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Vice President of Human Resources

Stanford Health Care - ValleyCare
Pleasanton , California 94588

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Head of HR is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Human Resources team, its practices, and operations to meet the needs and enable the strategic direction of SHC - ValleyCare. The Head of HR will be responsible for providing leadership and establishing an environment that fosters the SHC - ValleyCare Vision, Mission and C-I-Care values.  The Head of HR develops the Talent and Workforce strategy and provides strategic leadership, building upon the current people programs and driving the transformation of the People Experience for a workforce of 1,300. The Transformation will include identification of the people (prospective and existing) needs of the organization and delivery of solutions through employee experience design, succession planning, recruitment and onboarding, talent and leadership development, organizational and performance management, learning, and total rewards programs.   


Essential Functions

The essential functions listed below are general examples and not a description of comprehensive duties. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing nature or scope of this position or level of responsibility.  May be asked to perform other duties as assigned. 

  • Set the strategic vision for talent and workforce within SHC - ValleyCare as a part of the Executive Leadership Team. Drive the development of a cohesive Talent and Workforce strategy that delivers on SHC – ValleyCare Employer Value Proposition; ensures consistent high performance across the workforce, a healthy talent pipeline that meets the needs of the business, and a team that delivers for employees and patients, today and in the future and is in support of the broader SHC ecosystem.

  • Design and execute Strategy in alignment with overall business strategy and integrated enterprise People, Performance and Talent objectives: 

    • Provide leadership in the design and implementation of a responsive organizational structure to meet long-term business needs;

    • Lead the change within the People organization to create a leading class function, strengthening business partnering capability to become a true trusted business advisor;

    • Work with business leaders to bring the desired employee experience to life by partnering with leaders and managers on people practices;

    • Develop metrics to identify key workforce issues and trends; develop proactive recommendations and long-term strategies accordingly.

  • Enable, manage and continuously align the day-to-day priorities across the Human Resources function, to ensure the function is delivering services that meet the needs of SHC - ValleyCare patients, people and business:

    • Provider leadership and oversight to ensure compliance with federal and state law as well as accreditation requirements

    • Provide leadership in the development of organizational and people strategies and guide critical decision making;

    • Sponsor and lead high profile people-related changes across the organization, while ensuring that all people initiatives play their part in delivering the overall talent agenda;

    • Manage the bottom line within the context of strategic priorities. Manage overall headcount-related costs across the organization, and drive operational excellence within the People function to deliver at the right cost for the business;

    • Lead, manage, and coach teams of people and talent professionals, developing top talent and creating an attractive proposition for both employees and prospects;

    • Partner with the President and Compensation Committee to manage executive compensation and benefits;

    • Partner with the President and the Executive Leadership team to plan and manage talent acquisition and retention, promotions, compensation and benefits strategy, succession planning and career development.

  • Coach and advise the Leaders and managers on strategic and complex employee issues, and provide proactive solutions and alternatives that are pragmatic.

  • Employee must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the C-I-CARE Standards of the Hospital. C-I-CARE is the foundation of Stanford Healthcare – ValleyCare’s patient-experience and represents a framework for patient-centered interactions



  • Bachelor’s degree required; Advanced degree - Master’s or JD – preferred


  • Prior experience as Head of HR/People Officer or similar senior HR position

  • 7-10+ years of related HR experience

  • Healthcare industry experience preferred

  • Experience working in a union environment required


  • SHRM-SCP or SPHR preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Broad technical HR knowledge from federal and state employment legislation to leading practices across the talent lifecycle, employee experience, employee engagement, and organization change;

  • Strong business acumen with demonstrated understanding of business strategy;

  • Ability to build deep and influential business partnerships throughout the organization by demonstrating an understanding of business fundamentals and decision-making processes;

  • Ability to take an enterprise view and play a broader role in the Executive Leadership Team, while mainstreaming people considerations into strategy and discussions;

  • Strong analytical abilities to illustrate the impact of People Experience on the organization, leveraging available data to ensure that strategic initiatives are driven by facts;

  • Demonstrated success in championing change and driving Transformation programs to successful completion;

  • Ability to embrace change and views challenges as business opportunities;

  • Demonstrated success working in a complex organization across functions, regions, cultures, and levels;

  • Demonstrated success in people management and development;

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to interact with the SHC – ValleyCare Executive Leadership Team, Stanford Healthcare Leaders and the Board;

  • Ability to challenge the status quo

  • Experience with Human Capital Management (HCM) systems and digital HR tools.

Physical Demand and Working Conditions

The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Equal Opportunity Employer Stanford Health Care - ValleyCare (SHC - VC) strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, SHC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity and/or expression, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements


Posted: 2019-09-27 Expires: 2019-10-27

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