CITY OF STAMFORD, CT
DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES
The City of Stamford has been innovating since 1641 and has become one of the most exciting growing communities promoting new businesses. Stamford is Connecticut’s third largest city, with a population of over 129,000, and is expected to become the second largest city in the state by 2019. Stamford has an impressive number of corporate headquarters -- three are 2018 Fortune 500 companies and eight are Fortune 1000 companies. The concentration of corporate headquarters is unrivaled in the state and represents an uncommon achievement for a city of its size. Stamford is a city rich in cultural diversity that features a rapidly growing tech startup community, a strong healthcare system, a top-tier school system, an unemployment rate well below the federal and state level, and a residential community with options for all ages and income levels.
Stamford is often called the "Gateway to Connecticut" given its proximity to New York City with Metro North express trains to Grand Central in 48 minutes. Amtrak Acela Express trains run to Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, Newark International Airport, and Providence. This connectivity has allowed Stamford to break the "commuter city" stigma and allows people to commute both to and from Manhattan, New Haven, Greenwich, and Westchester NY.
The vibrant nightlife, variety of events, and quality of housing allow Stamford to attract young people who desire a good quality of life. The great schools, unique neighborhoods, and extensive employment opportunities enable Stamford to keep its young residents once they start families and businesses. For the past several years, Stamford has consistently appeared in Livability's “Top 100 Best Places to Live.”
The Director of Human Resources shall develop, manage, administer, supervise and direct the programs and activities of the Human Resource Department under the general direction of the Director of Legal Affairs and Mayor in the functional areas of: recruitment and termination practices, labor relations, workers compensation, retirement, employee benefits, performance improvement process, compensation and classification systems, human resources policies and procedures, etc. The Human Resources Department functions as the local Civil Service administration for the City of Stamford and Stamford Board of Education with responsibility of insuring compliance to Civil Service Rules for the selection of all applicable staff. The Director directs the implementation and negotiation of 10 union contracts.
The qualifications required would generally be met with a Masters’ Degree in Human Resources, Public Administration or related field, or a J.D. and more than ten years increasingly responsible Human Resource work experience including three years in a manager/leader capacity; or an equivalent combination of experience, education and training. Preference will be given to those candidates with experience in labor relations, union negotiations, employee benefit and retirement administration. Certification by SHRM or IPMA-HR or NPELRA are a plus. Alternative candidates are welcome to apply if they can demonstrate quality management, leadership and organizational skills to take the HR Division to the next level.
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Compensation and Application Process
Open and competitive beginning salary DOQ’s supplemented by an excellent benefit package.
Þ Benefits as provided to Pay Plan employees
Þ Employment Contract (4-5years) (Salary Range $130,437-- $156,526)
Stamford is an AA/EOE employer
If you are interested in this position and want to be considered for this great opportunity, please mail or email your resume and cover letter by April 19, 2019 to Ms. Frank. Top candidates will be asked to complete a questionnaire so early applicants will have more time to prepare responses. More information is available on websites:
www.choosestamford.com www.stamfordct.gov www.stamfordct.gov/human-resources
Ms. Randi Frank, Randi Frank Consulting, LLC, 7700 Hoover Way, Louisville, KY 40219