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City of Elmhurst, IL - Human Resources Director

Elmhurst, Illinois 60126
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Elmhurst, Illinois (population 46,558) Join this highly capable human resources team as their next leader as they support 262 full-time employees delivering a full range of local government services to this highly progressive community. Located in affluent DuPage County, Elmhurst is known for its beautiful neighborhoods where new architecture blends with historic, stately homes, a thriving downtown, Elmhurst College and a superior park and school system.

The new Director will be comfortable in demonstrating his/her leadership skills in this multifaceted position that integrates human resource functions in the key initiatives of the organization. As a key player on the management team, the Director will contribute to the organization by providing strategic and tactical leadership on people strategies, organizational development, maintaining a culture of learning, growing leaders, and other Human Resources-specific initiatives including the implementation and use of technology and consideration of alternative service delivery methods to further efficiency. The position reports to the Assistant City Manager and directs the five-person Human Resources department. Department functions include workforce planning and development, recruitment, compensation and benefits administration, workers compensation and liability claim management, employee and labor relations administration, performance management, and support to the Police and Fire Commissioners with their recruitment and promotional efforts. Exceptional interpersonal skills, strong organizational leadership, independent judgment, outstanding project management skills, labor relations, supervision, leadership, motivational skills and advanced Human Resource functions experience essential.


Elmhurst seeks a person with a strong work ethic, a sense of humor, an advocate for organizational priorities, a proven ability to work effectively with and across teams, and support staff in a confidential and professional manner.


  •  Bachelor’s degree in human resources, industrial psychology, business or public administration or related discipline required. HRCI, SPHR, IPMA-HR, and CLRP certification and/or Master’s Degree is desirable. A combination of education and extensive human resource experience will be considered.
  • Minimum of 8 years of progressively responsible human resource or local government management experience required.
  • Demonstrated strong executive coaching and supervisory skills.
  •  Ability to work effectively across teams; exhibit flexibility in approach while maintaining a focus on the end solution.
  • The ability to foster trust in employee relations; encouraging employees to personally advance as they pursue organizational objectives.
  •   Strong working knowledge of employee relations, recruitment/staffing, training & development, organizational development, compensation strategy and benefits administration.


Starting salary is $133,000 +/- DOQ. The City provides an excellent benefit package. Submit electronically your resume, cover letter and contact information for five professional references to our online application system at once but not later than November 15, 2019 to Kathleen Rush, Vice President, GovHR USA, www.GovHRJobs.com Tel. (847)380-3240.

Elmhurst is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Posted: 2019-10-22 Expires: 2019-11-21

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