The town of Dedham, an active community with a long and rich history, is seeking a Human Resources Director. Reporting to the Town Manager, the HR Director will maintain and enhance the town’s Human Resources function by planning, implementing, and evaluating employee relations and human resources policies, programs, and practices. The HRD is responsible for the administration and coordination of the Town’s human resources programs including, but not limited to, recruitment; personnel policies; employee development and training; ensuring compliance with applicable state, federal, local laws and regulation; negotiating and administering collective bargaining agreements; position descriptions; and acts as an internal consultant advising and coaching departments on HR issues.

An energetic independent worker with a commitment to excellence and quality customer service will thrive in this dynamic environment of over 400 full- and part-time employees. The ideal candidate will possess at a minimum a bachelor’s degree in human resources or public administration, business management or related field; at least seven years of progressively responsible experience in human resource management in mid-sized organization or equivalent combination of education and experience. Prior experience with collective bargaining negotiations, contracts, and grievance procedures is a must. Training and experience in municipal administration highly preferred. Master’s degree in public or business administration with a concentration in human resource management or Juris Doctor with labor/employment law focus highly desirable.

A successful candidate will possess exceptional oral and written communication skills. Extraordinary tact, diplomacy, relationship building and teamwork are essential. Additionally, a successful candidate must possess high ethical standards, respect the position of public office, and honor confidentiality when necessary.

This position is an exempt salaried position. The workweek will sometimes exceed the standard 37.5 hours per week. Occasional attendance at scheduled board meetings is required. Some may be outside of normal working hours. The FY19 salary range starts at $97,737. Actual salary is dependent upon qualifications. Dedham offers competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and provides a great opportunity to be part of the town’s leadership.

Please send your cover letter and resume to with SUBJECT: HRD SEARCH. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate has been selected.

Dedham is an equal opportunity employer. We support diversity of the workplace and welcome all interested applicants to apply.