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Director, Human Resources Business Partner

Work Schedule/Days:  Day / Monday - Friday
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Location:  Support I 
Requisition #:  84443



The Director, Human Resources Business Partner provides strategic human resources support to operational teams on organizational, leadership and talent strategies. Reporting to the Senior Director Human Resources, the Director works closely with clinical  leaders in a hospital setting to provide a positive work environment characterized by high performance, progressive organizational change, continuous professional growth and development, and open communication. 


  1. Organizational Diagnostics and Design - partner and consult with other HR functions on organizational diagnostics and lead the implementation of data-supported solutions. Translate data into action, interpreting results of analyses to identify trends/themes and providing recommendations about organizational strategies, structures, and actions. Collaborate on change management strategies and implementation.
  2. People Plan - translate operational strategies into people and organizational priorities and lead the discussion with leadership teams on the application and alignment of those priorities to achieve specific operational goals. identify gaps in the current people plan, people programs and tools, and participate in the creation of the people plan for an assigned operational department. Lead the implementation of the people plan (e.g., talent management, leadership effectiveness, resource management etc.) for that organization.
  3. Leadership & Team Performance - Assess and interpret leadership effectiveness and performance data and provide insights, guidance and recommendations based on findings. Identify where change is needed and contribute to the development of interventions to improve leadership and team performance. Facilitate leadership capability planning for an organization and execute on strategies and action plans to transform leaders and teams.
  4. Employee Relations - Counsels leaders through complex or high-level employee relations issues. Provides continuous education and coaching, and otherwise ensures leadership compliance with Human Resources policies and procedures and applicable state and federal regulations.


  • Ten (10) or more years of progressive experience in human resources with increasing responsibilities including involvement with senior leadership with at least five years in a leadership role.
  • Experience implementing and optimizing people strategy (process, tools, and technologies) in complex, matrixed, high performing environment.
  • Experience working with partnership organizations on implementing and optimizing strategic agreements.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business, or related curriculum.


  • Proven ability to diagnose and analyze data, identify options, implement solutions, measure impact and success.
  • Critical thinker with ability to solve complex and systemic problems.
  • Expert level consulting skills. Ability to facilitate leadership groups and offer options for optimizing clinical care with human capital programs that allow our people to do their best work. Strong track record of coaching leaders as they navigate challenging human capital situations.
  • Expert level organizational analysis, design, and implementation skills. A track record of driving change in the organization by helping teams understand the change and how it impacts and benefits them on a personal level.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence complex set of leaders using data, persuasion, and executive presence.
  • A track record of respectfully challenging the status quo and offering alternative points of view that address short-term issues and long-term strategies.
  • A track record of linking human resources as a driver and influencer of operational performance.
  • Working knowledge of applicable labor laws and regulations.
  • Strong command of Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.


Personal Characteristics

  • Ability to operate effectively in a fast-paced environment with high expectations to produce results.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communications; strong business acumen; interpersonal skills and strong collaborative nature; team player; consensus builder; and persuasive presenter.
  • History of building and fostering trusting, sustainable relationships. Able to collaborate and partner with other areas of human resources along with clinical and administrative leaders.
  • Active listener. Seek to understand the point of view and needs of stakeholders at all levels.
  • Ability to balance emotional intelligence and business insights when communicating with stakeholders. Possess the depth of experience to know when to persuade vs. negotiate.
  • High level of service orientation—responsive to the needs of key stakeholders.
  • Strong track record of developing and engaging a team. Demonstrated ability to build trust, mentor, conduct regular check-ins, use situational leadership, etc. Approachable and enthusiastic leader who is accessible and visible to the team on a regular basis. 
  • Demonstrates poise and self-control, establishes credibility, deals diplomatically with conflict, and instills a sense of trust and confidence in others.
  • Demonstrates a high level of drive balanced with an equal amount of self-discipline. A predisposition for action while simultaneously demonstrating Children’s values.
  • Commits to excellence and high quality.
  • A role model of personal and professional integrity.
  • Demonstrates strong executive presence.


  • No professional certifications required


  • Experience in a high acuity healthcare setting.
  • Professional human capital certification – SHRM PHR/SPHR, Human Capital Institute Strategic HR Business Partner, etc.
  • Master’s degree in business administration (MBA) or public health (MPH)


Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.


Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.


About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 20 neighborhood locations and a total of 673 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been recognized as a Fortune 100 Best Place to Work, a Best Place for Working Mothers, and as a top employer for diversity and millennials.  We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values.  We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country.  Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. 

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Address:  1575 Northeast Expressway, Bldg 1, Atlanta, GA  30329
Function:  Leadership/Management - Director/Senior Director

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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