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Director Human Resources

Req #:  155166
Facility:  Good Samaritan Hospital
Department:  Management/Supervisory
City:  Downers Grove
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  1

Over its nearly 40-year history, Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital has evolved into a recognized national leader in health care. Good Samaritan Hospital has been named to the 100 Top Hospitals list six times and is the only health care organization in the state to earn the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, achieving the honor in 2010. Good Samaritan Hospital features DuPage County’s only Level I trauma center, a certified Level III neonatal intensive care unit and received the American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence. A range of services are offered at the hospital, including cardiology, oncology, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, general surgery, gastroenterology, stroke care, obstetrics and gynecology, and low-dose diagnostic imaging. Good Samaritan Hospital is part of Advocate Health Care.

At the direction of, and in collaboration with the VP of Human Resources, operationalizes HR strategy and initiatives at assigned sites, working with all level of leadership. Provides leadership to all HR services delivered to the site, providing oversight and balance to assignments, as well as allocating resources as needed. Utilizes metrics and system/site reports to identify areas of focus for the HR team to coach leaders and to gauge progress/performance of the operating units. Ensures value in the delivery of all HR functions.


Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in HR, psychology, business, education or related field Master's preferred.
  • 7 years general HR, organizational development, or associate relations experience including successful team interventions, leader coaching (including performance management) and dispute resolution
  • Working knowledge of compensation and benefits strategies, policies and tactics
  • Relationship management
  • Business acumen
  • Organizational leadership and navigation
  • Acts strategically
  • Executes for outcomes
  • Knowledge of principles of human resources, including commonly used guidelines and laws on employment and liability
  • Knowledge of organization design, performance management, adult learning theory and customer service
  • Strong interpersonal relationship skills
  • Strong communication skills: written and verbal
  • Strong problem~solving skills
  • Demonstrated management and leadership skills in a specialized or professional field
  • Mentoring and coaching skill
  • Excellent follow through
  • Knowledgeable in Word, Excel, cc:Mail
  • Training/experience in CQI
  • Resiliency and flexibility to deal with a rapidly changing environment
  • Demonstrated problem-solving ability
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions and difficulty situations
  • May be exposed to hazardous materials and life threatening diseases. Knowledge of universal precautions is required
  • Is customer focused
  • Ability to handle crisis situations
  • Ability to travel to other sites within Advocate or out of town destinations
  • Flexible hours


  1. Supports Human Resources Vice President in execution of HR strategy.
  2. Provides leadership and oversight to all HR services delivered at your site.
  3. Provides coaching and consultation to leaders on complex issues.
  4. Implement and facilitate leader development programs.
  5. Support Advocate culture and strategic initiatives through the provision of comprehensive associate relations services.
  6. Utilize data to provide focus and direction to HR team and leaders.

About Advocate Health Care


Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago