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AMITA Health Senior Director Human Resources in Lisle, Illinois

Job ID: 410224Senior Director Human ResourcesLisle, IllinoisRegular / Day

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Why Join AMITA?

AMITA Health ( is a joint operating company formed by the Adventist Health System in Altamonte Springs, FL and St. Louis, MO based Ascension.

AMITA Health is the largest health system in Illinois, comprising 19 hospitals and more than 230 sites of care. The health system has 900 providers in its medical groups, more than 26,000 associates and 7,000 physician partners and serves over 4.3 million residents in the greater Chicagoland area.

What You Will Do


The Senior Director Human Resources is a member of the AMITA Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and will partner with the senior leadership team to develop a strategic business plan, translate and implement into strategic HR plan. The individual will also partner in the development of leadership, culture, and talent with the needed competencies to meet the market business objectives. Measure and evaluate HR programs, processes and systems and monitor cost management and cost containment within the business unit.


  • Diagnoses organization issues and determines root causes to develop evidence-based recommendations, business cases, and action plans.

  • Directs and manages HR partners and advisors.

  • Creates and implements an integrated human resources and operating plan that aligns people strategies with current and emerging business strategies. Participates in regular assessments of the organization's strengths and risks, regulatory and industry trends, and labor market dynamics as they relate to the operational, financial and clinical drivers of the organization.

  • Maintains accountability for the system-wide standardization, development, communication and management of human resource policies and procedures.

  • Collaborates with senior levels in the organization to define and execute change initiatives that advance the mission, promote values integration, increase organization effectiveness and improve results. Supports and integrates national initiatives and strategies. Represents the market business unit’s perspective, needs and current practices in the development of human resources programs and initiatives.

  • Creates and executes plans to integrate national initiatives with local initiatives to optimize organization capability and effectiveness. Develops appropriate communications, training and support to engage associates and leaders.


  • Designs approaches to improve organizational, operational, and people strategies. Customizes HR, talent management, and operational solutions to address specific business imperatives to positively impact operational performance.


  • Coaches and develops leaders and managers to deliver people management capabilities.


  • May manage other HR personnel (HR business advisors).


  • Establishes and maintains collaborative, credible, trusting partnerships with individuals across a broad range of people and groups, both internal and external.

  • Draws upon other HR groups (CoEs, HR operational services) to deliver required expertise, resources, and services to drive customer / organizational imperatives. Understands business objectives and needs and connects teams to the right individuals, business strategies, HR strategies, practices, and solutions.


  • Demonstrated capability in providing thought leadership. Effectively articulates a point of view and communicates information that is relevant to the business.

  • Customer focused, results oriented. Collaboratively works toward solutions. Readily establishes credibility with others.

  • Strong business-fluency skills—operational knowledge, industry awareness, and financial acumen.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to analyze data, understand trends, and develop recommendations for action based on the analysis.

  • Exceptionally strong consulting and coaching skills.

  • Self-starter with superb attention to detail. Superior organizational skills, integrity, and ability to follow up and complete tasks. Superior project management skills.

  • A key requirement of this role is the ability to use analytical tools to inform business decisions.

  • Thorough knowledge of state and federal labor laws.

  • Naturally curious, innovative, and creative. Strives for continuous improvement in process and learning.

  • Extracts insight from data analysis and translates the impact of HR and operational solutions.

  • Demonstrated ability to navigate organizational complexity and manage complex talent issues in a diverse business environment on a global scale.Must be able to handle ambiguity.

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What You Will Need

Minimum Qualifications

  • Four-year degree in HR management, organizational development, or business-related field.

  • 15 years of progressive HR experience, with at least five as an HR leader or 10 years of industry or operational experience.

  • Experience working as a management consultant and working with external customers.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree preferred. PHR / SPHR certification or other evidence of basic knowledge in the theory and practice of HR preferred.

Equal Employment Opportunity

AMITA Health will provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all associates and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, genetic information, carrier status or any other legally protected status or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.