Human Resources Advisor - Full Time, Exempt - Adventist Health Howard Memorial

Human Resources
69605 Requisition #

Adventist Health is more than an award-winning health system. We provide whole-person care to our communities and champion the greater good - from the operating room to the boardroom, we are driven by our unique passion to live God's love through health, wholeness and hope. From Oregon to Oahu, we have a calling to always do more. Now is your chance to apply your passion to our mission.

Nestled at the western edge of Little Lake Valley in Willits, California, Adventist Health Howard Memorial features key services including 24-hour emergency care, intensive care, surgery, an orthopedic joint center, diagnostic imaging and laboratory services, to name a few. It is also the first hospital to pilot-test the AMA’s 2017 Healthy Food Options in Hospitals policy. Howard Hospital’s Nutrition team is serving wellness daily, with fresh fruits and vegetables from the hospital’s Commonwealth garden in partnership with the Howard Foundation.

A charming rural town, Willits is considered the "Gateway to the Redwoods" nestled among majestic redwood trees and close to the coastal towns of Fort Bragg and Mendocino. Home to excellent trails and nature areas for hikers, campers and bicyclists, Willits is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream. It is also known as the home of the legendary racehorse, Seabiscuit. 

We're looking for someone to join our team as a Sr. HP Advisor who:

Works with human performance partners in providing targeted consulting to management/supervisors for an assigned area. Assists in developing proactive people strategies that support the department and/or team mission and goals. Acts as a member of the local human performance (HP) team collaborating with the communities of expertise (COE) and management/supervisors to identify management/employee needs. Assists in implementing strategies to support needs across the department. Supports the broader wide implementation of various system-wide programs developed in the COEs including, but not limited to, succession planning, performance management, talent development, employee advocacy programs and processes, and total rewards and wellness programs.

Essential Functions:


  • Works directly with senior and middle operational management/supervisors to operationalize people strategies developed by HP leaders. Consults with local management and supervisors on key departmental initiatives, goals and objectives to identify people, implications and requirements. Provides front line direction, guidance and support for local management/supervisors around initiatives, workforce planning, employment needs and onboarding strategies. Acts as technical subject matter expert in own and possibly related discipline(s).
  • Demonstrates substantial understanding of techniques, processes, procedures to perform the job and seeks to complete tasks in creative and effective ways. Participates in management/supervisor department meetings, being at the table for local department decisions. Creates awareness and drives recommendations.
  • around the implications for department employees. Identifies opportunities to improve team and departmental effectiveness, and supports more senior Partners in developing solutions in collaboration with and leveraging COE expertise where required. Works on activities of a diverse scope requiring minimal interpretation of policies and guidelines.
  • Performs a variety of complex duties requiring specialized or generalist knowledge. Makes recommendations on complex issues regarding work, often in ambiguous situations. Supports other HP Partners in local roll-out and implementation of all COE programs, initiatives, policies, protocols and tools across each of the COEs (total rewards, talent) � including change management and communications, training, learning and development. Manages local employee relations issues under guidance from the HR leader and the employee relations COE.
  • Participates and supports the HP leader in local workforce planning, skill requirements, gap assessments and employment strategies in alignment with broader HR Strategy and Talent system-wide strategies. Monitors equity/trends in wage and salary for collaborates with total rewards COE. Supports special projects that help drive local results and coordinates integration of COE resources based on project content areas.
  • Supports HP acquisitions and/or divestitures processes, and coordinates integration of HP COE content and resources. Solves escalated operational problems and technical issues. Makes decisions that have moderate to major impact on function/family operations. Works under limited guidance and within broad guidelines and technical standards. Performs projects, research and deliverables independently with guidance/support from the HP leadership team. Mentors and trains other staff level employees in the department.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.


You'll be successful with the following qualifications:


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education/related experience: Required
  • Master's Degree: Preferred

Work Experience:

  • Five years technical human resources experience: Preferred

Required Licenses/Certifications:

  • Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification: Preferred

Adventist Health is committed to the safety and wellbeing of our associates and patients. Therefore, we require that all associates receive all required vaccinations, including, but not limited to, measles, mumps, flu (based on the seasonal availability of the flu vaccine typically during October-March each year), COVID-19 vaccine (required in CA, HI and OR) etc., as a condition of employment, and annually thereafter. Medical and religious exemptions may apply.

Previous Job Searches

Similar Listings

Northern California Region

Adventist Health Frank R. Howard Memorial, Willits, California

📁 Human Resources

Requisition #: 67648

Northern California Region

Adventist Health Frank R. Howard Memorial, Willits, California

📁 Human Resources

Requisition #: 64796

Northern California Region

Adventist Health Frank R. Howard Memorial, Willits, California

📁 Human Resources

Requisition #: 67647