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Human Resources and Organizational Development Director

 

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The Dayton Metro Library (DML) is in Dayton, Ohio, which is the seat of Montgomery County. Cincinnati is just 60 miles to the south, while Columbus is 70 miles to the east. Named a 3-Star Library by Library Journal in 2020, the Dayton Metro Library has 18 branches and a Main Library that anchors downtown Dayton. Dayton Metro Library is in the final stages of completing a $187 million building project, which has enabled us to build or renovate each location. With a new strategic plan that is Focused for Impact, DML is poised to:

  • Strengthen human, physical and financial assets.
  • Multiply potential through relationships, engagement, and communication.
  • Enhance the community quality of life.
  • Expand youth horizons for learning.
  • Build equity in the community.

Watch this short video to hear some of our staff members describe why DML is a great place to work!

The Dayton Metro Library is seeking a full-time Human Resources and Organizational Development Director to join the Executive Administration team. The ideal candidate will be a transformative leader who has a demonstrated track record in cultivating inclusive organizational cultures that are equitable and non-discriminatory. They will have a record of success at employing anti-racist practices and principles to accomplish their work. This employee is primarily responsible for all human resource functions, which includes planning and execution of talent review and succession planning, talent assessment, performance management, employee relations, coaching, leadership and development planning. The incumbent is expected to promote a culture of empathy, inclusion, empowerment and accountability throughout Library culture, including ensuring compliance and efficient completion of all HR functions. The ideal candidate is expected to be flexible, adaptable, and creative in the design and execution of programs, processes and solutions. They are also expected to be innovative, organized and disciplined, with the ability to operate in the grey. Join our team today!

DML is committed to cultivating inclusive environments and a workforce that reflects the diversity of our community. As such, we encourage Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) to apply, in addition to members from other marginalized groups.

Additional consideration may be given to individuals that are fluent or proficient in any non-English languages used in Montgomery County including Spanish, Mandarin, French, Korean, Vietnamese, Hindi, Urdu, Russian, Tagalog, Kinyarwanda, Arabic, Turkish, Swahili, and American Sign Language (ASL).

Essential Job Duties

  • Establishes and implements goals and objectives for Human Resources which support the Library’s mission and strategic plan, including employee engagement and culture, employee development and learning., talent acquisition and management, compensation strategy, and labor and employee relations.
  • Develops HR team and directly supervises and schedules employees in Human Resources and Staff Development. Serves as liaison between the Executive Director and staff.
  • Keeps abreast of trends and best practices in HR operations and law, and ensures that appropriate changes are made and new procedures are added as necessary.
  • Provides advice on human resources matters and organizational policy matters such as health care, Equal Employment Opportunity, sexual harassment, Americans with Disabilities Act, Family Medical Leave Act, and the Affordable Care Act to the Executive Director, management, and employees. Implements change and provides strategic HR advice, consultation, and direction within the Library’s operational strategies.
  • Anticipates and resolves complex problems and questions, including employee relations issues, in an economical, equitable, and timely manner compliant with legal regulations and general Library and HR practices.
  • Collaborates closely with the Deputy Executive Director and Public Services Directors and Managers in leading, mentoring, and providing administrative direction to managers, supervisors, and staff in a manner that emphasizes team-building and collaboration.
  • Collaborates closely with the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Director to ensure that EDI
    is embedded in HR processes, to cultivate a diverse workforce and inclusive organizational culture that is non-discriminatory. This includes, but is not limited to, recruitment, hiring, retention, advancement and promotion, employee resource groups, staff development and employee relations.
  • Serves as the Library’s Labor Relations specialist. Serves as the Library’s chief negotiator in the planning and negotiation of union labor contracts. Responsible for the interpretation and application of the collective bargaining agreement. Serves as the management representative at grievance hearings.
  • Researches, develops, writes, and updates Library human resources policies, procedures, methods, and guidelines; communicates and fosters organizational values.
  • Actively participates and assists with all aspects of the Human Resources operational responsibilities and manages and tracks the annual human resources budget.
  • Assists with system-wide decision making through consistent information sharing, regular attendance at manager’s meetings and service on committees. Serves as a member of the Executive Director’s cabinet.
  • Implements Library policies and procedures at the department level. Participates in policy revision and in the formulation of policies and procedures. Interprets Library policies to staff with a patron-responsive management perspective.

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Human Resources, Organizational Development, Training, or related field, and minimum of five years of increasingly responsible experience at a professional level. Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Master of Science in Human Resources preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a 400+ employee organization is highly preferred. Public employer experience preferred. SPHR certification preferred.
  • Labor negotiation, labor contract administration, and supervisory experience preferred.
  • Thorough knowledge of principles, practices, regulations and laws which apply to all aspects of human resources management, including employee benefits administration, worker’s compensation, unemployment compensation, OPERS, Federal, State, and EEO employment laws and regulations.
  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal and relationship building skills. Ability to maintain effective relationships with staff, the public, union leadership, and outside council.
  • Valid Ohio driver’s license, acceptable motor vehicle record, and continuous insurability required
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, policy and procedure manuals, labor laws, and governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence and Library policy clearly and informatively. Ability to proofread and edit effectively.
  • Ability to present information clearly and respond to questions from staff, patrons, and members of the community individually and in a group setting. Ability to deal effectively with confrontational individuals and/ or challenging situations.
  • Ability to connect with others, accept feedback, implement change and motivate staff.
  • Ability to solve complex problems, make difficult decisions and to exercise good judgement.
  • Ability to effectively develop, organize and implement programs and initiatives. Ability to plan, schedule and oversee department operations and personnel, and to build and manage a high performing team. Ability to prepare and administer budgets.

Compensation and Benefits: Salary is negotiable starting at $97,230 annually. Benefits include health, dental and vision insurance along with paid time off and OPERS retirement.

Application Process: Please submit a cover letter and resume to Jennifer Kadel at careers@daytonmetrolibrary.org. This position is open until filled.

Information Services Assistant (Tech)

 

See Yourself Here

The Dayton Metro Library (DML) is in Dayton, Ohio, which is the seat of Montgomery County. Cincinnati is just 60 miles to the south, while Columbus is 70 miles to the east. Named a 3-Star Library by Library Journal in 2020, the Dayton Metro Library has 18 branches and a Main Library that anchors downtown Dayton. Dayton Metro Library is in the final stages of completing a $187 million building project, which has enabled us to build or renovate each location. With a new strategic plan that is Focused for Impact, DML is poised to:

  • Strengthen human, physical and financial assets.
  • Multiply potential through relationships, engagement, and communication.
  • Enhance the community quality of life.
  • Expand youth horizons for learning.
  • Build equity in the community.

Watch this short video to hear some of our staff members describe why DML is a great place to work!

The Dayton Metro Library is seeking a full-time Information Services Assistant (Technology Emphasis) to work at the West Carrollton Branch. The successful candidate should be an enthusiastic, customer-service minded individual who is dedicated to learning technologies and teaching both new and basic technology and computer skills to patrons and staff, either in a classroom or in a one-on-one setting. We are looking for a person who is excited about providing excellent front-line customer service to our patrons. Join our team today!

DML is committed to cultivating inclusive environments and a workforce that reflects the diversity of our community. As such, we encourage Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) to apply, in addition to members from other marginalized groups.

Additional consideration may be given to individuals that are fluent or proficient in any non-English languages used in Montgomery County including Spanish, Mandarin, French, Korean, Vietnamese, Hindi, Urdu, Russian, Tagalog, Kinyarwanda, Arabic, Turkish, Swahili, and American Sign Language (ASL).

Essential Job Duties

  • Demonstrates excellent internal and external customer service. Proactively provides assistance at all service points as needed.
  • Provides library users with assistance in reference, readers’ advisory, and in the use of public computers, personal electronic devices and library virtual materials.
  • Provides instruction to patrons and employees. Conducts public training sessions in computer applications, personal electronic devices and virtual library services.
  • Serves as liaison with Information Technology Office. Troubleshoots and maintains automation/electronic equipment.
  • Under the direction of the manager(s)/librarian(s), plans, develops, and promotes programs and services to meet the informational and recreational needs of the community.
  • Provides service and maintains liaisons with schools and community agencies.
  • Performs circulation responsibilities and related activities as needed.

Job Qualifications

  • Ability to determine patron information needs and construct a competent and complete search strategy.
  • Ability to develop programs and services to meet community needs.
  • General knowledge of PC equipment required.
  • Fluency with personal electronic devices and library virtual materials required.
  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university preferred; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to deal effectively with challenging individuals and/or situations.
  • Schedule includes day, evening and Saturday hours.

Compensation and Benefits: The starting hourly rate for this position is $18.07. Benefits include health, dental and vision insurance along with paid time off and OPERS retirement.

Application Process: Please send your cover letter and resume to Jennifer Kadel at careers@daytonmetrolibrary.org. This position is open until filled.

Information Services Assistant (Tech)

 

See Yourself Here

The Dayton Metro Library (DML) is in Dayton, Ohio, which is the seat of Montgomery County. Cincinnati is just 60 miles to the south, while Columbus is 70 miles to the east. Named a 3-Star Library by Library Journal in 2020, the Dayton Metro Library has 18 branches and a Main Library that anchors downtown Dayton. Dayton Metro Library is in the final stages of completing a $187 million building project, which has enabled us to build or renovate each location. With a new strategic plan that is Focused for Impact, DML is poised to:

  • Strengthen human, physical and financial assets.
  • Multiply potential through relationships, engagement, and communication.
  • Enhance the community quality of life.
  • Expand youth horizons for learning.
  • Build equity in the community.

Watch this short video to hear some of our staff members describe why DML is a great place to work!

The Dayton Metro Library is recruiting a full-time Information Services Assistant (Technology Emphasis) for our Vandalia Branch. This branch has a technology lab, which is perfect for teaching computer classes to our patrons! The successful candidate will be dedicated to learning and teaching various computer skills and technologies to patrons and staff, either in a classroom or in a one-on-one setting. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic and thrives in a customer service environment. Join our team today!

DML is committed to cultivating inclusive environments and a workforce that reflects the diversity of our community. As such, we encourage Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) to apply, in addition to members from other marginalized groups.

Additional consideration may be given to individuals that are fluent or proficient in any non-English languages used in Montgomery County including Spanish, Mandarin, French, Korean, Vietnamese, Hindi, Urdu, Russian, Tagalog, Kinyarwanda, Arabic, Turkish, Swahili, and American Sign Language (ASL).

Essential Job Duties

  • Demonstrates excellent internal and external customer service. Proactively provides assistance at all service points as needed.
  • Provides library users with assistance in reference, readers’ advisory, and in the use of public computers, personal electronic devices and library virtual materials.
  • Provides instruction to patrons and employees. Conducts public training sessions in computer applications, personal electronic devices and virtual library services.
  • Serves as liaison with Information Technology Office. Troubleshoots and maintains automation/electronic equipment.
  • Under the direction of the manager(s)/librarian(s), plans, develops, and promotes programs and services to meet the informational and recreational needs of the community.
  • Provides service and maintains liaisons with schools and community agencies.
  • Performs circulation responsibilities and related activities as needed.

Job Qualifications

  • Ability to determine patron information needs and construct a competent and complete search strategy.
  • Ability to develop programs and services to meet community needs.
  • General knowledge of PC equipment required.
  • Fluency with personal electronic devices and library virtual materials required.
  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university preferred; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to deal effectively with challenging individuals and/or situations.
  • Schedule includes day, evening and Saturday hours.

Compensation and Benefits: The staring hourly rate for this position is $18.07. Benefits include health, dental and vision insurance along with paid time off and OPERS retirement.

Application Process: Please send your cover letter and resume to Jennifer Kadel at careers@daytonmetrolibrary.org. This position is open until filled.

Assistant Branch Library Manager

 

See Yourself Here

The Dayton Metro Library (DML) is in Dayton, Ohio, which is the seat of Montgomery County. Cincinnati is just 60 miles to the south, while Columbus is 70 miles to the east. Named a 3-Star Library by Library Journal in 2020, the Dayton Metro Library has 18 branches and a Main Library that anchors downtown Dayton. Dayton Metro Library is in the final stages of completing a $187 million building project, which has enabled us to build or renovate each location. With a new strategic plan that is Focused for Impact, DML is poised to:

  • Strengthen human, physical and financial assets.
  • Multiply potential through relationships, engagement, and communication.
  • Enhance the community quality of life.
  • Expand youth horizons for learning.
  • Build equity in the community.

Watch this short video to hear some of our staff members describe why DML is a great place to work!

The Dayton Metro Library is seeking a full-time Assistant Branch Library Manager for the

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