Assistant Dean for Business & Human Resources
Assistant Dean for Business & Human Resources
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Job Location: Illinois
Apply By: 08/28/2020
Date Created: 07-30-2020
Academic Professional Position
University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign
As soon as possible after closing date. This is a full-time, Academic Professional position in the University Library.
The University Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign values diversity of thought, perspective, experience and people, and is actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect. We are dedicated to the practices of social justice, diversity, and equality, and strive to overcome historical and divisive biases in our society and embrace diverse points of view as assets to the fabric of our community. All positions will be called on to contribute to building this environment in the Library and throughout the campus community, and we encourage candidates to apply who share these values.
The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO
Duties and Responsibilities:
This position is responsible for providing leadership as the primary fiscal and human resources officer for the University Library, including oversight of human resources functions, organization development and training, grants and contracts, budget planning and analysis, and purchasing. The University Library has over 330 FTE and manages a total budget in excess of 60 million annually.
Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Serve as a member of the Dean’s Cabinet and collaborate in the formulation of the University Library’s fiscal & HR polices, strategic planning, diversity and inclusion strategies, operational oversight, and emergency planning.
- Direct the University Library’s Business & Human Resources Service Center, including supervision of professional staff in reporting line. This includes oversight of the Library’s Organizational Development and Training program.
- Continuously explore and report on emerging trends, research, and best practices for effectively advancing human resource development and fiscal management strategies and policies in organizations.
- Ensure appropriate Library representation on campus-level committees, task forces, and governance structures, such as campus budget committees, labor and bargaining units, and all campus groups and committees relating to HR and finance.
- Ensure work is completed within both the spirit and the letter of University policies and procedures using diplomacy, high ethical standards, and integrity.
- Develop and drive strategies that support effective human resources development to maximize utilization of resources.
- Ensure compliance with all applicable University, state and federal rules, statutes, and policies, including Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Title IX, etc.
- Oversight of Library Human Resources staff
- Analyze and monitor the financial condition of the University Library department as a whole and for individual units; work with Library associate deans and unit heads to allocate and manage budgets and provide financial advice, as needed.
- Prepare budget forecasts and fiscal analysis for Library Administration. Along with the Dean of Libraries and Associate Deans, responsible for the preparation of the annual budget.
- Develop and drive strategies that support effective fiscal management to maximize utilization of resources.
- Oversight of Library Business Operations staff
- Bachelor’s degree
- Minimum of 5 years of progressive responsibilities in Human Resources leadership with experience in financial leadership including in-depth knowledge of financial analysis and budgeting
- Demonstrated awareness of diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility best practices
- Strong leadership, administrative, and presentation skills, including oral and written communications
- Effective analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills, including the ability to translate metrics, research or trends into strategy
- Ability to self-motivate, work independently, exercise good judgment, and prioritize and complete projects
- Ability to work collaboratively and collegially in an academic environment
- Master’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resources Development, Labor & Employment Relations, or a related field
- Certification in human resources management from an accredited agency, such as the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), HR Certification Institute (HRCI), Cornell, etc.
- Certified Public Accountant credential
- Familiarity with higher education environment
- Familiarity with academic and research libraries
Academic Professional employees are encouraged to use “investigation time” to pursue areas of interest, not directly in support of an immediate program need, in accordance with the University Library’s policy on Investigation Time for Academic Professional Employees https://www.library.illinois.edu/staff/bhrsc/human/resources/guidelines-for-investigation-time/
. Some investigations originating in this manner may evolve into regular work assignments or production activities.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 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 14 million volumes and a total of more than 24 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 80 faculty members, and more than 300 academic professionals, staff, and graduate assistants. For more information, see: http://www.library.illinois.edu/
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 about 3,000 faculty members who serve over 33,000 undergraduates and 15,000 graduate and professional students. More information about the campus is available at www.illinois.edu
. The university is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana (total population 207,000) in east-central Illinois, and is situated about 140 miles south of Chicago, 125 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: https://with.illinois.edu/advancement/living-in-c-u/
Salary and Rank:
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is eligible for the Library’s Academic Professional Promotion Program. The University of Illinois also has a dual-career partner placement program and is strong committed to work-life balance and family-friendly programs for faculty and staff (https://provost.illinois.edu/faculty-affairs/work-life-balance/).
Terms of Appointment:
Twelve-month appointment; 24 annual vacation days; 11 annual paid holidays; 12 annual sick-leave days (cumulative), plus an additional 13 sick-leave days (non-cumulative) available, if needed, each year; health insurance is available to employees (with the option to purchase coverage for spouse and dependents); required participation in State Universities Retirement System (SURS) (8% of annual salary is withheld and is refundable upon termination), with several options for participation in additional retirement plans; newly-hired employees are covered by the Medicare portion of Social Security and are subject to its deduction.
To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu 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.
In order to ensure full consideration we urge candidates to submit application materials on or before August 28, 2020.
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