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Human Resources Director - Milwaukee, WI
Job Code:2020-HUM-003
FT/PT Status:Human Resources Department
Location:Milwaukee Office (WI)

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Position Purpose

We are looking for a dynamic, mission driven and engaging leader who is a collaborator, strategist, problem-solver and a facilitator of new ideas. This leader is curious about how to make systems and processes better and how to bring out the best in employees. As a problem solver, they respond to challenges with the appropriate level of urgency, assesses multiple solutions and develops contingency plans. They exercise independent judgement and initiative. They are self-motivated, communicative, and resilient with excellent interpersonal skills. They value diversity, equity, and inclusion, and champion these values within an organization’s culture. This person is nimble and can develop structure within ambiguity and successfully navigate teams through challenges and changes.

The Director of Human Resources will provide strategic thought-leadership and direction for all Human Resources functions.  It is a pivotal role which requires a blend of generalist, organizational effectiveness, leadership, strategy, innovation and change management competencies.  This position will lead a team of seven human resources professionals, and regularly partners with senior leadership. 

Scope of Responsibilities

Vivent Health is one of the nation’s largest providers of HIV prevention, care and treatment services with a budget approaching $130 million and employing over 400 professionals.

The unique, nationally recognized Vivent Health HIV Medical Home model of care assures that everyone with HIV has access to medical, dental, mental health and social services and provides the best opportunity for patients to achieve high quality health outcomes. Vivent Health also provides aggressive HIV prevention services to gay men, injection drug users and others at the highest risk for HIV infection. 

Vivent Health currently operates in multiple states nationwide. It embraces a Market Culture to increase access to care, enhance quality outcomes and achieve and surpass financial performance expectations and has an aggressive plan to expand into additional states.

Essential Functions

Talent Management

  • Inspire and encourage increased employee engagement and performance
  • Serve as coach, mentor, facilitator and mediator to de-escalate and resolve conflict
  • Respond to grievances and disputes and conduct investigations as needed
  • Lead a team of seven human resource professionals
  • Serve as a trusted advisor to executive and senior leadership
  • Oversee performance metrics, accountability and management process
  • Administer and recommend compensation strategies and structures


  • Lead the succession planning process ensuring all employees are consistently provided with access to training, tools and feedback needed to be successful
  • Develop, set and lead HR strategic initiatives throughout the organization
  • Actualize expression of DE&I values and strategy throughout the organization

Organizational Effectiveness

  • Lead change management with visionary leadership, organizational development
  • Communicate vision, strategy, information and ideas regularly through multiple platforms and channels
  • Identify and drive organizational and cultural changes needed to adapt strategically to changingdemands, technology, and internal or external initiatives
  • Partner and advise management on disciplinary issues, decisions, consequences and potential impact/risks
  • Assess situations objectively in the best interests of the organization, advise and adapt appropriately
  • Optimize HR operations by anticipating requirements, trends, and variances and minimizing the impact of variances
  • Maintain a pulse on internal talent, culture, morale, engagement and retention
  • Propose and/or implement other value-add HR initiatives


  • Oversee compliance audits and responses from regulatory agencies
  • Write policies which are aligned with employment laws, organizational values and best practices
  • Work collaboratively with the finance department


  • Prepare and present reports for management
  • Maintain knowledge of industry trends, best practices, benchmarks and applicable employment legislation to ensure compliance

Skills and Requirements

  • Master's Degree in Human Resources is a plus or Bachelor's Degree and HR certification
  • At least fifteen 15 years of progressive generalist experience in Human Resources leadership Experience in all areas of Human Resources Management
  • Non-profit experience
  • Experience in cultivating and leading Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) culture and strategy
  • High level of knowledge around legal and compliance requirements
  • Strong employee relations and record of change management skills and experiences
  • Experience creating and implementing strategies and policies to support the  mission
  • High level of integrity and discretion
  • Experience building HR infrastructure
  • Must have an aptitude for technology integration and HRMS

*Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions*

**Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer* *

Vivent Health is an equal opportunity employer and will recruit, hire, promote and transfer qualified persons into all job classifications regardless of race, gender, religion, skin color, national origin or ancestry, physical disability (including pregnancy) or mental disability, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, legally protected medical condition, family care status, marital status, veteran status, genetic characteristics or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. Vivent Health complies with other expanded protected classifications that may be mandated by specific county or municipal regulations. As a recipient of federal funding, Vivent Health will not hire nor enter into a contractual relationship with any party that is debarred, suspended, or excluded from federal assistance programs.

*Public Student Loan Forgiveness*

Employment at our organization may qualify you for federal student loan forgiveness programs. We do not directly pay for – nor forgive – federal student loans; however our status as a not-for-profit organization under Section 501 (c) (3), makes us an eligible employer. There may be other determining factors for one to qualify.

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