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Director of Human Resources

Port of Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi, Texas 78401
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Port Corpus Christi

Director of Human Resources

About Port Corpus Christi

Port Corpus Christi is the fourth largest sea port in the United States in total tonnage (>100 million tons per year). The Port provides a straight and uncongested, 47 feet deep ship channel (currently being deepened to 54 feet) and quick access to the Gulf of Mexico and the entire United States inland waterway system via the intracoastal waterway. The Port delivers outstanding multimodal access to overland transportation throughout North America, with on-site and direct connections to three Class I railroads, BNSF, KCS, and UP, and direct, vessel-to-rail discharge and Ro-Ro capabilities. The Nueces River Rail Yard provides eight railroad tracks for storage of unit trains up to 8,500 feet long. The Port is executing a 10-year capital improvement plan of more than $1 Billion in new infrastructure to support $50 Billion of regional investments by port related industries. While Port Corpus Christi is the #1 port for export of US crude oil and the leading port for Wind Turbine cargo, there is significant room to grow.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Director of Human Resources (HR) is responsible for all facets of the HR function including planning, development, implementation and administration. Accountabilities include recruitment, employee relations, performance management, salary and employee benefits administration, drug-free workplace plan and EEO compliance.  The Director of HR will be responsible for: coaching and advising senior management and other personnel; working closely with senior management in the strategic direction of HR issues; administering the Port’s health, dental and additional benefit programs; working in conjunction with safety and risk management; preparing an annual budget and negotiating professional services contracts; performing special projects; participating in senior management goals and objectives; managing assigned staff; reviewing the department progress/efficiency; leading, developing and communicating with staff and maintaining excellent employee and customer relations.

Required Qualifications & Experience

At least seven years of senior level human resources experience with at least five in a management capacity. The ideal candidate will be a high-level generalist and have background and experience in each of the following HR disciplines: compensation and benefits, recruitment and retention, employment law, HR compliance and regulatory issues, policy and procedure development, safety and risk management, budgeting and negotiating contracts.  He or she will be a technically sound HR professional with an exceptional reputation, a highly ethical, hands-on leadership style and capable of motivating staff and collaborating effectively with the senior management team.

Minimum Education Required

Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s preferred. SHRM/SPHR Certification preferred.

Compensation & Benefits

Port Corpus Christi offers acompetitive salary commensurate with experience.


Relocation assistance will be available for the ideal candidate.

To Apply

Port Corpus Christi has retained Shey-Harding Associates to assist in this recruitment. Please follow the link provided or email your resume and cover letter to the attention of Susan Shey Dvonch, Managing Partner, Shey-Harding Associates sue@shey-harding.com. The initial close date for the search is Friday, June 8, 2018.


Port Corpus Christi is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


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