Human Resources Director

City of Lexington


Lexington, NC 27292-3316


$80,000 – $160,000
per year

Lexington, NC, on a mission to be a #CityofChoice and a #WorkplaceofChoice, is seeking an experienced, inclusive-minded and action-oriented human resources professional who embodies servant leadership with exceptional communication, critical thinking, and advanced technological aptitude skills to join #OneCityTeam.  This professional leads a team of human resources, risk management, and well-being professionals and strategically partners with leadership, departments and employees.

Seeking a diverse candidate pool for this key leader to direct the City’s overall human resources, wellness and benefit plan, risk management, safety and workers’ compensation programs, systems and service delivery for a $100 million city government, multiple utility provider and municipally owned golf course with 330 full-time employees. 

Attributes of ideal candidate: integrity; exceptional role model; excellent leadership skills embracing diversity and inclusion; proven initiative to take on responsibility and challenges with dependability, attention to detail, and persistence in the face of obstacles; effective listener and collaborator who seeks input from relevant parties having a concern for others; values the differences in others; self-control and self-awareness maintaining composure even in very difficult situations; resilient and able to deal calmly and effectively with difficult and complex situations; adaptable, flexible, and a positive change-agent; a lifelong learner who maintains knowledge of professional trends, compliance and evidence-based practices.

Job Requirements

Minimum qualifications: Successful candidate must have graduated from an appropriately accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree and major course work in human resources management, psychology, public administration or closely related field; considerable progressively responsible experience in human resources management. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. 

Preferred qualifications: Master’s Degree and/or professional certification(s) such as SHRM, HRCI, or IPMA, North Carolina local government human resources management experience, considerable supervisory and administrative experience, and considerable experience with independent judgement and emotional intelligence related to highly confidential and sensitive matters. Driver’s license valid in NC and good driving record. Bilingual a plus.

Salary commensurate with qualifications, plus excellent benefits including acceptance of qualified transferred sick leave from other NC governmental entities and leave accrual rates based upon approved aggregate years of NC government qualified service. Salary range $80,000 - $160,000, with hiring rate dependent on experience and qualifications as a HR Director.

How to Apply

Applications must be received by June 10, 2021. Submit City of Lexington Employment Application, letter of interest and resume electronically to or by mail to Susan B. Manning, Independent HR Consultant, P.O. Box 1627, Davidson, North Carolina 28036.   Job information, application and benefit information available at

For reassurance that you have found the ideal opportunity, interested candidates may contact City Manager Terra Greene or retiring HR Director Susan Nunn with inquiries related to the position.