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Human Resources Director

The City of Elkhart, Indiana (est. pop. 52,000) is seeking an experienced Human Resources Director. Located 110 miles east of Chicago and 150 miles north of Indianapolis, Eklhart offers a vibrant, diverse, and unique community.

The Human Resources Director manages and guides the overall functions of human resources services, policies, and programs for the City of Elkhart, including staffing and recruitment, employee onboarding and training, policy development, employee relations, compensation and benefits administration, safety management and compliance with applicable federal, state, and local regulations. The Human Resources Director reports to the Mayor.

This position requires a bachelor’s degree in human resources or a related field and 3 to 5 years of progressive human resources experience including management and supervisory responsibilities. Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. Background in public sector HR and experience working in a union environment are preferred. The position requires knowledge of personnel administration, organizational management., compensation and benefits, and employment law and familiarity with collective bargaining and contract administration. Qualified candidates will demonstrate the ability to provide strategic advice, analyze and apply key performance indicators to human resource functions, ensure consistent administration of personnel policies, and resolve employee issues. Strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships at all levels of the organization are required.

The 2021 salary for this position is up to $92,171. The City offers an excellent benefits package, including health and medical insurance, paid holidays and personal days, deferred compensation, and educational assistance. The city participates in the Indiana Public Employees’ Retirement Fund and pays both the city and employee contribution to the fund.

Qualified candidates please submit your cover letter and resume online by visiting our website at:

This position is open until filled; however, interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply no later than September 20, 2021.  For more information, please contact Patty Heminover at or 651.968.7841 or Sharon Klumpp at or 651.223.3053.

For more information about the city, please visit


The City of Elkhart is an Equal Opportunity Employer and recognizes that diverse teams make the strongest teams. People from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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