Director of Human Resources

  • Oregon Health Authority
  • Salem, Oregon
Full Time Executive Government Human Resources

Job Description

Director of Human Resources – Oregon Health Authority

Monthly Salary Range: $7,814 - $12,087

The Oregon Health Authority has a fantastic opportunity for an experienced HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR to join an excellent team working to ensure all people and communities can achieve optimum physical, mental, and social well-being through partnerships, prevention, and access to quality, affordable health care.   What you will do!

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is one of the state’s largest and most dynamic agencies. As the OHA Human Resources (HR) Director, you will lead a team of 55 human resources professionals who serve OHA’s more than 4400 employees and with an annual departmental budget of approximately $8 million. You will partner with agency leaders and external partners and stakeholders to fulfill the OHA vision of a healthy Oregon and strategic goal of eliminating health inequity by 2030. You will lead initiatives for critical agency-wide organizational advancement efforts which include employee engagement, employee relations, labor relations, classification and compensation, recruitment and hiring, OFLA/FMLA, and training and development.

This position is integral to improving workforce equity and inclusion outcomes connected to the OHA strategic plan, the agency’s affirmative action plan, performance system and health equity definition that ultimately support the health and access to services of and by the people of Oregon, many of whom originate from racially, ethnically, culturally, linguistically, gender- and ability- diverse communities. It is critical that the incumbent hold experience in and can demonstrate understanding of the HR Director role in leading and partnering to operationalize these strategic efforts that address systemic inequities that persist both within the agency and throughout Oregon.

What's in it for you?

  • Lead a dynamic team of HR professionals
  • Rewarding work in a fast-paced creative environment
  • Colleagues who are passionate about public service and operationalizing the agency’s core value and definition of health equity
  • Partner with internal and external stakeholders on initiatives that advance workforce equity and inclusion goals and outcomes
  • Paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and ten paid holidays
  • Full medical, vision and dental plus competitive pension and retirement plans

 What we are looking for:

  • Six years of progressive management experience in a public or private organization related to which included responsibility for each of the following: a) development of program rules and policies, b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans, c) program evaluation, and d) budget preparation
  • Demonstrated experience working across a large organization’s various divisions/departments in partnership and collaboration to advance agency goals along with division/department priorities
  • Demonstrated experience inspiring and developing diverse teams to foster high quality performance, staff engagement and inclusion efforts and equitable professional development
  • Experience representing a large organization at an enterprise level, with demonstrated successes in achieving results, stewarding trust and relationships with internal and external partners
  • Proven facilitation skills with diverse groups and the ability to translate complex issues and ideas into language that is easily understood
  • Experience developing and collaborating on workforce equity and inclusion initiatives, eliminating health inequities and collaborating with teams and external partners from racially, ethnically, culturally, linguistically, gender- and ability- diverse communities
  • Possess cultural responsiveness skills and hold an ongoing commitment to professional development on topics of anti-racism, social determinants of health and equity, universal accessibility, community engagement and diversity and inclusion
  • Hold experience developing, implementing policies and programs that advance workforce equity and inclusion and eliminate health inequities
  • Ability to shape, lead and partner on strategic agendas, inclusive of strategic visioning, data synthesis, and high-profile communications

The strongest candidates will have the following attributes:

  • Innovative approach to problem solving and stewarding internal and external partnerships 
  • Ability to communicate across a variety of forms including strong written and oral communications. Oral and written cross-cultural communications skills and experience
  • Experience advancing state-level policies and strategic initiatives that advance workforce equity and eliminate disparate outcomes
  • Demonstrated ability to build and steward positive relationships with diverse teams and groups internal to the organization and external partners representing communities of color, immigrant groups, the disability community, and other communities most impacted by hiring/recruitment/advancement/retention inequities
  • Demonstration of understanding and applying principles related to equity, addressing systemic health inequities and collaborating with diverse population groups that are most impacted by inequities
  • Demonstration of effective delivery of culturally responsive and inclusive policies, practices and services, including evidence of ongoing personal development around equity, anti-racism, unconscious bias, the ADA and universal access, diversity and inclusion

How to apply:

  • Complete the application at using requisition number REQ-52416
  • Upload a resume that specifies how your knowledge, skills, and experience (lived, learned and professional) qualify you for this position
  • Upload a cover letter that specifies how your knowledge, skills, and experience (lived, learned and professional) qualify you for this position. (2 pages maximum, please)


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