Director of Human Resources

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Job Locations
US-RI-North Kingstown
Posted Date
7 days ago(5/20/2022 3:29 PM)
Human Resources


Company Summary

If you are searching for a fulfilling place to develop your career and an opportunity to make a difference in helping others, then keep reading on. Here at AAC, we have a progressive culture; we listen to your ideas, value a work/life balance, invest in education, and we foster trust and respect for all individuals. Our exceptional comp and strong benefits include company matching 401K, medical, dental, vision and life insurance. We are looking for our future leaders, who are not only going to fill the qualifications for this job description, but who are going to exceed expectations. Be a part of a team whose mission is to provide quality, compassionate, and innovative care to adults struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. Our purpose and passion are to empower patients, their families, and our communities by helping individuals achieve recovery and optimal wellness of the mind, body, and spirit.


Job Summary

The Human Resources Director contributes overall goals and objectives of the American Addiction Centers Human Resources Team, as well as, providing oversight and day-to-day human resources management to multiple treatment facilities that will provide an employee-oriented, high-performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity, goal attainment, and the recruitment and ongoing development of a superior workforce.  The Human Resources Director is responsible for the implementation of services, policies, and programs, partners with company managers on Human Resources issues and administers all phases of human resources function.


Duties and Responsibilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Promote a culture of employee engagement by directing initiatives that impact employee morale, fosters a culture of engagement, and retains top tier talent.
  • Creates and supports a positive, professional, team-oriented, harassment-free work environment by understanding and complying with the company’s policies.
  • Responsible for assessing and delivering training, not limited to an including: employee on-boarding, annual regulatory training courses, leadership training, and ongoing facility training topics as needed and in partnership with facility leadership team.
  • Responsible for succession planning to all levels of positions within the facility.
  • In partnership with facility supervisors, successfully on-board new employees within allotted time frame as indicated by the scope of the role.
  • Oversee leave of absence process in compliance with state and federal regulations.
  • In partnership with corporate risk management, oversees workplace accident investigations and claims reporting with workers compensation insurance carrier.
  • Manages the timely completion of the performance review program in UltiPro to ensure effectiveness, compliance, and equity within the organization (includes 90-day review and annual reviews required by the accrediting agency).
  • Responsible for researching and implementing pay grades that align to the industry and geographic region.
  • Manages the recruitment lifecycle based on facility needs.
  • Participates in the preparation of payroll and benefit budgets. Understands staffing matrixes, payroll/compensation practices.
  • Responsible for FTE management on a monthly basis and in coordination with the facility budget.
  • Conduct exit interviews to determine areas of opportunity for facility and/or supervisor.
  • Provides oversight for workers compensation claims, unemployment claims, OSHA reporting, , RI Data base annual survey.
  • Manage direct reports.
  • In partnership with facility CEO/leadership, VP, Human Capital and corporate. finance/accounting teams, responsible for labor model and facility FTE budget on an annual basis.
  • Responsible for ongoing adjustments to budget and labor model as needed and per facility financial performance.
  • Ensures necessary HR licensure requirements to ensure compliance with CARF/JOINT/State & local agencies.
  • Maintains up to date policies and procedures on an annual basis.
  • In coordination with VP, Human Capital interfaces with AAC’s corporate legal and compliance department on matters specific to facility, not limited to and including personnel matters, employee relations, etc.
  • Monitors adherence to company and department policies, procedures and practices; this includes holding accountability to staff who do not adhere to policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for Human Resources Director metrics (see HRD key performance indicator table).



  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Human Resources, or related field. Equivalent combination of education and experience. Five (5) years-experience in human resources.
  • Working knowledge of compensation and benefits program
  • Knowledge of FMLA, HIPAA, ERISA, remain current on all State and Federal employment regulations and credentialing authorities, Title VII protections, ACA, ADA and COBRA.
  • Must have experience in the healthcare industry and familiar with Joint Commission and multi state regulations.
  • Experience in training and development
  • Experience with employee investigations/disciplinary issues.
  • Experience with benefits administration and plan management.
  • Ability to read and interpret written information; write clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar. Ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; and participates in meetings.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. Experience with HRIS, Time & Attendance, Payroll systems, and Web based application.   

Physical RequirementsAAC is committed to principles of equal opportunities for all employees.  The Company will provide reasonable accommodations that are necessary to comply with State and Federal disability discrimination laws


Certifications and Licenses:

  • PHR/SPHR preferred.

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • Responsible and accountable for managing direct reports
  • Preparation and presentation of performance evaluations
  • Provides objective feedback to employees
  • Makes appropriate compensation recommendations, if applicable
  • Provides appropriate training for department and hold staff accountable for attending required training
  • Holds interviews for vacant positions and makes appropriately selects candidates to fill open positions
  • Responsible for recommending and ensuring regulatory staffing patterns & managing annual budget.
  • Monitors adherence to company and department policies, procedures, and practices
  • Creates and supports a positive, professional, team-oriented, harassment free work environment by understanding and complying with the company’s policies

Other Work Requirements:

Travel Percentage

Expected Hours of work (Full-Time/Part Time, Day Time 8a-5p)


American Addiction Centers is an equal opportunity employer.  American Addiction Centers prohibits employment practices that discriminate against individuals or groups of employees on the basis of age, color disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information or any other category deemed protected by state and/or federal law.


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