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Human Resources Director

Denver Public Library

Denver, Colorado 80204
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Please apply by April 14, 2017 in order to be considered.

What you'd do:

Contribute to the mission of the Denver Public Library by fulfilling an active, hands-on leadership role building, enhancing and maintaining all human resources (HR) policies, programs and processes pertaining to the employee life cycle, including the areas of recruitment, on-boarding, benefits administration, leave, employee relations, performance management, training, organizational development and pay practices. Manage both strategic human resources planning and development and the day-to-day human resources operations throughout a distributed, multi-location workforce. Supervise the HR staff responsible for functional HR areas, fostering a work environment that encourages high performance, excellent customer service, creativity, collaboration and innovation. Develop an organizational culture focused on attracting, engaging, retaining and developing the best talent for the library by continually assessing and improving HR systems, services, programs and processes. Contribute to the library's Executive Team by bringing a staff-focused perspective to the development and implementation of organization-wide strategic and operating plans. Collaborate with various City and County of Denver agencies to manage risk exposure, identify best practices and implement citywide initiatives. Serve as a business partner to internal and external stakeholders in the promotion of a healthy, accountable and engaged staff culture.

Other things to know:

The Denver Public Library's vision: An inspired and engaged Denver. We are making Denver a better place to work, live and play by connecting people with information, ideas and experiences to provide enjoyment, enrich lives and strengthen our community.  It's an exciting and pivotal time at the library!
The Denver Public Library is committed to staff, its most important resource, as well as to organizational effectiveness. In place is a system-wide strategic plan requiring a high degree of employee engagement, inclusiveness, creativity, diversity and innovation in order to capitalize on the talents of the library's workforce. This opportunity calls for a strong and energetic leader dedicated to providing vision and guidance to the library's Human Resources team. The Human Resources Director will work in concert with the library's mission, vision, values and community impacts to provide direction and leadership for organization-wide human resource strategy. This leader will also work collaboratively with other Executive Team members to develop and implement strategies that ensure the library meets the needs of the Denver community now and in the future.

Although the full salary range for this position is provided, offers depend on qualifications and typically do not exceed the midpoint.  The City and County of Denver benefit package will be offered.

The schedule will be determined by the needs of the department and may include evening and weekend hours.


You have:

A desire to help create an organizational culture that values internal customer service as the key to exceptional external customer service. Focused energy. A sincere desire to improve our community. Enthusiasm for risk taking and learning. Knowledge of a broad range of HR functional areas, employment law and HR best practices. Skill in developing and sustaining a healthy, highly engaged workforce. Experience with successful evaluation, measurement and accountability practices. Skill in leading and guiding individuals and teams. Skill in creating a culture of trust, collaboration, creative problem solving and adaptive thinking. Skill in providing inspirational, forward-looking leadership that encourages innovation and accountability. Ability to use positive energy, excellent communication skills, cultural sensitivity and a sense of humor to develop workplace relationships. Ability to manage and negotiate conflicts. Ability to creatively solve problems, negotiate and handle stressful situations in a positive manner. Ability to use extensive workplace and other technology including email, internet, databases, and other software. Ability to pass a background check after the offer to hire has been made. 

Five years of experience working in Human Resources at a managerial or higher level, with at least three years of coaching and leading individuals and teams.

A Bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management or related degree.
SHRM-SCP and/or SPHR certifications (strongly preferred, not required).

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