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Job ID 75028 Date Posted 10/28/2020

Duke Raleigh Hospital offers the latest in care and technology in a patient-friendly setting. It has been an important part of Duke Health since 1998 and has served Wake County for more than 35 years, employing more than 2,000 team members. The hospital provides 186 inpatient beds and a comprehensive array of services, including the Duke Raleigh Cancer Center, Duke Raleigh Orthopedic and Spine Center, cardiovascular services, neurosciences including the Duke Raleigh Skull Base and Cerebrovascular Center, advanced digestive care, disease management, and prevention, wound healing, outpatient imaging, intensive and progressive care, pain clinic, same-day surgery, emergency department and community outreach and education programs. U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Raleigh Hospital as high performing in orthopedics and two adult procedures/conditions: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and lung cancer surgery. #DukeRaleighJobs

As part of the Duke University Health System, Duke Raleigh Hospital is a rapidly growing, 186-licensed bed hospital located in the heart of Raleigh, NC employing over 2,000 caregivers in acute and ambulatory settings. Under the direction of the Chief Human Resources Officer, the Assistant Director of Human Resources is responsible for leading the daily operations of the Human Resources Department and transforming the delivery of human resources from transactional to consultative. The Assistant Director will:

  • Lead and coordinate efforts to deliver relevant and timely HR service delivery related to compensation, employee relations, general orientation, HR regulatory requirements, payroll, performance management, DUHS policies and procedures, recruitment, and retention.  Maintain current knowledge in general areas of HR in order to provide appropriate support.

  • Provide leadership to HR team and cultivate a positive work environment that upholds Duke’s values. Model leadership behaviors and expectations. Lead HR team members effectively to achieve departmental and hospital goals. Develop HR team members to be poised for consulting and advising. Hold team members accountable for meeting behavior and work expectations.

  • Provide a proactive, practical and valued HR perspective in partnering with leadership on the application, interpretation and implementation of Human Resources policies and practices.

  • Understand the business and partner with peers and colleagues to find creative solutions to complex human resources matters. Anticipate and identify human resource related needs across the organization.

  • Identify opportunities for reducing and eliminating waste in processes and/or services and makes recommendations to the Chief Human Resources Officer.

  • Work with others in an approachable, engaging and respectful manner. Collaborate effectively with colleagues and peers across Duke University Health System and Duke Corporate HR.


Work generally requires skills, knowledge, and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a Bachelor's Degree in Human Resource Management, Business Administration or related field.


Minimum five years of experience in Human Resources required, sufficient to demonstrate expertise in:

  • Strategic Human Resources planning
  • Human Resources program development
  • Analytical, project management and organizational skills

Minimum 2 years of leadership experience preferred

Previous hospital experience preferred

Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification:

PHR, SHRM-CP, SPHR, or SHRM-SCP preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong leadership skills and ability to lead up, across and down
  • Working knowledge of a variety of human resources disciplines, including benefits, compensation, compliance/regulatory, employee relations, recruitment, performance management
  • Effective communicator, with strong professional and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage numerous projects simultaneously, with organization and accuracy
  • Ability to handle confidential matters with discretion
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.


"Nourishing our community and building a healthy community is part of our vision as an organization and that is absolutely supported in our day-to-day."

Lisa, Assistant Director of Nutritional Services

"Duke Raleigh Hospital is a really tight-knit work family. We check on each other when we’re not here, we do things outside of work. It’s an extension of my family."

Ashley, Respiratory Therapist

"I enjoy the generous PTO package."

Lillian, Environmental Services