Website City of Ashland, OR

The City of Ashland, Oregon is seeking a knowledgeable Human Resources Director for this vibrant and progressive community of 21,600 tucked among the foothills of southern Oregon’s mountainous Rogue Valley. Known as a cultural hot spot, Ashland offers small-town charm with sophisticated amenities. The mix of Ashland’s artisan culture, college population, and tourism create a vibrant community that attracts over 400,000 visitors per year.

This is a unique time in Ashland’s history with a recent change in the form of government to council-manager. The new HR Director will have the opportunity to work with a new leadership team that is professional, dynamic, and dedicated. The HR Director will have the opportunity to have a direct hand in assisting the City Management team in shaping the organizational culture to continue to attract the best and brightest professionals to further the City’s outstanding service delivery. This is also an excellent opportunity to enjoy a high quality of life in Oregon’s well-known Rogue Valley along the I-5 corridor—full of outdoor adventures, wine, and the world-renowned Shakespeare festival.

Reporting to the City Manager, the HR Director is a key advisor to the executive team and will play a vital role in ensuring the City of Ashland is an employer of choice. The City’s Human Resources division coordinates services and programs which assist all city departments in recruiting and maintaining a qualified and diverse workforce, and provides employment-related services to the City’s 200+ employees.  The division operates with a budget of $1.1 million and a team of two full-time staff members. Activities include: recruitment, retention, employee relations, training, employee recognition, benefits administration, employee safety, classification, compensation, and labor negotiations.

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GMP Consultants is assisting the City of Ashland with this search. Visit for a full position profile and job description. The City of Ashland is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First Review is February 19, 2023.

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