The City of Alexandria, VA (pop. 154,706) seeks an innovative and dynamic Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) who is a proven leader, change agent, and collaborator with the highest ethical standards. With a diverse workforce of approximately 2,400 employees, the City seeks a skilled human resources executive who can continue to contribute to its progressive and strategic approach to conducting business, managing people, and serving its citizens.

Located in northern Virginia just across the Potomac River from the District of Columbia, Alexandria is both a thriving urban city and a bastion of history, offering the perfect mix of historical landmarks, vibrant arts, waterfront dining, and diverse neighborhoods for residents to live, work and play. Old Town Alexandria hums with restaurants and boutiques alongside historic museums and events at the waterfront. The City boasts an abundance of recreational and cultural amenities; primary, secondary, and higher educational options; convenient transportation access, and a variety of other services and programs serving its residents and visitors alike. With a cosmopolitan feel and a walkable lifestyle, Alexandria is a welcoming community for individuals and families of all backgrounds. 

Alexandria is a full-service, independent city (Virginia cities have no county affiliation) and operates under the Council-Manager form of government. The Human Resources Department has twenty-eight employees and is responsible for employee relations, training and development, classification and compensation, employee recruitment and selection, and employee benefits and records. The CHRO is responsible for providing leadership in developing and executing human resources strategy that supports the strategic direction of the City government organization wide.

Qualifications:  A bachelor’s degree with major coursework in public administration, human resources, business administration, employee relations, industrial psychology, or a related field. A minimum of five (5) years of substantial management experience in various areas of personnel or human capital, project management, and teambuilding is preferred. Experience in a full-service city or county is desirable, as is working with an elected board or commission. An equivalent combination of education and experience to successfully perform the essential duties of the job may be considered. The expected hiring range for the Chief Human Resources Officer position is $190,000 – $200,000 DOQ. The full salary range is $127,634.86- $228,571.70. A highly competitive benefits package is also offered.

Apply online with professional resume, cover letter and contact information for five professional references. Interested candidates should apply at once. Position will remain open until filled and applications will be continuously reviewed. Questions should be directed to Charlene Stevens, Executive Vice President, GovHR USA at 224-326-1290 or Mary Jacobs, Executive Vice President, GovHR USA at 847-380-3240 ext. 177. The City of Alexandria is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug-Free Workplace.

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Posted: 2024-03-13

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