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Director of Human Resources

Hartford, CT

Posted: 07/22/2019 Employment Type: Retained Industry: Human Resources Job Number: 6892

J. Morrissey & Company has been retained by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving to conduct the search for the Director,  Human Resources, reporting to the VP Finance and Administration. Joining the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving is an opportunity to be part of a team that makes significant changes in the community through innovative thinking and a passion for doing good work.

On Hartford Foundation for Public Giving:
Putting philanthropy into action to create lasting solutions that result in vibrant communities within the Greater Hartford region.
                                  LEADERSHIP                                              INNOVATION AND RESPONSIVENESS


      LEARNING-FOCUSED                                        OUTCOME-DRIVEN 


Summary of Responsibilities:

The Director, Human Resources leads the HR function in support of the organization and mission by developing and delivering programs to attract, retain and develop a diverse, high performing workforce. The director serves as an adviser to the organization providing advice and counsel on all human resources matters. The Director oversees a wide range of Human Resources activities and programs including recruitment, employee relations, organization and employee development, compensation, benefits, organizational development, performance management, workforce safety and compliance and facilities management. The Director also assists with the advancement of the Foundation’ s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor' s Degree in Human Resources or related field
  • 5 or more years HR leadership experience
  • Expert level knowledge in full  generalist platform
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion experience, reflected in HR policies and programs
  • Demonstrated commitment to community service and philanthropy
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Office; working knowledge of HRIS products
  • Strong collaboration skills.
  • Exceptional communication skills.

Donna McCarty, CPC
Senior Vice President & CAO

Donna R. McCarty, CPC has over 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry within Connecticut and nationally. Donna has been associated with area hospitals, a health maintenance organization and a national home infusion therapy company.  In these settings, she had the opportunity to be involved in every facet of healthcare, primarily in financial and administrative capacities.

As Senior Vice President & CAO, Donna performs executive searches for leadership roles in healthcare and non-profit organizations. She is also responsible for compliance, contracting, education, public relations, and on-boarding of new employees at J. Morrissey.

Donna’s community involvement includes a longstanding relationship with Prevent Blindness Connecticut.  She has served two terms as board chair, was the 1998 recipient of the Robert and Joyce Polk Award for distinguished service, and the 2001 recipient of the Cincinatus Award for outstanding service and dedication.  She was also the past president and founder of the Greater Hartford Chapter of the Quinnipiac University Alumni Association and was a member of the Quinnipiac University National Alumni Board of Governors for 18 years.  Donna has also served as past president of the Connecticut Women in Health Care Management, served on the UCONN Health Care Management Advisory Board for the university’s undergraduate and graduate health care programs, and The Hartford Courant CareerbuilderRx Advisory Board. Most recently, she was co-chair for Relay For Life in Plainville, CT in 2008-2010. Donna was a founder and president of Women Executives in Healthcare until 2016.

Donna is a 1990 cum laude graduate of Quinnipiac University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Management. 

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