Director, Diversity Talent Acquisition and Retention

Job ID 2021-42141
Area of Interest
Location Name
818 Stewart
FTE/Hours per pay period
1.0 FTE (80 hours per bi-weekly pay periods)
Work Status
Talent Acquisition
Day Shift
Primary Location : City
Primary Location : State/Province
Remote Work Percent
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About Us

Hope. Care. Cure. These three simple words capture what we do at Seattle Children's -- to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Are you ready to engage with a mission-driven organization that is life-changing to many, and touches the hearts of all? #HOPECARECURE

Our founding promise to the community is as valid today as it was over a century ago: we will care for all children in our region, regardless of the families' ability to pay. Together, we deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and serve as the pediatric and adolescent, academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho -- the largest region of any children's hospital in the country.

In 2020, U.S. News & World Report once again ranked Seattle Children's among the nation's best children's hospitals -- for the 27th year in a row. We received national rankings in all 10 specialty areas evaluated by U.S. News & World Report once again ranked Seattle Children's among the nation's best children's hospitals - for the 27th year in a row. We received national rankings in all 10 specialty areas evaluated by U.S. News & World Report and are honored to be the only pediatric medical center in Washington to be ranked.

As a Magnet designated institution, and classified among America's best large employers by Forbes, we recognize the importance of hiring and developing great talent to provide best-in-class care to the patients and families we serve. Our organizational DNA takes form in our core values: Compassion, Excellence, Integrity, Collaboration, Equity and Innovation. Whether it's delivering frontline care to our patients in a kind and caring manner, practicing the highest standards of quality and safety, or being relentlessly curious as we work towards eradicating childhood diseases, these values are the fabric of our culture and community. The future starts here.


Seattle Children’s is dedicated to becoming an anti-racist and equitable health organization. Our Strategic Plan consists of four Mission Objectives and two Strategic Imperatives, each with an identified Focus Area. One of our Strategic Imperatives is Living Our Values: Health Equity and Anti-Racism Action Plan. Part of our commitment to this Strategic Imperative is building a workforce that reflects its patient population. Talent Acquisition and hiring managers are focused on increased efforts around hiring and retaining diverse workforce members and building partnerships to help create a robust pipeline of candidates.


There is no better time to join our Workforce Experience Team lead by our VP, Chief Equity Diversity & Inclusion Officer.  


As the Director of Diversity and Inclusion Talent Acquisition and Retention, you’ll be a key leader in the achievement of Seattle Children’s goal to be the employer of choice in our local market, and a destination employer from both a regional and national perspective.


Along with the VP, Chief Equity Diversity & Inclusion Officer and other leaders and stakeholders, you’ll provide the strategic leadership and direction for Seattle Children’s, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Talent Acquisition. You’ll develop Seattle Children’s Anti-Racism/EDI talent strategies, initiatives and programs focusing on talent acquisition, engagement, diversity sourcing, pipelining through social media channels and other networking partnership, and retention.


Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Lead, represent and foster an environment of equal employment opportunity, diversity and competitive advantage in support of the Seattle Children’s anti-racism, health equity and diversity & inclusion strategic plan.
  • Develop, implement and evaluate effective diversity recruitment, rentention and employment systems, practices, and operations in order to meet the current and forecasted needs of hiring authorities, applicants, and other stakeholders.
  • Develop effective relationships within the external diversity related organizations and the hiring community to have influence and impact on diversity recruiting and retention process.




Required Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Human Resources Administration, Business Administration, or related field
  • Eight years Human Resources experience, including at least five years management/leadership experience in workforce planning and recruitment
  • Experience building and leading diversity talent strategies, initiatives and programs to attract, engage and retain diverse groups of people
  • Have a solid understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion best practices and industry benchmarks


  • Advanced degree in Human Resources Administration, Business Administration, or related field
  • Predominant experience in the Health Care industry
  • Strategic Planning experience specific to workforce planning and sourcing

In accordance with new Washington law for healthcare workers, Seattle Children’s requires that all staff be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 on or before October 18, 2021, or before beginning employment for start dates after October 18th.

Covid-19 Vaccination

In accordance with Washington state law, Seattle Children’s requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. All offers are contingent and your vaccine status will be verified at onboarding.

Our Commitment to Diversity

Our community welcomes diverse experiences, backgrounds, and thoughts as this is what drives our spirit of inquiry and allows us to better connect with our increasingly diverse patients and families. Our organization recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

The people who work at Seattle Children's are members of a community that seeks to respect and celebrate all the qualities that make each of us unique. Each of us is empowered to be ourselves within this community, which cultivates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels.

Seattle Children's is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace and Affirmative Action Employer.


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