Job Location:
Denver Library

About Our Job

The Denver Public Library (DPL) is a growing urban library system that serves the City & County of Denver. DPL sees more than 4 million visitors every year across its 27 locations, serves Denver’s most vulnerable communities through outreach and mobile services, hosts thousands of programs a year and manages a collection of more than 1.4 million physical and digital materials. 

The mission, vision, and values of the Denver Public Library reflect a strong

commitment to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion. We understand that in order to create a strong community where everyone thrives, it is of the highest importance that all aspects of the library’s presence and operations offer an environment that celebrates diversity and embraces inclusion. 


We are seeking a Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) who will be an integral member of the Human Resources team, providing on the ground execution of the people operations functions at the Denver Public Library. As an HRBP, and will be the primary HR point of contact for their support area. The HRBP will support the employee lifecycle from recruiting and onboarding to employee relations as well as off-boarding. You will serve as the HR Workday system expert to help support the leaders and staff in your support area. In addition, you will partner with our supervisors to foster long term successful leadership strategies to promote a culture of leadership and inclusion for the entire library.

About You

Our ideal candidate has a wide variety of experiences in:

● Hiring, classification, benefits, and federal, state and local employment regulations Laws, regulations, case law, and practices related to employee conduct, performance, and conflict resolution.

● Developing and maintaining relationships with staff from diverse backgrounds and diverse cultural groups.

● Evaluating and refining processes related to recruitment, employee relations, and performance management in support of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

● Showing understanding, courtesy, tact, empathy, and concern for all staff and the ability to remain professional while working to resolve issues quickly and effectively.

●Working effectively with people who are experiencing distress and/or who have experienced trauma.

● Making sound, well-informed, and objective decisions, perceive the impact and implications of decisions, commit to action even in uncertain situations to accomplish program goals and cause change.

● Developing HR processes and business practice improvement initiatives and monitoring effectiveness on process improvements.

● Creating reports, generating and analyzing data regarding new hires, separations, employee relations, engagement, etc.

● Creating communications for a diverse audience and communicating the purpose in a succinct and organized manner that is appropriate for context, time and place.

We know your time is valuable. Applicants who meet the following minimum requirements will be considered:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Human Resources or a related field.

  • Two years of professional human resources experience, preferably as an HR Generalist.

One year of the appropriate type and level of experience may be substituted for each required year of post-high school education.

Other Things You Should Know:

The Denver Public Library is committed to staff, its most important resource, as well as to organizational effectiveness. In place is a system-wide strategic plan requiring a high degree of employee engagement, inclusiveness, creativity, diversity, and innovation in order to capitalize on the talents of the library's workforce. Denver Public Library staff is highly engaged and eager learners; this is a great opportunity for a high-energy, dedicated professional who is committed to shaping the organization. It's an exciting and pivotal time at the library!

Although the full salary range for this position is provided, offers depend on qualifications. The City and County of Denver benefit package will be offered.

The schedule will be determined by the needs of the department and may include evening and weekend hours.  The HR team office is located at the Central Library in downtown Denver; however, the nature of work is system-wide and often requires weekly on-site meetings at DPL branch locations across the City.

Applications/Resumes will be reviewed while job posting is active. 

About Everything Else

Job Profile

LA3154 HR Business Partner

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Position Type


Library Hiring Range

$65,523.00 – $86,818.00

Starting Pay

$65,523.00 – $86,818.00


Denver Public Library

Assessment Requirement

The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.

Applicants for employment with the City and County of Denver must have valid work authorization that does not require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the U.S.

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