Sutter Health Employee & Labor Relations Director in Sacramento, California


Provide regular consultative guidanceto HR leadership across assigned areas on how to efficiently embed best practices in employee engagement and preventative labor relations strategies specific to the environment. Provides leadership on the development and implementation of a competitive and systematic labor relation program at Sutter Health. Delivers both employee and labor expertise and "thought leadership". Establishes a working environment that promotes a team approach to identifying, designing, and creating strategic solutions that address Sutter and its affiliates' most critical labor challenges and operational objectives. Provides system support to the affiliates including education, training, communication plans and anticipated activities, where appropriate, to foster effective positive and/or preventative labor relations. Ideal candidate will possess a broad background in human resource operations and proven strategic planning skills in both labor and employee relations. Preferred experience in leading responses to union organizing campaigns.



Bachelor's required Or equivalent education/experience.

Master's preferred Or equivalent education/experience.


Must have experience demonstrating the ability to develop, implement and administer human resources programs required.

Healthcare system experience is helpful, particularly in a highly matrixed environment preferred.

Must have extensive experience leading complex labor negotiations. Required

Must have demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse group of management and staff to achieve desired outcome results as well as to manage large projects and initiate/ implement/ administer diverse programs required.

Skills and Knowledge

Broad working knowledge of Labor Relations and Employment laws and processes is required, as is a contemporary “human resources” perspective of labor relations.

Knowledge of employment and employee relations, regulations, law and processes are required.

Must be able to represent Labor Relations in an influential and persuasive way in dealing with a broad range of Labor Relations and Human Resources issues.

Must be able to demonstrate knowledge of all areas Human Resources, including compensation, benefits, recruitment, workforce planning, HRIS/e human resources, and training & development.

Knowledge of dispute resolutions and mediation techniques.

Must have the skills to effectively lead change and transition.

Requires strong collaboration skills to facilitate open sharing of information between various areas of functional expertise within the system and the affiliates.

Demonstrated ability to effectively manage/recommend through functional (vs. line) leadership and personal influence to achieve a positive effect.

Exceptional written and verbal communication, presentation and interpersonal skills are required to establish and maintain highly effective working relationships in an extremely fast paced and demanding work environment.

Strong analytical and conceptual skills.

Ability to develop creative solutions.

Must have demonstrated organizational skills with a keen attention to detail and the ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and projects within given timelines.

Must use systems thinking to recognize issues, synthesize, analyze, problem solve, evaluate, in decision-making and formulate breakthrough strategies and business plans for improvement and growth.

Primary Location: California, Greater Sacramento Area, Sacramento

Organization: Sutter Health System Office

Employee Status: Regular

Benefits: Yes

Position Status: Exempt

Union: No

Job Shift: Day

Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift

Days of the Week Scheduled: Monday-Friday

Weekend Requirements: Other

Schedule: Full Time

Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 80

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. 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.