Director of Content Management

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Instructions to applicants

Due to COVID19 restrictions put in place by the local, state and federal government, Sul Ross State University is temporarily suspending posting of new positions and hiring to fill vacancies. We will continue to review the situation as it unfolds, to lift restrictions at the earliest possible time.

Job TitleDirector of Content ManagementLocationAlpineDepartmentLibrary General OperationsJob No.Posting Date01/22/2020End DateUntil FilledYesAppointment DateSalary$50,000Required

Master’s degree from an ALA accredited Library or information science program. Experience showing progressive administrative and managerial responsibilities in an academic environment; working knowledge of collection development, acquisitions, serials, and cataloging; knowledge of practices and current trends in technical librarianship; excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to work independently and in teams; ability to foster positive working relationships with vendors, publishers, colleagues, and faculty; ability to organize, prioritize, meet deadlines, perform multiple tasks simultaneously.


Additional training in cataloging and Library technologies. Five years of professional Library experience with at least two year supervisory experience in a Technical Service department, knowledge of consortial agreements; experience with negotiating with vendors; knowledge and understanding of Open Access and Scholarly Communication issues; experience with SIRSI products and OCLC.

Primary Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities
• Oversight of all aspects of collection development and acquisitions, including negotiating, licensing, ordering, claiming, receiving, and e-resource management
• Oversight of all metadata and cataloging functions; perform original and complex copy cataloging of materials
• Serve as the primary contact for all vendor and publisher relations
• Negotiate licensing terms and maintains the highest ethical standards in our business transactions.
• Hire, train, support, and supervise direct reports
• Maintain current OCLC holdings for the Library
• Serve on Library and University committees; seek professional development opportunities
• Generate monthly statistical and financial reports
• Participate in reference desk coverage, including nights and weekends
• Perform other reasonable duties as required
Responsible for personal safety and the safety of others; must exercise due caution and practice safe work habits at all times. Position is Security Sensitive.

Other Information

Texas Law requires a 60 day waiting period before new state employees are eligible to enroll in health insurance.

It is the policy of Sul Ross State University to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons in accordance with their individual, job related qualifications and without consideration of race, creed, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status and ancestry. Equal employment opportunities shall be afforded in all personnel actions or decisions including, but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, upgrading, promotion, demotion, termination and salary. Retaliation is prohibited against a person who opposes a discriminatory practice, files a charge, testifies, assists or participates in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

About SRSU

The Sul Ross Library is an exciting and evolving place to work with the recent additions of the Tutoring and Learning Center and the Cultural Center on the first floor, a brand new classroom and computer lab on the second floor, and furniture refreshes throughout the building. Sul Ross State University, located in Alpine, Texas (, is in the Scenic Davis Mountains of West Texas, is a member of the Texas State University System, is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degrees, and has an enrollment of approximately 2,300 students of campus in Alpine, Texas. At an elevation of 4,480 feet, and on the periphery of the Chihuahuan Desert, Alpine enjoys mild winters and cool summers. Davis Mountain State Park, Fort Davis National Historic Site, Big Bend National Park, and Guadalupe National Park are all within one to three hours driving distance from Alpine. More information is available regarding Sul Ross State University and position openings through our website (

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    Posted: 4/4/2020
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