Human Resource Director

Town of Cornelius
July 27, 2021
21445 Catawba Avenue, Cornelius, NC
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PO Box 399, Cornelius, NC 28031
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The Town of Cornelius, NC is seeking a Human Resources Director to professionally and compassionately manage the Town’s human resources.  The Town desires a leader whose actions and decisions balance the needs of the organization with empathy for employees.  The successful candidate will be an innovative, strategic and visionary professional, comfortable wearing multiple hats.  Reporting to the Town Manager, the HR Director must be a knowledgeable, assertive and empathetic team leader working in collaboration with talented department directors, a supportive administrative team, and Town Board to reach the desired goal of becoming the employee-of-choice in the region.   The Town of Cornelius is a municipality that operates under a Council/Manager form of government.

The Human Resources Director must be able to facilitate the achievement of innovative and evidence-based practices for a 21st century workforce of 128 full-time employees and 30 part-time employees who staff eight departments: Administration, Finance, Fire, IT, Parks and Recreation, Planning, Police, and Public Works. In addition to the core HR functions of recruitment, selection, training, policy development, performance management, employee relations, compensation and benefits, the HR Director will focus on managing the increasing costs of health insurance, succession planning, competition for talent, safety and risk management, adaptation to changes in the legal landscape, and management of a multigenerational workforce. 


The hiring range is $75,000-$90,000 depending on qualifications.  The salary range for this position is $71,850-$112,265.  The new Human Resources Director will be eligible for a 5% salary increase after successful completion of a 12-month probationary period. 


Required education and experience include graduation with a bachelor’s degree in human resources, business, public administration, or related field, and a minimum 5-7 years of progressively responsible experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Effective oral and written communication skills, critical thinking and decision-making skills, and a collaborative leadership style are required. Local government experience is highly preferred A minimum of one year of supervisory, management, and budget experience is preferred. PHR or SPHR certification is preferred.    Experience with organizational human resources metrics tracking and meeting goals is preferred. 


The Town offers comprehensive benefits including participation in the Local Government Employee’s Retirement System and a 401K, both with a Town contribution. All applications must be submitted online and candidates should upload a resume and cover letter with your application.