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Providence Executive Director - Talent Strategy and Effectiveness in Renton, Washington


The executive director of talent strategy and effectiveness will play a critical role in shaping and executing our innovative vision, strategy, solutions, and insights for identifying caregiver potential, maximizing leadership performance, and placing talent across all levels of our organization, enabling Providence's aspiration of becoming the best place to work and ensuring every caregiver reaches their full potential in alignment with their calling. Reporting to the Group Vice President of People Strategy and Solutions, you will partner closely with senior business and HR leadership to design, align, and implement talent strategy and effectiveness practices with Providence's overall business objectives, ensuring a high-performing and inclusive culture, and driving engagement, growth, and retention through building robust, diverse leadership and pipelines. You will manage a team of talent professionals with accountability for leadership, team, and caregiver effectiveness, inclusive of talent management, performance management, assessments & interventions, and executive coaching. Additionally, you and your team will be responsible for defining what makes an exceptional leader and drives business results and partnering with key stakeholders within and beyond HR to grow talent and enhance internal mobility through intentional development experiences.

The ideal candidate will have a unique combination of innovative and strategic thinking, leadership expertise, collaboration, executive influencing skills, consulting experience, operational excellence, and business experience. Success in this role will be dependent on the ability to connect data-driven insights with business outcomes, strategies, and solutions to collaboratively drive impact at scale. Additionally, the successful candidate will have a proven track record of translating complex or ambiguous concepts into clear strategies with strong stakeholder commitment and buy-in across large, complex organizations. The position requires a high level of collaboration, relationship building, strategic thinking, and the ability to drive tangible business impact in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

This role will be hybrid with the option to live in Seattle, Portland, or Irvine (preferably Seattle area).


  • Partner with key stakeholders within HR and across the organization to design, develop, and deliver the system-level talent strategy that supports our near and longer-term business objectives, advances our people strategy, reflects our Mission, vision, and values, and ensures that our vision is translated into practical solutions that drive tangible results.

  • Design and implement talent effectiveness programs that enable talent identification, development, performance management, and placement for executives, leaders, and caregivers. Work in partnership with key stakeholders such as Mission, Learning & Development, Executive Services, and Field HR.

  • Accountable for the Executive Talent Management portfolio of accelerated development programs which targets executive, senior leader, and high-potential talent. Portfolio programs may include, but not be limited to executive coaching, executive leadership assessments, mentoring and sponsorship, job rotations, high potential development programs, executive external education, etc.

  • Develop and integrate a system-wide leadership competency model alongside skill-based strategies as a foundation for our talent strategies and solutions in partnership with our learning and development team.

  • Partner with CHROs, Workforce Insights, and our IS teams to develop and implement a talent data strategy and roadmap, ensuring a simple and aligned user experience and supporting technology ecosystem.

  • Effectively lead and influence within a matrix-environment on talent and performance related decisions and initiatives.

  • Analyze and report on talent and performance metrics and aligned strategies and solutions, identifying trends, gaps, and opportunities for improvement.

  • Oversee the performance management programs, inclusive of goal setting, feedback, recognition, and compensation, ensuring they are consistent, objective, and aligned with our competencies and performance culture, and enable our workforce strategies and differentiated caregiver value proposition. Design and optimize programs and processes for simplicity, ease of use, and impact.

  • Partner with CHROs, other HR teams (DEI, compensation, learning & development, recruiting, etc.), and the business to ensure alignment and integration of talent and performance initiatives in support of our people and business strategies.

  • Partner with the HR field teams to ensure needs are met related to manager coaching and guidance and caregiver performance management, including goal setting, feedback, recognition, appraisal, and improvement plans.

  • Stay abreast of best practices and emerging trends in talent and performance and recommend innovative solutions to address our needs and challenges.

  • Manage and develop a team of talent and performance professionals.


  • Master's Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Psychology or related field (preferred)

  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Psychology or related field (preferred)

  • 10 or more years of progressive experience in talent management and performance management, preferably in a large and complex organization.

  • 10 or more years of progressive people leadership at the executive level driving strategy, innovation, and influence with proven ability to build strong teams, develop talent, and drive engagement, accountability, and results for their own team as well as indirectly at scale.

  • Demonstrated results and ability to set talent goals and strategies and implement prioritized solutions based on a solid understanding of organization’s goals, strategies, and culture.

  • Proven leadership experience in talent strategy, talent effectiveness, and building a performance culture.

  • Strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence and collaborate with senior stakeholders and diverse teams.

  • Coachable with strengths in listening and acting on feedback.

  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills, with the ability to use data and insights to drive action and results.

  • Highly adaptable, flexible, and resilient, with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

  • Extensive leadership, program, and change management experience for large, complex, enterprise-wide initiatives.

  • Expert leadership experience in designing and optimizing business processes for simplicity, ease of use, and impact.

  • Demonstrated good judgment, excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills with the ability to relay information with tact, diplomacy, and professionalism.

  • Demonstrated ability to interact with executives at all levels of the organization; models poise and confidence that elicits credibility, reassures others, and shows respect.

  • Conveys an image that is consistent with the organization’s Mission and values.

  • Ability to set and successfully sustain high standards for individual, team, and organizational accomplishments, energetically taking the action needed to meet and exceed challenging goals and deriving satisfaction from continuous improvement and steadfastly pushing toward results.

  • Proficiency in building and leading teams, ability to provide feedback, instruction, and development guidance to help others excel in their current or future work responsibilities and planning and supporting the development of individual skills and abilities.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and HR systems and tools.

About Providence

At Providence, our strength lies in Our Promise of “Know me, care for me, ease my way.” Working at our family of organizations means that regardless of your role, we’ll walk alongside you in your career, supporting you so you can support others. We provide best-in-class benefits and we foster an inclusive workplace where diversity is valued, and everyone is essential, heard and respected. Together, our 120,000 caregivers (all employees) serve in over 50 hospitals, over 1,000 clinics and a full range of health and social services across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. As a comprehensive health care organization, we are serving more people, advancing best practices and continuing our more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable.

The amounts listed are the base pay range; additional compensation may be available for this role, such as shift differentials, standby/on-call, overtime, premiums, extra shift incentives, or bonus opportunities.

Check out our benefits page for more information about our Benefits and Rewards.

Requsition ID: 280193
Company: Providence Jobs
Job Category: Talent & Organization Effectiveness
Job Function: Human Resources
Job Schedule: Full time
Job Shift: Day
Career Track: Leadership
Department: 4002 SS HR STRAT SOLUTION
Address: WA Renton 1801 Lind Ave SW
Work Location: Providence Valley Office Park-Renton
Pay Range: $100.10 - $182.85
The amounts listed are the base pay range; additional compensation may be available for this role, such as shift differentials, standby/on-call, overtime, premiums, extra shift incentives, or bonus opportunities.
Check out our benefits page for more information about our Benefits and Rewards.