Human Resources Director

City of Winston Salem


Winston Salem, NC 27101


$107,654 – $134,568
per year

The City of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, seeks a tech-savvy, results-driven, change agent to be their next Human Resources Director.  Striving to be a model employer that uses innovation to carry out best practices, the City needs an HR Director who is knowledgeable of HR trends and solutions that meet today’s human capital needs and challenges. Candidates must have a track record of evaluating existing HR programs/policies, effectively influencing and advocating for revisions, and/or developing systems that empower City departments with the outcome of sound and data-driven HR decisions.   The City is not just seeking a sound customer-service approach to HR, but one that is designed around customer needs, while increasing engagement and retention and reducing legal liability. Thus, outstanding change management and technology skills are essential.   The City employs 2,425 full-time employees across 34 departments.  The HR Director will report to an Assistant City Manager The HR Director oversees an operating budget of $2.7M, and a health care fund of $36M with 17 HR staff providing services in nine HR divisional areas:  recruitment and selection, classification and compensation, benefits administration, employee relations, employee development, employee medical services, and compliance and records management.

Job Requirements

Qualifications:  A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Public Administration, or related field, master's degree strongly preferred, and 7 - 10 years’ progressive experience in human resources, which must include time as a director, assistant director of HR, or division manager of HR functions.   HR certification (e.g. SPHR, SHRM-SCP, IPMA-CP) or eligibility and desire to sit for certification are preferred.   Extensive experience with evaluating and implementing HR technology solutions is desirable.  Salary and Benefits: The pay range is $107,654.62- $134,568.28. Base salary and compensation are negotiable based on experience and qualifications.  The City offers a comprehensive benefits package including a comprehensive wellness program. Winston-Salem residency is required within 12 months of appointment.

How to Apply

To confidentially apply for this position, please go to and click on the Human Resources Director – Winston-Salem link on the left side of the home page. All applications must be submitted online through the Developmental Associates application portal, not the City’s application site.  Please note that it is not sufficient to submit only a resume.  All inquiries should be emailed to  The application review begins July 26, 2020.  A combination of virtual and onsite skill evaluations and interviews will be held for selected finalists August 20 - 21, 2020. The City of Winston-Salem is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The recruitment and selection process is being managed by Developmental Associates, LLC