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Company: Covenant Living
Location: Turlock, CA
Career Level: Director
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


We Are Inspired to Serve. Join us! Part of a nation wide family of Continuing Care Retirement Communities is seeking a Human Resources Director. This position is the HR visionary and strategic HR subject matter expert (SME) on the campus to assure that HR programs and initiatives are in place which support the mission and business of Covenant Living (CL) and the local campus.

This role with lead the full life cycle of Human Resources on the campus. Act as an employee champion and change agent. Proactively assess and anticipate HR related needs and develop integrated solutions. Act as a trusted partner to business leaders on all people matters. Anticipate and assess people priorities through the business planning process, needs assessment, and action planning in collaboration with business leaders. Maintain a high level of business acumen through a strong understanding of business and HR priorities (business strategy, financials, company direction, etc.). Navigate and collaborate with the broader HR team to provide expertise-based recommendations and value-add solutions.

In this role, the Human Resources Director  will:

Business Partnership

  • Lead the Human Resources function on campus.
  • Understand local and national business / HR strategy, along with the associated needs and challenges, and provide innovative solutions and recommendations to business leaders.
  • Articulate clear business cases and return on investment for proposed solutions.
  • Blend local campus requirements with national strategic direction.
  • Enable company strategy of service, growth, and optimization.
  • Ensure strong performance of all HR specialty areas:  compensation and benefits practices, systems integrity, operational performance, talent acquisition, and talent development.
  • Engage in financial planning with business leaders, including key partnership on budgeting and planning process.
  • Understand and plan for the business implications of evolving internal demands and external market conditions.  Consult with business leaders to develop and implement solutions.
  • Help leaders translate strategic view to tactical application.
  • Provides insights and advice and a compelling case, with data, to support decision making.
  • Collaborate across broader network of HR experts to provide well rounded advice and comprehensive solutions.
  • Influence decisions by building strong stakeholder relationships and partnerships.
  • Participate and contribute in leadership, financial and business planning meetings.

Operational Excellence

  • Ensure Human Resources function on campus operates efficiently, through simplified process and self-service functionality for transactional tasks.
  • Enable employee and manager self service operations, through training, education, and awareness.
  • Proactively engage in workforce planning exercises by understanding what is happening in the business.  Anticipate needs, study seasonal trends, and translate expected staffing needs through intake process with manager into defined vacancies to be filled.  Seamlessly fill vacancies utilizing a variety of talent acquisition techniques such as social media, school partnerships, pipelining talent, employee referrals, internal talent development.
  • Create campus accountability to standard Human Resources process and order of operations, such as payroll, Workday transactions, self-service, recruitment, etc.
  • Continuously improve on standard metrics, such as turnover, time to fill, cost of HR per employee, Workers Compensation claims management, employee engagement score, unemployment claims management, employee litigation, data integrity audits.
  • Ensure compliance requirements are met through strong record keeping processes, including meeting requirements for annual survey, complaint surveys, state inspections, mock surveys, etc. 
  • Keep up with trends and new regulations such as state law, minimum wage laws, federal laws, etc.  Additionally, healthcare related industry trends, such as Department of Health Services and the like.
  • Ensure data integrity and system integrity in HR Systems.
  • Continuously improve and optimize process.  Make recommendations for improvement to Corporate Office.

Talent and Organization Development

  • Reduce employee relations issues by cultivating a positive work environment, with excellent leaders, that enables an engaged employee experience.
  • Improve employee engagement, as evidenced by reduction in employee relations issues / complaints and an increase in engagement score.
  • Improve quality and performance of workforce through targeted actions, such as improved interviewing and selection processes, high potential identification and development, positioning right talent in right places at right times, building a culture of accountability, etc.
  • Utilize courses and tools from the Learning Management System to close skills gaps.
  • Coach and influence the business leaders to create career and growth pathways for leaders and employees; foster a growth-oriented environment.
  • Utilize tools such as career ladders and Individual Development Plans, to aid in development efforts.
  • Facilitate vendor relationships to grow larger talent pools and partnerships for pipelining talent in collaboration with Corporate Office.
  • Keep a tab on the pulse of the people by leveraging various sources and drive effective programs that continue to improve engagement and the people experience.
  • Advise leaders on ways to reinforce and strengthen culture, community and engagement.
  • Partner with business leaders on issue identification, action planning, and engagement initiatives.

Workforce Planning and Management

  • Understand business landscape and capacity (supply/demand) to serve as an advisor in relation to labor utilization, staffing levels, and headcount planning.
  • Provide information and insights to relevant stakeholders around managing effective staff utilization, ensuring the right team structures and right distribution of skills to support growth.
  • Support team sizing, alignment and succession planning.
  • Maintain an understanding of business pipeline through strong connection with business leaders, larger HR team, and finance team.
  • Provide recommendations on team structure and hiring needs based on headcount imbalances or to enable other company priorities (like, overtime and agency reduction).

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field, required.
  • Five years of experience in a position of HR leadership, required.
  • Health care experience a plus as is working under a corporate structure. 
  • HRCI PHR or SPHR certification, required or attained within two years of hire, expected.
  • Continuing education in human resources management and related topics, expected. 

For full time employees, we offer a generous benefits package that includes:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Employer paid group term life and disability
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) & six paid holidays
  • 403(b) with a 3% employer match
  • Fitness center use at most facilities.
  • Various voluntary benefits:
    • Life, AD&D
    • Tuition assistance and scholarships
    • Employee assistance program
    • Legal services, home/auto insurance, discount purchasing program
    • Pet Insurance

For more information about Covenant Living and CovenantCare at Home, please visit or

Covenant Living and CovenantCare at Home are equal opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status, protected genetic information, or any other characteristics protected by local laws, regulations, or ordinances.

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