Associate Dean

The Associate Dean of the Kraemer Family Library is a critical operational position. As a member of the Library’s Executive Committee and the Library's Leadership Team, the Associate Dean works collaboratively with the Dean and others to implement the vision, strategic direction, and operations of the Library.

The Associate Dean position provides strong, collaborative leadership, agile operational effectiveness, direction, vision, and management of programs, personnel, and fiduciary aspects of the department. This position is a vital external communication link among the other departments and Library administration. Responsibilities include general administrative oversight; agile project management, program development, evaluation, and assessment; faculty evaluation and development; and faculty, staff, and student recruitment and hiring.

Who We Are:

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 9,500 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students.

Colorado Springs (pop. 450K+) 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:

I.        Leadership

  • Works closely with the Dean and The Library's Leadership Team, to create and implement library goals.
  • Assist the Dean to create and maintain a collaborative and shared governance model that ensures a culture of innovation, experimentation, and empowerment.
  • Provide leadership in operational excellence throughout the library, including improved project management processes.
  • Provide leadership toward attaining excellence in developing, organizing, and implementing initiatives that support the programs of study offered by the Colleges.
  • Provide leadership in creating and implementing a comprehensive program evaluation and assessment culture and program.
  • Serve as a member of the Library’s Leadership Team.
  • Work with others in the Library and on campus to advance the broader Library and campus visions.
  • Demonstrated commitment to and experience supporting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) work in an academic library.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to excellence in librarianship/teaching, research, and service through continuing activity as a librarian/teacher and scholar.
  • II.        Administration

  • Develop and follow procedures for faculty workload assignments.
  • Assist in the continuation and improvement of an effective matrix/team working structure.
  • Assume responsibility for approving usage of Library space for such events as proposed by Event Services and others (includes 2nd and 3rd floor apse areas).
  • Provide Library-wide policy development and oversight.
  • Work with others such as the Library Dean, PPLD, Colorado College, and UCCS faculty and staff, to develop programming opportunities.III.      Personnel Development

  • Assume direct supervision of all Kraemer Family Library faculty directors (with the exception of the Director of Cataloging & Metadata who reports to the Director of Collection Management).
  • Coordinate and oversee the mentoring of new faculty and staff in the Library.
  • Encourage improvement of faculty performance by fostering good librarianship/teaching, research and creative work, and service.
  • Conduct annual faculty performance reviews and suggest appropriate faculty development opportunities.
  • Provide supervision and evaluation of exempt professional staff and recommend appropriate professional development.
  • Ensure that faculty members are aware of Library, University, and campus criteria and policies prescribed for appointment, reappointment, promotion, tenure, and post-tenure review.
  • Make recommendations to the Dean on faculty matters including sabbatical leaves and other leaves of absence, retirement agreements, differentiated workloads, etc.IV.      Fiscal Responsibility

  • As necessary and appropriate, work with the Dean to develop and maintain budget requests and reports.
  • Administer and approve budgetary requests in collaboration with the Dean.V.       Assessment

  • Work closely with the Dean and the assessment team on the  creation and implementation of the comprehensive program evaluation and assessment program.
  • Assume leadership of the preparation of the Library’s self-study for Program Review (every 7 years).
  • Provide the Dean and the Library's Leadership Team with relevant data to assist in decision making.VI.      Other

  • Represent the Library as its Associate Dean at campus, university, and community events and meetings as needed.
  • Serve on committees, submit reports, and undertake special projects as specified by the Library Dean.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Dean. This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

    What We Offer:

    Salary Range: Generally starting at $79,405 - $91,316

    The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

    The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid vacation and time off, and a tuition benefit. Information on university benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Total compensation goes beyond the value on the paycheck.  Please consider reviewing the Total Compensation page at Total Compensation Calculators | University of Colorado.


    Tentative Search Timeline:

  • The potential dates for interviews with the search committee will be the week of 10/4/2021.
  • The potential dates for interviews with the supervisor and appointing authority will be the week of 11/2/2021.
  • The potential employee start date is 1/1/2022.
  • 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 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, 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. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

    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.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Masters Degree from ALA accredited school.Experience in an academic library2 years of experience managing Librarians/Faculty and Staff.Associate Professor with tenure or evidence of the ability to be appointed as a tenure-track Assistant Professor. 

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Demonstrated project management knowledge and experience.Demonstrated experience in program evaluation/assessment of programs and services.Experience with promotion and tenure practices in a research library.Experience managing, interpreting, and communicating quantitative and qualitative data for decision-making, continuous improvement, and annual reporting.Experience in leading innovation in a rapidly-changing environment while aligning resources with organizational priorities.Demonstrated experience with researchers and the research enterprise including using current research trends. 

    Physical Requirements:

     While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit.  Employee is occasionally required to move. Tasks may involve using a computer screen continuously for long periods of time, reaching, handling, and fingering. The employee is required to have depth perception, accommodation, color vision and depth of vision. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.  

    Job Category: Executive
    Primary Location: Colorado Springs
    Schedule: Full-time
    Posting Date: Jul 19, 2021
    Unposting Date: Ongoing

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