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Director, Learning Commons

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Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Director, Learning Commons
Posting Number 00486
Classification Title FT Professional
Position Status Full Time
Pay Grade/Step Grade 7 Step 1-6 Recruiting Range: $64,342 - $74,590
Position Type Administrative/Professional

Position Summary Information

Position Summary

The Director of Learning Commons is an experienced, forward thinking professional with in-depth knowledge in customer service, academic support programs, research, information literacy development, activities and functions associated with the areas reporting to this department, including but not limited to tutoring center, academic interventions and library services. The Director will provide leadership for operational aspects of the college library and learning center/learning lab, including tutoring and other academic support programs. This position is responsible for maintaining up to date trend awareness regarding innovative best practices for academic libraries and academic program support services; assessing learning and non-learning outcomes using evidence-based decision making for continued improvement. Provides input to and administers Library and Learning Lab budget development and management processes. The Director is responsible for planning, implementing, supervising, and assessing the resources and services of the Learning Commons and oversees a technologically enhanced learning spaces that support innovative learning and will allow students to take advantage of integrated spaces.

• Provides leadership for planning, implementation, and monitoring of the mission and vision of the College’s Learning Commons.
• Creates and implements Library and Learning Commons procedures.
• Provides oversight of the arrangement and maintenance of the Library and the Learning Commons’ physical facilities and equipment.
• Administers, supervises, and evaluates Learning Lab/Tutoring staff;
• Collaborates with the Head Librarian and Learning Lab staff on activities, common services and collaborative projects.
• Meets/plans with other college departments and provides outreach to external partners (ISD’s);
• Reviews and assesses data regarding Student Success and coordinates available interventions;
• Develops an effective schedule for staff and services at multiple locations and ensures their accurate pay/hours;
• Collects and evaluates Learning Lab data regarding services and reports to dean;
• Plans, prepares, and provides oversight of the Library and Learning Commons budget;
• Coordinates and provides oversight of strategic planning goals and assessment pertaining to Library and Learning Commons;
• Provides all required operational, financial, program, and external reports.
• Supervises an annual inventory of all Library and Learning Commons holdings.
• Plans for and encourages the professional development of all Learning Commons employees.
• Serves on appropriate standing committees.
• Evening and weekend work may be required.

Minimum Qualifications

• Requires: Master’s degree in Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Student Services, Library Services or relevant academic discipline.
• Prior supervisory experience.
• Substantial professional experience, including at 3-5 years of an Academic Library and/or Tutoring Center; with at least one year in an administrative position.
• Demonstrated experience in developing and managing multiple budget accounts.
• Evidence of interdisciplinary/cross-departmental collaborations with specific focus on collaboration with faculty and tutoring services to support student learning and advance information literacy
• Experience with innovative technologies.
• Commitment to responsive and innovative services and outreach, and can optimize resources.

Preferred Qualifications

• Prefer: Doctorate in relevant discipline
• Prefer training or experience in Adult Education and/or Developmental Education; Information Literacy; prior supervisory role at a community college; Spanish bilingual.

Work Hours

Standard 40-hour work week.
Must be available to work a flexible work schedule with mandatory evenings and weekends

Posting Detail Information

Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Other

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