Monday, October 04, 2010

Training and Emnployee Rleations: Princeton Univresity, Princeton, NJ

Training and Employee Relations for Princeton University

As a key member of the University Human Resources Client Services Team, the Training and Employee Relations Specialist reports to the Senior HR Manager responsible for the University Library. The incumbent is expected to lead the Library Education and Training Committee (LETC), work collaboratively with internal and external resources to coordinate the delivery of training programs, participate in meetings, workshops and retreats and assist the Senior HR Manager in the resolution of employee/labor relations problems and concerns.

Major Project Responsibilities

This position will work in the University Human Resources Office but have responsibility for coordinating for training programs for both University and University Library staff. The staff of the University Library exceeds 350, is dispersed at multiple locations and consists of librarians and professional specialists, professional administrative and IT staff and union support staff. In addition, the position will assist the University's Learning and Development program in the design, development and delivery of training programs for all University staff members. The position will also assist the Senior Human Resources Manager assigned to the University Library in the resolution of employee and labor relations problems by providing triage and first level counseling assistance.

Must have a bachelor's degree at a minimum and 4-6 years of experience with facilitation/training, change management and/or employee relations. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a variety of people at all levels in the organization. Superior oral and written communication skills required. Ability to lead project teams or groups not actually supervised. Ability to conceive and create high-quality, meaningful presentations appropriate for multiple audiences Ability to conduct needs assessments in order to evaluate and measure the effectiveness of training and development programs. Ability to exercise judgment, maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information and material in a discretionary manner.

Demonstrated experience with facilitation among individuals, teams and large groups. Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with all levels of an organization and diverse culture. Excellent problem solving and decision-making skills Must be able to design, conduct and/or deliver training programs from a variety of resources, develop methods, procedures and systems to support learning initiatives. Effective change management and process improvement skills. Excellent interpersonal, organizational and project management skills. Knowledge of performance management, change management, organization assessment, educational and training methodologies


Experience in an academic/research library, or large public library system working with diverse employee groups including bargaining unit staff or in higher education Advanced Degree Library Science, Instructional Technology, Human Resource Development, Organizational Development or related field.

Experience working with diverse employee groups including union staff.

Experience managing employee relations issues and concerns.

Professional training/development certification, e.g., DDI, Archieve/Global, etc.

*The final candidate will be required to successfully pass a background check.

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