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Director Human Resources

Work Schedule/Days:  Day / Monday - Friday 
Employment Type:  Full-Time


The Director, Human Resources serves as an HR business partner, providing strategic human resources support and direction to our operational leaders. The role works closely with leaders and employees to provide a positive work environment characterized by high performance, progressive organizational change, continuous professional growth/development, and open communication.


The Director, Human Resources also manages Human Resource Consultants who manage and resolve employee relations issues through competent leadership practices. They also proactively support efforts that ensure delivery of safe patient care services, and promote a safe environment at Children's.


  • Develop strong partnerships with clinical, administrative and business leaders. Provide insights around organizational health and effectiveness. Develop plans and assesses resources to build high performance teams that develop and retain key talent.
  • Provide strategic support and direction to leaders of assigned areas on a variety of issues including but not limited to talent assessment, development and deployment, recruitment, retention and engagement/action planning, recognition, employee relations, and compensation.
  • Manage employee relations, partnering with key stakeholders to develop strategies and mitigate risk.
  • Implement, and continuously improve Human Resources processes, programs, policies, and procedures. Partner with HR functions to develop solutions that meet the needs of the assigned areas.
  • Provide continuous education and coaching with stakeholders to ensure compliance with Human Resources processes, programs, policies, and procedures and applicable state and federal regulations.
  • Participate on the HR Leadership Team and regularly collaborate with HR colleagues to grow and develop services, programs, and HR talent.


A Bachelor’s degree in business, human resources, organizational management or a related field is required. An advanced degree is preferred.


Minimum of ten (10) years human resources experience with at least three (3) years leading an HR generalist/business partner function.


  • Demonstrated ability to create, implement, market, measure and evaluate employee retention programs and human resource policies and procedures.
  • Strong organizational, communication, presentation, leadership, conflict resolution, and project management skills.
  • History of building and fostering trusting, sustainable relationships, both internally and externally. Able to collaborate and partner with other subject matter experts and business leaders.
  • Significant experience coaching leaders to effectively navigate employee relation challenges.
  • Can effectively cope with change and can easily shift gears. Willing to shift between strategy, design, and delivery. A track record of doing whatever is needed to get the job accomplished.
  • Highly effective in ambiguous environment and able to produce maximum results with little direction and guidance.
  • Practical in approach—has a natural orientation to getting things accomplished quickly in a high quality way, and maximizes results with the available budget.
  • Self-motivated and directed, possessing an ability to motivate others.
  • Ability to manage multiple complex assignments, with proven ability to assess competing priorities in a high energy, fast paced environment.
  • Strong business acumen, client-service, and results orientation.
  • Proven experience leading an organization through change. Able to identify stakeholder needs and develop training and communication tools to meet those needs.
  • Working knowledge of federal and Georgia employment law.
  • Proficient in Excel, Word, PowerPoint and MS Project.


  • No professional certifications required


About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent dedicated 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, 27 neighborhood locations and a total of 575 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 ranked on Fortune magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” for thirteen consecutive years and named one of the “100 Best Companies” by Working Mother magazine. 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 being Dedicated to All Better and impact the lives of hundreds of thousands of patients and their families each year.

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Requisition #:  27934     
Location:  Office Park (1600)  -  1600 Tullie Circle, Atlanta, GA  30329
Function:  Leadership/Management - Director/Senior Director

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

Job Segment: Manager, Human Resources Director, HR, HR Manager, Patient Care, Management, Human Resources, Healthcare