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Our nonprofit organization success stories and completed projects

Posted by on Mar 1, 2024 in Blog, Case Study, Non Profit, Success Stories | Comments Off on Our nonprofit organization success stories and completed projects

Our nonprofit organization success stories and completed projects

We’ve had the privilege to work with many nonprofit organizations of all sizes.  Regardless the organization’s location, clients, donors, or nonprofit segment, our expertise in solving your HR consulting and recruiting needs is unmatched.

Client list and project/s

Nonprofit partners

OA hold memberships with a number of professional, trade, and educational nonprofits. Below is a partial list of these organizations.

  • American Library Association / Public Library Association
  • Association of Public Treasurers
  • Government Finance Officers Association
  • Indiana Library Federation
  • Michigan Library Association
  • Northeast Ohio Regional Library System
  • Ohio Association of Public Treasurers
  • Ohio Government Finance Officers Association
  • Ohio Library Council
  • Pennsylvania Library Association
  • Plexus
  • Public Sector Human Resources Association [formerly IPMA-HR]
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • WorldatWork

We have also served on the Board of Directors for Motogo, LGBT Community Center, and the USO of Northern Ohio.

Find out more on our nonprofits page and success stories.

Career opportunity: Library Director / Chief Executive Officer

Posted by on Feb 19, 2024 in Blog, Government and Public Sector, Hiring, Public Libraries, Talent Acquisition | Comments Off on Career opportunity: Library Director / Chief Executive Officer

Career opportunity: Library Director / Chief Executive Officer

The Hamilton East Public Library [HEPL], located in central Indiana, is seeking an innovative leader to serve as their next Library Director / CEO. This dynamic leadership position reports to a seven-member Board of Trustees and is responsible for the executive administration of the organization. The Library Director / CEO will provide sound operations and fiscal management while prioritizing patron satisfaction, community collaboration and engagement, and facilities and staff development.

Learn more about the role here.

About the Library and Community

The Hamilton East Public Library currently serves the four southeastern townships of Hamilton County, Indiana with branches in Noblesville and Fishers. The first library in Noblesville was supported by the Working Men’s Association and opened in 1856, and the first township library was opened in 1883. The current Noblesville Library was built in 1986 and the Fishers Library in 1993 with major renovations to both beginning in 2022 and continuing through this year. The Crossroads Discovery Center in the Noblesville branch houses a special collection dedicated to preserving and providing local and state history, genealogy, and family history. The Ignite Studio at the Fishers Library is a large creativity zone with a maker-in-residence and a wide variety of kits, equipment, and AV/digital lab space. HEPL is  also planning to build a third branch location in the near future. HEPL’s mission is to be their communities’ essential connector to information and ideas. For more information about the library, visit: hamiltoneastpl.org

Located just North of Indianapolis, Indiana, Fishers and Noblesville have vibrant, civic, business, and cultural districts that host many recreational activities with many amenities including public and private golf courses, the Belfry Theater, the Downtown Noblesville shopping and historic sightseeing, and an  extensive public park system, including Forest Park and Dr. James A. Dillon Park, the Hamilton County Artists’ Association and its Birdie Gallery, Hamilton Town Center, Morse Park and Beach, Geist Reservoir, and the Ruoff Music Center. The area  consistently receives strong marks for public safety, school systems, and accessibility, and is nationally-known as a great place to live, work, and raise families.

Position Qualifications and Compensation

Qualified candidates will possess:

  • A master’s degree in Library and Information Science [MLIS] is required.
  • Five or more years of experience as a Director or Branch Head of a large public library system.
  • LC1 certification [or obtained within 6 months of hire] is required.
  • Prior supervisory experience in the areas of Administration, Facilities, Finance, and Marketing.
  • Experience collaborating and partnering with trustees, civic/community partners, local businesses, and other key stakeholders.
  • Experience leading projects to enhance facilities, collections, programs, and team members.

A generous compensation package includes a competitive starting pay range minimum of $124,950; generous paid time-off allowances; medical, dental, and vision insurance; retirement plan through the Indiana Public Retirement System; and more.

To Apply

To be considered for this position, please submit your resume and a cover letter [including salary requirements] to: ryansheehan@oahumanresources.com. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Client success story – Dayton Metro Library

Posted by on Feb 6, 2024 in Blog, Case Study, Government and Public Sector, Public Libraries, Success Stories, Talent Acquisition | Comments Off on Client success story – Dayton Metro Library

Client success story – Dayton Metro Library

Recruitment of senior public library professionals is an area we have deep expertise. We have a number of successful engagements with public libraries to help them find not only Directors but also:

  • Fiscal Officers
  • Human Resources leaders
  • Library technology leaders

Additionally, OA’s recruiting and talent acquisition professionals have decades of experience helping organizations find

  • Executive Directors for nonprofit organizations
  • Operations and Administrative leaders for manufacturing, healthcare, retail, healthcare, financial services, nonprofit, and many other sectors
  • Human Resources professionals specializing in HR strategy, benefits, compensation, HRIS, training and development, and employee relations
  • Finance and Accounting professionals
  • Information Technology leaders
  • Engineering and Construction professionals

Our latest success story highlights our talent acquisition and recruiting services and how we have successfully helped library leadership and trustees when they need to appoint a Fiscal Officer.

The Dayton Metro Library brings people of all ages and backgrounds together to discover new things about the world, themselves, and each other. Within its 18 branches and beyond its walls, they are advocates for exploration, champions of literacy, and active facilitators of empowerment, inclusion, and positive change. Since the founding of the Library in 1888, they’ve consistently met the changing needs of their diverse and growing community. Its materials, programs, and initiatives cover countless topics for all ages.

Executive Director Jeffrey Trzeciak was our project partner. He said:

In our recent search for a new Fiscal Officer, we embarked on a journey that required not just expertise in recruitment, but a deep understanding of the unique dynamics of public service organizations. We turned to OA for this crucial task, and their response was nothing short of professional and effective.

 

From the beginning, the OA team demonstrated a clear grasp of our needs. They approached the project with a balance of thoroughness and efficiency, ensuring that every step was taken with our library’s best interests in mind. Their team was particularly adept at understanding the nuances of our library system – a necessity for finding a candidate who would not only excel in their role but also fit well within our organizational culture.

 

OA’s recruitment process was comprehensive. They didn’t just look for candidates with the right qualifications on paper; they sought individuals who displayed a genuine passion for public service and the specific challenges faced by a metropolitan library system. Their approach was systematic and included detailed assessments and interviews, which they managed with the utmost professionalism.

 

Communication throughout this process was a strong point for OA. They kept us informed at every stage, providing clear and concise updates. This level of communication not only kept us in the loop but also built a foundation of trust, making the entire process smoother and more transparent.

 

The result of this collaboration was the successful hiring of a Fiscal Officer who has proven to be an excellent fit for our library. The new officer has not only the required expertise and experience but also a shared vision for the future of library services. Their ability to integrate into our system with ease and start contributing positively from day one has been remarkable.

Organizational Architecture is the trusted partner for more than thirty public libraries for human resources consulting, recruiting, performance management, and leadership development. If you need help in any of these areas, contact us and check out other public library updates to learn more.

Our public library success stories and completed projects

Posted by on Feb 2, 2024 in Blog, Government and Public Sector, Public Libraries, Success Stories | Comments Off on Our public library success stories and completed projects

Our public library success stories and completed projects

We’ve had the privilege to work with many library systems, from large metro systems to smaller single-branch libraries.

Regardless of the size or location, our expertise in solving your HR consulting and recruiting needs is unmatched.

Client list and project/s

Public library and public sector partners

  • American Library Association / Public Library Association
  • Association of Public Treasurers
  • Government Finance Officers Association
  • Indiana Library Federation
  • Michigan Library Association
  • Northeast Ohio Regional Library System
  • Ohio Association of Public Treasurers
  • Ohio Government Finance Officers Association
  • Ohio Library Council
  • Pennsylvania Library Association
  • Public Sector Human Resources Association [formerly IPMA-HR]

Find out more on our public libraries page and success stories.

Strategic budgeting: Purpose-driven leadership

Posted by on Feb 1, 2024 in Best Practices, Blog, Government and Public Sector, Non Profit, Public Libraries | Comments Off on Strategic budgeting: Purpose-driven leadership

Strategic budgeting: Purpose-driven leadership

By: Asha Vyas, Training Content Specialist, Your Part-Time Controller, LLC

Empower your library with a strategic budget reflecting the tone and current landscape to directly address economic pressures with realism and creativity, potentially turning challenges into opportunities.

Setting financial tone:

  1. Pragmatic efficiency
    • Maximizing value and minimizing waste
    • Optimize, streamline, and create efficiencies
  2. Calm confidence
    • Stability and security
    • Balance and maintain
  3. Empowering optimism
    • Future growth
    • Investment spending

 Determining financial landscape:

  • Analyze prior budgets and compare them to actual results
    • Where did the budget differ and why?
  • Prepare a forecast for the current year
    • What problems are we trying to solve or what new reality are we trying to create?
  • Examine expenses
    • Are resources allocated to support your library’s strategic plan and tone?
  • Plan other sources of revenue
    • Are grants, endowments, and levy adjustments incorporated into the budget?

Multiple tones can exist in a single budget, but the overall tone is the focus of the individual components. Use tools like a budget calendar planning backward from the taxing authority’s and board’s budget approval date. Allow extra time for evaluating budget scenarios.

When preparing the budget:

  • Involve other departments to scenario plan
  • Factor in inflation and other economic and library trends
  • Schedule a Finance Committee meeting to discuss tone and landscape

Use templates to implement organization-wide cost-of-living increases and to make summarizing easier. To combat salary cost pressures, partner with resources dedicated to nonprofits and libraries – this can help provide volunteers, interns, specialized services, and board members. Leverage your community leaders, local grants, as well as other libraries to achieve or amplify a collective mission.

Conduct post-budget review:

  • Produce board and management reports to monitor
  • Assess data to stay agile and shift resources where needed
  • Respond to external factors with planned strategies

Use graphics to convert your monthly financials into visuals that are easy to understand and quickly inform management and the board.

Budget approval is only the beginning of the financial monitoring process. Producing timely, meaningful financial reports is the next critical step in ensuring the organization’s fiscal health, responsible stewardship of its resources, and discerning decision-making.

 The foundation to navigate your library’s budget during these times of economic shift is a complicated topic and YPTC is available to assist with resources, data visualization, and experienced staff.  For more information about this topic, click here to watch the webinar or here to contact YPTC for assistance.

© 2023 Your Part-Time Controller, LLC

Asha Vyas is a Training Content Specialist with Your Part-Time Controller, LLC [YPTC]. YPTC provides customized accounting and financial management services for over 1200 nonprofits nationwide. Since 1993, YPTC has built transformative, personalized solutions based on clients’ financial needs, including cash flows, funding streams, financial concerns, and internal control challenges. YPTC is committed to educating organizations through webinars and resources that provide relevant takeaways and best practices. To learn more about YPTC and browse our content, visit www.yptc.com.

A look back on our successes in 2023

Posted by on Jan 14, 2024 in Blog, Case Study, HR Consulting, Human Resources consulting, Non Profit, Success Stories, Talent Acquisition | Comments Off on A look back on our successes in 2023

A look back on our successes in 2023

2023 turned out to be our most successful year in our nearly 17-year history!  A large part of it was due to the significant increase in projects we completed for clients in Ohio, Indiana, Minnesota, and Alabama.

In 2023 we worked with twenty-three different organizations across the private, nonprofit, and public sectors!  Fourteen of these were new clients and the remaining ones were organizations for whom we have performed work in the past.

Over the course of the year, the OA team completed eight recruiting projects, including:

  • Chief executive roles
  • Finance leadership roles
  • Human Resources role

Additionally, we are continuing our work on another financial leadership position and a senior-level IT position.

Also during 2023 we worked on many HR consulting projects for clients, including:

  • Compensation studies, including executive compensation projects
  • Organizational design and role definition projects, including job description revisions
  • Performance management systems development
  • Orientation and onboarding for new leaders
  • Employee benefits landscape analysis

We also endeavored to learn more about our clients’ industries, their successes and challenges, and current trends by:

  • Presenting at regional professional meetings.
  • Exhibiting at industry conferences in Chicago and Cincinnati.
  • Joining or maintaining our memberships with state professional associations in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and Pennsylvania, and their national counterparts.

You can learn more about our success stories here.

We are so grateful to our that trust us with their HR consulting needs. Thank you!

Do you need assistance with your workforce strategy, recruiting, or other Human Resources consulting needs? Check out our updates to learn more and contact us to see how we can help.

Motogo Bringin’ Back Shop Class Benefit

Posted by on Jan 11, 2024 in Blog, Community Support, Non Profit | Comments Off on Motogo Bringin’ Back Shop Class Benefit

Motogo Bringin’ Back Shop Class Benefit

We are proud to support Motogo and all of the great things they do to help kids learn problem-solving, tool knowledge, critical thinking, and collaboration by using motorcycles as a learning platform.

Take a look at this video to learn more about our inaugural group of students!

Join us for Motogo’s 6th annual BRINGIN’ BACK SHOP CLASS benefit!

Saturday, March 16th, 2024 – 6p to 11p

Motogo and Skidmark Garage – 4806 Hamilton Ave. Cleveland, OH 44114

Order your tickets

Are you a manufacturing or technology organization? Are you interested in helping kids learn about technology, manufacturing, skilled trades, engineering, and mathematics?  Consider supporting Motogo as a sponsor and join other Northeast Ohio organizations who are investing in kids’ introduction to these disciplines and learning skills they can use wherever life takes them.

Sponsor Motogo

Organizational Architecture is proud to help Motogo bring these skills to students in Northeast Ohio and beyond and will be involved with helping Brian and Molly bring this program to students in 2024.

Want to learn more?  Contact Brian or Molly by email or call 216.701.7073…or better yet, stop by the garage at 4806 Hamilton Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44114.

You can find them on Facebook and Instagram too!

A look back on our public library successes in 2023

Posted by on Jan 7, 2024 in Blog, Case Study, Government and Public Sector, HR Consulting, Human Resources consulting, Public Libraries, Success Stories, Talent Acquisition | Comments Off on A look back on our public library successes in 2023

A look back on our public library successes in 2023

2023 turned out to be our most successful year in our nearly 17-year history!  A large part of it was due to the significant increase in projects we completed for public libraries in Ohio, Indiana, and Alabama.

In 2023 we worked with fourteen public libraries, with ten of those being new clients and four libraries for whom we have performed work in the past.

Over the course of the year, the OA team completed eight recruiting projects, including:

  • 3 Library Director roles
  • 4 Fiscal Officer roles
  • 1 Human Resources role

Additionally, we are continuing our work on another Fiscal Officer position and a senior-level IT position for a consortium.

Also during 2023 we worked on many HR consulting projects for public libraries, including:

  • Compensation studies
  • Organizational design and role definition projects, including job description revisions
  • Performance management systems development
  • Orientation and onboarding for new leaders
  • Employee benefits landscape analysis

We also endeavored to learn more about public libraries, their successes, challenges, and current trends by:

  • Presenting at the NEO-RLS meeting at the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library in May.
  • Exhibiting at the American Library Associate conference in Chicago in June.
  • Exhibiting at the Ohio Library Council conference in Cincinnati in September.
  • Joining or maintaining our memberships with public library associations in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and Pennsylvania and with ALA/PLA.
  • Joining or maintaining our memberships with public finance associations such as GFOA/OHGFOA, APT/OAPT, and AGA.

You can learn more about our success stories and projects on our library page.

We are so grateful to our public library clients as well as our private-sector and nonprofit clients, and the agencies and municipalities that trust us with their HR consulting needs. Thank you!

Do you need assistance with your workforce strategy or other recruiting or consulting needs? Contact us and check out our updates for more helpful resources.