Director, Library Administrative Services

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Job Title
Director, Library Administrative Services

Official Title
Director, Library Administrative Services

Position Number

University Library-Gen - 141000


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Department Overview
A wide range of student- and faculty-centered services are the cornerstone of the Libraries' integral role in the University of North Texas community. As the most-used service on campus and an essential component of education and research at the University of North Texas, the Libraries offer access to more than 6 million items (print and digital) along with expert personnel to assist patrons in achieving their academic and scholarly goals. We provide innovative programs and support to enhance the relationship between teaching and learning at the University of North Texas.

Job Description
The University of North Texas Libraries seeks to hire a Director of Library Administrative Services to join our Administrative Office Team. The Director of Library Administrative Services is responsible for coordinating and overseeing administrative and human resources related processes and activities for all UNT Libraries. Duties include but are not limited to: strategic planning and initiatives; personnel management; and policy creation for library faculty, as well as providing direct oversight of the business staff in charge of personnel transactions. The position reports directly to the Dean of Libraries and serves as a resource for the leadership team on strategic administrative decisions related to long-range planning and the organizational structure.

Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

* Oversees and communicates human resources processes for the library (orientation, performance reviews, development plans, etc.) in accordance with University policy. Will need to develop a thorough knowledge of the blended nature Librarian positions have between faculty, staff, and students.
* Oversees appropriate efforts in the Libraries related to organizational development including recognition, training and development, performance management, etc.
* Will work closely with Campus Human Resources in the creation and tailoring of training for impacted groups within the Libraries department.
* Manages a budget line allocated for organizational development resources and events.
* Continually assesses processes, programs, policies, procedures, systems, and organizational structure and development. Provides strategic leadership and planning related to development and implementation of improvements and/or strengthening of UNT Libraries' culture, effectiveness, and organization.
* Collaborates and consults with UNT departments (Human Resources, the Provost's Office, the Career Center, Toulouse Graduate School, UNT International, etc.) in resolving issues, acting as a resource to the departments for areas specific to librarian faculty, and to further the vision of the Libraries and UNT.
* Works closely with the Librarians' Personnel Affairs Committees providing guidance on evaluation, promotion, and grievance processes for faculty librarians. Reviews university policies related to faculty librarians, and guides the development of procedures to ensure compliance with polices. Serves on university and library committees/task forces related to faculty personnel topics.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.

The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Minimum Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess the following required qualifications:

Master's Degree in Library Science, Organizational Development, Human Resources, or related field and five years of professional related experience in academic librarianship, organizational development, human resources or related field; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are required:

* Strong working knowledge of Human Resources practices and applicable federal and state laws and regulations.
* Strong communication skills (writing, oral and listening).
* Ability to work on complex and confidential tasks utilizing judgment, tact, and resourcefulness.
* Knowledge of accounting/budgeting procedures.

Preferred Qualifications
The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:

* Working knowledge of human resources policies and procedures in an academic environment.
* Experience with employee recruitment, retention, and conflict resolution.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must submit a resume, a cover letter and a list of three professional references with their online application.

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Job Close Date
Open Until Filled

Pay Rate
Salary commensurate with experience

Pay Basis

Job Type
Full-time Permanent

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Posted: 4/5/2018
Application Due: 4/27/2018
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