Human Resources Director

Town of Rolesville, NC | Full-time


The Position

The Town of Rolesville – “Genuine Community, Capital Connection” – is searching for its first Human Resources Director to help it grow and establish a strong organization to serve its residents. This position provides the unique opportunity to advance and develop the Town’s human resources functions as the community continues to grow and demand for service becomes more varied and challenging. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who wants to be on the ground floor and help build an organization in a growing community while working with great staff committed to organizational development, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and serving the public.

As a key member of the Town’s Leadership Team, the Human Resources Director is responsible for providing leadership and establishing strategic and operational direction in all aspects of human resources, with primary management accountability for human resources staff and risk management. The Director manages the Town’s performance management system, oversees employee relations, and develops talent acquisition strategies to meet the Town’s short- and long-term workforce needs. The Human Resources Director also leads the Town’s organizational development efforts and works closely with the Town’s outside counsel that serves as Town Attorney to model potential impacts of regulatory and compliance changes.

This newly created position reports directly to the Town Manager. The Human Resources Director oversees the Human Resources Analyst position.

The Organization

The Town of Rolesville operates under the council-manager form of government. The Town’s governing body is composed of a Mayor and a five-member Board of Commissioners. The Board appoints a Town Manager who acts as the Chief Administrator of the Town; in this capacity, the Town Manager directs and supervises the administration of all departments, offices, and agencies of the Town under the general direction of the Board. The Town Manager is also responsible for the appointment, suspension, and removal of all Town employees except the Town Attorney and the preparation and submission of an annual budget, capital improvement program, and complete audit of the Town’s financial status. The Board of Commissioners also appoints a Clerk to act as Secretary for the Board, keep a true record of the Board’s proceedings, and act as Custodian for all books, papers, records, and journals of the Board. The Town has an adopted strategic plan that can be found at

The organization is currently staffed by a total of 43.00 FTEs. The Town’s FY2021 adopted budget is approximately $9.5 Million.

The Human Resources Team

With the addition of the Human Resources Director position, the HR Team will grow to include two FTEs. The Human Resources Director and Human Resources Analyst provide all human resources functions within the Town, including performance management, employee relations, talent acquisition, organizational development, compensation and benefits, talent development, and workforce planning. They are also heavily involved in leading organizational development, change management, and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.

Experience and Education

Minimum requirements include any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in human resources, public administration, or a closely related field, and seven years (7) of progressively responsible human resources experience, which includes some management, leadership, and/or coaching experience.

Preferred qualifications include a master’s degree and local government human resources experience leading change, building and transforming culture, and providing strategic partnerships to support the organization. Preferred experience includes compensation and benefits, employee and organizational development and training, performance management, developing HR processes and policies, talent acquisition, the leadership of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and compliance.

The Ideal Candidate

The Town of Rolesville’s ideal Human Resources Director is a personable human resources professional with experience in a broad array of human resources functions. The new Director builds relationships with staff throughout the organization and works collaboratively with the Town’s Leadership Team. This individual leads with empathy and flexibility while also holding themselves and staff to the highest standard of professional integrity. The successful candidate is an effective leader and has exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.

The successful candidate appreciates Rolesville’s small-town charm, understands the transition that is underway, and is an advocate for providing the best culture for staff across the organization. The new Human Resources Director fosters an inclusive environment that encourages and empowers staff to reach their full potential. Appreciating the importance of teamwork and collaboration, the new Director has an unwavering work ethic and seeks to engage staff at all levels. The Director excels at both the critical role of strategic partner to the Town Manager and building organizational culture as well as the important day-to-day problem-solving working alongside the HR Analyst and departments.

Rolesville is seeking a Human Resources Director with the fortitude to challenge the status quo and drive meaningful change. This individual is able to manage conflicting responsibilities and priorities without compromising the quality of service provided to internal stakeholders. The new Director has a demonstrated fluency with the implementation and utilization of modern human resources technology and employs a data-driven approach to resolving complex human resources issues, all within the constraints of a growing Town.

The Community

The Town of Rolesville is located in Wake County, North Carolina, adjacent to the City of Raleigh, about 15 miles from downtown Raleigh and the state capital. Offering a high-performing public school system and access to exceptional healthcare and higher education institutions, Rolesville consistently ranks amongst the best places to live in North Carolina. The community enjoys all the urban amenities found in the state’s capital without compromising its small-town feel.

Rolesville was established in 1837 and is home to three picturesque parks. The Town is expanding the greenways system that connects to an expansive regional network of trails. The Town maintains three miles of trails currently, and other trails are maintained by homeowners associations within the Town. The largest scuba diving park on the East Coast can be found in Rolesville as well. The Town provides a wide array of recreation programs for all members of the community, from children’s programs to senior adult activities. The Town’s Parks and Recreation Department also puts on a full calendar of social and cultural events.

The Rolesville community is highly educated, with more than 52 percent of the adult population having obtained a bachelor’s degree or higher. Due to its close proximity to The Triangle, Rolesville residents are within driving distance of several prestigious higher education universities, including North Carolina State University, Duke University, and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Wake County Public School system is the largest in the state, serving more than 161,000 students across 191 schools.

Quick Facts

  • Population: 8,501
  • Median Household Income: $119,615
  • Median Home Value: $316,200
  • Median Age: 35.5

All demographic information was sourced from the U.S. Census Bureau.


The expected hiring range is $80,000 - $90,000, depending on qualifications. Benefits offered include the following:

  • Medical, dental, vision, life, and short-term disability insurance
  • Participation in the NC Local Governmental Employees Retirement System (NCLGERS)
  • 401(k) supplemental retirement
  • Holiday, vacation, sick, and parental leave
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Telemedicine
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition assistance
  • Local Government Federal Credit Union membership
  • Social Security

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted electronically by The Novak Consulting Group. Applicants complete a brief online form and are prompted to provide a cover letter and resume. Open until filled with the first review of applications beginning April 8, 2021.


Please direct questions to Catherine Tuck Parrish at or 513-221-0500.

Download Recruitment Brochure