Title: Human Resources Manager
Department: Administration

Support the Library’s mission by developing and implementing programs and initiatives to optimize employee engagement. Advise managers so that they may excel as servant leaders. Provide a wide range of HR services including benefit administration.

Essential Job Duties:

  1. Collaborate with the Executive Director on organizational development and compensation strategies that promote a positive and effective work environment and provide a competitive rewards program.
  2. Advise managers, provide solutions, and lead responses to employee development, performance management, disciplinary actions, and workplace investigations.
  3. Lead processes for recruiting and candidate evaluation.
  4. Provide guidance to all staff regarding job-related concerns, personnel policies, and benefits.
  5. Administer the Library’s benefits plans: conducting enrollments, processing changes, collaborating with vendors, and providing guidance to all staff. Administer FMLA and other leaves of absence.
  6. Provide regular employee communication via staff website, blog, and other messaging.
  7. Manage and optimize use of HR database for analysis, record management, and decision making. Assist with payroll-related tasks and projects as needed.
  8. Manage personnel records and documents for compliance with Library standards and government regulations.
  9. Identify needs, source or develop solutions, and ensure implementation of employee training and development programs.
  10. Lead processes for and coordinate the Library’s volunteer program.
  11. Maintain current knowledge of all applicable employment regulations. Develop and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with external HR professionals to ensure awareness of best practices.
  12. Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or equivalent experience.
  • PHR certification preferred.
  • At least 3 years of related work experience. HR service for public libraries preferred.
  • Proficiency with HRIS and applicant tracking systems and related tools.
  • Proficiency with MS Office, including Excel.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging local, state, and federal employment laws and regulations.
  • Ability to travel locally.


  • Ability to support employees through exceptional service.
  • Ability to lead the facilitation of projects and programs successfully.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with internal and external customers.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to frequently sit, stand, talk, and hear.
  • Ability to read, write, and communicate fluently in English.
  • Dexterity to perform data entry on a computer, laptop, tablet, or other electronic device regularly.
  • Visual acuity sufficient to read standard office documents.

This job description describes a general category of jobs. In order to meet the needs of the Barrington Area Library or its departments, employees may be assigned other duties, in addition to or in lieu of those described above, and any duties are subject to change at any time.

The Barrington Area Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Library will review any reasonable request for accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.