Dean - Kraemer Family Library

Colorado Springs, CO
Aug 04, 2020
Executive Administration Jobs
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
DescriptionThe Dean of the Kraemer Family Library is a 12-month position that serves as an officer of the University and is a tenured faculty member in the Library. The Library Dean is the chief administrator for the Kraemer Family Library, which includes the University Archives, and represents the Library within the University and at the local, state, national, and international levels. The Dean reports directly to the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and is responsible for the successful administration of the Library in accordance with University of Colorado Colorado Springs and University of Colorado System policies and procedures. The Library Dean sits on the Deans’ Council along with the other deans and plays a key role in academic planning. The Dean leads the Library in its mission to foster the intellectual growth of UCCS students, faculty, staff, and our community by developing innovative services, technologies, collections, and spaces that facilitate emerging information needs. The Dean also articulates a strategic vision and serves as an advocate for the Library within the University and the larger community. The Dean supports the core strategy of the UCCS 2030 Strategic Plan related to equity, diversity, and inclusion to foster a community of learning, engagement, and inclusive belonging and is responsible for the overall development and implementation of the library’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Plan.



The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 10,500 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students.


Colorado Springs (pop. 400K+) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S. 



Job Duties: 

  • Provides transformative leadership and vision as the Library integrates diverse resources, seeks new opportunities, engages with the community, collaborates with University units, and sustains a vibrant research and learning community.
  • Represents the interests of the university among library consortia, in particular, the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries.
  • Develops, implements, and assesses the Library’s strategic directions in support of the University’s academic priorities, curricula, and research with the support of the Library Assessment Team.
  • Seeks development opportunities, creates fundraising priorities, and provides stewardship for donors.
  • Supports a culture of collegial governance through the Library Leadership Team and other library governance structures.
  • Evaluates and aligns the effectiveness of Library programs to meet the needs of students and faculty and achieve institutional goals.
  • Commits to quality library service centered around student learning and characterized by collaboration with faculty in support of teaching and research needs.
  • Demonstrates commitment as a leader to address issues of access, equity, diversity, and inclusion and supports the Library’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Plan.
  • Uses excellent communication and interpersonal skills to articulate the Library’s vision, mission, and goals to the University community, the CU system, and external constituents.
  • Educates the university community on issues in academic library services, collections, and spaces.
  • Provides leadership for and works with others on the implementation of new technologies to support teaching, learning, and research across campus and for online programs.
  • Develops strong relationships with other Deans on campus, the Provost, the Chancellor, and other University administrators.
  • Functions as the chief fiscal officer for the Library and provides clear communication about the budget.
  • Manages the fiscal affairs for the Library.
  • Creates an environment that supports professional advancement.
  • Engages with the campus community on a variety of dimensions, including programming and other educational partnerships.
  • Supports the environmental sustainability goals as outlined in the Library’s Sustainability Plan.
Job Competencies:

  • Expert knowledge of current and evolving trends in libraries and higher education
  • Experience in effectively managing personnel, including recruitment, retention, evaluation, and professional development for a diverse and inclusive workplace
  • Demonstrated experience with library resource sharing, consortia, or other cooperative ventures
  • Evidence of effective management of fiscal resources
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and project management skills
  • Committed to quality library service centered around student learning and characterized by collaboration with faculty in support of teaching and research needs
  • Demonstrated ability to lead through collaborative decision making
This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Salary Range: Generally starting between $125,000 to $150,000

UCCS offers a comprehensive benefits package. Information on benefits programs is located at:


The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check. 


UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs, or any other characteristic protected by law.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the established essential functions and meet the physical and environment demands described satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, physical and environmental demands.


Applicants with disabilities: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date. If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must notify the appointing authority or Human Resources.


The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

QualificationsMinimum Requirements
  • Master's degree from an ALA accreditedprogram or equivalent
  • A record of scholarly achievement andprofessional service to warrant appointment as a tenured Associate Professor orFull Professor
  • A record of increasing leadershipresponsibilities in academic libraries
  • Demonstrated achievements in working in ateam-based environment
Preferred Requirements:

  • Adoctoral degree or a second Master's degree
  • Participationin fundraising and grant activities
  • Leadershipposition(s) held in academic libraries
  • Experiencein budget allocation

Job Category: Executive
Primary Location: Colorado Springs
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Aug 3, 2020
Unposting Date: Ongoing