Associate Dean of the Library
Our Associate Dean of the Library, full time and exempt, reports to the Vice President of Instruction. The Associate Dean of the Library oversees all library operations and services, including preparing and managing budgets, operational planning and assessment, developing and implementing library policies and procedures, coordinating collection development and supervision of the librarian and staff.
Renton Technical College, located southeast of Seattle, has provided quality education in a variety of occupations for over 75 years. Our professional-technical certificate and degree programs offer entry and mid-level training in the areas of allied health, trades and industry, culinary, business, technology and automotive. Our outstanding college & career pathways program with classes in adult basic education, English as a second language, and GED preparation is available to those who need additional preparation prior to entering a training program and for those who simply wish to improve their math and English skills. Career Education and apprenticeships degree’s round out our offerings. As an Achieving the Dream and an Aspen Institute top 10 finalist in Community College Excellence, RTC is also proud to be a Military Friendly School, serving those who chose to serve.
Renton Technical College is committed to increasing its cultural diversity with an emphasis on equity and inclusion among its faculty and staff. The students that we serve come from a variety of backgrounds and are over 60% of color. We strongly encourage members of historically minoritized groups, veterans, and bi- or multi-lingual individuals to apply for this position to help meet the needs of our diverse students and service district.
Application closes on 11/28.
Associate Dean of the Library
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- Demonstrated leadership in working with and supporting persons from diverse backgrounds such as sexual orientation, racial, ethnic, religious, linguistic, gender, age, socio-economic, physical and learning abilities, and a commitment to an inclusive and equitable working / learning environment.
- Master’s degree in library science from a program accredited by the American Library Association.
- Recent Experience in a higher education institution.
- Five years of progressively responsible experience as a professional librarian, including supervisory experience.
- Established practice of ongoing personal and professional growth towards equity and promoting that development in their team(s).
- Experience in preparing and delivering presentations and library instruction in culturally appropriate methods and modalities.
- Working knowledge of concepts, principles and practices of library management.
- Working knowledge of current information technologies and automated library systems; ability to troubleshoot and problem solve standard library systems.
- Skilled in developing library collection, including the assessment of resources and technologies.
- Experience in developing library and educational facilities.
- Experience in developing information literacy curriculum.
- Demonstrated experience in academic budgetary procedures and processes.
- Demonstrated ability to promote universal design and accessibility. Proficiency in (or ability to learn within 6 month of hire) the production of accessibly content, whether print or electronic.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality, think critically and exercise independent judgment required.
- Proficiency using Microsoft Office, specifically experience in creating & editing documents, spreadsheets and presentations. Previous success learning new computer software programs/platforms required.
- Demonstrate attention to detail is required as well as previous experience maintaining accurate records, managing multiple tasks and planning and organizing work in order to meet changing priorities and deadlines.
- Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills; ability to work professionally and effectively with students, faculty, staff, colleagues and community partners.
- Knowledge of, understanding of, and commitment to the education role and philosophy of the technical college.
- Ability to represent the college in a positive and professional manner, while using tact, discretion and courtesy.
- Ability to speak a regionally top spoken language other than English is preferred (Spanish, Vietnamese, Russian, Somali, and Chinese).
||This listing expires on: 2/2/2022