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Human Resources Director

Summit Dermatology Partners

Summit Dermatology Partners

People & HR
Portsmouth, NH, USA
Posted on Friday, April 21, 2023

Multi-site Dermatology Group Seeks Human Resources Director

Optima Dermatology is recruiting a Human Resources Director to join our Practice Support Center, based in Portsmouth, NH.

Position Details:

The Human Resource Manager will oversee all aspects of the Human Resource (HR) department. This individual will bring a broad range of Human Resources expertise to help achieve Optima’s business objectives by planning and executing strategic and tactical HR initiatives. This role will supervise and support the HR Generalist, whose primary responsibilities are focused on employee onboarding, benefits administration, and payroll. This role will report to the Chief Operating Officer.


  • In partnership with the HR Generalist, participates in the administration of human resource programs including, but not limited to, compensation, benefits, and leave; disciplinary matters; disputes and investigations; performance and talent management; productivity, recognition, and morale; wellness; training and development; employee engagement, retention and succession
  • Reviews and coaches on employee performance appraisals, disciplinary action, performance improvement plans, individual development plans, and other similar performance tools
  • Plans, develops, coordinates, and implements policies, processes, training, initiatives, and surveys to support the organization’s human resource compliance and strategy needs (includes ownership of employee handbook and benefits offerings)
  • Oversees and manages development of materials for monthly company-wide meeting in partnership with COO
  • Oversees and manages the annual performance review and merit increase process
  • Partners with the HR Generalist to continually improve the new hire onboarding and orientation process
  • Collaborates with senior leadership to understand the organization’s goals and strategy related to staffing, engagement, and retention
  • Serves as “team happiness” champion for both corporate and clinic employees (e.g., drafting monthly updates and communication to company, organizing events to promote employee engagement, ensure the practice managers are organizing events to promote employee engagement among their work families)
  • Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • High energy self-starter with demonstrated ability to inspire and motivate others
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations
  • Ability to utilize third parties to find answers to technical questions as needed
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software
  • Proficiency with or the ability to quickly learn the organization’s HRIS systems (Paylocity)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field preferred
  • At least five years of human resource management experience required
  • SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP preferred

About Optima Dermatology

At Optima Dermatology, our mission to revolutionize skin care is made possible by our world class team that is highly engaged, mission-driven, and inspired to set the new standard in dermatology. We are growing rapidly and looking for key team members who believe in our mission and want to make a difference in the lives of our patients. We foster a collaborative environment that is fun and hardworking and promise you will work alongside amazing colleagues you are proud to call your teammates.