Human Resources Officer

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with professional experience and education - see ad text.
Jun 17, 2022
Nov 12, 2022
Human Resources
Full Time
Human Resources OfficerThe George Mason University Libraries is seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic, skillful, collaborative, mission-driven and results-oriented person for the position of Human Resources Officer. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment. About the Position:The Human Resources Officer for University Libraries manages all aspects of the human resources and payroll activities at the unit level, including: recruitment/hiring/payroll of all categories of library employees; talent development; diversity and inclusion; organizational development initiatives; employee relations; employee recognition and awards; and associated personnel-related planning. The HR Officer also supports the Dean of Libraries & University Librarian and the Professional Review Committee of Librarian's Council in reappointment and/or promotion in rank cases during annual cycles, and serves as a resource for library supervisors and managers by assisting in resolving complex, sensitive/confidential personnel issues.Incumbent leads staff assigned to HR/Payroll operations, aligns related diversity/inclusion and organizational development initiatives, and coordinates these with university-level offices, such as Office of the Provost, Office of Human Resources & Payroll, and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.Required Qualifications:Applicants should bring the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to this position.Master's degree in a management-related field or equivalent combination of education and experience;Some (generally minimum of three years) professional-level experience in the Human Resources field (e.g., talent acquisition and management, employee relations, organizational development and learning, etc.);Demonstrated experience in designing, implementing, maintaining, and assessing HR-related support services, both general and specialized/tailored to classes of employees, including: onboarding; talent development; diversity and inclusion; retention efforts; and compensation/classification;Demonstrated project management and coordination abilities and skills, and supervisory experience and skills;Track record of success in planning and implementing initiatives;Demonstrated commitment to serving diverse constituencies of employees, and fostering a collegial, productive, and healthy work environment;Strong commitment to access, diversity and inclusivity, and dedication to the fulfillment of the University Libraries' Vision, Mission & Values (;Effective interpersonal and communication skills demonstrated by: ability to listen actively; speak and write clearly; and present ideas and information to groups; andDemonstrated skills in effectively and efficiently utilizing university technologies for HR & Payroll functions and for general administrative office program applications.Preferred Qualifications:ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library or Information Science (or equivalent certified foreign degree);Experience in academic libraries or organizations with higher education or cultural-heritage missions; andExperience in organizations with differentiated, multiple categories of employees.Appointment/Benefits/Salary:12-month Administrative Faculty appointment; health plan options and paid life insurance; several retirement plans, including TIAA-CREF; 24 vacation days and 12 paid holidays; tuition waiver for self. Salary is commensurate with professional experience, with an anticipated appointment salary in the range of the mid- $70s to mid- $80s.The George Mason University library system, comprised of a large central library and three other distinctive libraries, is located on three campuses in the Northern Virginia-metropolitan Washington, D.C., region. One of Virginia's leading academic research libraries, the Mason Libraries continues to gain steadily in national stature as it transforms in all areas that are key to a 21st century research library - innovative technologies and services, expert library faculty and skilled staff members, growing collections, publishing, modern facilities, and transformational partnerships. Visit us at for more information.

All applications for this position (FA037z) MUST be submitted online at George Mason's employment page ( Applicants must submit letter of application/cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses (including e-mail) and phone numbers of three current references.Questions should be directed to Diana Tippett ( or Della Patrick (, Office of the Dean of Libraries and University Librarian. Review of applications will begin July 20, 2022.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

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