Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.
The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
The UW Libraries is one of the largest and most innovative libraries in North America with extensive collections in print, electronic, and other formats. Providing services to three campuses, the UW Libraries also plays a significant leadership role regionally and throughout the profession. The UW Libraries is recognized for its excellent service, innovative learning and research spaces, collaborative approaches, extensive assessment efforts and diverse award-winning staff.
The UW Libraries has an outstanding opportunity for an Organization Development and Training Specialist. This position is responsible for helping the organization to change and improve in the areas of organizational effectiveness, customer service, communication, human resources, and training and development for 325+ employees on three campuses. This position provides comprehensive reviews and assessments of training needs, concerns and activities on an ongoing basis for the UW Libraries.
ODT Program Oversight Develops and delivers appropriate training and development opportunities to Libraries staff and student employees in coordination with Libraries Human Resources.
Represents the Libraries to UW Professional & Organization Development and UW committees, teams, groups, professionals and initiatives at the UW.
Using effective training methods and appropriate technologies, implements relevant staff and professional development.
In collaboration with the Director, Libraries Human Resources, develops and implements the policies and procedures of the Libraries' training and development program.
Develops and maintains operational and staff development budgets.
In partnership with the Director, Libraries Human Resources, creates and maintains the curriculum for the Libraries' GOLD (Growth, Opportunity, Learning, and Development) Program.
Writes and prepares reports on ODT outcomes.
Works with Associate Deans/Directors to determine how best to assess efficiencies within their administrative programs, evaluate overall impacts, report findings, and implement training development programs as necessary.
Assists the Director, Libraries Human Resources as a member of the HR/ODT Team in implementing and communicating plans as an outcome of facilitated discussion.
Provides direction to the Libraries' Service Recognition Program.
Teaches the Libraries' New Employee Orientation.
Facilitation Facilitates sessions that meet leadership objectives and that build team effectiveness.
Works with Libraries leadership and employees to build and maintain a cohesive and collaborative work environment through training and development techniques.
Provides coaching for individuals in areas such as time management and goal setting.
Facilitates or participates in libraries-wide workgroups that develop and implement working tools, strategic plans, training opportunities or other initiatives.
Unit membership The Human Resources/Organization Development Team is a collaborative team that works together to make sure the needs of Libraries staff are being met from onboarding to separation.
The Organization Development and Training Specialist assists the team in evaluating our services and supporting Libraries employees.
Assists the Director, Libraries Human Resources in carrying out special projects such as, leading process improvement initiatives and conducting or responding to institutional surveys.
Bachelor's Degree in HR, Business Administration, or other relevant field.
2-3 years experience in developing and offering training and organizational development.
Experience working with both large and small class audiences.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Ability to work both independently and cooperatively with a team in a large organization.
Working knowledge of higher education organizations.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergra...duate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.