Job SummaryThe Director of Library Human Resources manages a team ofprofessional staff responsible for designing, implementing, andmonitoring a variety of human resource programs. Developsdepartment plans to address long-term human resource needs andtrends.ResponsibilitiesStrategic Direction and LeadershipReporting to the Assistant University Librarian forAdministrative Services, the Director of Library Human Resources(HR) leads a human resources program that supports the Library’sstrategic goals.As a senior member of the Library Administration team, thisposition frequently collaborates with and provides leadership andguidance to the Library Director, the Director’s Council, and theLibrary Leadership Council.In coordination with Library Administration and division staff,sets policies and establishes and maintains goals, priorities, andprograms for administrative services that are consistent with theLibrary’s mission, values, and strategic plan.Provides a leadership role in working with Library Leadership,and the whole library, to recruit and retain a diverse staff, andto foster a workplace that centers diversity, equity and inclusionpractices. Works closely with the Diversity, Equity, and InclusionTeam.Assesses Library HR functions to ensure their effectiveness insupporting the Library’s goals.Ensures compliance with University Human Resources andProvost’s Office policies and standards, as well as all relevantemployment laws. Advises and counsels supervisors and managers onfederal, state and local employment laws and regulations.Keeps abreast of changes affecting human resources and assumesan active leadership and advocacy role within the field.Develops human resources operational policies, procedures, andworkflows and oversees their implementation.Represents the Library’s human resource needs to the Provost’sOffice, University HR, and other University administrativeunits.Participates in University and Library system-wide initiatives,committees, and task forces.Represents the University of Chicago Library at professionalconferences and meetings.Maintains professional networks and collaborative relationshipswith other libraries’ human resource directors.Hires, trains, evaluates, and oversees the work of theLibrary’s HR Generalists, and provides leadership for the LibraryHR unit.Identifies short- and long-term human resources goals inconsultation with Library leadership, and oversees the allocationof resources to meet departmental, Library, and Universitypriorities.Employee and Labor RelationsRepresents the Library in all labor and employee relationsmatters, including grievances, complaints, and legal issues. Workswith the appropriate University (Legal, Employee and LaborRelations) and external offices (union representatives) tocoordinate effective handling of dispute resolutions.Assists Library managers and staff in understanding ofemployment law, University and Library policies and procedures, andthe collective bargaining agreement.Leads and supports supervisors through disciplinary procedures,including coaching and other corrective action activities, andassists managers and staff in resolving personnel issues whileensuring compliance with guidelines and laws.Academic and Staff RecruitmentIn partnership with the Provost’s Office, manages recruitment,appointment, and promotion processes for librarians (Other AcademicAppointees).Oversees staff recruitment process and provides guidance forclerical, exempt, non-exempt, and IT searches.Works to cultivate and support a diverse, inclusive workforceand create equal employment opportunities for underrepresentedgroups. Ensures that all Library recruitment adheres to theUniversity’s EEO/affirmative action policies and bestpractices.Performance Management andCompensationOversees the Library’s performance management process,including the review and improvement of performance managementtools.Counsels/coaches employees and management, including advice onprofessional development alternatives and union relations.Responsible for all staff classification and compensationactivities including development, review, and maintenance of staffjob descriptions and classification of the Library’spositions.Reviews and evaluates internally consistent and externallycompetitive compensation programs; oversees salary adjustments,reclassifications, and promotions.Professional DevelopmentWorks collaboratively with Library staff to provideLibrary-specific professional development and training programsthat ensure organizational readiness.Coordinates and monitors professional development programs andworks to ensure their success.OtherManages all operations for the Library HR department andsupervises 2 FTE staff, the HR Generalists.Provides expertise and oversight for all Library HR functions,including recruitment, employee/labor relations, policyinterpretation, compensation, payroll, orientation, staffingchanges, performance management, and organizational development andtraining.Provides HR support for approximately 70 librarians; 65 exemptand non-exempt supervisory, IT, and other staff; 90 bargaining unitstaff; and about 200 student employees across the University ofChicago Library system.Serves on the Library Leadership Council. May also serve onother Library committees and working groups as needed.Manages leave administration process for librarians and staffemployees.Supports Library and University-wide diversity and inclusioninitiatives.Administers Library HR budget.Manages employees by establishing annual performance goals,allocating resources, assessing annual performance, and determiningindividual merit, incentive and/or promotional increases.Stays abreast of federal, state and local employment laws andregulations and may advise unit management and professional staffin matters relating.Ensures and may help develop short- and long-term humanresources plans and operational policies for a unit. Develops andadministers the HR budget for the unit and manages expensesPerforms other related work as needed.Minimum QualificationsEducation:Minimum requirements include a college or university degree inrelated field.—Work Experience:Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developedthrough 7+ years of work experience in a related jobdiscipline.—Certifications:—Preferred QualificationsEducation:Master’s degree in related fieldExperience:Five years of human resources leadership experience.Broad experience in multiple HR functions.Demonstrated experience and knowledge of principles, methodsand tools of Diversity & Inclusion.Demonstrated experience in managing staff professionaldevelopment programs.Demonstrated experience in effectively training and teachingothers.Previous successful management and supervisory experience.Experience in academic or library setting.Experience working in HR at University of Chicago and/or asolid understanding of its administrative landscape.Experience with academic hiring.Experience serving as a strategic HR partner withorganizational leadership.Experience practicing HR in a union environment.Experience with planning and assessment.Certifications:PHR/SPHR/SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCPTechnical Knowledge and SkillsDemonstrates proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel,PowerPoint, etc.) and Outlook.Demonstrates experience working with human resourcesinformation systems (HRIS) and applicant tracking systems.Experience with Workday HRIS.Experience using meeting software and applications such asSkype, Goto meeting, Zoom, etc.Working knowledge of relevant federal, state, and municipalemployment laws and regulations (including those related to EEO/AA;FLSA; FMLA; ADA; and OSHA).Preferred CompetenciesDemonstrates critical thinking and analytical skills.Exceptional problem-solving skills.Outstanding oral and written communication skills, with theability to communicate effectively and professionally withindividuals from diverse backgrounds and at various levels of theorganization.Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to buildcooperative, effective working relationships with a range ofstakeholders both on and off campus.Strong organizational skills and attention to detail andaccuracy. Demonstrates effective facilitation, negotiation, andmediation skills.Demonstrates commitment to customer-focused service and arecord of effective leadership in the development andimplementation of new programs.Demonstrates ability to handle sensitive information, exercisediscretion, and maintain confidentiality.Demonstrates ability to exercise diplomacy and interact withconstituents with integrity, tact, and professionalism.Demonstrates ability to counsel and advise a variety ofconstituents in HR matters, and to effectively manage throughothers, influence, and collaboration.Working ConditionsOffice environmentAbility to see, including color, depth perception, or clarity;must be able to visually focus on print and electronic material forlong periods.Ability to hear, including making fine discriminations insound.Ability to sit for 4 hours or more.Ability to use computers extensively for 4 hours or more.Ability to operate equipment necessary to perform job.Effective audio-visual discrimination and perception.Ability to use standard workstation equipment.Ability to use standard office equipment.Application DocumentsCover Letter (required)Resume (required)Reference Contact Information (required)When applying, thedocument(s) MUST be uploaded viathe My Experience page, in the sectiontitled Resume/CV of the application.To ApplyTo apply for this position, external candidates must submittheir profile and any other required materialsthrough https://uchicago.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/External. Internalcandidates must apply by logging into Workday using their CNet IDand password; for more information, please see How to Apply for a UChicago Job (CurrentEmployee) QRG. Resumes sent via mail, fax, or email will not beconsidered. For more information, please see https://www.uchicago.edu/jobs/.The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/VeteransEmployer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national orethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability,protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protectedclasses under the law. For additional information please see theUniversity’s Notice of Nondiscrimination.Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to completethe application process should contact University Shared Servicesvia the Applicant Inquiry Form or773-702-5800. About the UnitAt the center of an institution of intense intellectual inquiry,the University of Chicago Library aspires to be an integral partnerin the most dynamic research and learning environment in the world,supporting the University’s commitment to research and teaching andto using its intellectual resources to help solve the world’sproblems. Even as we continue to focus on building and preservingour renowned collections, the Library is assuming new roles thatare vital to research, innovation, and learning at the University.In the process, we are leveraging the deep expertise of Librarystaff, developing services that support new avenues of research,and expanding access to and preservation of scholarly resources inways that advance the goals of the University community and theneeds of the next generation of scholars. In pursuit of thismission, the University of Chicago Library’s Human Resources teamis committed to sustaining our excellent staff, providing ongoingsupport and outstanding services to all our employees. Through arange of human resources services and programs, we strive todevelop and sustain expertise, skill, commitment, and an innovativespirit in our staff, and to foster a work environment that supportscreativity, inclusion, belonging, growth, and collaboration.