Human Resources Director - Town of Holly Springs, NC
Location: Holly Springs , North Carolina
Type: Full Time
To serve as its next Human Resources Director, the vibrant community of Holly Springs, NC is seeking an experienced Human Resources professional who is a visionary and forward-thinker with success in strategically expanding personnel and resources; a data-driven innovator who utilizes metrics to implement systemic changes; a proven leader and collaborator recognized by others as trustworthy and a team player who will advocate for and mentor Town staff. Located in highly desirable southwestern Wake County and the heart of North Carolina, the next Human Resources (HR) Director of the Town of Holly Springs, NC will have the unique opportunity to strategically grow the department to meet the needs of the fast-growing Town. The next HR Director will be an ethical, empathetic, and experienced professional challenged with creatively positioning the Town as a leading employer in a competitive Research Triangle labor market. This Director will be an excellent problem solver, someone who is adaptable, proactive, and responsive. Demonstrating impressive interpersonal skills, this person will be a natural at building and maintaining high employee morale. The next HR Director must be an excellent communicator who is skilled in advocating for the needs of the Department and employees while being a strategic partner to ensure consistency and compliance across the organization. The position is open due to retirement. Reporting to the Town Manager, the HR Director oversees an operating budget of $500,000 with 3 direct reports who provide services in the areas of leadership development, recruitment and selection, position classification and compensation, benefits management, policy administration, personnel records management, workers' compensation administration, Family and Medical Leave Act administration, employee relations, and wellness initiative management. The Human Resources Department strives to provide personnel programs and policies that are fair and legal, to maintain comprehensive benefits and competitive pay, and to promote workplace fulfillment in order to retain a skilled and diverse workforce that meets the varied needs of the Town and its community members. The HR Director is a member of a talented, engaged, and supportive senior leadership team structure. The Town desires a Human Resources Department that is designed around customer needs while increasing engagement, retention, and application of HR best practices. Thus, outstanding change management and technology skills are essential. As a historically smaller department focused on implementing the compliance and transactional functions of HR, the focus of the HR Director will be to transform the Department into a strategic operation. Goals will include streamlining and enhancing processes, such as onboarding, training, professional development, and enabling department directors to make more efficient and sound HR decisions. The HR Director is expected to increase accountability and consistency of policy decisions within the HR Department and across the organization. Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree in personnel management, public administration, business administration, or a related field is required along with 10 years of progressive and increasingly responsible experience preferably in a private or public sector human resources operation and at the level of HR Manager or higher. A master’s degree is highly preferred. HR certification (e.g. SPHR, SHRM-SCP, IPMA-CP) or eligibility and desire to sit for certification are preferred. Extensive knowledge of HR technology solutions, personnel management: classification and compensation, employee climate versatility, personnel policy development, professional leadership development, metrics evaluation, and cross department collaboration to solve complex human resources issues is required. Salary and Benefits: The hiring range is $113,000 to $136,000 depending on experience and qualifications. The Town of Holly Springs offers an excellent benefits package including health, dental, and life insurance; participation in the Local Government Employees Retirement System; 5% Town contribution to 401k; paid holidays and personal leave; paid parental leave, paid eldercare leave, and more. More information about the Town’s benefits can be found here: https://www.hollyspringsnc.us/252/Employee-Benefits. To apply, please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/developmentalassociates and click on the Human Resources Director – Town of Holly Springs, NC title. To learn more about the selection process, visit https://developmentalassociates.com/client-openings/, select “Client Openings” and scroll down to “Important Information for Applicants.” All applications must be submitted online via the Developmental Associates application portal – NOT the Town Employment Application portal, nor any other external website; it is not sufficient to send only a resume. Resumes and cover letters as well as unofficial transcripts must be uploaded with the application. Applicants should apply by June 2nd, 2022. Successful semi-finalists will be invited to participate in virtual interviews and skill evaluation on June 23rd – 24th, 2022. Candidates are encouraged to reserve these dates for virtual meetings should they be invited to participate. All inquiries should be emailed to email@example.com. The Town of Holly Springs is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religious beliefs, veteran status, disability, or political affiliation. The Town of Holly Springs is a drug-free employer. The recruitment and selection process is being managed by Developmental Associates, LLC.