Director of Human Resources


Williamsburg, VA

8 - 10 years

Posted 297 days ago

  by    Keith Fox

This job is no longer available.

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, located in the beautiful tourist destination of Williamsburg, VA, has an excellent career opportunity for a Director, Human Resources!

The Director, Human Resources is responsible for the leadership and direction of the Human Resources Department within the Hospitality Division. 

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Oversees the department's strategic direction as it relates to talent acquisition, employee relations, labor relations, retention programs, employment services, and training & development for staff and management.
  • Provides advice, guidance, and related services regarding the Collective Bargaining Agreement, compensation and benefits, labor-related cost containment initiatives; report preparation and analysis; organizational planning and design; and employee and management skills assessment and performance evaluation processes. 
  • Promote and develop an organizational culture that is consistent with the Foundations Mission, Vision, Core Values, goals and strategic objectives.


  • Maintain knowledge of industry trends and employment legislation to ensure compliance with related federal and state legislation, local laws, rules, standards, policies and procedures.
  • Collaborate with the General Counsel and VP of Hospitality during contract negotiations for the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Provide guidance to the Hospitality management team regarding the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Act as the liaison between management and union representatives.
  • Provide guidance to managers, supervisors and employees regarding laws, regulations, policies, procedures and practices related to employee relations.
  • Review and make recommendations on employee disciplinary measures, including but not limited to terminations. Exercise care that justifications are well documented. 
  • Establish policies that seek to increase employee retention rates and foster job satisfaction and high morale to include supporting employee social and wellness programs.
  • Monitor the talent acquisition strategy to ensure adherence with EEOC and affirmative action programs and diversity goals set by the company.
  • Develop the management teams confidence to plan, monitor, assess, coach and, if necessary, initiate corrective action to improve employee performance.
  • Ensure the HR staff schedules management conferences with employees to hear and resolve employee grievances while providing support to employees and supervisors.
  • Work with senior management to set long-term staffing goals and strategies. 
  • Advise the VP of Hospitality on policy changes that need to be made regarding HR related issues and concerns.
  • Create annual budget for the Department of Human Resources and ensure operations are conducted throughout each year within those constraints.
  • Analyze wage and salary report data to monitor competitive compensation plans.
  • Visit hotel properties periodically to ensure that appropriate assistance, guidance and feedback is provided to hotel General Managers to maximize the quality and professionalism of hotel staff operations.
  • Work with senior management to identify, prepare and maintain succession and development plans for key positions.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.



  • Extensive knowledge performing HR duties in a union environment with 5years of Collective Bargaining experience. 
  • Knowledge of current human resources practices and developments in each of the human resources functional areas supervised. 
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in a series of increasingly responsible positions. 
  • Strong communication, organizational, and people skills. 
  • Demonstrated ability to establish values and vision for an organization and a willingness to continually look at and evaluate new ways to address problems are important elements of the position. 
  • Must have the ability to lead, manage, and relate to all levels of the organization usually gained through a four yeardegree plus 8 to 12years of human resources or related experience. 
  • Experience should show knowledge of current management development practices including team building and related fields, increasing levels of responsibility and accomplishment, and computer literacy.


  • Masters degree in Human Resource Management or related field of study.
  • SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) credential.
$100K - $140K