Associate Dean for Innovation and Resource Management

San Jose, CA
Dec 04, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID: 24856
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job Code: 3306
Department: University Library


Classification: Administrator III
Anticipated Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
FLSA status: Exempt

San Jos State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package. For more information on programs available, please visit

About the Position

The Associate Dean will provide effective leadership in conceptualizing and implementing innovative initiatives to better serve students and faculty, enhancing library operations with technology, and initiating new and innovative technology-based services and library spaces. The Associate Dean must work effectively with faculty, staff, students and other administrators to articulate and implement the Library's mission, vision, and philosophy. The Associate Dean exhibits solid management skills, leadership qualities, effectiveness in resource management, and the ability to build partnerships within the University, throughout the California State University system, regionally and nationally. The Associate Dean serves on the Dean's senior management team and may be in charge of the Library in the Dean's absence. The Associate Dean works closely in partnership with San Jose Public Library (SJPL) management to coordinate digital services and technology operations within the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library. The Associate Dean fosters diversity in the King library faculty and staff within a collective bargaining environment.

This is a position in the CSU - Management Personnel Plan (MPP), and serves at the pleasure of the President. This position will require adherence to University compliance training such as: Conflict of Interest and Ethics, AB 1825 Sexual Harassment Prevention, Information Security, and Injury and Illness Prevention Program. The person hired for this position may be required to complete an outside employment disclosure statement in accordance with Title V of the California Code of Regulations.

Minimum Qualifications

- Master's degree from an ALA accredited library and/or Information Science program
- Three years of administrative experience in an academic library

Preferred Qualifications

- Second advanced degree or PhD
- Five or more years of progressive administrative experience in an academic library
- Experience in successfully evaluating emerging technologies and their relevance to library
- Experience leading a team of library information technology professionals
- Experience managing in a collective bargaining setting
- Experience leading the implementation of emerging technologies to provide innovative library
services and technology-embedded library spaces

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

- Ability to envision and articulate the academic library of the future
- Ability to create, lead, and inspire change
- Ability to write and evaluate requests for proposals and negotiate contracts with vendors
- Knowledge of key trends in libraries including the ability to successfully evaluate emerging
technologies and determine their relevance to library systems
- Strong commitment to staff engagement and development, including the recruitment of a
diverse workforce

Application Screening

Application Screening begins January 7, 2019.
Applications received before that date will receive first consideration.

This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.

Required Application Material

Letter of interest
List of References
Complete SJSU Online Employment Application

Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration.

Additional Information

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a driminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a conditional offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


All San Jos State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Equal Employment Statement

SJSU is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

It is the policy of SJSU to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities who self disclose.

Contact Information

One Washington Square San Jose, CA 95192-0046
Phone: 408-924-2250



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