Director for Administrative Services
The University of Arkansas Libraries invite applications from and nominations of experienced, highly-motivated, and innovative professionals for the position of Director for Administrative Services. The Libraries seek an individual with an inclusive leadership style and strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills, including the ability to consider issues from a variety of perspectives. Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, the Director will play a critical role in supporting the evolution of a 21st century research library at the University. As a member of the Libraries’ Administrative Group, the Director works collaboratively to develop and achieve the Libraries’ strategic goals.
This position oversees and supervises budgeting, accounting, procurement, space planning, and facilities maintenance for Mullins Library, the Fine Arts Library, the Chemistry & Biochemistry Library, the Physics Library, and a remote storage facility. The Director plays a leadership role in the formulation and assessment of Libraries-wide services, policies, and diversity initiatives. The Director must embrace, model, and encourage teamwork, collaboration, relationship-building, and mentoring.
Qualifications. Required: A Master’s degree in Business Administration, a Master’s degree in Accounting, or a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification; a minimum of ten years of experience that demonstrates knowledge of budgeting and accounting practices. Knowledge of current practices and trends in facilities management. A proven record of successful leadership and demonstrated ability to manage personnel. Demonstrated success in leading and fostering innovation in a rapidly changing and complex environment. Preferred: A Master’s degree from an American Library Association-accredited program. Successful project management experience. Experience in an academic or research library or higher education/university setting. Experience with building design. Experience with writing and administering grants.
Salary and Benefits: Twelve-month, non-classified, non-faculty position. Salary minimum: $90,000. Relocation allowance available. Benefits include TIAA/CREF, Fidelity Mutual Fund, or the Arkansas Public Employees Retirement System, 22 days of annual leave, tuition reduction, and health insurance.
Background: The mission of the University of Arkansas is to provide an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in a wide spectrum of disciplines; contribute new knowledge, economic development, basic and applied research, and creative activity; and provide service to academic/professional disciplines and society, all aimed at fulfilling its public land-grant mission to serve Arkansas and beyond as a partner, resource, and catalyst. The University Libraries share in the stewardship of the University’s goals and takes responsibility for the health of the research and teaching collections as well as programs that further support the academic mission. For more information, visit the Libraries’ home page (http://libinfo.uark.edu). The University of Arkansas (http://www.uark.edu) in Fayetteville, Arkansas, has a student enrollment of more than 25,000 and is the flagship campus of the University of Arkansas System.
Application deadline and contact information. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Completed applications received by November 12, 2013, will receive full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position. To apply, please click here, complete on-line application, and attach letter of application, résumé, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three current references to the attention of Jeff Banks, Assistant Director for Library Human Resources and Diversity Programs, University of Arkansas Libraries, 365 N. McIlroy Avenue, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002.
The University of Arkansas is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution committed to achieving a culturally diverse faculty. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States. All applicants are subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.
This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background, sex offender registry check, and financial history background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.