University of Oregon — HR Coordinator

HR Coordinator

Job no: 528601
Work type: Classified Staff
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Administrative/Office Support, Human Resources, Library

Department: Libraries
Classification: Administrative Program Specialist
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $17.14 – $25.84 per hour
FTE: 1.0
Review of Applications Begins
Position closes January 9, 2022
Special Instructions to Applicants
Along with your online application, please provide a cover letter stating your interest and qualifications for the position, and a current resume, including dates of employment.
Department Summary
About the UO Libraries:
The University of Oregon Libraries is an essential partner in the University's educational, research, and public service mission. With five locations on the Eugene campus and branches at UO Portland and at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, the Libraries offers many flexible, service- and technology-rich environments for our users' research and learning needs. The UO Libraries is committed to supporting and enhancing the diversity of the university community, providing a culturally inclusive environment where diversity of thought and expression is valued and respected, and disrupting systemic inequalities. With a focus on equity in service, we strive to create a powerful learning community, a welcoming space where faculty, students, and patrons of all ages and cultural and ethnic backgrounds can access the information necessary to achieve their personal and professional goals. Our mission is to actively support the student learning experience, enable the creation and stewardship of knowledge, and contribute to advancements in teaching, research, scholarship, and public service. We value intellectual freedom, user-centered service, evidence-based approaches, transparency, innovation, teamwork, diversity, and integrity.

The University of Oregon Libraries is the only Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member in Oregon. The library is a member of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, SPARC, Center for Research Libraries, DuraSpace, the Council on Library and Information Resources, Coalition for Networked Information, EDUCAUSE, and other major organizations.

About the Department:
Central Services is placed organizationally within Library Administration and encompasses four major functional and operational areas: Facilities and Business Services, Library Human Resources, Financial Management Services, and Communications. The mission of Central Services is to ensure the libraries' four central services operations are integrated, timely, high-quality, equitable, accessible, and cost-effective.

We encourage applications from individuals whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion, who have been historically marginalized and currently underrepresented in higher education, who may have taken time off for family reasons, or who have achieved excellence in non-traditional pathways outside of higher education.
Position Summary
UO Libraries seeks a collaborative, communicative, and adaptable individual to provide high-level support for our human resources programs. The Human Resources Coordinator (HRC) is responsible for a broad set of assignments related to the UO Libraries HR portfolio with a focus on the classified employee and student employee lifecycles, including recruitment, search, hire, onboarding, training, development, evaluation, retention, and separation processes. The person in this position must support diversity, equity, and inclusion in every aspect and responsibility associated with the job. This position operates with a great level of independence and will require the ability to interpret multiple levels of policy and procedure, demonstrate sound judgment, practice diplomacy, and exercise creative problem-solving skills.

UO Libraries is one of the largest student employers on campus. The HRC independently manages the entire student employee recruitment, hire, performance evaluation, training, and separation process. This position also chairs the Libraries Student Supervisors Committee. Student employees are vital to the work of Libraries, and the varied positions offered at our seven branches provide students with distinct experiences that help prepare them for their future careers. The HRC will be responsible for creating and maintaining a robust new program to provide additional support for Libraries student employees from recruitment through graduation and into their careers, focusing on creating community and facilitating growth for both the student employees and their supervisors. This position also supervises student employees in Libraries HR.
Minimum Requirements

  • Two years of experience as an administrative specialist or executive support specialist which included administrative support for a project, program, or operation. Administrative support includes those duties beyond clerical/secretarial such as interpretation of laws, rules, and regulations; administrative data collection and analysis; and evaluation of projects, processes, and operations; OR
  • an equivalent combination of training and experience. One year of postsecondary education may be substituted for up to one year of the experience.
    Professional Competencies
  • Ability to communicate effectively in person, in writing, and digitally.
  • Demonstrated ability to build productive relationships with internal and external contacts from diverse backgrounds, work effectively within a team structure, and negotiate and manage conflict and change with respect for others.
  • Aptitude or experience leveraging a wide array of technologies (such as an applicant tracking system, productivity and communication tools, or web-based research tools).
  • Ability to advance diversity and inclusion efforts.
  • Ability to use discretion and diplomacy when handling confidential and sensitive materials.
  • Demonstrated integrity and ethics; strong judgment to act responsibly with the interests of the larger community in mind when making decisions.
  • Commitment to learning and growth.
    Preferred Qualifications
  • One or more years experience performing human resources functions.
  • Proficiency with Banner software, or similar enterprise HR database.
  • Proficiency with PageUp (MyTrack) or similar talent management software.
  • Experience creating, launching, or administering a program to improve onboarding, training, retention, or similar outcomes.
  • Experience creating, launching, or administering a program to promote diversity, equity, inclusion, or accessibility efforts.

    FLSA Exempt: No

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

    This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union.

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    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

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