Human Resources Senior Manager- City of Boulder

City of Boulder

About the Human Resources Senior Manager Position

The Human Resources Senior Manager leads the administration of Human Resources functions to ensure service delivery in alignment with strategies and department resources. Reporting to the Human Resources Director, the Senior Manager leads a team of ten talented HR professionals who deliver HR consulting, talent acquisition, labor relations, employee relations, talent development, and learning to the City’s employees. The HR Senior Manager sets clear performance expectations and goals, engages team members, actively seeks input, and involves team members in decision making, and, above all, fosters a climate of trust. Focusing on service excellence, the HR Senior Manager knows how to leverage the team’s knowledge to reduce redundancies, ensure consistency and responsiveness, and exceed the expectations of internal and external stakeholders. 

The HR Senior Manager plays a large role in labor relations for the City of Boulder. The HR Senior Manager meets regularly with union representatives to discuss issues or concerns and maintains effective working relationships. The HR Senior Manager develops and executes the labor negotiations plan and participates in contract negotiations. 

The successful candidate brings highly developed communications and presentation skills, can synthesize complex information, and provide timely and consistent follow-up with stakeholders. The Senior Manager has a history of developing positive relationships and cultivates an environment of respect and creative problem-solving. The Senior Manager is highly organized, has a strong sense of urgency, can manage rapidly evolving and competing priorities, advance critical initiatives, and get the work done without sacrificing quality. 

The HR Senior Manager will contribute to the Team’s continuous improvement efforts and will actively support the following six multi-year strategies: Transform the HR Department from Transactional to Strategic Partner; Reform the Position Management and Workforce Planning Approach; Create a Total Rewards Philosophy; Reimagine the Employment Brand and Talent Acquisition Experience; Redesign Performance Management and Career Development; and Strengthen and Unify the Organizational Culture Across the City.

Minimum Qualities and Experience

  • Seven years of progressively responsible experience in HR business partnership, employee relations and investigations, talent acquisition, HR operations, and talent development with at least three years of related management experience. 
  • A bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field.
  • Thorough knowledge of Human Resources practices, procedures, and employment laws and regulations.
  • Strong coaching skills.
  • Prior experience with change management and organizational transformation. 
  • Leverages best practices with an eye towards efficiency. 
  • Embraces technology and utilizes data and analytics to drive decisions.

Preferred Qualities and Experience

  • Experience working in government. 
  • Direct experience with labor relations and negotiations.
  • A master’s degree in Human Resources or related field.
  • Knowledge of organizational development.
  • Experience with Workday.

Compensation and Benefits

The hiring range for the HR Senior Manager is $120,000 – $140,000 and will depend on the qualifications of the successful candidate. Actual salaries will vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors, including, but not limited to, experience, education, training, location, merit system, quantity or quality of production, responsibilities, and regular and/or necessary travel. The City recognizes the importance of providing an encompassing health benefits package to employees, including medical, dental, vision, and wellness. We offer Flex Schedules and Telework. Additional information can be viewed here.

To Be Considered

Respect is one of Boulder’s five City Values, and we are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The City celebrates and supports differences across all spectrums, including, but not limited to, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, and sexuality. Through the City’s focus on racial equity, employee benefits, and the many program resources offered to employees, Boulder continually strives to weave respect for one another into the fabric of their organization. 

Applications will be accepted electronically by The Novak Consulting Group at Applicants complete a brief online form and are prompted to provide a cover letter and resume. Please apply no later than March 7, 2021.

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