Human Resource Director

Founded by local physicians committed to improving the model of hospice care in their community, Minnesota Hospice is an independent, local, community-based organization of dedicated and experienced professionals specializing in end-of-life care.

We are seeking an HR Director to manage our company’s HR department. In this position, you will oversee all HR functions, including recruitment, compensation, benefits, performance management, and employee development.

The ideal candidate for this senior role is unique in that they must strike a balance between the needs of the organization and its workforce. This responsibility requires empathy, good judgment, and exceptional communication skills to implement policies and practices that benefit the employer and the employees. You will report directly to the President and be a part of a small and very collaborative Leadership Team.

Job Summary:

The Human Resource Director will plan, lead, direct, develop, and coordinate the policies, activities, and staff of the Human Resources (HR) department, ensuring legal compliance and implementation of the organization’s mission and talent strategy.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Recruits, interviews, hires, and trains new staff in the department.

Oversees the daily workflow of the department.

Provides constructive and timely performance evaluations.

Oversees discipline and termination of employees in accordance with company policy.


Collaborates with senior leadership to understand the organization’s goals and strategy related to staffing, recruiting, and retention.

Plans, leads, develops, coordinates, and implements policies, processes, training, initiatives, and surveys to support the organization’s human resource compliance and strategy needs.

Administers or oversees the administration of human resource programs including, but not limited to, compensation, benefits, and leave; disciplinary matters; disputes and investigations; performance and talent management; productivity, recognition, and morale; occupational health and safety; and training and development.

Identifies staffing and recruiting needs; develops and executes best hiring and talent management practices.

Conducted research and analysis of organizational trends, including reviewing reports and metrics from the organization’s human resource information system (HRIS) or talent management system.

Monitors and ensures the organization’s compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations and recommends best practices; reviews and modifies policies and practices to maintain compliance.

Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law; applies this knowledge to communicate policy, training, and resource changes to upper management.

Develops and implements departmental budget.

Facilitates professional development, training, and certification activities for HR staff.

Performs other duties as required.


Required Skills/Abilities: 

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills.

Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.

Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.

Strong supervisory and leadership skills.

Ability to adapt to the needs of the organization and employees.

Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.

Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.

Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

Proficiency with or the ability to quickly learn the organization’s HRIS and talent management systems.


Education and Experience:

Experience in a healthcare setting.

Bachelor’s degree in human resources, Business Administration, or related field required; master’s degree preferred but not needed.

At least five years of human resource management experience is required.

SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP is highly preferred.


Physical Requirements: 

Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

Must be able to lift fifteen pounds at times.


Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, disability, or veteran status.

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