Adams County is seeking a dynamic and proven Director of People & Culture who can lead the department in a cultural transformation to move from traditional human resources to a culture-focused department that values the employee experience.  The ideal Director of People & Culture is a strategist and leader with the ability to lead and influence throughout the organization.  This position will be central to rolling out an organization-wide leadership development strategy and cultural transformation to meet the organization’s goal of being an employer of choice.  The Director is supported by a qualified Deputy Director, and strong managers in the areas of recruitment, learning and development, benefits, employee relations, and compensation as part of a 35-person team of human resources professionals. The Director reports to the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) and will be a strategic partner and thought leader for the ELT, Senior Leadership Team (SLT), and Board of County Commissioners to help carry out the vision, mission, and goals of Adams County.  Adam County is an employer of choice that cultivates an inclusive and innovative culture where diversity matters.
Adams County, CO (pop. 527,575) – considered one of the fastest growing counties in the country – is a progressive organization located in the Denver Metro area with 2800 employees.  This vibrant, fast-growing county offers extensive recreational, cultural, and economic opportunities to residents and businesses.  
Candidates for this position will be:
  • A proven leader capable of inspiring the People & Culture team as well as developing strong partnerships with the leadership team and elected officials.
  • A visionary and thought leader who can help guide the organization through cultural transformation and leadership development.
  • An experienced team leader who will set the tone and champion the department as it transitions from a more transactional operation to one that is innovative and solutions oriented.  
  • A collaborator who demonstrates success working across the organization to implement programs and deliver initiatives and training to support the organizational culture. 
  • A champion for diversity and inclusion who understands the value of a welcoming employee culture.
  • Bachelor’s degree plus seven (7) years of professional HR/People and Culture experience, five (5) years of which were at the management level, preferably in local government administration including Human Resources, Organizational Development, Talent Management and/or Organizational Culture. A master’s degree in public administration, business administration, human resources, or related field preferred and SHRM/HRCI/PHR are preferred.
Candidates will enjoy an excellent benefit package including the ability to secure one day per month additional leave time and an attractive salary range is $141,691-$210,270 depending on qualifications and experience.  All applicants shall submit resume, cover letter and contact information for five professional references electronically; FIRST REVIEW scheduled for June 7, 2024 (position open until filled). Questions should be directed to the attention of Katy Rush (847) 380-3240 ext. 122. Adams County, CO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Posted: 2024-06-04

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