Employee Engagement Manager

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University of Colorado - Denver Auraria Library
Denver, Colorado, United States
9 days ago


Position Emphasis:
The Employee Engagement Manager will work closely with the library’s Director, Associate Directors, and Fiscal
Manager to envision and implement an anti-racist and equity-centered employee development program that will
support employees from the recruitment process through their entire time with the library. This role will work across
the library and in collaboration with the administrative team to create a critical library culture that includes a highquality
and streamlined interview experience; an on-boarding and off-boarding strategy that goes beyond orientation
and is comprised of a true immersive experience that will help new hires feel welcome and handle employee
departures with diplomacy; collaborate with library staff to establish a continually evolving program for professional
development, recognition, and mentorship; ensure that employees feel valued and supported through formal and
informal methods. This is a wonderful opportunity for an individual who wants to help create processes and
programming from the ground up and assist library leadership to create an inclusive culture that supports employees
and enables them to be successful in their work.
The individual hired into this position will be required to provide in-person services, though we offer flexible work
arrangements, a professional development stipend for all employees, and the opportunity to advance through a
compensation structure that provides opportunities for career advancement consistent with the Library’s current and
future staffing needs.
Reports To: Auraria Library Director
Supervision Exercised: None
Examples of Work Performed:
Human Resources Business Partner
HR functions:
Maintain employee data in HCM.
Act as a liaison for CU Denver HR and attend meetings and events as necessary.
Ensure compliance with federal, state, CU Denver and CU policies and procedures related to
Manage the Worker’s Compensation and Family Medical Leave (FMLA) issues and
Create and maintain an employee handbook.
Recruitment, hiring, and onboarding:
Oversee hiring, onboarding, and off-boarding for all employees
Provide recommendations to library leadership for an equity-centered recruitment and interview
Provide guidance to search committees on required training and interview processes.
Develop processes and documentation to ensure consistent and clear workflows.
Compensation coordination:
In collaboration with the library’s administrative team, Finance Manager, and CU Denver HR oversee
the creation and coordination of the library’s compensation program which includes:
Development of a compensation philosophy and guiding principles.
Establishment of a compensation matrix for all employee classifications in accordance with CU
Denver HR policies.
Creation of a compensation analysis process and timeline that aligns with the annual budget
development process.
Coordination of regular salary reviews to ensure employee compensation is equitable and
accounts for changes in compression, market data, and peer comparisons.
Payroll and leave processing:
Coordinate the merit pool distribution process.
Manage payroll for all employee types (monthly, biweekly, student workers), including actions related to
taking on temporary duties and other needed adjustments during each pay period.
Professional and Organizational Development:
In collaboration with the library’s administrative team, coordinate organizational training needs on a regular
basis; develop and maintain a training calendar.
Build on existing efforts for a recognition program that allows for both formal and informal opportunities.
Respond to library needs for a mentorship program.
Develop a comprehensive employee on-boarding and off-boarding process.
Offer library-wide workshops on topics including, but not limited to, anti-racism, microaggressions, and
unconscious bias.
Coordinate external training opportunities with CU Denver HR and other appropriate campus or local groups.
Employee Relations:
Conduct stay interviews, climate studies, and other similar studies to develop retention strategies for library
Assist library administration in creating a culture of psychological safety, trust, and a problem-solving conflict
resolution approach.
Gather employment statistics and data to help the administrative team make decisions regarding employee
support and engagement as well as identify what types of workforce diversity we are trying to achieve.
Assist the library’s administrative team in the coordination of an evaluation process that focuses on regular
feedback as well as career advancement. Develop an evaluation calendar per campus guidelines; organize
employee materials and ensure they are properly processed by CU Denver HR.
HR Liaison:
Collaborate, as part of the Library’s Business Unit, with the Finance Manager to coordinate fiscal aspects of
the following human resources workflows. It is expected that there is a high degree of partnership between
these roles to ensure that our HR actions have the appropriate funding:
Compensation program support
Payroll expense transfers (PETs) and other adjustments as needed
Merit adjustments
Position funding
Perform other duties as assigned

Salary and Benefits:
The hiring range for this position has been established at $65,000-$80,000.
The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to,
internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.
The above hiring range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible
compensation at the time of posting.
Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous
leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.
Total Compensation Calculator:
Diversity and Equity:
The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment
application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact
the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at .
The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse
student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect,
communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with
disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and
The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure
environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background
investigations for all prospective employees.



Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Organizational Development, or related fields from an accredited
institution. Substitution: A combination of education and related technical/paraprofessional experience may
be substituted for the bachelor’s degree on a year for year basis, but not for the specific experience.
4-6 years of professional level HR, recruitment, employee relations, payroll, and/or learning & development
Required: Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.
Preferred Qualifications:
Master's or higher degree in Human Resources, Organizational Development, or related fields
Higher education and/or library experience.
Experience developing recruitment, onboarding, and evaluation processes and policies.
Experience managing payroll.
Administration of benefits and compensation programs.
Gathering and analyzing HR metrics.
Experience developing and delivering professional development training and support.
Supervisory experience.
Experience using Concur, Taleo, HCM and/or other similar systems.
Competencies/Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of and ability to work with Microsoft Office Products including Excel, Word, and Outlook.
Ability to build and effectively manage interpersonal relationships at all levels.
Ensure compliance with campus and state HR policies and procedures.
Experience and/or demonstrated ability to promote an inclusive, anti-racist, equity-centered work
environment and lead by example.
Demonstrated ability to develop, interpret and evaluate data, evaluate policies and exercise good judgment
in the application, interpretation, and communication of policies procedures, rules, and guidelines.
Demonstrated ability to organize and complete complex projects with multiple deadlines and schedules.
Remain current with University, State and Federal human resources policies and procedures.
Ability to work independently and in team settings.
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Required Application Materials: To apply, please visit: and attach: 1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job
requirements and outlines qualifications 2. A current CV/resume 3. List of three to five professional references
(we will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references)
Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions: Application Deadline: Rolling deadline Applications are accepted
electronically ONLY at Review of applications will begin November 29th, 2021 and will
continue until the position is filled.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 59968855
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado, United States
  • Position Title: Employee Engagement Manager
  • Company Name: University of Colorado - Denver Auraria Library
  • Industry: Human Resources/Staffing
  • Job Function: HR Generalist
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 5-7 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
  • Salary: $65,000.00 - $80,000.00 (Yearly Salary)
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