Human Resources Director

Town of Morrisville, NC
March 27, 2024
Morrisville, NC
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510 Meadowmont Village Circle #299 Chapel Hill, NC 27517
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Progressive, Diverse, Wake County Community Seeks Human Resources Director

 If you are a forward-thinking human resource professional with experience in local government, the Town of Morrisville, NC, invites you to apply to serve as its next Human Resources (HR) Director. Morrisville’s HR Director is a critical part of the Town Manager’s leadership team and is responsible for managing a complex array of employment services, including recruitment and retention, leadership development and succession planning, employee relations, compliance, classification and pay, performance evaluation, and policy development.

The next HR Director will join a collaborative organization with a leadership team passionate about servant leadership. This position is for the competent, collaborative, communicative, compassionate, and confident professional who has the depth and breadth to perform difficult professional and administrative work in directing the human resources and risk management functions for the Town.

The Town Manager desires an HR Director who:

  • has extensive knowledge of the philosophy, principles, and practices of public personnel administration, such as classification and pay, recruitment and selection, and federal, state, and local laws pertaining to employment;
  • challenges ideas and approaches with a DEI perspective to ensure compliance and accountability and fair and equitable treatment for all;
  • exhibits creativity and vision in their decision-making skills;
  • is a subject matter expert who confidently educates and trains a team of dedicated professionals, ensuring consistency and accuracy within the department and organizational-wide;
  • demonstrates keen analytical skills and the ability to evaluate, analyze, interpret, and use data to make informed decisions that drive positive changes;
  • has a diverse background in risk management;
  • is knowledgeable and experienced with HR software (the Town currently utilizes the NEOGOV platform); 
  • is proactive and strategic in addressing challenges and opportunities for the department;
  • has a keen awareness of where to gather pertinent information to find accurate answers and when to utilize support through the Town’s attorney or other resources;
  • is a champion for employees regardless of department, tenure, or position with a track record of building trust and developing employee programs that support high morale; and,
  • is an empowering leader who will serve as an ambassador for the Town and advocate for resources to support a cohesive HR vision throughout the Town while working with stakeholders to deliver collaborative solutions and execute the strategic vision.

 About the Organization: 

The Town of Morrisville is governed by a seven-member Town Council utilizing the Council/Manager form of government. The Town Council sets the policy and direction, and the Town Manager oversees the organization's day-to-day operations, which consists of a team of 228 employees, not including part-time and seasonal staff, across 13 departments. With AAA bond ratings from bond rating agencies and excellent stewardship of tax dollars, the Town is regarded as a fiscally responsible and well-managed government. The FY2024 approved budget of $49.5M is supported by a property tax rate of $.39 cents per $100 of assessed valuation.

The strategic focus of Morrisville is guided by the community vision established in the 2017 Connect Morrisville Strategic Plan and renewed in the 2021 update. The six strategic goals for Morrisville are Improved transportation mobility, Thriving livable neighborhoods, Engaged, inclusive community, Public safety readiness, Operational excellence, and Economic prosperity. A 2022 Community Survey indicates that 94% of residents think Morrisville is a good or excellent place to live. The Town also relies on its Comprehensive Transportation Plan, Land Use Plan, Capital Investment Program, and other policies adopted by the Town Council to guide its work.

About the Position:

The Morrisville Human Resources department is responsible for recruiting and hiring new employees, overseeing employee relations, administering employee benefits, training, classification, and pay, and managing safety and risk.

Reporting to the Town Manager, the Human Resources Director is responsible for recommending a pay and benefits program that is competitive in the regional market and will ensure a qualified workforce. The HR Director will lead the implementation of an internal leadership academy to support succession planning for the Town.  The HR Director implements and manages a comprehensive safety and risk management program. This professional interacts consistently with staff and Town leaders and frequently consults with department directors, Senior Managers, and the Town Manager on current and future staffing needs.

Morrisville’s next HR Director oversees and manages the Human Resources department’s budget of $670,000 and successfully leads a team of 4 employees with two direct reports, the Assistant Director and the Safety and Risk Manager. An HR Specialist also support the department.


Required qualifications include:

  • A bachelor’s degree in personnel management, public administration, business administration, or a related field.
  • Ten (10) years of progressive and increasingly responsible experience in a public sector* human resources operation at the level of HR Assistant Director or higher.

* Candidates without municipal experience may be considered. 

  • Extensive knowledge of HR technology solutions, personnel management, classification and compensation, employee climate versatility, personnel policy development, professional leadership development, metrics evaluation, and cross-department collaboration to solve complex human resources issues.

Preferred qualifications include a master’s degree and HR certification (e.g. HRCI (SPHR), SHRM-SCP, IPMA-CP) or eligibility and desire to sit for certification.

 Salary and Benefits: The hiring range for the position is $135,000 - $150,000 depending on qualifications. The Town of Morrisville is recognized as a high-quality employer that values and supports its employees. Information about the Town’s generous benefits (including but not limited to flexible work schedules – including up to two days of remote work per week following an orientation period, paid time off (PTO) beyond other paid leave, and contributions to a 401K) can be found here. As a condition of employment for all positions with the Town of Morrisville, the selected candidate must successfully complete a pre-employment background check, drug screening, and motor vehicle record check.

To apply, please visit:

  • All applications must be submitted online via the Developmental Associates application portal (link above) – NOT the Town’s employment application portal or any other external website.
  • Resumes and cover letters must be uploaded with the application.
  • Applicants should apply by April 24, 2024.
  • Successful semi-finalists will be invited to participate in virtual interviews and skill evaluation interviews on May 21 - 22, 2024. Candidates are encouraged to reserve these dates for virtual meetings should they be invited to participate.
  • Interviews with the leadership team will follow quickly at a subsequent time in person.
  • Direct inquiries to [email protected]

The Town of Morrisville, NC, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Developmental Associates, LLC manages the recruitment and selection process for this position. To learn more about our selection process, visit, select "Client Openings," and scroll down to "Important Information for Applicants."