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Employee Development & Inclusion Specialist

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Lincoln, Nebraska
$57,000 minimum

Job Details

The University Libraries is seeking a self-motivated and collaborative individual to join its Finance and Administration team. The Employee Development and Inclusion Specialist will report to the Libraries Director of Finance and Administration and will be responsible for independently leading the library’s training and organizational efforts by developing assessment and learning programs to enhance every employee’s learning and development, inclusion, and sense of belonging. They will be a key partner in the Libraries overall inclusive excellence program and provide leadership for the Libraries student employee development program.

Major responsibilities for this position include conducting assessments to identify areas of learning needed at both individual and organizational levels; working with internal and external partners to identify or develop learning events, training sessions, and workshops; liaising with leadership and committees that support and guide the professional development portfolio of the organization; participating in initiatives to encourage effective recruiting, retention, and employee onboarding; serving on the Leadership Council, working with the Diversity Committee, senior Libraries leadership, and individual units in the Libraries to establish specific learning and development goals related to the Libraries strategic plan for Inclusive Excellence; directing the Libraries student employment and internships program with an emphasis on establishing learning goals and experiential learning opportunities. This position presents an opportunity for a motivated, engaged professional to design an employee development and inclusion program from the ground up.

Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources management, organizational development, library science, business administration or related field plus three years of professional experience in organizational development, human resources, training, business, or related field; equivalent combination of education and relevant experience may be substituted.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Experience working effectively with people of many backgrounds.
  • Experience working with leadership to assess an organization’s needs and design solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to gather data, analyze information and prepare reports.
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional growth and ongoing professional development.
  • Ability to analyze problems and make sound judgments.
  • Able to synthesize complex issues and recommend solutions to leadership.
  • Able to coordinate and influence a wide variety of audiences with different agendas, goals, and perspectives.
  • Proficient in MS office, including Outlook, and have strong ability to learn and embrace new technologies.
  • Strong organizational skills including the ability to prioritize and the ability to organize others.
  • Able to manage and make progress on multiple projects at any one time without supervision.
  • Willingness to embrace new ideas and the ability to effectively implement change.
  • Excellent communication skills, including listening and discernment, and the ability to communicate complex information to a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with units and department within the Libraries and the University.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in human resources management, organizational development, library science, business administration or related field.
  • Experience coordinating, designing/offering professional development events, project management, and evaluation and assessment protocols.
  • Demonstrated presentation and/or teaching skills.
  • Project management experience.
  • Experience in higher education or academic libraries.

About Lincoln and the University of Nebraska.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.

Lincoln, Nebraska, is a city of nearly 300,000 people and the state capital, where residents enjoy a low cost of living, high-quality public schools, and more parkland per capita than most U.S. cities. See

Applicant review begins March 23, 2023. View requisition S_230200 at to apply.

As an EO/AA employer, the University of Nebraska considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See


Working at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

For 150 Years, A Leader in Higher Education 
Always a place of high ambition, University of Nebraska was one of the first institutions west of the Mississippi River to award doctoral degrees - the first was granted in 1896. The University of Nebraska established the world's first undergraduate psychology laboratory. The discipline of ecology was born here, and the campuses reflect that tradition, being recognized as botanical gardens and arboreta. An early institutional interest in literature and the arts provided the foundations for today's Prairie Schooner literary magazine, for the University of Nebraska Press, and for the Sheldon Museum of Art, which houses one of the world's most significant collections of 20th century American art.

Today, Nebraska is one of the nation's leading teaching institutions, and a research leader with a wide array of grant-funded projects aimed at broadening knowledge in the sciences and humanities. Nebraska is also a land-grant university and a member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The University of Nebraska offers an extensive benefits package that includes health, life, disability and long term care insurance; retirement accounts; tuition reimbursement for employees and their spouses and dependent children; and reimbursement accounts for health care and dependent day care. Leave policies are designed to help employees deal with personal or family events or crises.

Diversity and Inclusion
In the spirit of the phrase "Every Interaction Matters", UNL has an enacted commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence for our faculty, staff, and students. On our campus, diversity and inclusion are important priorities. Examples include: Husker Dialogues, which is an event that helps first-year students focus on diversity and inclusion and practice handling difficult conversations around difference; three Chancellor's Diversity Commissions that are charged with informing and advising the Chancellor and addressing issues of constituent campus communities; and the establishment of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion whose leader operates at the Vice Chancellor level. At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, we strive for excellence in all that we do. True excellence requires that each individual be able to work and learn in an atmosphere of respect, dignity, and belonging. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion requires each of us to continuously ensure our interactions are respectful, protect free speech, and inspire academic freedom.

About Lincoln
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is located in an up-and-coming and safe city of 300,000 people that has many of the cultural and entertainment benefits of a much larger city, with the feel of a friendly Midwestern community. The Pinnacle Bank Arena, opened in 2013, routinely hosts major touring acts. A buzzing entertainment district, the Railyard, connects the arena area to the Historic Haymarket. Cuisines from all continents provide the entree to dynamic urban nightlife and a wide variety of ways to enjoy time with friends. Nebraska's City Campus is one with Lincoln's city center, as it has been since the university was founded.Lincoln has more parkland per capita than Austin, Texas; Portland, Oregon; and all but a handful of U.S. cities. The well-manicured Pioneers Park, the native woods of Wilderness Park and the open grassland of Nine-Mile Prairie are each within a 10-minute trip from campus. Connecting many of these parks is an extensive trails network.

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