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Library Director search for the Wickliffe Public Library

Library Director search for the Wickliffe Public Library

By on Aug 13, 2019 in Blog, Government and Public Sector, Openings, Talent Acquisition | 0 comments

We are pleased to assist another public library with their recruiting needs.  On behalf of our client, the Wickliffe Public Library, we are seeking exceptional candidates for a new Library Director opening. The Library Director serves as the chief administrator of the organization and leads and oversees the day-to-day operations, services, programming, and dedicated staff of the Public Library according to the policies, by-laws, and directives established by the Board of Trustees and the laws of the State of Ohio. The Library Director is responsible for maintaining a safe environment that equally serves all people in the community by addressing their informational needs and providing lifelong learning opportunities. This is a highly accountable leadership position that also involves developing and innovating the Library’s policies, programs, practices, and technology to best serve this historic organization. Additionally, the Library Director acts as a principal advisor and strategic partner to the Board. As such, s/he ensures that strategic action plans are successfully developed and implemented and that outcomes are thoroughly reported. Qualified candidates will have Experience with all aspects of library [or similar education/community-based organizational] operations, facilities management, human resources management, and public services/educational programming is required. Experience leading, hiring, training, developing, supervising, and evaluating staff is required. A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline  is required. A Master’s degree in Library Science or Education is preferred. Experience in a management position within a public library is preferred. Experience collaborating and partnering with board members or trustees is preferred. Experience with grant writing is preferred. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, and more; generous public pension plan [Ohio Public Employees Retirement System]; and paid training/continuing education and professional association memberships. To be considered for this position, please submit your resume and a cover letter [including salary requirements] via email to: ryansheehan@oahumanresources.com. No phone calls or faxes will be accepted. No third party candidates...

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Client success story – Scheeser Buckley Mayfield

Client success story – Scheeser Buckley Mayfield

By on Jul 23, 2019 in Best Practices, Blog, Hiring, HR Consulting, Success Stories, Talent Acquisition | 0 comments

This month’s success story highlights our work with Scheeser Buckley Mayfield.  Scheeser Buckley Mayfield [SBM] is a well-respected regional engineering firm serving clients in Ohio and surrounding states. SBM designs mechanical, electrical, site civil, and technology systems for buildings.  SBM’s innovative solutions are operating in numerous health care, education, and government facilities Since 1959, SBM has provided exceptional engineering that is responsive to clients’ needs by working together. Their goal is to enhance people’s lives through effective engineering. We were contacted by the principals of SBM to help them with some challenging recruitment and retention needs. Organizational Architecture provided competitive data analyses and recommendations to assist the firm in setting and achieving their growth goals. Chris Schoonover PE is one of the principals and our partner on the project. He said: We work in a competitive industry and decided to engage with Organization Architecture for assistance with assessing our recruiting strategies for technical positions and developing new approaches for retaining and motivating our staff. The project team of Mark Fiala and Ryan Sheehan were quick to get started.  We met with the leadership team to understand their challenges and goals.  Our experience with engineering and design firms allowed us to get up to speed on understanding the landscape of their industry and provide meaningful insights and analysis into the processes already in place. We conducted a thorough analysis of the A/E industry, recruiting approaches, and retention activities. Using that analysis, we were able to provide meaningful recommendations to improve SBM’s position in the labor market and enhance their position as an employer of choice.  Furthermore, We provided recommendations that were easy to understand and more importantly, able to be executed within the existing staff structure.  Chris added, Throughout the project Mark and Ryan spent time with us reviewing data, asking questions, and making sure they were providing the analysis we needed to make decisions about our programs, even as the firm continued to evolve.  Additionally, they helped present findings to our leadership team in a way that was clear and meaningful.  We were very pleased with their work and hope to collaborate as we continue to refine our recruiting and retention programs Do you need assistance with a strategy for effective...

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Client success story – Ohio Library Council

Client success story – Ohio Library Council

By on Jun 24, 2019 in Blog, Non Profit, Success Stories, Talent Acquisition | 0 comments

It has been our privilege to work with several public libraries in Ohio, and this month’s success story is about our latest collaboration with the professional association for Ohio’s libraries. The Ohio Library Council is the forum in which Ohio’s public library community is strengthened through advocacy, education, collaboration, and innovation. The membership of the OLC is composed of public library systems, library trustees, Friends of the Library groups, library staff members, other library institutions, and library-related commercial vendors. Earlier this year, OA was contacted by the OLC board of directors to assist with the search for their new Executive Director upon the retirement of the Executive Director who has led the organization for the past seventeen years. Our project partner was Selection Committee Chair Nicholas Tepe of the Athens County Public Libraries. He said: We were aware of Organizational Architecture because of the work they had performed for other public libraries, particularly their recruitment projects.  Upon the retirement of our Executive Director, we began the process of assessing partners that understood both public libraries and not-for-profit organizations.   We selected OA and the project team of Mark Fiala and Ryan Sheehan to work with us based upon their experience and understanding of the needs of Ohio’s libraries.   We had to ensure that we had our new Executive Director in place by the time our current Executive Director retired. The OA team was quick to start the process of defining the role and expectations, developing a candidate sourcing strategy, and providing guidance on an appropriate compensation package using valid and reliable benchmark compensation data.   OA provided a slate of highly qualified candidates that were exactly what we were looking for and facilitated the screening and selection process for us.  Ultimately their work helped us select our new Executive Director. We could not have been more pleased with their help and guidance on this project, the quality of the candidates, and the timeliness of their work. Do you need assistance with a strategy for effective recruitment? Contact us to learn how we can help and check out our blog for more...

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OA to speak at the Northeast Ohio Regional Library System June Meeting

OA to speak at the Northeast Ohio Regional Library System June Meeting

By on Jun 12, 2019 in Blog, Government and Public Sector, HR Consulting, In the News, Presentations and Conferences, Talent Acquisition | 0 comments

We’re excited for the opportunity to present at the Northeast Ohio Regional Library System’s upcoming Fiscal Officers and Human Resources Network Meeting.  We’ve been asked to discuss Human Capital Management and have a great program that will be interactive, informative, and fun. The Northeast Ohio Regional Library System [NEO-RLS] is a partially state-funded membership organization that provides continuing education, professional development, emerging technology support, group purchasing and many other benefits and services to all of the academic, school, special and public libraries in 22 counties of Ohio. The session will be held on Friday, June 21, 2019 at 10.00a at the Westlake Porter Public Library. If you need assistance with HR projects and want to learn more about our human resources consulting, contact us and check out our blog for more...

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We partner with Public Library systems in solving their HR challenges

We partner with Public Library systems in solving their HR challenges

By on Apr 19, 2019 in Blog, Compensation Consulting, Government and Public Sector, HR Consulting, Talent Acquisition | 0 comments

Public libraries have unique challenges. Public sector employment rules and collective bargaining make your job as Executive Director or HR leader all the more challenging. Our public library and public sector expertise incorporates data from the American Library Association, regional public library and public employer organizations, and more than TEN YEARS of HR consulting experience with public, private, and not-for-profit organizations. Whether you are a small public library or one of the largest in Ohio, Organizational Architecture is your partner for helping you meet your Human Resources challenges. Our public library clients include: Cleveland Public Library Cuyahoga County Public Library Stark County District Library Westerville Public Library Find out how we helped them here. Our public sector commitment is reflected in the certifications we have earned to do public sector work: United States Department of Veterans Affairs Veteran Owned Small Business State of Ohio Veteran Business Enterprise Cuyahoga County Small Business Enterprise City of Cleveland Small Business Enterprise Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District Small Business Enterprise If you need assistance with other HR projects and want to learn more about our human resources consulting, contact us and check out our blog for more...

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Executive Director search for the Ohio Library Council

Executive Director search for the Ohio Library Council

By on Mar 5, 2019 in Blog, Non Profit, Openings, Talent Acquisition | 0 comments

We are pleased to assist another organization with their search for an executive leadership position.  Our client the Ohio Library Council is seeking an Executive Director to lead the statewide professional association which represents the interests of Ohio’s public libraries, their trustees, associates, and staff. The Ohio Library Council is the singular statewide professional association which represents the interests of Ohio’s public libraries. The membership of the OLC is composed of public library systems, library trustees, Friends of the Library groups, library staff members, other library institutions, and library-related commercial vendors. The OLC’s mission is to be the forum by which Ohio’s public library community is strengthened through advocacy, education, collaboration, and innovation. The Executive Director serves as the organization’s chief administrator by providing management and oversight for all OLC’s programs and initiatives. S/he acts as the key spokesperson and the face of the organization. As such, the Executive Director is the primary liaison to all internal and external partners/stakeholders, government officials, and the larger community of library-oriented organizations, professionals, and associates. Additionally, as a principle advisor and strategic partner to the Board of Directors, s/he also ensures that strategic action plans are successfully implemented and that outcomes are thoroughly reported. As the top executive officer, the organization’s goals and objectives are, in essence, the charge of the Executive Director. By creative and judicious usage of the OLC’s collective resources and capital s/he will: Advocate the interests of Ohio’s public libraries, with a focused commitment to ensure adequate state funding. Develop high-quality public library administrators, staff members, Trustees, and Friends through unsurpassed education and training. Position the OLC as the collective voice for Ohio’s public libraries and the authoritative source of information on issues impacting Ohio’s public libraries. Sustain an organizational structure that is flexible and responsive to members’ needs, inspires member engagement, and reinforces organizational success. You should bring the following education, experience and qualifications to the role: 10 or more years of relevant career experience [including supervisory experience] is required. Experience as a leader in a small- to medium-size professional association or not-for-profit organization is required. Experience with the principles and practices of association management is required. Experience interacting with donors, grantors, senior level executives, community stakeholders,...

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