance with regulatory standards and PeaceHealth’s mission and values.  Translates buy-in into tactical operational/resource support from the organization.
  7. Facilitates and supports organizational change within the assigned areas of responsibility.  Coordinates change-related culture and caregiver activities across all service lines within the areas of responsibility.
  8. Ensures all human resource functions are aligned to meet and support the needs of leaders and caregivers in the assigned areas of responsibility.  Provides feedback and input to COEs, reporting performance and needs of team members and caregivers.  Insures connections across all areas of HR for planning and alignment within the operating unit.
  9. Develops plans to improve caregiver and provider experience including review of data and best practices. 
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.




  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, or related field required.
  • Master’s degree or a combination of education and professional experience that provides the caregiver with the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the job required.



  • Minimum of 7 years of human resources leadership experience, preferably in the healthcare industry, required.
  • Experience working in a shared services environment and working knowledge of organizational development and change management.



  • PHR/SPHR certification preferred.



  • Ability to deliver financial results for areas of accountability.
  • Expertise in organizational development/design and change management.
  • Expertise in employee & labor relations including negotiation skills.
  • Understanding of systems of care and healthcare operations.
  • Mediation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and the ability to cultivate relationships, rapport, credibility and partnerships across all levels of the organization.
  • Strong presentation skills and ability to interact with all levels of leadership across the PeaceHealth continuum.
  • Ability to navigate and negotiate objectives and deliverables with a wide range of program constituents and stakeholders.
  • Solid knowledge of regulatory compliance, federal and state laws with a working knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines.
  • Ability to identify, utilize and interpret workforce-related metrics.
  • Advanced skills in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
  • Proficient in the use of a major HRIS solution preferred.



  • Work requires fairly light physical exertion from up to 65% of the time.    
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 30 lbs. or less.          
  • Work is performed under normal working conditions with adequate lighting and ventilation.        
  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (up to 65% of work time).

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.


About Us

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, WA, is a not-for-profit Catholic health system employing approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 1,200 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities in Washington, Oregon, Alaska.  In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, the legacy of its founding Sisters continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. 


Get a feeling for the Spirit of PeaceHealth through this three-minute video, and visit us on Facebook or LinkedIn!  We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment!


To learn more please visit: jobs.peacehealth.org.  Questions? Review our Employment FAQ or email Recruitment@peacehealth.org. Please note this email does not accept resumes or applications.


Location: Bellingham, Wynne-Squalicum (218)
Job Category:  Business, Administrative & Facilities 
Shift:  Day
Shift Length: Variable
FTE: 1.0
Work Type:  Full Time
Hourly compensation starts at: $TBD, more depending on experience
Required Certifications/Licensure: N/A


PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran, qualified individual with a disability, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, pregnancy, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.


The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.

Nearest Major Market: Bellingham
Nearest Secondary Market: Everett

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