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Human Resources Director - Town of Gorham

Start Date: July 09, 2024 | End Date: September 01, 2024
County: Cumberland County
Job Type: Human Resources

The Town of Gorham is a thriving community and one of the fastest growing towns in Maine with a population of approximately 18,000.  With a flourishing urban village, steady industrial and commercial expansion, plentiful recreation opportunities, a college campus, and Greater Portland METRO public transit service, the Town of Gorham is a vibrant place to live, work, and do business.

Are you a Human Resources professional with a generalist background who enjoys autonomy, thrives in a small team environment, and is passionate about making a difference in your community? Does a 4-day workweek with Fridays off appeal to you? The Town of Gorham is currently seeking a versatile Human Resources Director to join our team. If you are ready to take on this exciting opportunity, we want to hear from you!

This full-time (38 hours) salaried exempt position provides strategic and operational management of all HR activities for the Town of Gorham. The Human Resources Director is responsible for the overall administration, coordination, and evaluation of the human resources function including, but not limited to, benefit administration, classification and compensation, recruitment and selection, risk management, labor relations and collective bargaining, policy development and revision, training and development, and records management. The Town of Gorham has approximately 115 FT positions and over 300 PT and seasonal employees. The schedule is 7AM-5PM Monday through Thursday. A complete job description is available on the Town of Gorham website at

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  A minimum of five (5) years progressively responsible generalist human resources management experience required. Bachelor’s degree in human resources, public administration, or applicable field required. Graduate degree preferred. Professional human resources certification (PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP) strongly preferred. Prior human resources experience in the public sector strongly preferred. Any equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:  This position is eligible for a comprehensive package of pay, benefits, and paid time off. The Town currently pays 90% of the premium cost for all health insurance coverage levels and provides a Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) to help cover the cost of out-of-pocket medical expenses, such as deductible and coinsurance. Individuals covered by an alternative health plan are eligible for an annual medical buyout in lieu of coverage (currently $2,443 - $5,480 based on coverage eligibility). In addition to a choice between two excellent health insurance plans, a 457(b) deferred compensation retirement plan with a 7.5% employer match, and paid vacation, sick leave, and 13 paid holidays per year, employees have access to dental, vision, medical and dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts, life insurance, short-term disability, IRAs, tuition reimbursement, and more. The pay range for Grade 7 positions begins at $83,980 per year; however, actual wage will depend on experience, qualifications, and budget availability.

HOW TO APPLY:  Qualified candidates may apply online via the “Employment Opportunities” page of the Town of Gorham website. Please be sure to additionally attach a Cover Letter and Resume to your submission.*

*Applicants without access to a computer, tablet, or smart phone may pick up an Application for Employment in person at the Town Manager’s Office during normal business hours.

Please email or call 207-222-1650 if you need assistance or have any questions about the application process.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Applications will be reviewed as they are received and position will remain open until filled.

~The Town of Gorham is an Equal Opportunity Employer~

Posting Date: July 9, 2024

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