The Woodlands Township is a special purpose district that acts as the governmental service provider for the 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. 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, Best Cities to Retire in America!
Under the direction of an Assistant General Manager, 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; employee relations; recruitment and retention; job classification and compensation; employee and organizational training and development; and performance management. The Director is familiar with employment trends and seeks out best practices. The Director also ensures human resource policies, procedures, and reports are consistently reviewed and comply with legal requirements and government regulations.
The Department has an annual budget for FY2022 of $999,327 and is comprised of 6.25 full-time equivalent staff positions including the Director of Human Resources, a Human Resources Manager, a Senior HR Generalist, a Benefits Administrator, a HR Generalist, a Senior Administrative Assistant, and a General Office Clerk.
The ideal candidate shall possess the creativity and flexibility to function effectively within the Township’s dynamic environment of a high performing organization. A strong candidate for this role must be an exceptional communicator who values the art of listening, engages in collaborative decision-making, and ensures the Human Resources 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. 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 preferred. A professional certification, such as PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP, SHRM SCP, IPMA-CP or IPMA-SCP is desirable.