Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Cultural Diversity Officer

The Staff Development and Cultural Diversity Officer will work under the general supervision of the Library’s Chief Operating Officer and will be expected to carry out a wide range of projects and activities supporting the Library’s diversity initiatives and the staff development needs of the University Library staff. As a participant in the Library’s staff planning, review, and decision-making process, the Staff Development and Cultural Diversity Officer will be responsible for coordinating, developing and promoting initiatives and programs that insure a professional, inclusive and pluralistic work environment. The incumbent will also be responsible for assisting with the Library’s librarian and professional recruitment program and coordinating minority outreach initiatives.

Further information may be found at www.lib.umich.edu/hr/employment/culturaldiversity.html

Administer the Library staff development program by planning, scheduling, promoting, and evaluating staff development, continuing education, and orientation activities for the University Library staff.
· Conduct formal assessment and consult with Library administrators and staff to determine staff development needs in order to develop innovative programs.
· Develop an appropriate curriculum for improving managerial, interpersonal, and communication skills that effectively meet the needs of increasingly diverse faculty, students and staff.
· Develop and coordinate Library training programs and activities to increase staff skills in targeted and general development areas.
· Evaluate training and developmental efforts against identified goals and monitor effectiveness of programs.
· Provide leadership and coordination of various professional developmental programs including orientation, mentorship programs, and cultural diversity.
· Develop program budgets and monitor allocation, expenditures and encumbrances on staff development budgets.

Provide leadership, guidance, and assistance with the development, facilitation, implementation, and evaluation of Library diversity initiatives.
· Determine goals, objectives and strategies in establishing and implementing system-wide diversity initiatives in the areas of human resources, user services, and collection management.
· Develop effective mechanisms for evaluating Library diversity initiatives.
· Conduct research on diversity related topics including planning, design, and coordination of various studies and special projects. Write reports, communiqués and compile and analyze statistical data.
· Facilitate communication and perform liaison functions between Library administration and Library unit activities, including the Library Diversity Committee, related to cultural diversity.
· Represent the Library at appropriate meetings and professional activities and work with various University officers and constituents in the area of cultural diversity.
· Establish outreach mechanisms for diversifying applicant pools for all Library positions.

Assist with the Library’s Librarian recruitment program and other minority outreach activities:
· Lead the minority outreach initiatives and assist the LHR staff responsible for coordinating Librarian recruitment activities.

Required: Graduate degree from an ALA-accredited library program or an equivalent combination of a relevant advanced degree and experience; prior experience working in an academic environment; knowledge of trends and issues related to staff development and training in academic research libraries; knowledge of trends and issues related to organizational culture and cultural diversity; substantial experience in working effectively with a large diverse staff; ability to provide leadership and manage programs and initiatives; outstanding communication skills; and ability to work independently within a variety of assignments.

Benefits, Rank, and Salary:
Final rank and salary dependent on experience and qualifications. As a professional appointment within the University of Michigan, University Library, this position offers full benefits and opportunities for professional development and travel, and, depending upon hiring rank, may participate* fully in faculty governance.

Retirement Options:
TIAA-CREF or Fidelity Investments

Application Process:
Send cover letter & resume to: Robert Campe, Chief Operating Officer; 404 Hatcher Graduate Library North; University of Michigan; Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1205. Application may be by US Mail to the above address, or by email to libhumres@umich.edu
Questions may be directed to 734 764-2546.

Application Deadline:
Review of applications will begin on 2/2/09 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Michigan is a non-discriminatory, affirmative action employer.

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