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Associate Director of Organizational Development

Our new position of Associate Director of Organizational Development will provide leadership in the holistic development of the library's organizational culture, practices, and systems to improve the overall effectiveness of the library staff and organization. This work will include creating and implementing improvements for employees, including aspects of human resources, and spearheading initiatives designed to advance the library's ongoing commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Serving as a strategic and operational leader, the Associate Director of Organizational Development will work under the direction of the Library Director and in regular collaboration with the management and supervisory team.

Responsibilities:

  • Advise our leaders and managers in the pursuit and implementation of policies, programs, and practices that attract and retain top talent and highlight the library as an employer of choice.
  • Recommend and guide new initiatives and support ongoing programs and practices to build and increase opportunity, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Enable managers and supervisors to be the best leaders of people.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships to help all employees thrive and succeed in their roles, leading to retention of talented and skilled people.
  • Lead the HR team and ensure processes for highly effective recruiting; compensation, rewards and recognition; employee benefits including health and wellness; and performance management.
  • Improve upon the existing valuable core program of learning, development and professional growth for employees.
  • Contribute to collective bargaining negotiations and contract administration.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in human resources, organizational development, or related field, or equivalent work experience in HR or in leadership in an administrative role
  • At least 5 years of experience related to Responsibilities
  • Broad competency, knowledge, and skills to collaborate with a culturally diverse workforce and community
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Project management expertise
  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal employment laws and regulations
  • Experience with collective bargaining and labor relations desirable
  • Experience in public library, government unit, or public taxing body desirable

Skokie Public Library Offers:

  • An opportunity to work in a collaborative and compassionate environment alongside talented colleagues in service to a diverse, vibrant community
  • $82,000 - $100,000 starting annual salary, depending on qualifications
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance, including generous cost-sharing for medical coverage
  • Competitive paid time off
  • Participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF)

For consideration, please address your cover letter to Richard Kong, Director of Skokie Public Library, and send along with your resume to rkong@skokielibrary.info.

If you are interested in applying, please be sure to read our strategic plan and our organizational culture statement to make sure both resonate with you. Read the full job description for more details.

We seek those who share our passion for serving the people of Skokie. We strive to support and reflect our community through our dedication to equity, diversity, and inclusion. We strongly urge people of color, people who identify as LGBTQ+, people of all ages, and people with disabilities to apply. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Skokie is known for its diversity and is conveniently accessible from Chicago and surrounding neighborhoods. The Edens Expressway (I-94) spans Skokie's western edge, while Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) and PACE suburban bus lines and the CTA's Skokie Swift Yellow rail line offer numerous options for public transportation.

Application Contact: 
Richard Kong
Position: Associate Director of Organizational Development
Organization: Skokie Public Library
Location: Skokie,  IL 
United States
Salary: $82,000 - $100,000 starting annual salary, depending on qualifications
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 11/4/2022
Requirements

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in human resources, organizational development, or related field, or equivalent work experience in HR or in leadership in an administrative role
  • At least 5 years of experience related to Responsibilities
  • Broad competency, knowledge, and skills to collaborate with a culturally diverse workforce and community
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Project management expertise
  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal employment laws and regulations
  • Experience with collective bargaining and labor relations desirable
  • Experience in public library, government unit, or public taxing body desirable
Status: This listing expires on: 1/3/2023
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Richard Kong