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Human Resources Vice President, Edina, MN

Children's Minnesota

Senior Leadership

Edina, MN

August 13, 2019

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VP Human Resources - (1902712E)


About Children’s Minnesota

Children’s Minnesota is the seventh largest pediatric health system in the United States and the only health system in Minnesota to provide care exclusively to children, from before birth through young adulthood. An independent and not-for-profit system since 1924, Children’s serves kids throughout the Upper Midwest at two free-standing hospitals, 12 primary and specialty care clinics and six rehabilitation sites. Additionally, Children’s is Minnesota's only Level I pediatric trauma center inside a hospital dedicated solely to children. In 2018 Children’s Minnesota was verified as a Level I Children’s Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons. Children’s maintains its longstanding commitment to the community to improve children’s health by providing high-quality, family-centered pediatric services and advancing those efforts through research and education. This work is made possible in large part by generous philanthropic and volunteer support from individuals and organizations throughout the state and region. An award-winning health system, Children’s received Magnet® recognition from The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) in 2018 and is regularly ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top children’s hospital. Please visit

Department Overview

The Human Resources department at Children's partners with the employees and the managerial staff to provide services such as recruitment and staffing, employee services (benefit, compensation, retirement, and payroll processing), labor relations, and organizational development.

Position Summary

The VP of Human Resources is responsible for oversight of the Human Resources function for the organization. This role provides visionary leadership and strategic direction that creates and sustains a culture of excellence and engagement, and supports the organization’s mission, vision and values.

The outcome of this work is to ensure Children’s offers a dynamic culture that creates a forward-thinking people strategy, excels in diversity and inclusion for all employees, demands excellence in day to day operations, and supports employees with the opportunity to grow and develop. The VP of Human Resources leads the function collaborative with others in the organization, community partners, and board of directors, and elevates employee engagement within the team. Key member of the executive leadership team. This role has approximately 2-5 direct reports with a total department scope of approximately 55-60 employees.



A bachelor's degree (masters preferred), Business or similar field of study.


At least ten years progressive and comprehensive leadership experience within Human Resources.

Partnering with business leaders to develop, design and implement relevant strategic human resources strategies

  • Executing “generalist” HR core processes in areas such as talent management, talent acquisition, employee relations, compensation, performance management, employee assessment and development, success planning and organizational development, and HR systems/analytics
  • Leading system-wide organizational change in a dynamic, complex and growing organization
  • Presenting complex content to a variety of audiences (senior leadership, board, departmental, organization) such that it is actionable


  • Ability to forge strong relationships and build rapport with colleagues at all levels, acting as a trusted advisor
  • Ability to work on complex issues with multiple dependencies and stakeholders to drive consensus
  • Thorough and complete understanding of contemporary Human Resources
  • Ability to think strategically and make recommendations that will support organizational needs and growth, concurrent to departmental needs
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, with the ability to shift preferred styles as needed
  • Highly accountable, effective leadership skills to benchmark, measure and drive department and organization level outcomes and engagement
  • Ability to look at issues from multiple perspectives and engender trust in decisions
  • Ability to lead effectively within the Children’s Value

Physical Demands

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All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of an occupational health assessment, drug screen, background investigation, and compliance with the U.S. Government Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Children's requires proof of immunity to vaccine preventable infectious diseases prior to employment, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Children’s Minnesota is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all applicants. EO M/F/Disability/Vet Employer.

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