The City of Louisville, Colorado – one of the most livable, innovative, and economically vibrant communities in the United States – is seeking a Human Resources Director. The new Human Resources Director must be passionate about public service, organizational development, and diversity, equity, and inclusion and able to lead a hard-working staff to support the needs of a complex, progressive city government. The City of Louisville is seeking a Director experienced in working for local governments and large organizations and who displays the utmost level of ethical behavior and integrity; effective communication and relationship-building skills; and critical and analytical thinking. As a vital member of the City’s Management Team, the Director is responsible for providing leadership and establishing strategic and operational direction in all aspects of human resources for the City. This position is responsible for the overall management of many of the human resources functions within the City organization, including organizational development, talent acquisition and retention, employee relations, compensation and benefits, performance management and evaluation, budget, employee health and wellness programs, and human resources policies and procedures.
The Human Resources Director serves as a team leader for the Human Resources Department as well as serving as a working manager with direct involvement in all aspects of the City’s human resources activities. The Director develops and leads the Human Resources Team to serve as internal consultants for City Departments addressing complex human resources issues as a strategic business partner. The Director will be expected to exercise independent judgment in planning work details, making assignments to employees, and providing guidance to City departments on human resource-related matters. The Director provides leadership in consultation with the City Manager’s Office for organizational initiatives, including the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) program, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) strategies, and the Strategic Plan that develops organizational capacity as well as employee capacity.
The Human Resources Director reports directly to the Deputy City Manager and serves as an essential member of the City’s Management Team. The Director currently has four (4) direct reports, including the HR Analyst, Learning & Development Specialist, HR Technician, and HR Manager. The previous Director served more than ten years in the position.
The expected hiring range is $150,000 – $175,000, depending on qualifications, with an excellent benefits package.
How to Apply
Applications will be accepted electronically by The Novak Consulting Group at https://bit.ly/3mqYGpP. Applicants complete a brief online form and are prompted to provide a cover letter and resume. Open until filled with the first review of applications on June 1, 2021.
Experience and Education
Minimum requirements include graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in personnel administration, public administration, or related field; a minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible job experience in a human resources Department with administrative, public service, technical or managerial job duties, with three to five (3-5) years of supervision or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Government experience is required.
Preferred qualifications include IPMA-HR Senior Certified Professional (IPMA-SCP), SPHR, and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certification, master’s degree, and demonstrated experience with implementing a high-performance organizational culture and effective organizational development. Experience implementing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) efforts within an organization.
About City of Louisville
Raftelis is an industry leader in financial, organizational, communication, and technology consulting for utilities and the public sector. We provide insights and expertise to help government agencies operate as high-performing, sustainable entities, and, ultimately, make their communities better places to live, work, and play.