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Organizational Development and Training Coordinator
Business Human Resources Services Center
University Library
Academic Professional
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Position Available: The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. This is a 100% Academic Professional appointment.

Responsibilities: The Organizational Development and Training Coordinator reports to the Assistant Dean of University Libraries for Business Operations, who reports to the University Librarian. The Organizational Development and Training Coordinator is responsible for independently leading the Library’s training and organizational development efforts by identifying, evaluating, establishing curriculum, and creating procedures that enhance every employee’s individual capabilities to achieve their greatest potential through training, organizational development and creative solutions. This position is also responsible for other Human Resource functions such as recruitment, onboarding and staff development programs. The right candidate will have a history of demonstrated success bringing projects to fruition while providing creative and resourceful solutions to complex challenges. The successful candidate will demonstrate leadership skills, collaborative and participative team building skills, and effective interpersonal communication.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Library Employee Training Development
•       Manage the development, delivery and evaluation of a suite of employee training and organizational development programs for all employees (faculty, academic professional, civil service, graduate, hourly and student).
•       Evaluate and enhance employee orientation and separation processes including onboarding, training and exit interviews.
•       Evaluate and assess training and development for program effectiveness.
•       Provide informal coaching and structured training to strengthen individual, management and team effectiveness.
•       Serve as a resource for Library faculty and staff mentoring programs
•       Work with Staff Development and Training Committee, Library Committee of Academic Professionals (L-CAP), Library Staff Support Committee (LSSC) and individual supervisors to ensure that guidelines regarding HR and training policies are regularly reviewed, maintained and communicated.
•       Supervise Civil Service Staff.
Library Organizational Development
•       In coordination with the BHRSC Human Resource Associate, manage the BHRSC web presence and internal marketing initiatives to achieve a greater level of awareness of University Library and campus policies, training opportunities, online resources, etc.   
•       Develop and coordinate the Library recruitment process, including creating and maintaining strategic partnerships with I-Schools, libraries, professional organizations, etc. to expand the recruiting network and increase candidate pools.
•       Coordinate the implementation of the Academic Professional promotion process.
•       Organize and develop employee recognition programs.
•       Identify and recommend areas of improvement in organizational development activities.
•       Provide vision and oversight for all forms of Faculty and Civil Service development, including determining appropriate support, resources, programming and training opportunities to facilitate career growth.
Library & Campus
•       Serve on and/or chair various committees as needed.
•       Other related duties as assigned

Environment: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Library is a leader in the delivery of user services, and active programs in information, instructional, access, and scholarly services that help the Library to maintain its place at the intellectual heart of the campus. The Library also holds one of the preeminent research collections in the world, encompassing more than 13 million volumes and a total of more than 23 million items. The Library is committed to maintaining the strongest collections and service programs possible, and to engaging in research, development, and scholarly practice - all of which support the University's missions of teaching, research, and public engagement. The Library employs approximately 90 faculty members, and more than 300 academic professionals, staff, and graduate assistants. For more information, see:

The Library Business and Human Resource Service Center (BHRSC) is responsible for providing support for all business, human resources and training related functions for the University Library. Activities include payroll, p-card, grants and contracts, travel support, employee relations and staff training and development.   Our current staff has 13 members and serves all members of the University Library staff in helping these employees fulfill their work in the library.

Required qualifications:
•       Bachelor’s degree
•       At least 2 years professional experience in Libraries, Human Resources, Archives, Training, and/or Business or comparable setting
•       Demonstrated experience in training and (or) human resources
•       Demonstrated writing skills producing clear and unambiguous deliverables
•       Ability to communicate and listen at all levels of the organization
•       Strong interpersonal skills and excellent customer-centric focus
•       Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups
•       Strong organizational skills and the analytical ability to manage multiple projects and objectives at the same time.

Preferred qualification:
•       Master’s degree in Library Science, Human Resource Development, Business Administration, or related fields.
•       At least 4 years professional experience Human Resources, Library, Archives, Training, Business, and/or comparable setting
•       Ability to negotiate and resolve conflicting objectives
•       Demonstrated supervisory experience
•       Knowledge of organizational progress and/or change management
•       Demonstrated presentation and/or teaching skills.
•       SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) and/or or ATD (formerly ASTD) (Association for Talent Development) Certification(s).

Campus and Community: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a comprehensive and major public land-grant university (Doctoral/Research University-Extensive) that is ranked among the best in the world. Chartered in 1867, it provides undergraduate and graduate education in more than 150 fields of study, conducts theoretical and applied research, and provides public service to the state and the nation. It employs 3,000 faculty members who serve 31,000 undergraduates and 12,000 graduate and professional students; approximately 25% of faculty receives campus-wide recognition each year for excellence in teaching. More information about the campus is available at The University is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana, which have a combined population of 100,000 and are situated about 140 miles south of Chicago, 120 miles west of Indianapolis, and 170 northeast of St. Louis. The University and its surrounding communities offer a cultural and recreational environment ideally suited to the work of a major research institution. For more information about the community, visit: or

Salary and Rank: Salary commensurate with credentials and experience.

To Apply: To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at and upload a letter of interest, resume, contact information including email addresses for three professional references. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For questions, please call: 217-333-8169.

Deadline: In order to ensure full consideration we urge candidates to submit application materials on or before January 15, 2018. All applications received by the closing date will receive full consideration.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

Illinois is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.

Donna Hoffman
Administrative Assistant
University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign
1408 W. Gregory Dr. - Suite 127
Urbana, IL 61801

Office Phone: 217-333-5495
Cell Phone: 217-621-9149
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