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Personnel Officer - Libraries, UMass Amherst Libraries (Amherst)

The UMass Amherst Libraries seek a dynamic and innovative Personnel Officer. The Libraries’ Personnel Officer develops, manages and executes services that address recruitment, retention and professional development of all staff in the University Libraries, with a special focus on fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. This position directs, manages and oversees all human resources functions, including employee relations, training and development, and employee benefits. Serves as the primary resource for the Libraries regarding all matters relative to campus personnel policies and procedures, and acts as primary liaison with Central Human Resources and other campus administrative offices relating to personnel matters.  Serves as a member of the Libraries Administrative Team.


Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

Bachelor’s Degree with five years of progressive HR experience.
Must have a strong team orientation and ability to collaborate with internal and external constituents.
Must possess the ability to communicate effectively in clear and concise oral and written communications; to problem solve and develop solutions which foster resolution and positive outcomes.
Ability to handle confidential personnel and personal information in a discreet manner, and work cooperatively with others. Ability to understand responsibilities with respect to conflicts of interest and behave in ways consistent both with law and with university policy.
Capacity for high degree of independent action and initiative.
Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and the ability to maintain and foster harmonious working relationships with a diverse population of staff and students.
Demonstrated ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the Libraries and the campus.

Preferred Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

Master’s Degree.
Human Resources professional certification such as SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP or World at Work.
Experience in higher education and unionized environment.

Full/Part Time

Full Time





Closing Date

September 9, 2019

How to Apply

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