Fenwick Stacks Students & Spaces Specialist

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Feb 22, 2023
Mar 30, 2023
Analyst, Research
Full Time
Fenwick Stacks Students & Spaces SpecialistThe George Mason University Libraries, Fenwick Collections Management department, seeks an energetic, dependable, experienced, and production-oriented Stacks Students & Spaces Specialist to support the Fenwick Library. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.About the Position:Under the general supervision of the Fenwick Collections Manager, the Fenwick Spaces & Student Assistant Specialist serves as a senior person in charge of library facilities Sunday through Thursday evenings, and is responsible for hiring, training, and management of student assistants for the Fenwick Collections Management department. This position is responsible for scheduling daily assignments and working in conjunction with other staff of the department to ensure departmental needs are being met. This position monitors the public spaces in the library, proactively identifies building and furniture issues needing repair, provides support to other staff, performs collections maintenance/management (circulating collection, Periodicals/Microforms, media, etc.), places work orders for building issues, assists in shifts of the collections, and performs/supervises collections maintenance duties.Required Qualifications: Applicants must have the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:Bachelor's degree or equivalent training and experience;Experience supervising - examples include, but are not limited to, supervising staff, student assistants, or interns;Knowledge using office productivity software, and computer equipment and software;Proficiency with computer software (word processing, spreadsheet, database management, research databases), e-mail, Windows and/or Mac environment, and Web;Demonstrated customer service skills;Accurate and detail-oriented work;Solid organizational skills, including ability to meet deadlines, manage competing priorities for self and others, and exercise good judgment;Effective interpersonal and communication skills;Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills;Ability to identify and modify work priorities as needed or directed;Ability to work both independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced, production- and service-oriented environment;Ability to remain calm, negotiate fairly and rationally, and exercise tact and diplomacy; andPhysical ability to bend and reach overhead, grasp and move library materials, move and unpack packages and bins (up to 40 pounds), and push loaded book trucks.Preferred Qualifications:The following education and/or skill sets are preferred:Demonstrated experience performing stacks maintenance duties;Demonstrated experience shifting library collections;Experience hiring student assistants;Experience supervising and/or training student assistants;Library public services experience;Academic library experience;Library experience (2-3 years preferred);Successful experience responding to building/facilities issues; andExperience responding to furniture/building problems/emergencies.The hours for this position will usually be Sunday-Thursday 12:30pm-9:00pm. Hours and days vary during exams, intercessions, holidays, or to meet staffing needs.The duties of this position require the physical ability to independently bend and reach overhead, to grasp and move library materials, to lift, move, and unpack packages and bins (up to 40 pounds), and to push loaded book trucks.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and three current professional references. References must include name, address, phone number and email address. Questions should be directed to Brian Royer (broyer@gmu.edu), Office of the Dean of Libraries. Review of applications will begin on March 20, 2023.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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