About The Unit:
Unit Job Summary: Director of Library Human Resources: Reporting to the University Librarian, serves as a strategic partner with Library management and University HR. Design and lead a human resources program that aids in fulfillment of the Library's mission.
Supervises a staff, including the HR Specialist and Staff and Organizational Development Librarian, and provides oversight for all Library HR functions, including recruitment, organizational development and training, compensation, payroll, orientation, personnel changes, employee/labor relations, policy interpretation, performance management, and participation in the development of the personnel budget. Ensures compliance with University HR and Provost Office standards as well as all relevant employment law. Represents the Library in all labor and employee relations matters.
Partners with Library administration and management to develop programs and processes that furthers its mission, vision, and values. Participates in the Library's strategic planning process by planning, monitoring, and reporting on staffing needs and issues and taking a leadership role in planning and assessing recruitment efforts, compensation strategies, organizational development programs, and employee relations needs. Assesses all HR functions, including the performance management, compensation, and recruitment programs to ensure their effectiveness in supporting the Library's goals. In coordination with Division staff, especially the Director for Budget and Facilities, sets policies, creates strategic plans, establishes and maintains goals, priorities and programs for administrative services that are consistent with the University Library's mission and strategic plan.
Works collaboratively with the Staff and Organizational Development Librarian to assess the Library's organizational development and training program to design or locate a full range of training programs that ensure organizational readiness. Such programs may include management skills, leadership training, project management techniques, and data collection and analysis capabilities. The Director monitors and works to ensure the success of these programs.
Designs, develops and directs the Library's diversity initiatives.
Represents Library human resource needs to the Provost Office, the University Human Resource Office, and other University administrative units. Participates in University and library system-wide initiatives, committees, and task forces. Represents the University of Chicago Library at professional conferences and meetings, and maintains professional networks and collaborative relationships with other libraries. Remains abreast of changes affecting Library human resources and assumes an active leadership and advocacy role within the field.
Unit Education: Bachelor's degree required.
Master's degree in related field strongly preferred.
PHR/SPHR certification strongly preferred.
Unit Experience: Minimum of five years of human resources experience required.
Experience serving as HR strategic partner with organizational leadership required.
Experience in academic or library setting required.
Comprehensive knowledge of strategic human resource functions, organizational development, change management, and systems thinking required.
Previous management and supervisory experience required.
Demonstrated ability to manage through others, manage through influence, and collaborate effectively required.
Strong conceptual and analytical skills required.
Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills required.
Effective facilitation, negotiation, and mediation skills required.
Commitment to customer focused service and a record of effective leadership in the development and implementation of new programs required.
Commitment to diversity required.
Commitment to professional development required.
Experience with planning and assessment strongly preferred.
Unit Job Function Competencies: See above