Thursday, April 03, 2014

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

Division Dean, Library & Academic Support, Academic Affairs Division - Holyoke Community College. This is a full-time, Non-Unit Professional position. Start Date: June, 2014. Salary Range: $79,694-$92,000/year, plus a comprehensive State benefits package. Funding Source: State. General Summary: 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. Examples of Duties: 1. Actively participants in library consortia locally, regionally and statewide to ensure access to all available resources. 2. Maintains delivery of prompt, quality library resources and services to serve the diverse needs of administrators, faculty, students and the surrounding community. 3. Administers operations of library, CAPS, and ESL Support, including budget preparation, development and implementation of policy, assessment of user services/resources and personnel management. 4. Provides leadership and administrative oversight to the Center for Academic Support (CAPS) and English as a Second Language (ESL) Support Program. 5. Develops and implements long-range and strategic plans for library and academic support services to support the College’s mission. 6. Assumes a leadership role in identifying new information technologies, resources and services relevant to the missions of the library and the academic support centers. 7. Fosters professional development for all staff members and advocates for the continuing development of the library. 8. Participates actively in College affairs in order to align library and academic support programs with institutional goals. 9. Performs special projects and related responsibilities as initiated and requested. Required Qualifications: 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; 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: Supervisory experience in a collective bargaining environment; success in acquiring grant support; experience working with academic support centers. Equivalency Statement: Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position. All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. HCC is not sponsoring H1B Visa. Pre-Employment Background check, including Criminal History will be conducted for all positions. To Apply: Applicants interested in applying MUST submit the following documents online to: 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.) Deadline: Applications will be reviewed beginning April 18, 2014 - Additional applications may be considered until position is filled. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Accredited by The New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Apply Here: