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Associate Dean of Library (Re-opened 12/16/2022)

Bellevue College

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Associate Dean of Library (Re-opened 12/16/2022)

Job ID: 12266
Location: Bellevue College
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Position Summary

The Associate Dean of the Library provides strategic instructional leadership for the research- and resource-supported goals and strategic plan of the Library, with a focus on eliminating opportunity gaps, advancing student success, and promoting racial equity, social justice, and intercultural engagement. The Associate Dean plans, implements, coordinates, and evaluates library programs to address the educational needs of students and the community, directly supervises library faculty and staff, and indirectly supervises the subordinates to these positions.

The Associate Dean is a member of the College's instructional team, which is responsible for implementing the College's shared vision and direction for academic and professional programs and instructional delivery.

This position reports to the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs with direct reporting to the Dean of Connected Learning.

This position ideally starts July 1, 2023; an earlier start day may be negotiable.

The Associate Dean of Library has authority to develop and implement protocol and best practices in the Library and serve on governance councils and advisory boards on the division's and College's behalf, has financial/budgetary agency authority over the Library, and has oversight and decision-making authority over how the Library will apply, develop, or determine policy impact and resource allocation. The Associate Dean sees that all aspects of library services are driven toward equity and access, teaching and learning excellence, community engagement and enrichment, inclusive college life and culture, and student success.

Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule

Annual salary range: $97,081 - $140,762

Annual salary will be commensurate with candidate's qualifications and related experience.

We offer comprehensive compensation package with salary and benefits as the main components. Generous benefits package is offered through Washington State plans that includes multiple medical, dental, life and disability coverage choices for employees and dependents; choices of retirement and deferred compensation plans; paid holidays, sick, and vacation plans; transit program, reduced tuition, employee discounts and memberships, etc.

The employee is scheduled to work 40 hours per workweek. This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, which means that you are not eligible for overtime pay.

About The College

Bellevue College is a diverse student-centered, comprehensive and innovative college, committed to teaching excellence that advances the life-long educational development of its students while strengthening the economic, social and cultural life of its diverse community. Bellevue College is located just 10 miles east of Seattle where we serve a student population of over 54% students of color and over 1,300 international students. The college promotes student success by providing high-quality, flexible, accessible educational programs and services; advancing pluralism, inclusion and global awareness; and acting as a catalyst and collaborator for a vibrant region.

We strive to create a vibrant and inclusive campus community that supports a diverse student body, faculty and staff. As an essential part of our mission and goals, diversity, equity and pluralism are promoted and fostered in all aspects of college life. By enriching student life through leadership opportunities, personal learning and cultural experiences, we are committed to building an inclusive and diverse campus community that fosters creativity, innovation and student success.

For more information, visit BC Facts at a Glance @ Bellevue College.

About the Department

The Library plays a central role in accomplishing Bellevue College's mission and goals by being student-centered and committed to teaching excellence. In order to advance the lifelong educational development of students, the Library continually strengthens its collections and services in breadth and depth, supporting increased curricular offerings and varied instructional modes of delivery.

Essential Functions

Curriculum and Services Oversight
  • Provides general oversight of information literacy instruction in various modalities.
  • Supports curriculum development for the maintenance of currency, relevancy, and adequacy of both physical and electronic library collections.
  • Provides direction and support in the development and delivery of diverse and culturally sensitive library programming and other library services.
  • Oversees the operations of the library space, hours of operation and staffing.
  • Provides oversight and develop opportunities for Open Educational Resources (OER) curriculum and services
  • Serves as the campus copyright officer
  • Provides overarching support for Baccalaureate programs

Manage Personnel
  • Evaluates tenure-track faculty candidates, including conducting observations, and providing feedback to tenure candidates. Oversees the tenure evaluation process, including participating in Tenure Evaluation Subcommittee
  • Manages and evaluates full-time faculty and works directly with Program Chair to coordinate program-level work, as well as post-tenure reviews.
  • Manages and evaluates the work of the Systems Librarian in the maintenance of library systems, online resources and other critical technologies for reliable access to research and other information resources.
  • Directs and oversees recruiting, hiring, on-boarding, retaining, mentoring, supervising, evaluating and disciplining of a diverse workforce within the Library.

Library Leadership
  • Provides strategic vision for library team and advances the library's central role in the strategic goals of the college through a lens of diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Works with students and faculty in resolving concerns regarding access to research resources, manage student library records, or the resolution of technical problems related to the Integrated Library System (ILS).
  • Collaborates with support units (e.g., Academic Success Center, Disability Resource Center, Multicultural Services, Title IX, CARE team, Trio) in the support of student success
  • Coordinates and ensures the timely and accurate submission of required library statistics annually.

Resource Management
  • Provides leadership, management and guidance for the review and maintenance of physical and electronic resources, including oversight of the library collection.
  • Monitors allocated budget and advocates for resources and personnel to fulfill the Library priorities and initiatives.
  • Provides specific and detailed recommendations to the campus and upper administration on library needs for mission fulfillment and development for evolving technological innovation

College Governance
  • Contributes to college-wide initiatives, internal partnerships, collaborations, and leads implementation of college initiatives within division
  • Represents Academic Affairs and the Connected Learning Division in governance councils, committees, and task forces
  • Represents the College on SBCTC councils or committees
  • Monitors and advises library staff on service and shared governance obligations for the College
  • Serves as part of the Academic Affairs Leadership Team and contributes to the accreditation process
  • Actively participates in diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications
  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science (or Master's in Library Science) from an accredited institution or equivalent degree or any combination of relevant experience can be substituted on a year-for-year basis
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience teaching in a higher-education setting
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience in developing library collections or library services in higher education
  • Experience working in a collaborative team environment with diverse employees and student groups
  • Experience managing budgets
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writting

Preferred Qualifications

Although these are preferred qualifications, we invite you to apply even if you do not meet all these preferred qualifications.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience in using and managing Integrated Library Systems (ILS)
  • Experience in higher education leadership with increasing responsibility over time
  • Experience working in an associate's degree granting institution
  • Experience supervising faculty and staff in a higher education environtment
  • Experience in information literacy instruction and assessment
  • Ability to manage personnel effectively and productively in a team-based work environment
  • Experience addressing accessibility, disproportionate impact, and equity issues in a higher education environment
  • Ability to communicate, interpret, and implement complex program and administrative policies
  • Familiarity with copyright law, open licensing options, fair use, and related issues

Conditions of Employment

Bellevue College intends to provide a drug-free, healthy, safe, and secure work and educational environment. Each employee is expected to report to work in an appropriate mental and physical condition to perform her/his/their assigned duties.

Bellevue College employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Per Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14.1, state employees must be fully vaccinated and your vaccine status will be verified upon hire. Please reach out to the HR Office at [email protected] if you need information on medical or religious accommodation.

Sexual Misconduct and Background Check:

Prior to start of employment, finalists(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment, but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington State Law.

Check frequently in your inbox, spam, junk, clutter email folders for any communication regarding the next steps from Bellevue College and our background check partners.

Reference Check:

Reference checks may include, but are not limited to, contacting references and verification of work experience, and/or past job duties.

Other Information
  • This position is eligible for relocation allowance.
  • This position is NOT eligible for sponsorship for employment-based visa.

How To Apply

Applications received by 01/31/2023 will be given full consideration. Applications received after that date may be considered until the position is filled.

Your application must include a complete online application and all of the required documents below to be considered complete. Any application that does not provide all requested information will not be considered for the position (only submit required documents with the application, additional documents will not be reviewed.) Please review Application Tips before applying.

Required application materials:
  • Complete an online application
  • Attach a Position/Vision Statement
  • Attach a Resume
  • Attach a Diversity Statement (min 1 pg., max 2 pgs.) that addresses the following: Describe and provide specific examples of how your educational and/or professional experiences, background or philosophy demonstrate your commitment to diversity and equity, and how these prepare you to contribute to Bellevue College
  • Complete Job Questionnaires if applicable

If you have questions with regards to the application or hiring process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 425-564-2274 or email [email protected].

EEO Statement

Bellevue College is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing equal opportunity and nondiscrimination to applicants and employees without regard to race or ethnicity; creed; color; national origin; sex; marital status; sexual orientation; age; religion; genetic information; the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability; or whether a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran. Please see policy 4100 at

Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the recruitment process may contact [email protected] or 425-564-2271. The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Title IX Coordinator, 425-564- 2641, Office C227, and EEOC/504 Compliance Officer, 425-564- 2178, Office R130.

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Bellevue College is a diverse, vibrant campus community. We welcome students, employees and visitors from the world over to our campuses in Bellevue, near Seattle. As the third largest institution of higher education in Washington state, we open the doors of higher education to more than 37,000 students each year.

We’re a student-focused, open-access institution, placing a strong emphasis on excellent teaching and small class sizes.

The majority of our students enroll in one of six transfer programs – they complete the first two years of their education here and then transfer to a university to complete their bachelor’s degrees. We send more transfer students to the University of Washington than any other community or technical college in the state.

Another group of BC students are career-focused – we offer 100 professional and technical programs in high-demand career fields that prepare our students for the jobs of today and the opportunities of tomorrow.

Others choose BC to advance their education to advance in careers with a Continuing Education class; earn college credit while still in high school via Running Start; learn English or improve basic skills; or retool their skills in our Worker Retraining program.

We currently offer six bachelor's of applied science degrees and are developing more to meet the growing need for trained professionals in emerging and in-demand fields such as nurshing, imaging, and healthcare management and will open our state-of-the-art health sciences facility in 2015.

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