Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Division Dean, Library & Academic Support, Academic Affairs Division - Holyoke Community College (MA)

Division Dean, Library & Academic Support, Academic Affairs Division - Holyoke Community College (MA). This is a full-time, Non-Unit Professional position. For six decades, Holyoke Community College has both educated and inspired students of diverse ages and backgrounds. Our students and employees alike share a common desire to succeed. If you want to be part of this vibrant community, consider a career at HCC. Under the general supervision of the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Dean is responsible for the overall management and direction of library services, Center for Academic Program Support (Math, Writing and Tutoring Center) and the ESL support office. The Dean is responsible for budgeting, supervising, and ensuring the quality of services provided. The Dean will work with the staff to build a cohesive team, and will work collaboratively with the other division deans and the V.P. of Academic Affairs to ensure that needs are addressed in sustainable ways. Responsibilities Include: An active participant in library consortia locally, regionally and statewide to ensure access to all available resources. Maintains delivery of prompt, quality library resources and services to serve the diverse needs of administrators, faculty, students and the surrounding community. Administers operations of library, CAPS, and ESL Support, including budget preparation, development and implementation of policy, assessment of user services/resources and personnel management. Provides leadership and administrative oversight to the Center for Academic Support (CAPS) and English as a Second Language (ESL) Support Program. Develops and implements long-range and strategic plans for library and academic support services to support the College’s mission. Assumes a leadership role in identifying new information technologies, resources and services relevant to the missions of the library and the academic support centers. Fosters professional development for all staff members and advocates for the continuing development of the library. Participates actively in College affairs in order to align library and academic support programs with institutional goals. Performs special projects and related responsibilities as initiated and requested. Required Qualifications Include: Master’s Degree or higher in Library Science or Information Science from an ALA accredited institution; minimum of five years experience in academic libraries, with demonstrated management experience; leadership and management skills including a commitment to staff development; conversant in trends and needs in academic support; broad knowledge of current and emerging issues in librarianship and higher education; experience in developing and administering operating, acquisition, and equipment budgets; ability to articulate and implement an imaginative and flexible strategic plan for the library that incorporates an understanding of current and emerging technologies, the integration of information literacy into the curriculum, and assessment of library services; excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; ability to work successfully with a broad variety of constituents - administrators, faculty, students, community residents and members of library consortia; ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff and student body. Preferred Qualifications Include: Supervisory experience in a collective bargaining environment; success in acquiring grant support; experience working with academic support centers. Interested applicants MUST submit a Resume, Cover Letter and List of 3 Professional References with names, addresses, and phone numbers. (When preparing your cover letter, please refer to the minimum and preferred qualifications as pertaining to this position and, if applicable, include an equivalency statement.) Please submit these documents online to: www.hcc.edu/careers. This position offers a salary between $75,700-$90,200/year, plus a comprehensive State benefits package. Holyoke Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.