Monday, February 2, 2009

Associate Dean, Library and Learning Commons

Florida Community College at Jacksonville (FCCJ), one of the nation's most progressive community colleges and a leader in awarding associate degrees, recently was accredited to offer baccalaureate degrees in fields with a professional focus, such as supervision and management, nursing, information technology management, and early childhood education. While FCCJ will soon be changing its name to officially recognize becoming a four-year state college, we will remain true to our community college roots with a commitment to open access, affordable tuition, and serving a diverse student body with a range of educational needs. In keeping with this institutional transformation, we seek a visionary leader for a newly created position at the Kent Campus:

Associate Dean, Library and Learning Commons

The person we seek will provide strategic leadership, administrative supervision, and day-to-day management of the campus Library and Learning Commons (LLC), the mission of which is to enhance student learning and academic success. This position oversees the operation of a facility designed to integrate educational functions to assist and support students as they learn: the library, learning commons, computer centers, tutoring centers, services for students needing developmental remediation, and instructional resource centers and related services, such as educational technology and multimedia. The Associate Dean collaborates with faculty in the liberal arts and sciences, workforce programs and baccalaureate curricula to assess evolving user needs; plan and develop methods to enhance and support the curriculum and pedagogy; provide for the information needs of students and faculty; encourage integration of technology and instruction, and advocate for academic support services that promote the learning process. The Associate Dean reports to the campus Executive Dean and plays a significant role in the campus academic leadership team.

The successful applicant at a minimum will have a Master's degree with eighteen (18) graduate hours in a teaching discipline from an accredited college or university supplemented by three (3) years of administrative and/or teaching experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Evidence of demonstrated leadership required. The preferred candidate will have a Master's degree in Library Sciences or Educational Technology from an accredited college or university supplemented by five (5) years of supervision and management experience in an educational setting with demonstrated success at budgeting, evaluating, mentoring, training, and staff development. Leadership experience in a setting with integrated learning services, including technology, reference, instruction, collections, development, and/or electronic information resources. Experience in a facility with computer networks, databases, Blackboard, and operations in both a PC and Mac environment and experience supervising a campus library's collection and maintaining its relationship to the curriculum.

FCCJ offers a competitive salary and a superior benefits package which includes health, dental, vision and life insurance coverage as well as an employer paid retirement program. Interested candidates must submit a Florida Community College at Jacksonville online application; a resume will not be accepted in lieu of submitting an online application.

To complete an online application and for a complete description of this, and other positions that we have available, please visit our website at

FCCJ does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services and is an equal access/equal opportunity affirmative action college. FCCJ maintains a smoke-free/drug-free environment.

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