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Assistant Dean of Libraries for Assessment and Development

Position Deleted on 3/04/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Indiana, PA
  • Executive - Deans - Other
  • Admin - Libraries
Application Due:
Full Time
The Assistant Dean serves as deputy to the Dean of Libraries and participates in the overall management of the IUP Libraries, including planning and decision-making. In the absence of the Dean, the Assistant Dean for Development & Assessment acts as the principal administrative officer for the Libraries and represents the Dean at meetings on and off campus. With the Dean, the Assistant Dean offers broad leadership in academic and professional issues and organizational development. The Assistant Dean will lead the IUP Libraries in the development of an on-going assessment program for programs and services and the development of a fundraising program for the Libraries. He/she will collaborate with the Dean of Libraries in the general administration and leadership of the IUP Libraries:

The primary responsibilities of the Assistant Dean for Assessment and Development will be to develop, implement and monitor a formal assessment program that is:
  • Effective, practical and sustainable
  • Improves services and demonstrates value to the academic community
  • He /she will undertake data collection and statistical analysis
  • Report preparation to provide data-driven evidence for decision making and policy building
  • Establish library fundraising initiatives in collaboration with the University's Development Office and Research Institute
  • Be effective, practical and sustainable
  • Directed to collect data on library services and programs that will help evaluate these and provide direction to improve and expand services and demonstrate value of the library and its programs to the academic community
  • Will require the Assistant Dean to undertake data collection, statistical analysis and preparation of reports to provide data-driven evidence for decision-making and policy building
  • Develop training materials and assessment tools for library staff to expand the team of assessment specialists in the library
The Assistant Dean will assist the Dean of Libraries to incorporate the knowledge gained through assessment into library strategic planning and the decision-making process.

The second major responsibility for the Assistant Dean for Assessment & Development will be developing a library development (fundraising) program in collaboration with the University's Development office and the Research Institute that includes:
  • Research and Development
  • Grant writing
  • Grant management
  • Donor cultivation
The Assistant Dean will work with the Dean of Libraries and the library faculty and staff in the creation and implementation of a faculty and staff professional development program.

Required Qualifications:
  • Master's degree from an American Library Association accredited program. Additional graduate level degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years significant administrative experience in a research university library
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in the library assessment environment in an academic library
  • Knowledge of statistical software and assessment methodologies
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in research and development and grant writing
Candidates must communicate effectively and perform well in the interview(s).

Preferred qualifications:
  • 1 to 3 years of progressive supervisory and administrative experience in academic libraries at a departmental or divisional level. (Experience at a senior management level preferred.)
  • Previous experience with assessment tools and methods for academic libraries.
  • Academic background and/or experience in statistical analysis and program evaluation.
  • Demonstrated understanding of quantitative and qualitative assessment methodologies and their application in academic libraries.
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a team environment, as well as independently.
  • Experience conducting analysis and creating customized reports using statistical software applications. (i. e, Excel, SPSS, etc.)
  • Strong problem solving, organizational, analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated successful project management skills.
  • Experience working with library-specific assessment tools in an academic library environment.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of research and development, and the ability to distinguish and identify funding opportunities for library programs. (Some experience in private fundraising preferred)
  • Related experience in grant writing and contract administration.
  • Evidence of excellent oral and written communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within an academic community.
  • Experience developing strategic and operational planning.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects including setting and meeting deadlines; and
  • Ability to provide supervisory support and oversight.
All applicants must communicate effectively and perform well in the interview(s).

All applications for this position must be submitted via our online application system, visit Please do not fax, mail or e-mail any documentation.

For full consideration, please submit application materials by February 1, 2013. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Official transcripts are required prior to hire.
IUP is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and is an equal opportunity employer M/F/H/V.
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