The City of Ann Arbor, Michigan, is seeking a Human Resources Director who is passionate about public service, organizational development, diversity, equity, and inclusion and can lead a hard-working staff to support the needs of a complex, progressive city government. The Director oversees all human resources functions within the organization, including employee/labor relations, employee benefits, compensation, performance management, recruiting, training/development, and human resources policies and procedures. The next Director will need to be able to focus on trust-building with the organization and support and empower a hard-working human resources team. A recent organizational climate assessment will help provide guidance on workforce needs, and a diversity, equity, and inclusion study will provide recommendations for the next Director on important areas of focus for the organization.
The Human Resources Director reports directly to the City Administrator and serves as an essential member of the City’s senior leadership team. The Director currently has eight (8) direct reports, including the Employee Benefits Supervisor, Recruiting Supervisor, Compensation and HRIS Supervisor, HR Coordinator, and three HR Services Partners. The previous Director served more than a decade in the position.
The expected hiring range is $115,000 to $132,000, depending on qualifications. Benefits offered include the following:
Medical, Prescription, Dental, and Vision coverage
Hybrid defined contribution and defined benefit retirement plan
457 Deferred Compensation Program (also available are 457 ROTH and a payroll-deducted ROTH IRA)
Wellness Incentive Program
Flexible Spending Accounts (this includes medical and dependent care accounts)
Basic Life Insurance (available for employees and their dependents)
Optional Life Insurance Coverage (2x base salary)
Employee Assistance Programs
Tuition Reimbursement Program
529 College Savings Plan
Prepaid Legal and Identity Theft
How to Apply
Applications will be accepted electronically by The Novak Consulting Group at thenovakconsultinggroup.com. 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 September 29, 2020.
Experience and Education
Minimum requirements are a bachelor’s degree in human resources, public administration, business administration, or a related field and at least five years of progressively responsible positions in leadership with a human resources department. Competency in organizational development, employee engagement, and diversity, equity, and inclusion is required.
Preferred qualifications include a master’s degree, demonstrated experience in organizational development, process improvement, diversity/equity/inclusion, effective employee engagement, rebuilding trust, organized labor relations, and creating high performing teams. While local government experience is preferred, relevant private or nonprofit sector experience with a similar complexity of workforce and service provision is also desirable.
About City of Ann Arbor, MI
The Novak Consulting Group provides executive search, facilitation and strategic planning, and organizational assessment and optimization to local governments and nonprofit organizations nationwide.