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HR Business Director

Carilion Clinic - Carilion Health System

Roanoke, VA
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Carilion Clinic - Carilion Health System
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Step up and lead with a regional leader. Advance your career with an award-winning organization that excels in helping our communities stay healthy and our region grow stronger. Make the most of your management talents at Carilion Clinic, an award-winning healthcare network that includes seven hospitals, multi-specialty physician practices, and affiliations with prestigious academic medical institutions

Carilion Clinic is seeking a strategic and dynamic human resources leader to be an integral member of the human resources team. The successful candidate will serve as a business partner and trusted advisor partnering with Carilion Clinic leadership guiding strategic initiatives, employee engagement and organizational effectiveness to achieve business results. The Human Resources Business Director (HRBD) consults with leaders and develops strategies that position the business to have a competitive advantage in the market.

They must build rapport and establish a high level of credibility with leaders and clients across the organization. The HRBD will anticipate needs and successfully align HR and staffing strategies with business unit goals and overall Carilion Clinic objectives. This position maintains close working relationship with HR colleagues in order to utilize centralized HR expertise in the Centers of Expertise (COE) and in HR Operations, as well as with external vendors.


Serves as an integral part of the leadership team understanding the business unit's strategy. Utilizes a keen understanding of business operations and the human landscape to predict impact of and drive processes to successfully realize desired outcomes of strategy. Builds rapport and establishes a high level of credibility with business partners. Coaches leaders at various levels throughout the organization.

Develops or enhances organizational effectiveness to achieve business results. Partners with leaders and HR team to develop strategies that position the organization and business unit at a competitive advantage in the market with regard to both a financial and people perspective

Enhances the success of the business unit by thoroughly understanding and articulating the benefits of initiatives to leadership and staff, and employing effective change management strategies. Supports the business unit leadership in creating a culture that is consistent with organizational business strategies and culture

Uses systems thinking to recognize issues, synthesize, analyze, problem solve, evaluate, in decision-making and formulate breakthrough strategies and business plans for improvement and growth. Provides business resource plans including analyzing and planning for resourcing, defining resource requirements and the management of individual performance and rewards recommendations

Ensures that the people-perspective is included in all business decisions and that there is an understanding of decision implications. Challenges leadership when appropriate using HR's knowledge of the workforce population and regulations. Anticipates conflicts and plans accordingly, persists in spite of resistance.

Sets and/or monitors progress in retention, compensation, training and development, recruitment and hiring targets. Facilitates interactions between leaders and the Human Resources Centers of Expertise.

EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in Business, Human Resources or related field required. Master's degree in Human Resources or Business preferred

EXPERIENCE: 3 plus years of experience as an HR Business Partner supporting leaders at a strategic level or equivalent. 7 years of HR experience required



  • Maintains composure under pressure. Diffuses tension through effective communication. Uses diplomacy and tact to maneuver through complex political situations. Is tenacious and has the courage of conviction to manage resistance despite overwhelming challenges. Is sensitive to how people and organizations function
  • Effectively copes with and manages change. Makes decisions and acts on change assignments absent a guaranteed outcome and/or direction. Identifies and shifts priorities effectively. Effectively multi-tasks, tolerating incomplete projects as necessary. Manages work while decisions are still pending. Manages risk and uncertainty
  • Demonstrates understanding of employment law and practices as well as the Human Resources landscape and stays abreast of industry trends and innovation. Provides counsel, advice, guidance and/or expertise regarding the creation of positive employee relations
  • Must have good business management, communications, program/project management, facilitation, decision-making, critical thinking and listening skills


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