October 10, 2019 – Chicago-based executive recruitment firm Carrington & Carrington has been tapped by UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside to lead its search for a new vice president of HR. Principal Marian H. Carrington is leading the assignment along with SVP Dr. Nelvia M. Brady-Hampton.
The incoming leader will be charged with championing and promoting the organization’s mission, vision, and values while pushing the organization’s reputation forward as a great and innovative place to work. They will develop and sustain a work environment and culture that engages the workforce, promotes innovation and delivers top clinical and business performance.
In addition, the HR leader will be proactive in creating new opportunities for HR processes and strategic improvements. They will represent stakeholders when providing feedback on the quality and effectiveness of HR shared services, including compensation, benefits and talent management programs.
Carrington & Carrington is looking for someone with an advanced degree preferred in human resources, business administration, healthcare administration, or a closely related field. The right candidate should have at least eight years of human resources experience or equivalent business experience with at least five years of management experience. They are seeking an “experienced HR professional with demonstrated strategic ability to translate business imperatives into organizational design and talent initiatives.” In addition, they must have a commitment to inclusion and diversity.
UPMC is the largest nongovernmental employer in Pennsylvania and integrates 87,000 employees, 40 hospitals, 700 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites, and a 3.5 million-member Insurance Services Division, the largest medical insurer in western Pennsylvania. In the most recent fiscal year, UPMC contributed $1.2 billion in benefits to its communities, including more care to the region’s most vulnerable citizens than any other healthcare institution.
Affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, UPMC ranks No. 12 in the U.S. News & World Report annual rankings of best hospitals in the country. UPMC Enterprises is the innovation and commercialization arm of UPMC, while UPMC International provides hands-on healthcare and management services with partners in 12 countries on four continents.
Two years ago, the search firm started a multi-year partnership with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) to help boost the healthcare giant’s diversity hiring at its most senior levels. The collaboration comes as the $20 billion healthcare provider and continues expanding in its local market, nationally and around the world.
Help Wanted: Manager of Executive Recruitment
Carrington & Carrington continues its multi-year partnership with UPMC as it sets out to find the organization’s next manager of executive recruitment. The position will report directly to the director of talent acquisition. The individual will be responsible for developing and implementing recruitment strategies internally and externally and managing the day-to-day workload and progress of the UPMC executive recruitment team. “UPMC has embraced a culture of ‘dignity and respect’ and it is that mindset that drives innovation and collaboration there so successfully,” said Marian Carrington, the engagement leader for the search and co-owner of Carrington & Carrington, Ltd.
“This is a partnership that highlights and showcases UPMC’s commitment to diversity and also their trust and confidence in our firm,” said Ms. Carrington. “We have not seen this level of commitment during our 30-plus years and it is one that is going to bring extreme value for both organizations.”
A Well Respected Firm
Besides Chicago, Carrington & Carrington has offices in Washington, D.C., and Memphis. The firm, which was founded in 1979, specializes in the recruitment and placement of African-Americans, Latinos, women, LGBT and other diverse professionals. It places middle management and senior level executives across various industries and functional areas. Co-owned by Willie and Marian Carrington, the firm ranks as one of the most respected African-American-owned search firms in the nation.
Willie Carrington is principal and founder of the firm. He has played and continues to play a significant role in increasing the representation of diverse professionals in major companies including banking, finance, manufacturing and utilities. Prior to this, he was executive director of Inroads/Chicago and an auditor for the former CPA firm Arthur Andersen & Co.
Ms. Carrington is heavily focused in the firm’s healthcare, academic, and non-profit sectors. She was previously a human resources and operations executive with Allstate Insurance. She focuses in large part on the healthcare, academic and non-profit sectors.
Dr. Brady-Hampton manages the firm’s Memphis, TN, office. She has spent 15 years with Carrington & Carrington and has been responsible for developing and leading a major practice group in not-for-profit and education.
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