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Recruitment & Organizational Development Assistant

Employer
UConn Library
Location
Connecticut, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Apr 22, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Business & Administrative Affairs, Human Resources Administration
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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The UConn Library is seeking a Recruitment & Organizational Development Assistant to provide specialized support in the areas of recruitment and organizational development for the UConn Library.  Reporting to the Recruitment & Organizational Development Coordinator, the Recruitment & Organizational Development Assistant will independently provide customer service and administrative support through answering general inquiries, data processing, scheduling meetings and other virtual events, logistical support for onsite events, and records management.  The successful candidate will be a self-starter with a high level of demonstrated organizational, reporting, communication, and interpersonal skills.  Strong attention to detail, professional judgment, and ability to maintain confidentiality are essential.

Along with all UConn Library personnel, the successful candidate will make a positive contribution to a culture of inclusion and respect in all interactions within the library and across the University and exemplifies the UConn Library values of kindness and trust, curiosity and inquiry, equity and inclusion, and having fun.  

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Provides customer service and administrative support under UConn Library’s Organizational Effectiveness. Includes providing general office support such as responding to inquiries and supporting UConn Library staff.
  2. Assists in all aspects of recruitment for the UConn Library; schedules search committee meetings and candidate visits (virtual and onsite), corresponds with candidates and other external audiences, data processing, and provides accurate and detailed record keeping. Identifies and follows up to resolve problems, referring unusual or difficult problems to supervisor.
  3. Provides support for organizational development and diversity programming. Includes providing administrative and logistical support for all activities and events.
  4. Manages the maintenance of the UConn Library’s recruitment and organizational development records. Reviews records for accuracy and provides historical reference by developing and utilizing filing and retrieval systems.
  5. Compiles data and prepares reports used to assess Organizational Effectiveness services and initiatives. Assists in the collection of customer and staff feedback.
  6. Creates staff-facing user guides, populates Organizational Effectiveness updates and information on the Library’s intranet and website as appropriate.
  7. Stays informed of changes to university policies and procedures.
  8. Independently plans, organizes, and implements special projects as needed.

 

Shared Expectations for All Library Staff

  1. Participates in planning and actively contributes to Area and Unit priorities, initiatives, and operations through collaboration and cooperation.
  2. Demonstrates reliable and effective written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  3. Demonstrates active learning in and communication of ongoing trends and developments related to professional and positional responsibilities.
  4. Works effectively in current office applications, software, and communication tools as set by the UConn Library and University of Connecticut.
  5. Exhibits appreciation of, sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse working environment, inclusive of social, economic, cultural, ideological, gender, racial, and ethnic backgrounds.
  6. Performs duties parallel to position responsibilities as required.

Minimum Qualifications 

  1. Associate’s degree in a field related to the position. 
  2. Minimum of two years related professional experience.
  3. Demonstrated skill in planning and organization with an aptitude for accurate, organized, detail-oriented work.
  4. Demonstrated commitment to customer service and strong interpersonal and oral and written communication skills.
  5. Demonstrated understanding of the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion and ability to work collaboratively with individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.
  6. Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and properly manage sensitive information.
  7. Proven time management and prioritization skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Experience maintaining content on websites or other related platforms.
  2. Demonstrated critical thinking and problem-solving skills, with the ability to manage and support change.
  3. Experience with report and presentation creation, including charts, graphical representation of data, and presentation slide design.
  4. Proficiency in all Microsoft Office Suite applications.

Employment at UConn and Appointment Terms

UConn is one of the top public research universities in the nation, with more than 30,000 students pursuing answers to critical questions in labs, lecture halls, and the community. Knowledge exploration throughout the University’s network of campuses is united by a culture of innovation. An unprecedented commitment from the state of Connecticut ensures UConn attracts internationally renowned faculty and the world’s brightest students. As a vibrant, progressive leader, UConn fosters a diverse and dynamic culture that meets the challenges of a changing global society.

The main 4,400-acre campus is set in a university town located in the heart of Connecticut; approximately a half hour’s drive from Hartford, 90 minutes from Boston, and 3 hours from New York City.  Storrs offers New England village charm, with outstanding recreational facilities and open space initiatives, farm to table agricultural communities, and excellent public schools.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. The diversity of students, faculty, and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians, and salutatorians who make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top public research universities.

UConn’s faculty and staff are a critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural, and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. 

This is a full-time position based in Storrs, Connecticut. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn, and a highly desirable work environment. Salary is dependent upon education, qualifications, and experience.  This position is covered by the University of Connecticut Professional Employee’s Association, please see Career Paths for information on position classifications and salary bands.

Employment at the University of Connecticut is contingent upon the successful candidate’s compliance with the University’s Mandatory Workforce COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.  This Policy states that all workforce members are required to have or obtain a Covid-19 vaccination as a term and condition of employment at UConn, unless an exemption or deferral has been approved. 

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

To Apply

Applications must be submitted online using UConn Jobs at http://www.jobs.uconn.edu, Staff Positions, (Search #496268) and include a cover letter, detailed resume, and contact information for three professional references.  Candidates must address in their cover letter and/or resume how their candidacy meets the position responsibilities, minimum qualifications, and preferred qualifications (if applicable). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Nominations and inquiries should be sent in confidence to ellen.silbermann@uconn.edu. To ensure full consideration, inquiries and applications should be submitted by May 15, 2022. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on May 15, 2022.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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