The City of Lawrence seeks a visionary Human Resources professional skilled in building relationships with employees at all levels of a municipal organization to achieve success. The ideal candidate is a compassionate and responsive servant leader who values diversity, innovation, and open communication, and inspires their team and peers alike to strive for continuous improvement. A team-oriented individual with a high level of emotional intelligence, the incoming Human Resources Director will exhibit high energy and enthusiasm, building trust and inspiring employees at all levels in the organization, both subordinates and peers. The successful candidate will be flexible, open to change, willing to listen to the ideas and suggestions of others, and be a visionary who is open to technology and emerging trends in the human resources field.
Lawrence, Kansas is known for its small-town hospitality and big-city attractions. The City’s roughly 35 square miles are home to a population of more than 103,300, located along the Interstate 70 corridor in Northeast Kansas about halfway between Kansas City and Topeka.
This position requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in human resources management, business or public administration, or a related field. Candidates should have at least eight years of increasingly responsible experience in human resources administration, including at least five in management or senior leadership for an organization whose workforce is similar in size or larger than Lawrence.
A master’s degree is strongly preferred, as are municipal experience and certification as a Professional or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR, SHRM-SCP, IPMA-SCP, CSHRP).
The annual salary range for this position starts at $114,000-$125,400 dependent on qualifications and experience.
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