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Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health People Operations Director (Human Resources) in Malvern, Pennsylvania


Are you a strategic thinker, skilled at providing coaching and counseling to all levels of employees, and have the desire to contribute to a valuable mission? Then considering joining our Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Team!

  • This position will have an anticipated start date in September 2019._**

Being a People Operations (Human Resources) Director at Devereux has its Advantages

You will work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping individuals in need. In this role, you will:

  • Utilize your experience and expertise to provide day-to-day People Operations leadership, management and strategic oversight of all PO department functions and activities for over 650 employees.

  • As a key member of the senior leadership team, lead efforts to build a workforce that is tailored to the future needs of the center, which includes building partnerships with educational and community organizations to improve our position as employer of choice.

  • Conduct a comprehensive, center-wide skills and competencies assessment, and build a recruiting and development plan around gaps identified in that assessment.

  • Revise and implement our staff engagement plan to improve retention and the well-being of our workforce.

  • Have an opportunity to connect and collaborate with other PO Directors/Professionals within the Devereux network nationally - truly a supportive environment!

Devereux Pennsylvania Children’s Behavioral Health Services (CBHS) focuses its efforts on intensive services for at-risk children and adolescents with emotional, behavioral and cognitive differences. Each year, more than 800 children and adolescents, ages six through 18, receive specialized care in the environment best suited to the challenges they face, all with the goal of providing each child with the academic, social, emotional and life skills needed to return to their home communities and become productive and positive forces within their neighborhoods.

This position, based out of our Malvern office, will be responsible for directing and administering people operations functions for all center employees to include; compensation, employee relations, policy implementation, compose and implement center procedures, staff training and development, performance management, retention initiatives and statistical reporting. This critical role will supervise a PO department of 5 staff, and reports to the Executive Director.

What is People Operations?

Today, many businesses are moving toward the term “People Operations,” as this function is viewed as an equal partner across business lines. Truly, an organization’s employee workforce requires the same strategic approach and vision as its other core business functions. So, whereas HR functions are more narrowed in scope, People Operations is more strategic and data-driven, placing purposeful focus on people and culture, and working to build a sense of community among colleagues. At Devereux, our goal is to serve as a valued and trusted strategic partner, helping centers/departments make the best possible people-based decisions that will benefit employees, the individuals we serve and the overall organization.

Keywords: HR Director, Human Resources Director, HR Manager, Human Resources Manager, HR Administrator, HR Business Partner, PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, behavioral health, non-profit, human services


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration or other relevant field required. Master’s degree and HR certification highly preferred.

  • Minimum of five (5) years of Human Resources generalist experience, preferably in a behavioral healthcare, human services, non-profit, or educational setting.

  • Previous supervisory experience required.

  • Must have a demonstrated knowledge of Federal and State laws and regulatory requirements, in areas including but not limited to FLSA, FMLA, ADA, Workers' Compensation, and OSHA.

  • Requires proficiency in the use of a sophisticated HR/Payroll Information System.

  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills, customer service skills, and an ability to independently follow up as required. Requires an ability to be flexible and an ability to adjust priorities as needed.

Company Overview

About Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is one of the largest and most advanced behavioral healthcare organizations in the country. Informed by the latest advancements in science and medicine, we combine evidence-based interventions with compassionate family engagement to help change lives. We were founded in 1912 by special education pioneer, Helena Devereux. Today, Devereux is a national nonprofit partner for individuals, families, schools and communities, serving many of the most vulnerable members of our society in areas of autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, specialty mental health, and child welfare.

Our Mission: Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health changes lives – by unlocking and nurturing human potential for people living with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences.

We employ more than 7,500 staff and operate 15 centers in 13 states. We offer a comprehensive national network of clinical, therapeutic, educational, and employment programs and services that positively impact the lives of tens of thousands of children, adults and their families every year.

Our Culture, Our Expectations

At Devereux, we strive to incorporate servant leadership into our culture and every aspect of our organizational framework; from the delivery of quality services to individuals served, their families, and other stakeholders to the development and empowerment of our employees. We offer challenging and exciting work, and our supportive team environment creates an empowering and positive atmosphere. To be successful in our work environment, you will put the needs of others first, and will feel called to serve, and called to lead.

Competitive Salary and Benefits

In addition to a competitive salary, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health provides a comprehensive health and welfare program to eligible full-time employees, family members and domestic partners. Our benefit programs include medical (including telemedicine - medical care via phone, web, app), dental, prescription drug, preventative care, mental health services and an employee assistance / work-life balance program. In addition, we offer tuition assistance, generous time-off, a 403(b) retirement plan with matching benefit, and voluntary/employee paid supplemental life and accident coverage.

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The employment policies of Devereux are to recruit and hire qualified employees without discrimination because of race, religion, creed, color, age, sex, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, disability, veteran status, communication ability, gender identity or expression or sexual orientation and to treat them equally with respect to compensation and opportunities for advancement - including upgrading, promotion and transfer - consistent with individual skills and the needs of Devereux.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We will consider applicants for this position without regard to any category protected by applicable federal, state or local law, including but not limited to race, religion, sex, color, age, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, national origin, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or uniform service member status.

Devereux is a drug-free workplace, drug screening required. EOE

Requisition ID 2019-5951

Category People Operations

Position Type Full-Time