Thursday, December 30, 2010

Associate Dean for Administrative Services

Associate Dean for Administrative Services
Clemson University Libraries

Clemson University Libraries is seeking a dynamic leader for the position of Associate Dean for Administrative Services. The successful candidate will provide leadership in the effective coordination of the Clemson Libraries’ activities and initiatives identified below. This position will also play a critical role in developing creative strategies, aligning resources, communicating the Libraries’ vision, and assessing the Library’s success in its transformation to a 21st century library.
Areas of Responsibility:
• Library Assessment - collect and analyze the Libraries’ statistical data and develop an active assessment program.
• Communication/Public Relations - promote effective internal communications while coordinating all external Library communications.
• Grants Assistance - assist the faculty and staff to seek grants and work with the Library Business Officer to facilitate grants once received.
• Finance/Budget - work closely with the Dean and the Business Officer in the budget planning, analysis, and review to ensure compliance and alignment with the Library’s vision and goals.
• Human Resources - administer a comprehensive human resources program. Serve as liaison with campus HR to ensure compliance with University policies and procedures.
• Supervision of the Library’s Administrative Office Staff.
Required Qualifications:
• ALA-accredited master’s degree, or foreign equivalent.
• At least 5 years of significant supervisory experience in a medium or large academic research library and at least three years of experience in two of the other areas outlined above.
• Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as in groups.
• Excellent analytical and organizational skills.
• Flexibility in adapting to change in a diverse work environment.
• Demonstrated ability to facilitate or coordinate planning activities.
• Ability to successfully meet library faculty tenure requirements.
• Knowledge of library trends and issues, including knowledge of 21st Century Library Skills.
Preferred Qualifications:
• Progressively responsible experience above and beyond the required qualifications.
• Experience with standard assessment tools such as WEAVE online.
• Familiarity with the regional higher education accreditation processes for mid-to large-sized academic research libraries.
• Demonstrable role in the creation of organizational change regarding assessment and/or resource allocation.
• Successful experience preparing and administering grants from federal agencies and/or private foundations.
This is a 12-month tenure-track permanent position with faculty rank and status. Clemson library faculty participate in library-wide planning and governance, work in a shared decision-making environment, and are encouraged to be active in university service and professional organizations. Clemson University pursues an ambitious plan to become one of the nation's top-20 public universities and is actively engaged in a University wide strategic planning process to establish priorities and strategies for the next decade. The Libraries are an integral part of the core educational and research missions of Clemson University and the place to be for undergraduate study and collaboration.
Salary and Benefits: Minimum: $85,000; rank and competitive salary based on the successful candidate's qualifications and experience. State of South Carolina, TIAA-CREF, or other retirement plans available. Various medical plans, dental plans, 18 days annual leave, 15 days sick leave, 12 paid holidays, and liberal professional development leave are provided. Clemson University allows employees to earn up to six credit hours free of charge each semester. Library faculty receive an individual stipend for travel or other professional development activity.
Library: Clemson University Libraries employs 30 librarians and over 65 support staff. For more information about the Libraries and its services, see
Location: Clemson University, South Carolina's technologically-oriented land grant institution, has approximately 17,000 students, 39 doctoral degree programs, 71 masters degrees, and a wide range of undergraduate academic programs. It is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, 30 miles from Greenville, SC and within 2 hours driving time of both Charlotte, NC and Atlanta, GA. For more information, see
Application process: Submit a letter of interest directly addressing the requirements for the position; your résumé; and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references electronically as a single attachment in Word, PDF, or RTF format to: Applications received or postmarked by February 28, 2011 will be guaranteed consideration.
This information may also be submitted in print to:
Michael Kohl
Chair, Associate Dean for Administrative Services Search Committee
Clemson University Libraries
Box 343001, Clemson University
Clemson, SC 29634-3001

For more information see:
Clemson University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information.

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