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Director of Recruitment and Organizational Learning

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Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted at: http://jobs.uh.edu/postings/34608.

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Responsibilities:  The Director Recruitment and Organizational Learning has a key role in overseeing human resources management in the University Libraries and advancing organizational development and learning.  The position will report to the Associate Dean for Resource Management.  The position will have a lead role in recruiting and on-boarding of librarians.  The Director will provide professional support to librarian search committees and ensure compliance with institutional procedures.  The position will also oversee staff recruitment and hiring.  The Director will advise supervisors about University human resources policies and procedures and will work with the Human Resources Generalist assigned to the University Libraries.  The position will also coordinate annual performance review processes for the Libraries.  The incumbent will also be encouraged to develop expertise in employee relations and employment discrimination law.  

Responsibilities also include coordinating with the Libraries’ Training Committee to advance training and create learning opportunities for librarians and staff.  The Director will oversee the Libraries' training budget.  The position will identify and coordinate training opportunities and providers, and prepare an annual report on training and learning opportunities.  The Director will work with the Assessment and Statistics coordinator to evaluate learning activities.

Diversity and inclusion initiatives are a priority for the Libraries and the 2017-2021 Strategic Plan includes diversity and inclusion as an important organizational value.   The Director will work to integrate diversity practices and values into the Libraries’ human resources management activities and into professional development and learning activities.  Responsibilities include serving as library administration’s liaison to the Libraries’ Committee on Diversity and Inclusion.

The Director of Recruitment and Organizational Learning is a librarian position.  Librarians hold academic rank pursuant to the University of Houston Librarians’ Bylaws Document. They are expected to develop a record of service, scholarship, and professional involvement. The UH Libraries support the ongoing professional development of librarians and our goal is to recruit librarians committed to continuous learning.

Qualifications:  Required –

 • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library program

Significant professional, post-MLS experience in an academic or research library

Experience or academic preparation in instruction/teaching; or administration; or human resources management; or diversity and inclusion initiatives

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Preferred –

Demonstrated knowledge of employment discrimination law and policy

Experience with search committees and recruiting

The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively, independently, and collegially in a diverse, changing environment.   

Salary:  $85,000 to $95,000, expected hiring range, depending on qualifications. Comprehensive benefits package; choice of retirement programs including TIAA-CREF; tax-deferred annuity program available; release time to take a class up to 3 hours/week; no state or local income tax.

General Information:  The University of Houston campus comprises 14 colleges offering close to 80 degree programs with an enrollment of over 40,000 students, 7,200 of whom are enrolled in graduate studies.  

The University of Houston Libraries respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity.  Our organization serves one of the most diverse campuses in the nation and seeks to recruit and retain a similar community of library professionals.  We welcome candidates whose experience in libraries, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to excellence in diversity and inclusion.

Houston, the fourth largest city in the United States, offers all the cultural and recreational opportunities of a great city and is within easy reach of the Gulf of Mexico.  It enjoys a reasonable cost of living and was selected by Forbes as topping the list of America’s coolest cities (http://www.forbes.com/sites/morganbrennan/2012/07/26/houston-tops-our-li...).

For additional information, including information about Houston's flourishing arts scene and entertainment offerings, please see:  http://www.visithoustontexas.com/.  For information about housing and living in Houston see:  http://www.houston.org/living/index.html.

Application Deadline:  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Applications should be submitted at: https://jobs.uh.edu/postings/34608

Please also visit the University of Houston Libraries Employment page for more information:   http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/employment

Appointment to this position is contingent on the results of a completed criminal history records investigation.

Potential applicants seeking further information should contact John Lehner, Associate Dean for Resource   Management, at 713-743-9801 or jlehner@uh.edu


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