Director of Human Resources
Job Posted: 3 November 2017
Company: Duke University School of Medicine
Closing Date: Until filled
Location: Durham, NC

The Director is responsible for overseeing a staff of 10 direct reports while assisting the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) for the School of Medicine (SOM) in determining the Human Resources strategic and programmatic needs and priorities for the SOM. The SOM HR Management Center began overseeing and expanding a shared service model (Hub/Core) about one year ago. Participation in the shared services model is available to any department who needs HR support.  Some of the support services provided include Visas, FMLA, Training compliance, Payroll, Hiring, and Terminations. The Director will focus on further developing the services provided in the HR Hub/Core while providing HR expertise to the HR staff in each department.  This key leader will serve as an ambassador to the HR Staff across the SOM and will also partner with HR leaders across Duke University and Duke Health System.

Responsibilities:
  • Work with the CHRO to develop an annual and long-term Human Resources plan that identifies the Human Resources agenda as a component of the overall strategic plan.
  • Working with the CHRO and SOM senior leadership, identify Human Resources strategies and program requirements needed to develop and maintain a progressive work culture in support of effective recruitment, development, and retention of high-performing staff.
  • Determine and articulate service requirements, both qualitative and quantitative, to corporate service units for Recruitment, Rewards and Recognition, Learning and Organization Development, Staff and Labor Relations, Benefits, Human Resources Information Systems, Payroll and Employee Occupational Health and Wellness. Partner with and support efforts of Corporate HR staff.
  • Collaborate on strategy and policy development with other operating units and Corporate HR executives as part of the Duke Human Resources leadership team.
  • Establish and track Human Resources metrics that reflect a fact-based, comprehensive method for valuing the contributions of staff.
  • Provide regular reports of data and analysis to the CHRO and School of Medicine leadership.
  • Provides oversight of the HR hub/CORE and lead hub/CORE team employees.
Qualifications:
  • A Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business, or a related discipline is required.
  • A Master’s degree and PHR/SPHR and/or SHRM- CP/SCP are highly preferred. Staff management experience required.
  • At least six years of senior human resources executive/leadership experience sufficient to demonstrate expertise with strategic human resources planning and program development, including diversity and inclusiveness strategies.
  • Effective analytical and decision making skills. Project management experience and strong organizational skills.
  • Human Resources Generalist experience including employee relations, recruitment, and training.
  • A minimum of two years of total compensation administration experience is required.
  • Strong interpersonal, teamwork, leadership, and communication skills; ability to effectively communicate and develop positive working relationships with people at all levels and diverse backgrounds across the organization.
  • Ability to effectively work in a fast paced, high demand, complex environment.
To learn more about this exciting opportunity with exceptional benefits send an email to April Allen at aallen@wkadvisors.com or call 502-228-4030.