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People Services Operations Director

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Position Description

Lead. Build. Inspire.  

DaVita is currently seeking a People Services (Human Resources) Director to strategically align human capital strategies and organizational objectives to achieve strong business results and support our People Services Vision. 

Our People Services Vision: Unleash teammate potential to unlock Village performance, thereby creating the most special place to work the world has ever seen.


No Brag, Just Fact! 

Over the last decade, we set out to be the world's greatest dialysis company, and over the next decade, we're poised to build the greatest healthcare community the world has ever seen. When you join the DaVita Village, you're joining a winning team. Through our commitment to training, growth and quality, we consistently achieve superior clinical outcomes while giving teammates the opportunity to excel in an award-winning environment that enables them to thrive both professionally and personally. 


About this role:

The primary role of a People Services Director is to solve complex organizational challenges through people-related solutions of a high performing, dynamic regional division comprised of ~250 dialysis centers and 6,000 teammates located in Southern California, Arizona, and Nevada with about 1.3 billion in revenue.


DaVita isn't just any company - we're dynamic, growing and entrepreneurial in spirit. And this is not your typical HR role.  People Services strives to provide exceptional human resources solutions to DaVita’s dynamic business.

  • You'll be a champion of DaVita's culture and values, partnering with our business leaders to help them build their organizations and make sure all people decisions are based on data. Whether coaching our clients on how to lead their teams, leading talent review discussions or managing programs that help develop our teammates, you are exceptionally focused on putting them first, and being as clear and transparent as possible to help teammates understand how people decisions get made.
  •  You’ll be an integral part of the leadership team, so you’ll need to understand every aspect of the business and be a thought leader on People and Organizational topics. It’s your role to drive and execute the People Strategy that will support teammates in realizing their wildest ambitions. This will require you to think big, use data to guide your work, be comfortable challenging convention, and in some cases reinvent how work is done. 
  •   You’ll partner with a cross-functional group of subject-matter experts to staff, onboard, develop, motivate, retain and organize work.  As part of our culture, you’ll also have the opportunity to be hands-on, working side by side with Village leaders to get things done on a variety of People-related areas. As a core part of this hands-on work, you will be rolling out programs to support Village-wide initiatives - including compensation, performance and talent programs.

More specifically, we are looking for a:

  • Operational Advisor - Offer thought leadership regarding organizational and people-related strategy and execution. Provide insightful data to influence decision making and provide proactive solutions. Solve problems and get to the root cause of any issue, no matter how complex, and design and quickly implement solutions that cut across multiple disciplines, even those beyond people and organizational solutions.
  • Talent Manager - Provide expertise in the following areas: career planning, performance management, coaching, data analysis, compensation and rewards, employee relations, learning and development, recognition programs, and strategic development.
  • Coach - Consult and collaborate with DaVita’s leaders to create a comprehensive people plan to influence lasting change over large functions at DaVita.


Our ideal candidate will have:
  • BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience;  MA/MS/MBA degree is a plus
  • 5+ years of progressive HR, HR Business Partner or relevant experience
  • Great at influencing through data, expertise and strong relationships. Ability to manage a complex set of stakeholders
  • Comfortable rolling up your sleeves to get things done and the next moment being part of deeply complex strategy discussions
  • Great communication skills and understand how to communicate large, complex change
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Ability to analyze data, understand trends and develop recommendations for action based on the analysis
Here is what you can expect when you join our Village: 
  • A "community first, company second" culture based on Core Values that really matter.
  • Clinical outcomes consistently ranked above the national average.
  • Award-winning education and training across multiple career paths to help you reach your potential.
  • Performance-based rewards based on stellar individual and team contributions.
  • A comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance your health, your financial well-being and your future.
  • Dedication, above all, to caring for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure across the nation.    
Join us as we pursue our vision "To Build the Greatest Healthcare Community the World has Ever Seen."
Why wait? Explore a career with DaVita today.
Go to http://careers.davita.com to learn more or apply. 

About the Company:

DaVita Inc., a Fortune 500® company, is the parent company of DaVita Kidney Care and DaVita Medical Group. DaVita Kidney Care is a leading provider of kidney care in the United States, delivering dialysis services to patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. DaVita Kidney Care strives to improve patients' quality of life by innovating clinical care, and by offering integrated treatment plans, personalized care teams and convenient health-management services. As of June 30, 2017, DaVita Kidney Care operated or provided administrative services at 2,445 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 194,600 patients. The company also operated 217 outpatient dialysis centers located in 11 countries outside the United States. DaVita Kidney Care supports numerous programs dedicated to creating positive, sustainable change in communities around the world. The company's leadership development initiatives and social responsibility efforts are recognized by Fortune, Modern Healthcare, Newsweek and WorldBlu.

To learn more about our Village and the world of dialysis, click here.

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DaVita is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  As such, DaVita makes hiring decisions solely on the basis of qualifications and experience, and without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. 

 We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and background verification checks.


DaVita will consider qualified applicants who have criminal histories in a manner consistent with the law.

Position Summary

  • Job Title: People Services Operations Director
  • Job Function: Human Resources
  • Location: 15271 Laguna Canyon Rd, Irvine, California