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Director of People and Culture

Health Leads

Boston, Massachusetts 02108
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Full Time
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  • Employee Relations
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Health Leads is seeking a strategic and entrepreneurial leader and change agent to join our HR team as the Director of People and Culture. The mission of the People and Culture team is to find talent, grow talent and keep talent with a focus on creating and promoting a culture of inclusion and diversity. This position demands a balance of operational excellence, innovation, drive and interpersonal savvy. The role will be responsible for developing and managing the strategy and operations for talent acquisition, employee relations, talent management, diversity, compensation, benefits and performance management along with providing HR business support, guidance and direction to functional leaders to achieve business goals and objectives of the organization. This position reports to the Principal, People and Culture and is based in Boston, MA.

About Health Leads:
Health Leads is a social enterprise that envisions a healthcare system that addresses all patients’ basic resource needs as a standard part of quality care. For 20 years, Health Leads has worked with leading healthcare organizations to create sustainable, high-impact and cost-effective social needs interventions that connect patients to the community based resources they need to be healthy – from food to transportation to healthcare benefits. Health Leads is committed to sharing its tools and expertise to improve the health and well-being of patients, and to accelerating the leadership, best practices, incentives and research required to change what “counts” as healthcare. Learn more at

The Director of People and Culture will join Health Leads at a thrilling moment in time, with US healthcare at a true inflection point, in which poor health outcomes, extraordinary costs, and rampant inequity can no longer be accepted. Recognizing this, health systems, community based organizations, philanthropy, insurers, policy-makers and other key stakeholders are working together to build resilient communities that meet their residents’ basic human needs. Health Leads’ leadership, expertise, tools and solutions to address basic needs in healthcare settings support these efforts to build health communities across the country.


  • Lead the implementation of HR policies, programs and practices including talent acquisition, workforce planning, on-boarding, employee relations, talent management, diversity, compensation, training, benefits and performance management
  • Identifies, recommends and implements new and best-in-class HR policies, procedures or programs that meet the business needs and support company values.
  • Develop HR reporting and measurement tools to track HR performance
  • Lead a team of HR professionals in a highly complex environment that has a broad range of HR management needs
  • Direct HR workflow while coaching and mentoring the HR team to maximum performance and development
  • Provide advice and consultation on complex employee relations matters
  • Provide leadership on the implementation of key HR Programs that have significant impact on the organization, including: Succession Planning, Employee Engagement, Employee Survey and TalentManagement and Development
  • Partner with departments across the organization to deliver quality programs


  • At least 5-8 years of experience in a senior or executive HR leadership role; senior HR leadership experience in a national non-profit organization preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field; Master’s degree preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge of functional HR disciplines, including, but not limited to HRIS, legal compliance and budget management
  • Strong problem-solving, project management and organizational skills
  • Ability to adapt to and manage in a highly matrixed, fast-paced environment
  • Ability to engage, sustain and influence relationships at the executive level
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Passion for the vision of Health Leads with a strong commitment to its core values: belief in collective strength and the power of shared work, constant and courageous learning, celebration of the organization’s and each other’s victories, and stepping up as leaders in a common vision

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