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Associate Director for Employee Engagement, Development, & Belonging

Company: 
University of Oregon
CIty: 
Eugene
State: 
Oregon
Occupational fields: 
Management
Zip Code: 
97403
Employment type: 
Full time
Remote Position: 
No
Job Expiration Date: 
10/29/2022
Required degree level: 
Masters degree

Associate Director for Employee Engagement, Development, & Belonging

 

Job no: 530298

Work type: Faculty - Career

Location: Eugene, OR

Categories: Library, Student Life/Services, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

 

Department: Library

Rank: Associate Librarian

Annual Basis: 12 Month

Review of Applications Begins

October 19, 2022

Special Instructions to Applicants

To ensure consideration for the position, please include with your online application:

1. a cover letter stating your interest and qualifications for the position, and

2. current resume, which includes dates of employment.

 

Department Summary

The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities and holds the distinction of a “very high research activity” ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries. The University of Oregon is guided by a diversity framework that involves a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion or all students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members. In recent years, the university has increased the diversity of its student body while raising average GPAs and test scores for incoming students. The UO's 295-acre campus features state-of-the art facilities in an arboretum-like setting within the traditional homelands of the Kalapuya people. The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 157,000 with a wide range of cultural and culinary offerings, a pleasant year-round climate, and a community engaged in environmental and social concerns. The campus is within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland.

 

About the University of Oregon Libraries:

 

The University of Oregon Libraries is an essential partner in the University's educational, research, and public service mission. With five locations on the Eugene campus, and branches at UO Portland and at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, the Libraries offers many flexible, service- and technology-rich environments for our users' research and learning needs. The UO Libraries is committed to supporting and enhancing the diversity of the university community, to providing a culturally inclusive environment where diversity of thought and expression is valued and respected, and to disrupting systemic inequalities. With a focus on equity in service, we strive to create a powerful learning community, a welcoming space where faculty, students, and patrons of all ages and cultural and ethnic backgrounds can access the information necessary to achieve their personal and professional goals. Our mission is to actively support the student learning experience, enable the creation and stewardship of knowledge, and contribute to advancements in teaching, research, scholarship, and public service. We value intellectual freedom, user-centered service, evidence-based approaches, transparency, innovation, teamwork, diversity, and integrity.

 

The University of Oregon Libraries is the only Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member in Oregon. The library is a member of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, SPARC, Center for Research Libraries, DuraSpace, the Council on Library and Information Resources, Coalition for Networked Information, EDUCAUSE, and other major organizations.

 

Position Summary

The Associate Director for Employee Engagement, Development, & Belonging leads crucial organizational enhancement functions, serving the community of UO Libraries' employees across seven branches. This position has a core responsibility of advancing a culture that values and prioritizes equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility across UO Libraries. They will act as the primary organizational liaison to the Libraries Diversity Committee, providing meaningful partnership on strategic planning, employee engagement, and new initiative implementation. They will research, promote, and facilitate best practices in organizational culture. This position also plays a pivotal role in shared governance facilitation and faculty affairs. In collaboration with the Library Faculty Personnel Committee (LFPC), they will advise on reviewing and updating policy, as well as creating rubrics and standards for promotion procedures. They will also develop programming to support faculty through the promotion process.

 

The Associate Director will be expected to have a high level of independence, organizational accountability, and autonomy. As the primary force in program strategy, they will launch, evaluate, and communicate long-term initiatives to leadership and the broader Libraries community; track and report achievements across multiple projects; and facilitate both informal small-group strategy sessions as well as all-personnel meetings. This position is also expected to identify and build creative solutions for new needs across UO Libraries aimed at diversifying the representation within the organization, deepening avenues for employee growth and success across programs, and expanding practices of inclusion and belonging for all.

 

We are aware that some people are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every qualification in the job description including the preferred qualifications. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and recognize that a successful candidate may come from a less traditional career trajectory, such as having skills and abilities gained outside a classroom context, or an equivalent skill set. We encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our preferred qualifications.

 

Minimum Requirements

Minimum Qualifications for the Rank of Associate Librarian:

 

• Master's Degree in Library/Information Science from an American Library Association-accredited institution, or equivalent international degree -OR- other relevant Master's Degree, for example in organizational development, psychology, etc.

 

• Six years' post-master's degree experience in an academic library.

 

• Four years of relevant project or program management experience in a complex organization.

 

• Two years of experience designing, implementing, and/or leading programs aimed at diversity, equity, inclusion, and/or accessibility.

 

Minimum Qualifications for the Rank of Senior Librarian:

 

• Master's Degree in Library/Information Science from an American Library Association-accredited institution, or equivalent international degree -OR- other relevant Master's Degree, for example in organizational development, psychology, etc.

 

• Twelve years' post-master's degree experience in an academic library.

 

• Four years of relevant project or program management experience in a complex organization.

 

• Two years of experience designing, implementing, and/or leading programs aimed at diversity, equity, inclusion, and/or accessibility.

 

Professional Competencies

 

• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities, identify long-range goals, design realistic plans to attain them, and meet deadlines.

 

• Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment, diplomacy, and perceptual objectivity for effective decision making.

 

• High-level and effective communication skills, especially related to drafting complex policy and planning documents; writing and analyzing reports; and presenting and sharing information.

 

• Excellent interpersonal skills, including experience working effectively with individuals from different backgrounds and with diverse life experiences and learning styles.

 

• Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive and confidential materials and issues that may relate to personnel, budget, policy development, or union matters, with care, diplomacy, and tact.

 

• Demonstrated ability to manage change in a complex environment and adjust planning and activities to support changing priorities.

 

Preferred Qualifications

 

• Experience working with/in shared governance structures.

 

• Experience in policy review and/or development.

 

• Experience in a unionized environment.

 

University of Oregon students and employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. For additional information see: https://hr.uoregon.edu/uo-covid-19-vaccination-requirement-employee-process.

 

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

 

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at mailto:uocareers@uoregon.edu or 541-346-5112.

 

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the http://studentlife.uoregon.edu/nondiscrimination.

 

In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://clery.uoregon.edu/annual-campus-security-and-fire-safety-report.

 

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