Assistant/Associate Dean

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River Campus Libraries, University of RochesterAssistant/Associate Dean, RCLThe River Campus Libraries (RCL) at the University of Rochester seeks up to three Assistant/Associate Deans (AD) who are collaborative leaders with a progressive vision for a 21st century research library and the library’s role in the mission of the academy. Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong track record of innovative project and program leadership, creating and maintaining a motivating environment, and building the capacity of an outstanding group of staff. The incumbents will have proven abilities and achievements in two or more of the following portfolios: collections, instruction, user services, scholarly communications, scholarly publishing, data services, rare books/special collections/preservation, digital scholarship and information technology. As members of the RCL’s senior team, the incumbents will report directly to the Vice Provost and Neilly Dean, RCL. Responsibilities include:• Collaborate in strategic planning and implementation, including the development of annual plans and transformation of library programs, services and spaces• Facilitate collaborative relationship building within and external to the Libraries• Lead, plan and continuously improve portfolios• Coach and develop staff • Build and execute an assessment program to determine the value and effectiveness of programs• Exercise budgetary oversight for portfolios or steward financial aspects of portfolios• Embrace and initiate decision-making regarding the current opportunities and challenges facing 21st century research libraries• Represent the Libraries locally and nationallyRequired Qualifications:• MLS from an ALA accredited library or an acceptable equivalent• Minimum of seven years of professional experience in a senior management or leadership role demonstrating increasing responsibility in a research, technology-intensive library or information-intensive environment• Recognized as an initiator, a collaborator and a champion of innovative approaches• Models the importance of keeping current on developments impacting higher education and the role of the library in the academy• Proven effectiveness working with students, faculty, and researchers and demonstrated utilization of user-centered approaches• Evidence of leading or being actively engaged in the development of new services or programs. • Successfully manages ambiguity and creating and sustaining significant changes• Financial management skills• Project management skills and experience• Outstanding written and oral communication skills• Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills across disciplines and staffing groups• Demonstrated ability to assess projects and program effectiveness• Commitment to diversityDesired Qualifications:• A second advanced degree • Demonstrated success in grant writing • Affinity for donor relations and fundraisingThe University and the Library The University of Rochester Libraries belongs to the Association of Research Libraries and has collections of more than three million volumes and more than 44,000 active serial titles. The River Campus Libraries, the largest of three library systems at the University of Rochester, is in the process of implementing the first year of a five-year transformational strategic plan. This provides a unique opportunity for incumbents to develop and lead each portfolio to implement the strategies transitioning the Libraries to the vision of a collaborative hub of innovation in support of the Schools we support. For more information on the University and the Libraries, please consult our website: The University of Rochester is the sixth largest private employer in New York State and one of the nation's leading private universities with just over 5,600 undergraduate and over 4,600 full and part-time graduate students on the River Campus. Located in Rochester, New York, the University gives students exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary study and close collaboration with faculty through its unique cluster-based curriculum. Among the 100 largest metropolitan regions in the country, Greater Rochester has earned a reputation as one of the most livable communities in the nation. Located on the southern shore of Lake Ontario and gateway to the scenic Finger Lakes, Rochester offers its 1.1 million residents the amenities of a metropolitan area with a quality of life not available in many urban regions. Rochester is recognized as one of the most affordable housing markets in the country. Several high schools in the metropolitan area have been consistently listed by Newsweek as among the best in the country. The metropolitan area boasts 20,000 acres of parkland and offers year-round recreational opportunities for those who like to be outdoors in all seasons. In addition to hosting past PGA and Ryder cup tournaments and the annual LPGA tour, Rochester is also home to top-level minor league baseball, hockey, soccer, and lacrosse teams.For more information about living in Rochester, see and Benefits:Rank and competitive salary are commensurate with education and experience. The University of Rochester offers comprehensive benefits; choice of retirement programs including TIAA-CREF. Twenty-five days paid vacation and seven calendar holiday as well as tuition benefits.Applications will be accepted immediately and until the position is filled. In addition to applying online please send a letter of application, resume, and the names, address and phone numbers of three references to: Kelley Kitrinos, Human Resources Administrator Rush Rhees Library, Box 270055University of RochesterRochester, NY 14627 E-mail address: Apply online here - Reference ID: 181841

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