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Sanford Health Executive Director, Human Resources Strategic Partner - HR Market Business Partners in Bemidji, Minnesota

Job Title: Executive Director, Human Resources Strategic Partner | HR Market Business Partners | Bemidji

City: Bemidji

State: MN

Department : HR Market Business Partners

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Hours Per Shift: 8 hr


Facilitates the strategic planning processes for performance improvement and the development of organizational human resources strategies, ensuring the appropriate talent structure, engagement models, performance management and recognition systems are in place to support the key objectives of the organization.

Accountable for organization development and driving effectiveness, engaging business partners as appropriate for constructive feedback to provide to Executive Leadership while driving and aligning operational values. Monitors the execution of organizational human resources policies and guidelines within a specific business partner unit. Partners with Human Resources Advisors within the designated business unit to evaluate and proactively address the Human Resources needs of the organization by providing solutions aligned with market function needs.

Collaborates with managers of bargaining unit employees regarding contract interpretation, policy interpretation and compliance. Collaborates with management to analyze, plan and implement human resources programs with designated business partners. Manages and coordinates effective labor relations consistent with labor contracts and organizational priorities.

Supervises daily operations of designated partners to ensure compliance with organizational guidelines and policies from a human resources perspective, providing tactical support and counseling on human resources issues and problems, identifying key recommendations and guidance.

Manages and coordinates the effective and consistent delivery of Human Resources Centers of Excellence services to ensure needs of designated business partners are met. Develops and maintains constructive and cooperative working relationships at all levels of the organization. Liaises and coordinates relationships/programs with local schools to facilitate creating a new employee pipeline.


Mediates and resolves conflicts among individuals, groups, and departments. Collaborates with clients in the pursuit of common business objectives. Conducts effective meetings on high-impact, critical issues at all levels of the organization. Facilitates strategic HR operations development within the organization. Maintains focus on the change's impact on key business issues. Assesses how regulatory and reporting requirements apply to own organization. Helps managers tailor approaches for mobilizing their team around the strategy. Takes full responsibility for results, keeping stakeholders properly informed of status, issues and potential problems. Clarifies and handles multiple concurrent and diverse activities. Develops personnel management strategies to support organizational business objectives and to increase accountability.


Additional department details are not required at this time.


Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business, or related discipline. Master's degree preferred. Experience in healthcare and/or insurance industry preferred.

Minimum seven years progressive human resources experience with minimum two years leadership experience preferred.

Professional in Human Resources (PHR), Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Society for Human Resource Management - Certified Professional (SHRM-CP), and/or Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certification preferred

About Sanford Health:

At Sanford Health, we are dedicated to the work of health and healing.

Every day, we show that commitment by delivering the highest quality of care to the communities we serve.

We are leaders in health care and strive to provide patients across the region with convenient access to expert medical care, leading-edge technologies and world-class facilities.

In addition to strong clinical care, we are also committed to research, education and community growth.

We engage in medical research to not only discover innovative ways to provide care, but also cures for common diseases.

We continuously seek new ways to achieve our vision of improving the human condition here in your community, across the region and around the world.

The entire team at Sanford Health recognizes the value of healthy families and communities.

We continue to gain momentum and expand our reach. Together, we can make a positive difference now, and in the future.

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City: Bemidji

State: MN

Job Function: Leadership

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Req Number: WD08194