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Director of Human Resources

Acadia Healthcare

Columbus, OH

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About Acadia Healthcare

Acadia Healthcare and Henry Ford Health System have formed a joint venture to develop, construct and operate a new state-of-the-art two story 192-bed behavioral health hospital. Henry Ford Behavioral Health Hospital will address the ongoing need for psychiatric access for the Greater Detroit Metro area. This hospital will expand geographic coverage and enable care for a broader region of Southeast Michigan. Located in West Bloomfield, MI the newly constructed Henry Ford Behavioral Health Hospital will share the campus with Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital.

This is a “one of a kind” opportunity for an experienced behavioral health CEO to help build and lead a new Hospital with the foremost provider of Behavioral Healthcare nationwide and partner with one of the leading Non-Profit Healthcare systems in all of Michigan.

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Purpose Statement

As a key member of the leadership team, the HR Director will lead the Human Resource initiatives to provide an employee oriented, high-performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity and standards, goal attainment and organizational growth.

Essential Functions

Contribute as a strategic partner in the accomplishment of departmental business strategies and plans through initiatives that attract and retain talent, develop employees and leaders and align organizational goals and objectives.

Partner with the leadership team to understand and execute the facility’s human resource and talent strategy particularly as it relates to current and future talent needs, recruiting, retention, talent review and succession planning.

Lead and manage full cycle talent acquisition to include sourcing, job postings, resume screening, interview coordination, extending offers of employment and completing necessary paperwork.

Develop and implement targeted recruitment strategies to ensure a robust and diverse applicant pool for all openings.

Strategize and lead retention efforts including action planning and employee engagement.

Provide consultation to management on staffing, compensation, benefits, training and development, budget, position control and employee relations.

Work in conjunction with leadership to create a positive work culture.

Provide support and guidance to facility management and employees with a focus on consistent employment practices.

Develop, manage and administer various human resource plans and procedures for all facility personnel.

Timely initial and on-going verification of licenses including background, driving record, professional and other checks as designated by accrediting agencies and state regulations. Assure necessary action taken expeditiously if policy standards are not met.

Maintain personnel files, including training records and all necessary new hire paperwork.

Responsible for leading, motivating and assessing diverse teams, including experienced and junior professionals.

Provide guidance on interpretation of policies and procedures while serving as known expert in subject matter with a broad knowledge and understanding of HR functional areas.

Work with managers to resolve and prevent employee relations issues by coaching and training.

Ensure complete and consistent Human Resources documentation, including but not limited to documentation of disciplinary actions and training compliance.

May include managing and directing subordinate staff to identify goals and objectives.

Handle complex and sensitive employee relations and human resources issues that have organizational impact or legal ramifications.

Advise managers on performance management, workforce planning and compensation.

Ensure all employee information in UltiPro (HRIS) is entered and maintained in a timely manner.

Provide staff management to include hiring, development, training, performance management and communication to ensure effective and efficient department operation.

Other Functions

Perform other functions and tasks as assigned.

Education/Experience/Skill Requirements

Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, business or related field required.

Healthcare experience

Three to five years’ previous experience in a Human Resources related role with demonstrable knowledge of principles and procedures for recruitment, selection, training, compensation, benefits, labor relations and negotiation and human resources information systems required.


Professional certification in Human Resources preferred.

While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the requirements of the job, management reserves the right to add or remove duties from particular jobs when circumstances

(e.g. emergencies, changes in workload, rush jobs or technological developments) dictate.


Seniority level


Employment type


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Human Resources


Hospitals and Health Care

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