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Trinity Health Lead Workforce Program Partner in DES MOINES, Iowa

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Full time



Provides coordination between MercyOne and local high school/community college programs to design workforce development programs. Aligns MercyOne and Trinity Health in implementing workforce development strategies that create talent pools for the organization workforce needs. Collaborates with HR Business Partners and hiring managers for assigned divisions to address Talent Acquisition needs. Provides consultative services including workforce planning, establishing service level agreements, and regular reporting, while maintaining excellent relations with hiring managers and delivering top-notch programs through national and community partnerships. Ensures consistency for programs throughout the state. Serves as liaison with Iowa Workforce Development and Department of Education as it relates to workforce efforts.

  • Knows, understands, incorporates, and demonstrates the MercyOne Mission, Vision, and Values in behaviors, practices, and decisions.

  • Participates in planning, defining, and validating MercyOne’s Talent Acquisition philosophy, strategy, and approach, by being the primary coordinator for local high school apprentice and community college training programs.

  • Actively partners with schools, external agencies, and other parties to identify current and future organizational talent needs; contributes to the development of programs and processes to educate and equip potential talent for defined needs.

  • Develops relationships with professional organizations, colleges and schools, community agencies in order to identify and recruit a diverse slate of candidates for all positions.

  • Partners with TA and HR colleagues to identify, design, implement, and evaluate workforce development programs to align with business needs. Also partners with Specialists, HR colleagues, hiring managers, and internal stakeholders in the creation of business strategies focused on building sustainable and scalable workforce solutions.

  • Creates opportunities for strategic alliances, collaborations, and partnerships with educational and training providers, workforce agencies, community organizations, and other employers.

  • Serves as a coach, mentor, and resource for Talent Acquisition Partners. Provides advice and guidance as needed.

  • Assists in the review of apprenticeship standards, service delivery contracts, and training agreements.

  • Represents MercyOne at applicable local industry council, sector strategy, and community partner meetings.

  • Identifies opportunities for external and internal workforce development funding. Assists with preparation of grant applications, grant management, documentation, and tracking.

  • Plays a key role in planning and ensuring the successful execution of large-scale recruitment and special events.

  • Researches, analyzes, and compiles data related to workforce needs. Communicates research to Manager and CHROs.

  • Leads assigned projects related to workforce development, pursuing creative responses to novel situations.

  • Assists with convening and attend all collaborative meetings specific to workforce development initiatives.

  • Collaborates with MarComm experts to develop and execute a proactive, innovative, cost-effective recruitment/sourcing strategy to target a diverse pool of qualified applicants for vacant positions.

  • May support and participate in system wide sponsored special projects and initiatives, or portions of larger projects and deliverables.

  • Ability to collaborate with senior level leadership as a credible, results-driven and valued business partner by engaging in proactive discussions and decision around mission attainment, business performance, financial operations and impacts, negotiations, strategy and development of key talent programs and processes to identify and address current and future business and people challenges.

  • Ability to serve as a steward of the culture by working to establish and maintain a caring, collaborative and high-performance culture and displaying a commitment to diversity. Ability to understand organizational relationships and structures.

  • Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and local laws and regulations, Trinity Health’s Organizational Integrity Program, Standards of Conduct, as well as other policies and procedures in order to ensure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical, and professional behavior.

  • Ability to continuously learn and seek personal and professional growth opportunities in technical areas of professional focus and to build credibility with customers, peers, and team members.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in order to discuss detailed technical or sensitive information with internal and external customers. Detail-oriented with a high level of organizational skills and ability to manage and complete work in an efficient and thorough manner.

  • Flexibility in handling and prioritizing completion of multiple tasks/projects in a timely and organized manner.

  • Must possess a personal presence that is characterized by a sense of honesty, integrity, and caring with the ability to inspire and motivate others to promote the philosophy, mission, vision, goals, and values of MercyOne.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is one of the largest not-for-profit, Catholic healthcare systems in the nation. Built on the foundation of our Mission and Core Values, we integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion in all that we do. Our colleagues have different lived experiences, customs, abilities, and talents. Together, we become our best selves. A diverse and inclusive workforce provides the most accessible and equitable care for those we serve. Trinity Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by law.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

EOE including disability/veteran