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Human Resources and Organizational Development Director

Company: The Dayton Metro Library Location: Dayton, OH
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The Dayton Metro Library is seeking a full-time Human Resources and Organizational Development Director to join the Executive Administration team.  The ideal candidate will be a transformative leader who has a demonstrated track record in cultivating inclusive organizational cultures that are equitable and non-discriminatory.  They will have a record of success at employing anti-racist practices and principles to accomplish their work.  This employee is primarily responsible for all human resource functions, which includes planning and execution of talent review and succession planning, talent assessment, performance management, employee relations, coaching, leadership and development planning.  The incumbent is expected to promote a culture of empathy, inclusion, empowerment and accountability throughout Library culture, including ensuring compliance and efficient completion of all HR functions.  The ideal candidate is expected to be flexible, adaptable, and creative in the design and execution of programs, processes and solutions.  They are also expected to be innovative, organized and disciplined, with the ability to operate in the grey.  Join our team today!


DML is committed to cultivating inclusive environments and a workforce that reflects the diversity of our community. As such, we encourage Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) to apply, in addition to members from other marginalized groups.  

Additional consideration may be given to individuals that are fluent or proficient in any non-English languages used in Montgomery County including Spanish, Mandarin, French, Korean, Vietnamese, Hindi, Urdu, Russian, Tagalog, Kinyarwanda, Arabic, Turkish, Swahili, and American Sign Language (ASL). 



Essential Job Duties

is embedded in HR processes, to cultivate a diverse workforce and inclusive organizational culture that is non-discriminatory. This includes, but is not limited to, recruitment, hiring, retention, advancement and promotion, employee resource groups, staff development and employee relations.

  • Serves as the Library’s Labor Relations specialist. Serves as the Library’s chief negotiator in the planning and negotiation of union labor contracts. Responsible for the interpretation and application of the collective bargaining agreement. Serves as the management representative at grievance hearings.
  • Researches, develops, writes, and updates Library human resources policies, procedures, methods, and guidelines; communicates and fosters organizational values.
  • Actively participates and assists with all aspects of the Human Resources operational responsibilities and manages and tracks the annual human resources budget.
  • Assists with system-wide decision making through consistent information sharing, regular attendance at manager’s meetings and service on committees. Serves as a member of the Executive Director’s cabinet.
  • Implements Library policies and procedures at the department level.  Participates in policy revision and in the formulation of policies and procedures. Interprets Library policies to staff with a patron-responsive management perspective. 



Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Human Resources, Organizational Development, Training, or related field, and minimum of five years of increasingly responsible experience at a professional level.  Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Master of Science in Human Resources preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a 400+ employee organization is highly preferred. Public employer experience preferred.  SPHR certification preferred.
  • Labor negotiation, labor contract administration, and supervisory experience preferred.
  • Thorough knowledge of principles, practices, regulations and laws which apply to all aspects of human resources management, including employee benefits administration, worker’s compensation, unemployment compensation, OPERS, Federal, State, and EEO employment laws and regulations.
  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal and relationship building skills. Ability to maintain effective relationships with staff, the public, union leadership, and outside council. 
  • Valid Ohio driver’s license, acceptable motor vehicle record, and continuous insurability required
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, policy and procedure manuals, labor laws, and governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence and Library policy clearly and informatively. Ability to proofread and edit effectively.
  • Ability to present information clearly and respond to questions from staff, patrons, and members of the community individually and in a group setting.  Ability to deal effectively with confrontational individuals and/ or challenging situations.
  • Ability to connect with others, accept feedback, implement change and motivate staff. 
  • Ability to solve complex problems, make difficult decisions and to exercise good judgement. 
  • Ability to effectively develop, organize and implement programs and initiatives.  Ability to plan, schedule and oversee department operations and personnel, and to build and manage a high performing team. Ability to prepare and administer budgets.

Compensation and Benefits:  Salary is negotiable starting at $97,230 annually.  Benefits include health, dental and vision insurance along with paid time off and OPERS retirement. 

Application Process:  Please submit a cover letter and resume to Jennifer Kadel at This position is open until filled. 


The Dayton Metro Library is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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