Library HR Employee Engagement and Inclusion Coordinator

  • Freelance
  • Anywhere

The LHR Employee Engagement and Inclusion Coordinator focuses on
developing and supporting an engaged, committed, and diverse workforce
through recruitment, staff development programming, identification of
best practices, and recognition activities. This position will oversee
new employee onboarding (including managing the orientation program),
identify, coordinate, and support staff development initiatives
(including, but not limited to programming in support of management
excellence, diversity and inclusion, University-wide initiatives, and
trends in librarianship). They will also partner with managers to
promote a culture that recognizes the accomplishments of staff. This
is a 2-year term appointment with the possibility of extension. Please
join us to learn more about the position and ask questions. We are
offering an information session over Zoom where we will share more
information about the university, our library, and the LHR Employee
Engagement positions. No registration is needed – just click the link
at the listed date and time. This is in Eastern Standard Time.
Participation is anonymous, attendee names only seen by panelists.
Monday, February 7, 3:00PM EST:
Responsibilities Recruitment and Onboarding (25%) • In coordination
with the LHR Representative for Recruitment, assists with the
recruitment processes for assigned librarian, exempt and non-exempt
positions, including position development and approval process,
posting and advertising, applicant tracking and communication,
scheduling, search committee staffing, and logistics, as needed. •
Develops and manages a portfolio of year-long onboarding activities
that support a welcoming environment and the integration of new staff
into the life of the Libraries. • Regularly assesses onboarding
initiatives and best practices. • With the LHR Representative for
Recruitment, establishes and co-chairs a DUL recruitment and employee
engagement advisory group. • Tracks, analyzes, and reports on various
HR statistics as requested. Employee Engagement (40%) • Identifies the
need for, develops, coordinates, and supports staff development
initiatives (including, but not limited to programming in support of
management excellence, diversity and inclusion, and University-wide
initiatives). Collaborates with the Director of LHR and other key
stakeholders and prioritizes future training and professional
development needs. • Working with the DUL Employee Recognition
Committee, promotes a culture that recognizes and celebrates the
accomplishments of staff. • Leads and/or supports special projects in
support of Library Human Resources initiatives. • Communicates and
educates staff on departmental/Duke HR policies, procedures, and/or
benefit changes; continuously learns and adapts to new policies and
procedures required to serve as an informational resource. Diversity,
Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (30%) • Develops programs,
initiatives, and strategies to foster a diverse and inclusive
workplace, in alignment and collaboration with key campus partners. •
Recommends and works with managers to develop and support strategies
to promote the recruitment and retention of underrepresented staff, as
well those with disabilities. • Identifies, gathers, analyzes, and
presents data and reports related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and
accessibility initiatives, identifying trends and advising on
solutions. • Working in collaboration with the Libraries’ Diversity,
Equity, and Inclusion committee (DivE-In), Duke University Black Staff
Association (DULBSA), Administrative Council, Libraries’ Assembly, and
other library groups, oversees, develops, and directs programming to
support efforts to create a respectful, equitable, inclusive, and
welcoming work environment. • Monitors emerging trends, research, and
resources to identify innovative opportunities to enhance diversity
programming and projects. Other (5%) • Displays continuing growth in
professional and subject knowledge and takes an active interest in the
profession. Growth and interest should be demonstrated through the
continuing development of professional knowledge and abilities,
membership and participation in professional organizations, and
service to the library, University, or community in a professional
capacity. • Performs other related duties incidental to the work
described herein. Supervisory Responsibilities • None Qualifications
It is the expectation that all Duke University Libraries staff members
will demonstrate exceptional workplace behaviors in the execution of
their specific position responsibilities. These behaviors are customer
focus, collaboration, creative problem solving, continuous learning,
and a commitment to creating a culture of inclusion that values and
respects diversity of perspective, background, and experience.
Education: Required: Relevant advanced degree, MLS from an
ALA-accredited program, or a combination of education and experience,
including, but not limited to, relevant experience in academic
libraries, human resources, and/or D/E/I/A. Experience: Required: One
year experience leading initiatives in academic libraries, human
resources or diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility
programming; demonstrated successful project management experience;
must be flexible and a self-starter; possess excellent organizational,
interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills; ability to
create and maintain spreadsheets and analyze data; demonstrated
ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships;
ability to exercise good judgment, discretion, and confidentiality;
ability to work independently and as part of a team and to handle
multiple detailed assignments. Preferred: One year exempt level
experience in recruitment, staff development, or HR generalist
activities; prior management experience; prior experience working in
an academic research library. Working Conditions • Normal office
environment • Option for a hybrid work schedule These statements are
intended to describe the general nature and level of work being
performed by the employee in this position. They are not intended to
be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties,
and skills required of a person in this position. This description is
subject to change at any time. Salary and Benefits Salary and rank
dependent on qualifications and experience; however, the anticipated
range is $53,000-$65,000. Comprehensive benefits package includes 20
days vacation, 13 holidays, 12 days sick leave; health, dental,
disability and life insurance and support for professional development
and training. Environment Since its founding in 1924, Duke University
has grown into one of the most prestigious private universities in the
world and its medical center ranks annually among the top in the
nation. The Duke University Libraries are the shared center of the
university’s intellectual life, connecting people and ideas. The
Libraries consist of the Perkins Library, Bostock Library, Rubenstein
Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Lilly Library, and Music Library,
and the library at the Duke Marine Laboratory in Beaufort. Duke’s
library holdings of 6.2 million volumes are among the largest of
private universities in the United States. Duke is a diverse community
committed to the principles of excellence, fairness, and respect for
all people. We recognize that the workplace only truly flourishes with
an active presence of different backgrounds and unique abilities. We
value the unseen perspective, the unheard voice, and the unnoticed
ideas. We hope to give a platform of growth and connection, where
employees can be free to produce new ways of thinking to promote
inclusion and respect for all. Duke University Libraries encourages an
environment where shared goals are reached by exceptional individuals.
Duke’s hometown is Durham, North Carolina, a city with vibrant
research, medical and arts communities, and numerous shops,
restaurants and theaters. Durham is located in the Research Triangle,
a growing metropolitan area of more than one million people that
provides a wide range of cultural, recreational and educational
opportunities. The Triangle is conveniently located just a few hours
from the mountains and the coast, offers a moderate climate, and has
been ranked among the best places to live and to do business. Duke
offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes both traditional
benefits such as health insurance, leave time and retirement, as well
as wide ranging work/life and cultural benefits. Details can be found
at: Application Cover
letter, detailed resume and the names, addresses (mailing and e-mail),
and telephone numbers of three references should be submitted to .
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until
the posting is removed. Priority will be given to applications
received by February 14th. All applications received will be reviewed.
Applications which are missing any of the components listed above will
not be reviewed. Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity
without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic
information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion,
sexual orientation, or veteran status. The Duke University Libraries
have a strong commitment to Affirmative Action and is actively seeking
to increase the racial and ethnic diversity of our staff.


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