Human Resources Director

The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library is the Library Journal 2016 Library of the Year. We're looking for a Human Resources Director to join the executive team and lead our engaged and community-centered workforce of employees and volunteers. Reporting to the CEO, the Human Resources Director leads a staff of two responsible for recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce of employees and volunteers; employee compensation and benefits plans; organizational culture and employee engagement; employee relations, and legal compliance.

Education and experience: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in human resource management, public administration, business administration, or a related field; plus five years of professional experience as a generalist in human resource management, three of which must have been at the senior staff or management level; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Previous supervisory experience required.  Certification as Professional in Human Resources (PHR, SHRM-CP) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR, SHRM-SCP) is preferred.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Starting salary will be in the range of $62,240 to $77,700 depending on qualifications. Excellent benefits include health, dental and vision insurance, retirement plan (KPERS), long term disability and group life insurance, sick leave and vacation, and other optional benefits including a deferred compensation plan.

How to Apply:  A completed and signed TSCPL job application is required for consideration for each position along with resume and cover letter.  TSCPL application forms are available online at www.tscpl.org, or in the Library at the Customer Service Desk or in Human Resources. First review of applications will begin on June 21, 2017. The position will remain posted until filled

Application materials may be mailed, handed in, faxed, or emailed.

Mail completed and signed job application materials to:

Human Resources Director

Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library

1515 SW 10th Avenue

Topeka, KS 66604

Application materials may also be handed in at the Human Resources Office on the second floor of the library. Human Resource office hours are M-F, 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. If the HR office is not open, applications may be dropped off at the Customer Service Desk.

Application materials may be faxed to 785-580-4496.

Application materials may be emailed to employ@tscpl.org. Please put “HR Director” in the subject line. For more information, please contact Human Resources at: 785-580-4492 or send e-mail to: employ@tscpl.org

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About the Library:

The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, Library Journal 2016 Library of the Year, is a 21st-century, landmark library, and features the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery, the Millennium Café, Chandler Booktique (bookstore and gift shop), free meeting rooms, computer training and free gigabit Wi-Fi access.

Located in the heart of Shawnee County, the library has a collection of more than 500,000 books and serves more than 100,000 registered borrowers. About 3,000 people walk through our doors daily. Our bookmobiles make about 20 stops six days a week traveling across the county. We provide services to 55 senior living facilities and 85 homebound individuals. Our Library At Work program delivers library materials to mailrooms at 15 employers throughout the community. Our website serves customers’ needs 24/7. The library offers state-of-the art technology, youth programs that encourage learning and reading, accessibility services addressing the needs of older readers and persons with disabilities, and reference and research tools.

The library is a great meeting venue for community groups and is a cultural hub for art, music and literature. People of all ages discover and experience art at the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery. We connect individuals to culture, art and artists – both modern and classic. The gallery is also recognized for two national art competitions and its annual art exhibit for children. Professional exhibits from the library’s permanent collection (the oldest in the city) as well as traveling exhibits draw nearly 20,000 visitors annually.

The library is helping to transform the lives of its citizens through five community impact goals:

  1. Every child will be ready for kindergarten
  2. Everyone will discover their passion for learning
  3. Everyone will continue learning new ways to live their best life
  4. Topeka and Shawnee County will be an engaged community of readers
  5. The library will be a learning organization committed to excellence in: Leadership, planning, customer focus, process management and partner focus