Sutter Health Human Resources Director in Modesto, California

Position Overview:

The Director of Human Resources serves as a member of the affiliate’s senior leadership team, and provides expert knowledge and support to these leaders and the rest of management on Human Resource related issues and provides input and support on the affiliate leadership team on overall business issues. Director will act as an employee and management champion and change agent. Director assesses and anticipates HR-related needs and communicates needs proactively with Operating Unit VP and COE to meet business objectives. The Director formulates partnerships across the HR function to deliver value added service to management and employees that reflect the business objectives of the organization. The HR Director actively participates in the local community and serves on a local board to ensure that the Sutter Health affiliate is known in the community it serves and to represent Sutter Health positively in that role.



  • Bachelors degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or Industrial Relations is required or the equivalent combination of education and experience a senior level human resources position.

  • Master’s degree preferred.

  • SPHR/PHR certification is preferred.

  • Seasoned leadership/supervisory experience, preferably in a healthcare setting, demonstrating success in the development and implementation of budgets, Human Resources policies, practices and programs is required.

  • Experience in a multi-site integrated system in a matrix management environment.

  • Must have demonstrated experience managing complex organizational change and productivity improvement resulting in enhanced customer satisfaction and cost efficiencies.

  • Experience in organizational redesign is strongly desired.


  • Must be familiar with national labor market trends and the development of effective labor forecasting and recruitment and/or development strategies.

  • Must have well‑established concept of the contemporary definition of human resources management and how to make it effective within the organization.

  • The successful individual must have the ability to understand and manage change and transition.

  • Must be open to sharing information and collaborating with others in the organization.

  • Excellent leadership skills will be most important to the success of this individual as s/he must be politically savvy, have good persuasion and negotiation skills, be a good facilitator and consensus builder who is able to lead change while being politically sensitive.

  • Must be able to develop and maintain strong working relationships with the operating entities.

  • Must have the tenacity to deal with complex structures and tasks over a period of time and must be able to influence others without direct lines of authority.

  • The successful candidate will have keenly developed human relations skills, be viewed as a caring and compassionate leader, friendly, self‑confident, visionary, and a true team player who is not territorial but knows how to cooperate to get the job done.

  • Must have excellent interpersonal (written, oral and presentation) skills and have the flexibility to adapt to a changing environment.

  • Must have well developed problem identification, analytical and problem resolution skills.

  • Must have demonstrated organizational skills with a keen attention to detail and the ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and projects within given timelines.

  • Knowledge of CA labor and wage and hour laws.


  • Must be able to represent human resources in an influential and persuasive way in dealing with a broad range of human resources issues.

  • The individual must be able to demonstrate knowledge of all areas of human resources to the degree to necessary to provide leadership on major human resources policies, programs and initiatives.

  • Displays integrity and ethics in handling confidential information.

  • A creative, conceptual thinker, who is a passionate human resources advocate and can articulate the human resources vision within the company will have the best results.

Organization: Memorial Medical Center, Modesto

Employee Status: Regular

Benefits: Yes

Position Status: Exempt

Union: No

Job Shift: Day

Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift

Days of the Week Scheduled: Monday-Friday

Weekend Requirements: Other

Schedule: Full Time

Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 80

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.