As the Human Resources Manager, you will be an integral member of the Human Resources team, providing on the ground execution of the people operations functions, specifically with a DEI (Diversity Equity & Inclusion) lens at the Denver Public 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 4.1 million visitors every year across its 28 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. We believe a strong library is vital for a strong community. DPL is committed to serving the evolving needs of Denverites through inspired programming, diverse collections, culturally-representative spaces and equitable policies & procedures. Our Human Resources team supports 775+ staff members, with a focus on stewardship and equity. We play an important role in supporting the organization’s strategic plan and enacting the library’s values: welcoming everyone, fostering curiosity, strengthening connection, challenging inequity, and honoring the public trust.


Salary range: 100K – 125K

The main offices for the HR Department are located at the Central Library in downtown Denver, which does not offer free parking. We do offer the EcoPass, and the building has easy access to public transportation.

Perks for working at DPL include:

  • Free EcoPass

  • 12 paid holidays and 1 personal day

  • Paid Wellness days – for mental and physical health (8 hours per quarter)

  • Exceptional benefit package

  • Pension – Denver Employee Retirement Program

About You

As the Human Resources Manager, you will be an integral member of the Human Resources team, providing on the ground execution of the people operations functions, specifically with a DEI (Diversity Equity & Inclusion) lens at the Denver Public Library.

Our ideal candidate has a wide variety of experience in:

  • Managing daily people operations for the HR Operations department.  

  • ​Direct reports include: four Human Resources Business Partners (HRBPs) and one strategic recruiter.

  • Provides overall guidance to the HR Ops team and organization by overseeing talent strategy, workforce development, retention, leadership development, diversity equity and inclusion initiatives, compensation, employee relations, and conflict resolution processes.

  • Establishes and implements HR efforts that effectively communicate and support DPL’s mission, vision and values.

  • Develops HR plans and strategies to support the achievement of the overall HR operations objectives, such as a talent and recruitment strategy.

  • Makes recommendations for improvements/enhancements to DPL’s HR policies and procedures.  Manages and executes regular updates to the Employee Guidebook. 

  • Co-leads DPL’s annual review process in partnership with the Learning and Development team.

  • Manages or conducts the completion of exit interviews. 

  • Consults with the City Attorney Office (CAO) as appropriate or as directed by the HR Director, on matters related to employee relations. 

  • Manages or conducts investigations. 

  • Coaches leaders on actions related to employee relations.

  • Recommends, evaluates, and participates in staff and leadership development and talent management.

  • Participates in steering committees and special projects.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


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

  • Experience Requirement: Five (5) years of professional level human resources experience including four (3) years supervising staff. 

    • Nine (9) years of professional level experience is strongly preferred

    • Four (4) years of HR supervisory experience is strongly preferred 

    • Preference will be given to candidates who possess experience in the following areas:

      • Full cycle recruitment

      • Compensation

      • Leadership & Development 

      • Employee Relations

      • Workforce Development

      • Change Management

  • Education/Experience Equivalency: One (1) year of the appropriate type and level of experience may be substituted for each required year of post-high school education.

Additional Info:

  • This position operates within a hybrid model that consists of both remote work and in-person office work two days a week. The on-site is located in downtown Denver, next to the Civic Center.

  • Please note that all employees must reside in the state of Colorado. Out-of-state applicants are welcome to apply, however the Denver Public Library is not offering relocation assistance at this time.

We expect this position to close on May 9th, 2024. Please submit a resume outlining your experience.

About Everything Else

Job Profile

LA3030 HR Manager

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Position Type


Library Hiring Range

$96,275.00 – $127,565.00

Starting Pay



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.

It is your right to access oral or written language assistance, sign language interpretation, real-time captioning via CART, or disability-related accommodations. To request any of these services at no cost to you, please contact with three business days’ notice.

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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