Director of Human Resources

City of Charlottesville


Charlottesville, VA 22902


$100,000 – $156,178
per year

Application Deadline: November 30, 2020 at 5pm EST.

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The City of Charlottesville is seeking qualified candidates to be considered for the position of Director of Human Resources who are highly motivated and visionary human resources professionals, passionate about serving customers and dedicated to superior standards and outcomes. The ideal candidate will offer impressive breadth and a track record for effectively leading positive change. A history of creativity and innovation in human resources is highly desirable. Confident in their talent and expertise, the ideal candidate will be a self-starter who is comfortable working autonomously with minimal guidance and direction. This is a dynamic and hands-on position, directly involved in training, compensation, benefits, discipline, strategic planning and other facets of human resources.
Under the direction of the City Manager, the Director of Human Resources directs all activities and operations of the Human Resources Department. This is accomplished by directing employee functions and tasks; presenting and administering all budget activities; serving as the chief spokesperson and representative of the Department; analyzing operations; providing consultation and recommendation to management, elected officials and employees; and furthering the objectives of management and elected officials. The Director of Human Resources will drive the Departmental strategy, building and developing the HR organization, processes and procedures to support the City's overall strategic goals.
Located approximately 100 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. and 70 miles northwest of Richmond, Virginia, the City of Charlottesville serves as economic, cultural, and educational center of a multi-county region in Central Virginia. The City is 10.4 square miles and has an estimated population of over 49,000 people. Charlottesville's scenic beauty, brick-lined Downtown Mall, and wine choices from 30 local orchards and vineyards in the region are bonuses to a charming yet innovative community. Popular annual events include the Dogwood Festival, First Night Virginia, the Virginia Film Festival, the Virginia Festival of the Book, the Tom Tom Founders Festival, the Festival of Cultures, the African-American Cultural Arts Festival, among many others that occur throughout the year. The City has received many notable awards and recognitions and is consistently at the top of everyone's "best lists" including the "Best Place to Live in America" and "Best Small Cities in the U.S."

The salary will be between $100,000 and $156,178.33 annually, dependent on education and experience. The City offers an excellent benefits program, including the option for participation in a Defined Benefits or Defined Contribution Retirement Plan. Reasonable relocation assistance will be available.

Job Requirements

Education: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Master's degree preferred.

Experience: Eight to ten years of increasingly responsible experience managing or supervising Human Resources operations, programs or services. A minimum of three years of supervisory, budgetary and management responsibility required.

SHRM-SCP or SPHR certification preferred.

How to Apply

To be considered, an application must be filled out and submitted online through our employment website prior to the closing date of November 30, 2020 at 5pm EST. Please include with your online application a cover letter, resume, salary history, and at least 5 professional references.

The City of Charlottesville is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Values Diversity at All Levels of its Workforce.