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Human Resources Manager

Boulder Public Library District

Main Library

Application Deadline

Apply By Nov 27th, 2023


$89,398.00 to $116,217.00 per Year   Calculate


Boulder, CO




Not Required

Minimum Education

Bachelor's Degree

Library Experience

Not Required

Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library


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Job Description

Department: Administration 

Schedule: Full-time 40 hours per week. 

FLSA Classification: Exempt 

Job Level: Leadership 

Job Summary:  The Human Resources Manager is responsible for developing and executing human resource strategy in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction of the library district, specifically in the areas of succession planning, talent management, change management, organizational and performance management, training and development, and compensation. The Human Resources Manager provides strategic leadership by articulating HR needs and plans to the director, leadership team, and the board of trustees. 

Essential Functions:   

  • Provide overall leadership and guidance, and effectively communicate and support the library district’s mission and strategic vision by overseeing HR functions such as talent acquisition, career development, succession planning, retention, training, leadership development, compensation and benefits. (35%)
  • Supports and advises supervisors with recruiting, selecting, orienting, training, assigning, scheduling, coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, appraising, and reviewing job contributions; planning and reviewing compensation actions; enforcing policies and procedures. (35%)
  • Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions. (15%)
  • Supports leadership decision-making by developing and implementing comprehensive compensation and benefits plans that are competitive and cost-effective for the library district. (15%)

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Serves as an advocate and person of support for all staff members.
  • Researches and recommends professional development activities regarding employee management, safety and engagement and compliance with employment legislation.
  • Maintains job descriptions, employee handbook and associated policy and procedure documentation.
  • Trains staff on personnel policies and procedures.
  • Performs functional duties regarding records management, benefits administration, leave management, onboarding, recruitment/employment, and employment law compliance.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education and Experience bachelor's degree and Professional Human Resources Certification or equivalent education. Minimum of 5 years of experience.
  • Skills – Maintains strict confidentiality on all employee matters and information.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Spanish language skills and/or experience working with patrons from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

Working Conditions:

Work primarily in an office setting. Work may include extended periods of time viewing a computer monitor and operating a keyboard. Requires sufficient manual dexterity that permits the employee to operate a computer, office, and library equipment. Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes which permit the employee to work in a multilevel facility. Seeing, hearing, and speaking required.

Benefits & Additional Compensation Info

Health and Wellness Benefits

· Group medical, dental and vision benefits to employees who work 20 hours or more per week

· Lifestyle Spending Account for all benefit-eligible employees

· Employer paid basic life and long-term disability insurance

· Employer paid employee assistance program for employees and their household members

· Health Savings or Flexible Spending Accounts for all benefit-eligible employees

· Voluntary , employee paid, group accident, critical illness and hospital indemnity plans for all benefit-eligible employees

· Employees who work 20 hours or more per week are eligible to take up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave following the birth of an employee’s child or the placement of a child with an employee for adoption or foster care

· Infant at Work Program

Time-off Benefits

· New employees accrue 4 weeks paid vacation 

· 80 hours of paid sick leave per year for employees who work 20 hours or more per week

· 12 paid holidays and 3 floating holidays

· Time off for jury duty, bereavement and voting

· Pet adoption leave

· New grandparent leave

Helping Your Future

· Public Employee Retirement Association of Colorado (PERA) Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan

· PERA 401(k) Plan

· Tuition reimbursement program and student debt repayment assistance

· Paid training and professional development 

Library Perks

Easy access to unlimited resources—including books, movies, programs, digital technology and more 

The Community

The BPLD is committed to advancing equity in our diverse community by providing accessible programs, print and digital materials, tools and technology, and educational opportunities. Across our five current locations, we are proud to offer resources such as a makerspace, art galleries, outdoor learning areas, a multimedia local history archive, community literacy programs, and a theater. Boulder Public Library strives to be a safe and welcoming place to all staff and patrons, alike. Through outreach, community partnerships, and volunteer-driven programs, we seek to adapt our services to those who may experience barriers to visiting our physical locations.  

We circulate more than 1.5 million items annually, but we believe that a library is more than a place to borrow free materials. As a vital civic space, we provide opportunities for our more than 500,000 yearly visitors to study, host meetings, be introduced to new people or experiences, and connect to essential local services.

Our employees are part of a vibrant, uplifting workplace culture that honors the joy and commitment of meaningful public service, while still caring for the needs of the individual.  Our work is highly collaborative, adaptive, inquisitive, and is always on-going. We are passionate individuals with diverse backgrounds, interests, and experiences and we are dedicated to our mission of connecting people, ideas and information to transform lives and strengthen our community.


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HR Info

Tim McClelland, Patron Services Manager mcclellandt@boulderlibrary.org

Posted Nov 8, 2023