Director of Human Resources

Allegheny College, a selective national liberal arts college, invites applications for the position, Director of Human Resources. The position is a full-time exempt position reporting to the President.

The Director of Human Resources serves as a member of the President’s Cabinet and is responsible for leading the Human Resources division for Allegheny College. This includes serving in an advisory role on all human resource policies and practices; while also leading the development and management of programs and initiatives focused on enhancing employee experiences and engagement, developing employee skill and competency base, and strengthening adherence to policies, procedures and legal compliance. The Director is a thought leader who understands best practices in HR and works strategically, tactically and collaboratively with faculty, staff and students.

A bachelor’s degree is required, while a master’s degree is preferred. Additionally, a minimum of 10 years of human resources management and leadership experience is required with preferred experience in higher education. The ideal candidate will possess the following experiences and competencies:

  • Develop and implement a strategic vision for the human resources department.
  • Lead staffing, retention, development, performance management, compensation, benefits, payroll and employee engagement strategies and programs.
  • Ability to develop and lead a high-performance work team.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
  • Manage multiple priorities; analyze and communicate thoughtful decisions.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and manage budgets.
  • Strong knowledge of applicable laws, guidelines, regulations, ordinances and policies.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and provide contact information for three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA  16335 or by e-mail to  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Allegheny College, founded in 1815, is one of the nation’s oldest and most innovative four-year colleges where multidisciplinary learning breaks the conventional mold. It is one of the few colleges in the United States with a unique requirement to choose both a major and minor for graduation, to provide students with a cross-disciplinary path in the sciences and humanities for educational depth and intellectual growth. Located in Meadville, Pennsylvania, Allegheny College is one of 44 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” In its 2022 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny College as one of the country’s top 100 national liberal arts colleges — and one of the top 25 best for undergraduate teaching.

Allegheny’s undergraduate residential education prepares students for successful, meaningful lives by promoting students’ intellectual, moral, and social development and encouraging personal and civic responsibility. Allegheny’s faculty and staff combine high academic standards and a commitment to the exchange of knowledge with a supportive approach to learning. Graduates are equipped to think critically and creatively, write clearly, speak persuasively, and meet challenges in a diverse, interconnected world. Allegheny College is deeply committed to creating an inclusive community that actively challenges racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of bias (see Allegheny College Statement of Community).

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

For more information, visit the Allegheny College Web Site at


posted 03/14/2023