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Director of Human Resources

Date Posted: July 1, 2022

Department: Human Resources

Since 1970, Community Health Services has existed to provide comprehensive health care services to the residents of Hartford and Windsor. We were made for the community, by the community, to offer a full spectrum of services to include medical, behavioral health care, dental care, a full-service pharmacy and more. Our goal is to offer our patients a medical home; a place where they can come for all of their needs; a place where the clinical staff know them by their first name. Our dedicated staff demonstrate the good we can do on a daily basis when we provide quality care with dignity to each and every individual. We want to help our patients get all of the health care they need -- when they need it -- so they may too live a healthier and happier life.

Community Health Services, Inc. is seeking a dynamic Director of Human Resources who will act as a strategic business partner, establishing human resources objectives in line with organizational goals.  The individual will report to the Chief Legal and Human Resources Officer and will manage all human resources functions, including talent acquisition, staffing, employment processing, compensation, health and welfare benefits, training and development, records management, safety and health, succession planning, employee relations and retention, AA/EEO compliance, and labor relations.

The successful candidate will:

The successful candidate will


  • Have either a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with either major course work in Business of Public Administration, HR Management, or related field OR significant professional and continuing education and experience in human resources

  • Have 10+ years of experience in progressively responsible human resources positions, including experience building a people-centered, high-performing and highly accountable culture; SPHR or PHR certification is strongly preferred

  • Possess a deep knowledge of labor and employment laws and regulations and human resources management principles;

  • Have demonstrated success designing and implementing training and leadership development programs;

  • Bring a wealth of experience developing, reviewing, improving, and documenting HR processes and procedures

  • Have a high level of fluency with technology, including HRIS platforms, to automate processes and increase operational efficiency

  • Be a natural communicator who is equally comfortable with senior management, front office staff, regulators and community stakeholders

  • Apply appropriate project management principles to both large and small projects to produce accurate and relevant deliverables

  • Demonstrate facility with collecting, analyzing and presenting data and making evidence-based decisions;

  • Thrive in an environment with tight deadlines and changing priorities where everyone is expected to do a lot with a little

  • Demonstrate alignment with CHS Core Values and a high level of personal accountability

  • Be willing to have fun at work

  • Relocation is not available for this position.  Candidates with prior experience building high-functioning systems and processes in a human resources department and/or experience in a healthcare institution regulated by the DPH, The Joint Commission, and/or HRSA are strongly preferred.  Candidates who are bilingual in Spanish and English will be given special consideration.

  • CHS conducts post-offer pre-employment background checks and drug testing on all candidates.

  • All candidates for employment at CHS must successfully pass a pre-employment background check and drug screen.

Some benefit programs available to eligible employees include:
  • Medical Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • 401(k) Plan and up to 4% Employer Match

  • Generous Paid Time Off

  • 9 Paid Holidays

  • Competitive Pay

  • Employer Paid Life Insurance

  • Employer Paid Short Term Disability

  • Employer Paid Long Term Disability

  • Employee Assistance Programs

  • Worker's Compensation

  • Various Leave Programs - Bereavement, Military, Maternity, and more

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

CHS requires all new employees to be vaccinated against Covid-19 prior to starting employment with CHS unless they are approved for a reasonable accommodation based on disability, medical condition, or religious belief that prevents them from being vaccinated.

Community Health Services is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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