Dean, Library & Learning Center Services

Washington D.C.
Apr 05, 2017
May 05, 2017
Full Time

NDU is recruiting for a Dean, Library and Learning Center Services in the National Defense University Library who will provide vision and leadership to unite a variety of campus-wide services which promote student learning. The Dean reports to the University Vice-President,  Academic Affairs and has full managerial responsibility  for planning, programming, budgeting, and operation of the Library & Learning  Center.
The NDU Library supports National Defense University by advancing education through teaching information fluency; collecting, organizing, making accessible, and preserving recorded knowledge and products of human creativity.
National Defense University (NDU) develops joint warfighters and other national security leaders through rigorous academics research and engagement to serve the common defense.

This is a Title 10 Excepted Service Appointment. Appointment is not to exceed 3 years with the possibility for extension.

The President has ordered a government-wide hiring freeze subject to certain limited exemptions.  This position is subject to the hiring freeze.  Although we are moving forward with the consideration of candidates, we will not make a selection for this vacancy announcement unless and until the position is no longer subject to the hiring freeze.

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel less than 20% may be required

  • No

  • Must be US Citizen
  • To qualify for this position, you must:

    -Have a Master's Degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science from an ALA­ accredited program or its academic equivalent.

    -Have progressive experience in academic/research/special library administration including at least 5 years at a senior administrative level.

    -Have a well-informed understanding of research libraries and the rapidly changing world of higher education.

    -Have a proven track record of implementing change in a library setting, including management of change in the areas of information technology, library service, and online learning.

    -Have experience planning or managing a learning/information commons or teaching/learning center desirable.

    -Have extensive experience in long-range planning, budgeting, evaluation, and assessment of library services.

    -Have demonstrated experience managing library services and programs to support research and scholarship; making strategic decisions/recommendations by assessing and prioritizing user needs, applying operational knowledge, analyzing problems, writing policy, managing project and program implementations, and managing resources.

    -Have experience with library or learning center/information commons program evaluation and assessment.

    -Have experience supervising with proven ability to lead a senior management team.

    -Have the ability to lead timely, collaborative, and data-driven planning and decision-making processes.

    -Have demonstrated communication skills, including proficiency in maintaining collaborative relationships and effective interactions in the library as well as with students, faculty, college deans, information technology leaders, staff, administrators, and external stakeholders in a rich multicultural environment.

    -Have a demonstrated commitment to professional growth and to encouraging development of diverse and talented library and academic support staff.

    -Have broad knowledge and understanding of current and emerging technologies. Knowledge of learning management systems and other instructional technology desirable.

    Volunteer Experience:  Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social).  Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills, and can provide valuable training and experience that translates to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Background or Security Investigation:  This is a Non-Critical Sensitive position which requires a background investigation.   The individual selected for this position is required to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance to occupy a Non-Critical Sensitive position within the agency as a condition of employment.


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