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Director, People Strategy, Chicago, IL


Organization: UChicago Medicine
Category: Director
Location: Chicago, IL
Date Job Posted: July 14, 2020
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Director, People Strategy

Join one of the nation’s most comprehensive academic medical centers, UChicago Medicine, in a new and innovative role as a Director of People Strategy. This consulting opportunity transcends the traditional HR Business Partner model. Here, you’ll focus on understanding business goals and plans, determining people implications, and facilitating data-driven people solutions through collaboration with HR and senior business leaders.

In this role, you’ll consult senior business leaders while providing strategic support and people solutions through the deployment of HR programs, interventions, and practices that advance business unit objectives. We are looking for a leader who seeks out challenges and offers proactive solutions and strategies for developing a strong internal workforce and HR strategy. Effectiveness is measured based on business unit satisfaction with results and relationships; quality of people solutions; and speed with which solutions are delivered. Through this highly visible leadership role, you’ll lead the effort in creating a high performing environment that supports the organization’s culture by ensuring a qualified, diverse, inclusive, productive and engaged workforce.

Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree is required
  • 10+ years of experience in working with leaders and organizations on workforce and strategic planning is required
  • Must have the ability to facilitate and build relationships, adapting communication style to meet the needs of the business and influence change
  • Must have the ability to craft a vision and stay the course in terms of delivery
  • Need to have high business and financial acumen
  • Experience using data to inform and create insights and create strategies to drive outcomes is required
  • Must have the ability to manage ambiguity and demonstrate good judgement
  • Knowledge of best practices within HR, organization development/design, and change management is expected

Preferred Qualifications

  • A Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Psychology, or a related field is preferred
  • The ability to understand and advise on HR processes, policies, procedures and compliance efforts is preferred
  • Leadership/management experience is preferred; a background in a consulting role is strongly preferred
  • Lean management and strong program management experience is preferred

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