Director of Human Resources

Frederick, Maryland
Dec 21, 2021
Jan 25, 2022
Full Time

Director of Human Resources


Hood College invites applications for a full-time Director of Human Resources. The Human Resources Director develops, plans, leads, directs and coordinates the policies, activities and staff of the Human Resources department, ensuring legal compliance and implementation of the College’s missions and talent strategy. Administers all human resource programs to include employee relations, compensation, training and development, benefits administration, health and wellness, and equal employment opportunity.


  • We seek a candidate who values diversity, equity and inclusion in all that they do. Candidates must have strong organizational skills and a proven ability to work collaboratively across departments and disciplines.
  • Outstanding human resources management level experience with high ethical standards and strong managerial acumen.
  • Excellent foundation in all elements of human resources with an understanding and thorough knowledge of current issues and future trends.
  • Solid understanding of the principles of strategic planning and the development tactics to address the College’s mission and business objectives.
  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.
  • Outstanding leadership, management and interpersonal skills.
  • Innovative, collaborative management style and excellent communication skills.
  • Expertise in using Human Resource Information Systems.

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a relevant field and substantial relevant experience necessary for this level of responsibility, with progressively responsible strategic HR leadership.
  • Demonstrated experience in building and managing a successful service-oriented and highly responsive human resources team.
  • Management experience in higher education a plus.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

SHRM-SCP or HRCI SPHR preferred. CEBS a plus.

To Apply

Qualified candidates are invited to apply online via our electronic application,, which requires submission of a cover letter specifically addressing the characteristics outlined in this announcement, a resume and contact information for three professional references.  

If you need assistance with the on-line application process, please email or call (301) 696-3592.

Hood College is committed to diversity in its faculty and staff and subscribes to a policy of hiring only individuals legally eligible to work in the United States.  EOE/AAP/M/F/Vet/Disability Employer

Hood College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, religion, or age in recruitment, admission and access to, or treatment, or employment in its programs, services, benefits, or activities as required by applicable laws including Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodation for disabled applicants and students. Inquiries about discrimination or reasonable accommodation should be referred to the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator at Alumnae Hall, 401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, MD. 21701 (AD 312), (301) 696-3592.  For complete information on Hood College’s nondiscrimination policy, please visit

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