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Library Program Director (Administrative Program Mgr. III)

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The University of Wisconsin System is one of the largest systems of public higher education in the country and employs more than 30,000 faculty and staff statewide. The UW System institutions’ combined headcount enrollment exceeds 180,000, and it confers approximately 33,000 degrees each year. The UW System is comprised of 13 four-year universities, 13 freshman-sophomore UW colleges, and a statewide UW-Extension. Two of the universities (UW-Madison and UW-Milwaukee) are doctoral degree-granting institutions and 11 are master’s degree-granting comprehensive institutions. The UW System is governed by a single Board of Regents comprised of 18 members. The UW System head is the President of the System. Together, these institutions are a tremendous academic, cultural, and economic resource for Wisconsin, the nation, and the world. Learn more about the UW System at http://www.wisconsin.edu/about/.

The University of Wisconsin System Administration, Office of Learning and Information Technology (OLIT) is dedicated to supporting the use of technology to enhance the teaching and learning mission of the UW System institutions. OLIT staff have responsibility for system-wide collaboration and enhancement for six major areas of Information Technology: overall system-wide IT Planning, technology for teaching and learning, development of major administrative systems, wide area networking issues, library automation and collections enhancement, and research and development in emerging technologies. For more information on OLIT, please visit our website at: http://www.uwsa.edu/olit/.  This position is located in Madison, WI.

Major Responsibilities: Reporting to the Associate Vice President for the Office of Learning and Information Technology, the Library Program Director plays a leadership role in support of and advocacy for the activities of the system-wide Council of University of Wisconsin Libraries (CUWL) including: biennial strategic planning; RFP development of automation and other library related projects, including library license and contract negotiations; oversight of UW System’s resource sharing initiatives, including vendor contract negotiations, allocation of shared costs and compilation and analysis of shared resource collections’ usage data; management of UW System’s library budget; and, participation in Library committee work with the ability and willingness to travel statewide.

Minimum Qualifications:

·         A Master of Library Sciences (MLS) degree from an American Library Association accredited program.

·         A minimum of five years of management experience in facilitating or leading groups or organizations, preferably in a library consortium environment.

·         Demonstrated strength in communication skills including the ability to lead diverse groups and build successful working relationships through collaborations

·         Experience in financial planning and management

·         Working knowledge of current library systems and the current trends in academic libraries

·         Strong organizational and analytical skills

·         Working knowledge of vendor licensing and an understanding of the negotiation process

Preferred Qualifications:

Well qualified applicants will also have a substantial amount of experience in a combination of the following:

·         Experience with strategic planning, including its relationship to resource allocation

·         A demonstrated commitment to, and experience with, ongoing assessment of library services

·         Successful work with groups or consortia on complex projects

        

Conditions of Employment:  This is a full-time, academic staff position.  The Administrative Program Manager III title is assigned to Salary Range UWS 6 (currently $75,673-$113,508). Salary will be commensurate with the candidates’ qualifications and experience. An excellent benefits package is also included http://www.uwsa.edu/hr/benefits/compest/). Special Note: The UW System conducts criminal background checks for final candidate(s).

To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be received by Monday, August 18, 2014.  However, applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.  To apply, send a:

 

(1) Cover letter specifically addressing how your education and experience relate to the position and qualifications described above; (2) a comprehensive resume; (3) the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers for at least three supervisory references; and (4) a statement of whether you wish to have your application held in confidence or made available to the public upon request.  Please note that in the absence of any statement regarding confidentiality, we will assume you do not wish to have your application held in confidence.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identities of “final candidates” must be revealed upon request.  “Final candidates” under Wisconsin Law means “the 5 candidates who are considered most qualified for the office or position.” See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

 

These four documents are to be submitted electronically as a single PDF file in the Upload a New Resume section of the online application process. You will then NOT be submitting individual documents in the Add Attachment or Add References sections of the process. Applications can be completed on-line at the below link:

 

http://www.uwsa.edu/hr/jobs/applicantportal.htm

 

Questions may be addressed to: Lori Fuller, Office of Human Resources and Workforce Diversity, at lfuller@uwsa.edu or at (608) 263-0847. 

 

The University of Wisconsin System Administration is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, minorities, and person with disabilities.

 

 

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