FILLED – Vice President, Talent Acquisition & Mobility

The Opportunity

The VP, Talent Acquisition & Mobility partners closely with the Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer to set the strategy for sourcing, attracting, and selecting the talent to support the mission, vision and growth strategy of Phoenix Children’s. The VP of TA and Mobility provides the overall leadership, strategic direction and implementation of talent acquisition tactics. The leader develops long and short-term plans for talent acquisition linked to the Phoenix Children’s strategic plan. Responsible for physician, provider, clinical, professional, ancillary and administrative as well as executive recruitment, the VP of TA and Mobility leads the development of the Employee Value Proposition for Phoenix Children’s.

The Organization

Phoenix Children's

Phoenix Children’s
1919 E Thomas Lane
Phoenix Children's Hospital logo

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develops and implements strategy and direction for talent acquisition to support the mission, vison and organizational growth.
  • Partners with SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer, and senior leaders across the system to proactively support the growth and expansion to the new locations.
  • Leads the implementation of strategic and tactical plans through the talent acquisition team.
  • Designs, improves, and monitors recruitment workflows to ensure processes and performance are effective and efficient.
  • Collaborates with marketing and communications as well as advertising agencies, as needed, to develop the employee value proposition and implement employment branding, social media strategy and presence and talent acquisition internal and external website.
  • Leads all areas of talent acquisition including sourcing, physician, provider, clinical, professional, ancillary and executive recruitment and talent acquisition operations.
  • Identifies pipeline development opportunities and collaborations with colleges and high schools to support and foster diversity hiring.
  • Identifies market talent trends and industry talent shortages and proactively develops strategies to support the organization.
  • Collaborates with IT to ensure that the applicant tracking system is functioning at optimal levels to ensure a good candidate experience and reporting.
  • Develops and monitors reports from ATS on key indicators of recruitment workload and performance or recruiters.
  • Oversees utilization of temporary and agency staff throughout PCH to ensure compliance with contractual obligations and centralized reporting.
  • Develops, implements, and monitors surveys of new hires and of the hiring managers to ensure excellence in service for stakeholders.
  • Develops in conjunction with key stakeholder’s workforce plans based on organizational needs and projections.
  • Develops and implements strategies to ensure the Talent Acquisition role emphasizes a value-added service delivery performance approach.

Qualifications and Requirements


  • Bachelor’s in business, human resources or related field – Required
  • Master’s degree in business or related field – Preferred


  • Minimum of eight years of talent acquisition/recruitment experience in large complex organizations – Required
  • Five years or more of leadership experience, both of high performing recruiting teams and high-performing recruiting functions. – Required
  • Proven expertise in conceptualizing and building an in-house recruiting function in a high-volume hiring environment. – Required
  • Health care experience. – Preferred

Special Skills

All required:

  • Expert knowledge of talent acquisition systems, tools, and related technologies.
  • Experience in integrating social media/digital marketing-base sourcing initiatives.
  • Ability to consult with senior leadership about talent concerns and initiatives.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and savvy.
  • Excellent analytical and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Confident, articulate, and professional speaking abilities.

The Ideal Candidate

We are looking for someone with a healthcare background, preferably, who will lead the development of the strategy to support the mission, vision and growth of Phoenix Children’s and to strengthen the talent acquisition process. This leader must be agile and flexible with in depth understanding of healthcare talent trends and shortages. The leader must lead with integrity through their actions and have great communication skills. This leader will be responsible for continuing to create and design new talent acquisition ideas that will reflect the current and ongoing talent needs of the human resource department. The ideal person will have a positive attitude with the ability to support the HR team and collaborate across the organization at all levels.

More About the Organization

Phoenix Children's

Phoenix Children’s Hospital has provided hope, healing, and the best healthcare for children since it was established in 1983, growing to become one of the leading pediatric healthcare systems in the country. With a medical staff of nearly 1,000 pediatric specialists, Phoenix Children’s provides inpatient, outpatient, trauma, and emergency care across more than 75 pediatric subspecialties, the most comprehensive pediatric care available in the state. The Hospital’s Centers of Excellence have grown in size and expertise to place them on par with some of the most prestigious of their kind in the United States.

Since it’s founding in 1983, it has grown into one of the nation’s largest pediatric health systems. In 2022, Phoenix Children’s was names one of U.S. News and World Report’s Best Children’s Hospital’s for the 12th consecutive year. The health system also earned recognition as the top children’s hospital in Arizona for the second consecutive year.

Over the next five years, Phoenix Children’s will build on its achievements and accelerate its investments in the people, research, technologies, and programs that will solidify its position as a world-class hospital for decades to come. That means recruiting physician-scientists who will change the shape of medicine from right here in Phoenix; fostering discoveries that will improve the quality and length of children’s lives; establishing groundbreaking, destination programs that will attract young patients from around the world; and driving innovations that will give ill and injured children hope beyond their wildest dreams.

To meet the needs of its growing community, Phoenix Children’s also has continued to expand its facilities. Specialty and urgent care centers in high-growth areas of the Valley and across the state serve the needs of patients and families in their own neighborhoods. Today, the most visible evidence of growth is the 11story tower on the Hospital’s main campus, which offers a comprehensive, family-centered hospital that allows doctors and nurses to deliver expert care and healing to the communities’ youngest patients.

Phoenix Children‘s Hospital Foundation As Phoenix Children’s continues to build capacity as a world-class hospital, the Foundation is positioning itself for accelerated growth. The Foundation team is currently 90 people and will continue to grow over the next several years.

With a goal to double philanthropy, in 2016, a strategic plan and reorganization were completed that targeted revenue expansion from $40 million annually to 60 million by 2021. Starting in 2017, the hospital embarked upon a five-year, $250M campaign, Within Reach. The Foundation exceeded the campaign goal at the end of 2021, raising over $300M.

In 2022, The Foundation launched the largest and most significant venture in our history—a new comprehensive campaign that is focused on highlighting the urgency and need of the children in Arizona for exceptional care. Because when it comes to children’s health- moments count. The goal is to raise $500M million over the next seven years, between 2022-2028, to enable Phoenix Children’s continued growth to best meet the needs in Arizona and our region at a pace consistent with the growing population. Phoenix alone is the 5th largest city in the country. At this pace it is critical we invest now to be ready for the future


Kelley Morris

Vice President, Individual Giving

Kety Duron,Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Phoenix Children

Kety Duron is Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Phoenix Children’s, one of the nation’s fastest-growing pediatric health systems. She has decades of experience in healthcare leadership and currently oversees the system’s talent recruitment and management, workforce engagement, leadership development and organizational transformation.

Most recently she was with City of Hope, overseeing HR Strategy for more than 7,800 employees and launched numerous impactful programs designed to maximize recruitment, retention and engagement.

Before leading HR at City of Hope, Duron served as Vice President of HR at Stanford Health Care and held various human resources leadership roles at UCLA Health for over 25 years.

Duron regularly speaks on the role of the CHRO in the future, including upskilling and reskilling talent; diversity, equity and inclusion; and women in leadership, and recently presented at CxO Forum and Modern Healthcare’s Women in Leadership Conference. She earned a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Athens in Greece, and a Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University. She also completed leadership development programs at UCLA and Stanford University.