Director of Human Resources, City of Newton

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Director of Human Resources
City of Newton
The Director of Human Resources is the leader of human resource management for the city of Newton and a partner to newly elected Mayor Ruthanne Fuller. The Director of Human Resources is a critical member of the Mayor’s central administration team. The city’s goal is to have an employee-oriented, high performance culture that emphasizes employee empowerment, quality work, high productivity, and personal goal attainment for our excellent workforce. The city of Newton is a vibrant and remarkable place to live and to work. The city employs approximately one thousand employees, the majority of whom are represented by collective bargaining agreements. The goal of the city is to recruit and retain employees who reflect the city’s diverse community. The HR Director is responsible ensuring that all employees are safe, have an opportunity to grow in their careers, and that the city attracts and hires qualified candidates from a variety of backgrounds. This leader will be the day-to-day partner to the leaders of the city and will ensure HR operational excellence. This strategically oriented professional will build and drive employee engagement in a variety of ways including training, performance reviews and career path coaching. The HR Director will closely monitor ongoing talent needs and give proactive updates and counsel to the leadership team and will help hiring managers. The Director of HR will partner effectively with legal counsel and exercise sound judgment and expertise in employee and labor relations and contractual matters. The Director provides management and oversight of Employment, Compensation, Professional Development, Succession Planning, Health Benefits and Workers Compensation Programs. Specifically, the successful candidate will provide leadership and expertise in attracting, developing and sustaining a diverse workforce committed to quality public service; administer the Massachusetts Civil Service System; participate in labor negotiations and the administration of collective bargaining agreements; and manage the city’s unemployment, health benefits and workers compensation programs. Minimum requirements: bachelor’s degree with 10 plus years of experience, (master’s degree, SPHR or PHR preferred) knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Experience working in, or directly with, municipal government is strongly preferred. Salary Range: $120,000 to $140,000. Interested applicants should submit cover letter, resume and application at: (posted 1/8 exp. 2/8)