The George Mason University Libraries seek to fill the position of Human Resources Officer. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
About the Position:
The successful candidate will lead the strategic planning and implementation of the University Libraries' human resources, employee relations, benefits, and equity initiatives and processes. The Human Resources Officer will be accountable for and provide overall leadership, supervision, management, and coordination of these functions, as well as provide oversight of the development and implementation of policies and procedures to achieve desired outcomes. The HR Officer also supports the Dean of Libraries & University Librarian and the Professional Review Committee of Librarian's Council in reappointment and/or promotion in rank cases during annual cycles and serves as a resource for library supervisors and managers by assisting in resolving complex, sensitive/confidential personnel issues.
The Human Resources Officer will serve as the Chief HR Liaison for the University Libraries and be responsible for coordinating with university-level offices, such as Office of the Provost, Office of Human Resources & Payroll, and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Responsibilities:
Provide overall coordination of, and actively engages in and contributes to, the human resources support of the University Libraries;
Contribute to a healthy and rewarding work environment for all employees of University Libraries through open and clear communications channels, an inclusive organizational culture, and fostering a learning organization which encourages and supports talent development through professional growth and training programs;
Facilitate the Libraries' access, diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, working with the DEI Council and library managers and administrators, and aiming towards sustained action and transformation;
Promote and coordinate organizational development initiatives for departments/divisions of the Libraries as a whole;
Design, implement, and evaluate recruitment, onboarding, and retention for all categories of library employees;
Provide guidance and support to library supervisors, managers, and administrators relating to employee work assignments and classifications, development of position descriptions, and performance criteria and evaluation;
Monitor equity considerations in Position Descriptions, Employee Work Profiles, and employee compensation, and advises on issues for amelioration;
Plan and coordinate search committees for library faculty and classified staff, and guides processes for hiring processes of other personnel;
Under the direction of the Dean of Libraries & University Librarian, and in coordination with Chair (or Co-Chairs) of the Professional Review Committee of Librarians' Council, facilitate and support the annual processes of reappointment and/or promotion in rank for librarians consistent with the university-binding Librarians' Handbook (Appendix A, Administrative/Professional Faculty Handbook).
Support university- and Libraries-level employee recognition programs and coordinates their implementation;
Lead, guide and supervise other staff assigned to HR/Payroll activities;
Collaborate with central administration offices to further the Library's mission, projects, and priorities, to include but not limited to: Human Resources & Payroll; The Office of the Provost; and Compliance, Diversity, and Ethics;
Participate on committees, task forces, projects, etc. within the University Libraries and/or university; and
Perform other duties as requested which fall within the scope of a member of the University Libraries' A/P faculty.
Applicants should bring the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to this position:
Master's degree in a management-related field or equivalent combination of education and experience;
Demonstrated professional-level experience (typically 3+ years) in the Human Resources field (e.g., talent acquisition and management, employee relations, organizational development and learning, etc.);
Experience designing, implementing, maintaining, and assessing HR-related support services, both general and specialized/tailored to classes of employees;
Demonstrated project management and coordination abilities and skills, and supervisory experience and skills;
Demonstrated skills in utilizing technologies for HR and Payroll functions and for general administrative office program applications;
Ability to build collaborative and mutually beneficial working relationships with people of varying backgrounds;
Ability to thrive in a team-based environment and work collaboratively; and
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
The following education and/or skill sets are strongly preferred:
ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library or Information Science (or equivalent certified foreign degree);
Experience in academic libraries or organizations with higher education or cultural-heritage missions; and
Experience in organizations with differentiated, multiple categories of employees.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
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George Mason University is a public, comprehensive, research university established by the Commonwealth of Virginia located in Northern Virginia, outside of Washington, D.C. Mason was initially founded as a branch of the University of Virginia in 1949, and became an independent institution in 1972. George Mason University is an innovative and inclusive academic community committed to creating a more just, free, and prosperous world.
George Mason University has 37,000 students from all 50 states and 130 countries and a residential population of more than 6,000 students. Mason is a vibrant and dynamic community of scholars. 80% of our students are employed within six months of graduation. Nearly two-thirds of the 140,000 Mason alumni live and work in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.
Mason is a young university that, in just a short time, has made impressive strides in size, stature and influence. Today, as Virginia’s largest public research university, we are setting the benchmark for a bold, progressive education that serves the needs of our students and communities. To that end, we have 10 schools and colleges devoted to a variety of study.
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Mason is committed to creating a more just, free and prosperous world. Located in one of the most important political, economic and intellectual hubs in the world, we accept our responsibility to serve others: to help our students succeed, enrich the life of our community, and contribute to solving some of the most complex global problems of our time.
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Mason’s main campus is in Fairfax, Virginia, just 15 miles outside of Washington, D.C. The nation’s capital is easily accessible by car or public transportation.
At Mason, you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a beautiful wooded residential campus and outstanding college experience, as well as numerous internship and recreational opportunities that only a world-class urban setting like D.C. can offer.
You can intern with National Geographic or the Justice Department, visit the numerous museums with your Art History classmates, take a selfie in front of Lincoln Memorial, catch a Nationals baseball game, kayak along the Potomac, or check out the many neighborhoods where you’ll discover lots of great shopping, places to eat, art galleries, music venues, and much more. You can attend events and hear nationally recognized speakers. You’ll run out of time before you run out of things to do.
There’s more to explore. Students participate in a field trip to the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., organized by the Office of International Programs and Services.
In just a short drive, you can be hiking in the Shenandoah Mountains or walking the boardwalk in either Ocean City, Maryland, or Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Our closest airports are Dulles International Airport and Ronald Reagan National Airport, and Mason is easily accessible by public transportation. Free shuttle buses help you get to the nearest Metro station in Vienna, Virginia, just a short distance from our Fairfax Campus. The Arlington Campus is within walking distance of the Virginia Square-GMU stop on the Orange Line.
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We will invest in recruiting, retaining, and developing talented and diverse faculty and academic and professional staff. We will create a vibrant campus life in which all members can grow and thrive.
Diversity is one of our core values; everyone is welcome here. Mason was recently named the most diverse university in Virginia by U.S. News & World Report.
We bring together a multitude of people and ideas in everything that we do. Our culture of inclusion, our multidisciplinary approach, and our global perspective makes us more effective educators and scholars.
While at Mason, you’ll be making your own decisions and forming your own view of the world. Engaging with diverse groups of individuals, including students, faculty, and staff, will enrich this experience. You will learn from them, and they will learn from you.
We have a variety of communities here, and you're sure to find a group of people who are like you. The great thing is you'll also be embraced by communities of people who are not like you. At Mason, you'll be in a place where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
Interacting with people from a variety of backgrounds will:
•Widen your outlook of the world,
•Show you how to work and collaborate with people of differing views,
•Expose you to new perspectives from people with disparate life experiences, and
•Give you the social skills to interact with all kinds of people.
Diversity also enhances learning and creative thinking by prompting the study of new material and the awareness of fresh viewpoints. The power of many perspectives will boost your capacity to explore original ideas and solutions. Seeing issues in a new way heightens your creativity and problem-solving abilities.
Another benefit: As our nation becomes more diverse, students who learn in a diverse environment will be more competitive in an increasingly global economy. You’ll enhance your critical thinking skills and improve your ability to develop nuanced solutions to real-world problems.
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