Job Location:
Corporate Office

The Human Resources Team thrives on creating the ultimate candidate experience. We are committed to bringing the best talent to Life Time. Building solid relationships with our current staff and candidates is at our core. Our team continues to rethink and adapt the employee experience. What does it mean to be a part of the Human Resources family? We invest in our team members and ensure they have the tools to champion their own journey. We offer an incredible benefits package, attractive compensation, flexible hours, and a fully subsidized Signature Life Time Membership.

Position Summary

We are seeking a skilled HRIS Director to lead our company's strategic utilization of Workday Human Capital Management (HCM) system, collaborating closely with IT, Finance, Legal, and other Centers of Excellence (COE). Life Time is proud to be an early adopter of Workday HCM. The application is deeply embedded within the organization and is critical to efficiently managing the employee lifecycle for over 35,000 Team Members. This role is responsible for overseeing the implementation, optimization, and ongoing maintenance of Workday HCM with focus on developing and maximizing the application’s potential to align with our business processes and effectively meet business objectives for the HR function. This includes streamlining processes while ensuring accurate Human Capital data in Workday and driving innovative approaches to Workday utilization. While IT remains the technical and functional lead for Workday, the Workday HCM Director will leverage their expertise of the application’s capabilities, club operations, and Human Capital needs to optimize business processes and resources, ultimately enhancing the overall Human Capital function within the company.

This position reports to the Senior Director of Talent Acquisition & HC Operations in the Human Capital (HR) function.

Job Duties/Responsibilities

  • Configuration and Customization: Oversee and deliver configuration and customization of Workday modules to meet specific business requirements, ensuring the delivery of high-quality solutions. Develop and deliver training programs to educate users on Workday HCM functionality and best practices. Leading change management initiatives to drive user adoption and maximize the benefits of the system.
  • Solution Design: Partner closely with Human Capital stakeholders (Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Talent Development, Human Resources, Compensation & Payroll, Employee Relations, and HR Analytics) to understand their business needs and deliver an innovative approach of Workday utilization that aligns with organizational goals and objectives. Provide ongoing design guidance, ensuring the full potential and capability in the configuration of Workday solutions adheres to best practices, maximizing the Team Member experience and provides accurate employee data.
  • Collaboration with Cross-functional Teams: Works collaboratively with cross-functional teams, including IT, Finance, Legal and other Centers of Excellence, to ensure the successful delivery and adoption of Workday HCM solutions.
  • Strategic Planning: Develop and execute a strategic roadmap for Workday HCM to align with organizational Human Capital and business objectives, ensuring the system supports current and future needs.  Drives the strategy and execution of Life Time’s utilization of Workday for the Human Capital function considering scalability, performance, and security aspects.
  • Data Management and Reporting: Overseeing data management processes within Workday HCM, ensuring data accuracy, integrity, and compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Product Enhancements: Leverage knowledge and expertise of Workday solutions by continuously monitoring for updates and emerging industry trends to incorporate the latest advancements into solution design that create streamlined and efficient processes and maximize the Team Member experience.

Minimum Required Qualifications   

  • In-depth knowledge of Workday systems, with a track record of leveraging technical expertise to improve processes, configure integrations, and drive system optimization. Workday HCM certification is highly desired.
  • Excellent project management skills and experience leading cross-functional team.
  • Ability to analyze issues and problems systematically, gathering broad and balanced input, drawing sound conclusions, and providing actionable insights.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with ability to collaborate effectively with stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
  • Approach challenges with a creative and inquisitive mindset, always seeking new and better ways to enhance individuals' effectiveness in their work.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced dynamic work environment.
  • Strong commitment to continuous learning and professional development, demonstrated by pursuit of new skills, knowledge, and certifications relevant to the role.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Information Systems, Business Administration, or related field.

Years of Experience:

  • Minimum of 7 years of related work experience, 5+ years leading and optimizing Workday HCM/HRIS functions, including a strong understanding of HR processes and policies 

Licenses / Certifications / Registrations:

  • Workday HCM certification is highly desirable.

Life Time is a place for everyone. As an organization, we are committed to an inclusive, diverse and equitable workplace that respects and celebrates the unique contributions of each individual while ensuring we remain an equal opportunity employer that recruits, hires, trains and promotes based on merit and qualifications.