Kaiser Permanente Associate HR Leader in Antioch, California

As a member of the leadership team and under the direction of the HR Leader, this position manages Human Resources functions for the area. This may include one or more hospitals, medical offices, and/or other business functions and services. Directs and leads complex local HR strategic planning initiatives. Provides expert consultation, direction and guidance to executives and their senior leadership teams. Engages senior leaders to anticipate future HR resource requirements based on health care and local market conditions. Leads and coaches all locally deployed HR staff to meet local area and regional goals. Collaborates with leaders of regional HR functions who provide subject matter expertise consistent with local and regional requirements and practices. Responsible for providing consistent, excellent, efficient and seamless services to local leadership, managers and employees through matrixed HR staff.

Essential Functions:

  • Functions as key point of contact for senior TPMG, KFH/HP, and local labor leadership to provide expert consultation in the delivery of local HR services. With expertise in strategy, integration, planning, training and communications, provides broad scale expert consultation, direction and guidance to executives and their senior leadership teams. Leads and coaches local HR staff, including locally deployed staff that report to regional HR functions, to optimize resources and build efficiencies. Leads complex local HR strategic planning initiatives; provides expert consultation, direction and guidance to executives and their leadership teams. Develops and implements long-term people strategies, policies and practices that reflect the vision of the local medical center, regional HR and Kaiser Permanente. In alignment with regional Human Resource's vision, creates and leads HR strategies and solutions that support achievement of business goals, optimize performance and drive transformational organizational change and effectiveness. Establishes procedures and practices which promote consistent interpretation and application of HR policies, statutory regulations and programs. Uses efficient and cost effective approaches to integrate technology into the workplace and improve business processes. Proactively engages with senior leaders in shaping HR consulting accountability outcomes. Examines policy issues and strategic plans with both short-term and long-term perspectives. Anticipates potential risks and opportunities; vets them with senior leadership as appropriate. Contributes to HR initiatives across the region and Kaiser Permanente. Provides perspective on impact of initiatives on local operations. Provides leadership on employee wellness, employee satisfaction survey, and other critical business initiatives. Ensures compliance on HR matters to include accountability for outcomes of HR-related surveys, and audits by regulatory agencies or compliance functions.

  • Consults on HR issues, including, but not limited to, advising/educating leaders on:understanding of labor agreements and working in a Labor/Management Partnership environment; effective performance management of staff, HR risk assessment and mitigation plans; leaves of absence management and associated legal requirements; workforce planning and recruitment strategies; employee compensation and benefit programs, and leadership development programs and talent review processes. Collaborates with regional HR leaders for subject matter expertise consistent with local and regional requirements and practices. Must have ability to operate effectively in a complex matrix organization.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum ten (10) years of experience in strategic planning and human resources management or business management.


  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, public health, psychology, human resources or other related field required.

License, Certification, Registration

  • N/A

Additional Requirements:

  • N/A

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience working with organized labor.

  • Master's degree in business administration, psychology, human resources or related field.

  • Certified SPHR, Six Sigma, executive coaching, and/or Project Management Professional.


TITLE: Associate HR Leader

LOCATION: Antioch, California


External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. 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. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.