Dean - Kraemer Family Library

Colorado Springs, CO
Aug 04, 2020
Executive Administration Jobs
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.
TheDean supports the core strategy of the UCCS 2030 Strategic Plan related toequity, diversity, and inclusion to foster a community of learning, engagement,and inclusive belonging and is responsible for the overall development andimplementation of the library’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Plan.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is oneof four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over10,500 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students.

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

Job Duties: 

  • Providestransformative leadership andvision as the Library integrates diverse resources, seeks new opportunities,engages with the community, collaborates with University units, and sustains avibrant research and learning community.
  • Represents the interests of the universityamong library consortia, in particular, the Colorado Alliance of ResearchLibraries.
  • Develops, implements, and assesses theLibrary’s strategic directions in support of the University’s academic priorities,curricula, and research with the support of the Library Assessment Team.
  • Seeksdevelopment opportunities, creates fundraising priorities, and providesstewardship for donors.
  • Supportsa culture of collegial governance through the Library Leadership Team and otherlibrary governance structures.
  • Evaluatesand aligns the effectiveness of Library programs to meet the needs of students andfaculty and achieve institutional goals.
  • Commitsto quality library service centered around student learning and characterizedby collaboration with faculty in support of teaching and research needs.
  • Demonstratescommitment as a leader to address issues of access, equity, diversity, andinclusion and supports the Library’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Plan.
  • Usesexcellent communication and interpersonal skills to articulate the Library’svision, mission, and goals to the University community, the CU system, andexternal constituents.
  • Educatesthe university community on issues in academic library services, collections,and spaces.
  • Providesleadership 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 otherDeans on campus, the Provost, the Chancellor, and other Universityadministrators.
  • Functions as the chief fiscal officer for theLibrary and provides clear communication about the budget.
  • Manages the fiscal affairs for the Library.
  • Creates an environment that supportsprofessional advancement.
  • Engages with the campus community on avariety of dimensions, including programming and other educational partnerships.
  • Supports the environmental sustainabilitygoals as outlined in the Library’s Sustainability Plan.
Job Competencies:

  • Expert knowledge of current and evolvingtrends in libraries and higher education
  • Experience in effectively managing personnel,including recruitment, retention, evaluation, and professional development fora diverse and inclusive workplace
  • Demonstrated experience with library resourcesharing, consortia, or other cooperative ventures
  • Evidence of effective management of fiscalresources
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, andproject management skills
  • Committed to quality library service centeredaround student learning and characterized by collaboration with faculty insupport of teaching and research needs
  • Demonstrated ability to lead throughcollaborative decision making
This position has beendetermined to be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair LaborStandards Act (FLSA).

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

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

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is committed to providing asafe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist inachieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospectiveapplicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include acriminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motorvehicle history check. 

UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Incompliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment tofostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the Universityof Colorado will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race,color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, age, veteranstatus, 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 othercharacteristic protected by law.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification ofemployment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of thethird 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