The University Library is seeking a highly-experienced and well-trained professional to lead the Library’s Human Resources Department. We seek a knowledgeable and skilled communicator who can provide the expertise needed to head this critical department and who can efficiently navigate the public university system and appropriately inform staff on labor relations, laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and protocol.
The Human Resources Associate is vital to the hiring process. Position responsibilities include developing and implementing policies and programs that support the mission, vision, values and culture of the Library as directed by the University Librarian for the five Library sites and more than 20 operational units of the University Library The chosen candidate will ensure that the Library is and remains compliant with the university, state, federal laws and regulations that govern personnel practices particularly in the higher public education system. This incumbent will manage the hiring process that will result in the successful recruitment, selection, hiring, orientation, and retention of highly-qualified and diverse Faculty, Academic Professionals and Civil Service employees. The individual will be responsible for planning and implementing staff development programs and facilitating training. When necessary, the conducting of individual job audits is required along with clearly explaining the impact on the employee. Professional representation and participation in union negotiations is also required. Because the Human Resources Associate will counsel other department heads, supervisors and employees in the resolution of work-related problems, he or she will be required to remain neutral and exhibit a paramount level of diplomacy and tact in the most sensitive situations. The individual must maintain absolute privacy of all Library employees. The Associate, acting as a catalyst in resolving issues, will evaluate and assess each situation separately and eventually advise staff on various procedural and legal aspects of Human Resources protocol and procedure.