The Woodlands is an award winning and nationally recognized master-planned community located on 28,000 acres of forestland 27 miles north of Houston, Texas. The community has more than 119,000 residents, 2,100 businesses, and a valuation of more than $22 billion. It is well known for its extensive parks and recreation, golf, corporate headquarters, schools, places of worship, shopping, dining, hospitality, and health care. The Woodlands Township was recently named Best City to Live in America by Niche.com, as well as ranked in the Top 10 for the following categories: Best Cities to Buy a House in America, Best Cities to Raise a Family in America, Cities with the Best Public Schools in America, and Best Cities to Retire in America!
Under the direction of the Assistant General Manager – Finance and Administration, the Director of Human Resources manages the department operations and employees to include benefits administration of the Township’s self-insured health and dental program; workers' compensation; labor relations; recruitment, testing, and retention; risk management and insurance; job classification and compensation; employee and organizational training and development; and performance management and discipline. The Director also reviews and updates HR policies on an ongoing basis and identifies the legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting human resources functions and ensures policies, procedures, and reporting are in compliance.
The Township strives to be an “employer of choice” and is looking for a new Director of Human Resources that is a seasoned, experienced, and a transformative leader with a heart for inward and outward facing public service. The ideal candidate shall possess the creativity and flexibility to function effectively within the Township’s dynamic and progressive environment of a high performing organization. Strong candidates for this role must be an exceptional communicator who values the art of listening, engages in collaborative decision-making, and ensures their team provides customer service to employees in a timely and efficient manner. The utmost integrity and discretion coupled with the ability to view issues objectively and find workable solutions is paramount. The successful candidate will be a working leader focused on strategic human capital leadership, attracting and retaining the best people talent available, training and development, cultivating diversity and inclusion, employee relations, and developing engagement programs that illustrate the Township’s commitment to the employees.
A bachelor's degree in Human Resources or Business Administration is required. A master’s degree in Human Resources, Public Administration, Business Administration, Organizational Leadership, or a relevant degree major is preferred. A minimum of 10 years of professional human resources experience and at least 5 years of supervisory and leadership experience with at least 2 years preferably at the Assistant Director or Director level. Experience working in municipal government human resources is highly desirable! A professional certification, such as PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP, SHRM SCP, IPMA-CP or IPMA-SCP is preferred.