Sutter Health Employee Relations Sustainability Program Director in Sacramento, California


Responsible for creating the Sutter Health preventative labor relations strategic approach and direction. Majority of time split between: proactively identifying local and system practices or issues that raise the risk of third party representation and programs and/or approaches to reduce and/or eliminate said risks and facilitating and advising local leadership and local HR through, union activity and/or post-petition campaign. Represent affiliates during organizing campaigns including overall management of the campaign and it's elements. Identifies, develops and deploys system wide programs and training in support of our system approach to maintaining current percent of workforce represented.



Bachelor's degree in HR, Business Administration, or Psychology required or equivalent education/experience.

Master's degree 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.

Experience leading complex labor negotiations preferred.

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.

Requires an educational background in Human Resources, as would normally be acquired through a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or Psychology or the equivalent as obtained through a human resources position as typically acquired in 6 or more years of experience. Campaign experience preferred.

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.

Must have familiarity with a variety of issues that impact workplace performance and programs impacting the employee value proposition.

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: Yes

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.