Director, Learning Resource Center

Location
California, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted
Feb 19, 2021
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time


Director, Learning Resource Center

Salary: $101,693.00 - $150,246.00 Annually
Job Type:
Job Number: 5941-m-01/21
Closing: 2/26/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
Location: Visalia/Tulare/Hanford, CA
Department: Library/Learning Resource Center
Division:

General Description
Sequoias Community College District is seeking an equity-minded candidate to join our Library/Learning Resource Center as a Director, Learning Resources Center serving our students at the Visalia, Hanford and Tulare Campuses.

Under the direction of the Academic Dean, the Director of Learning Resources will be responsible for the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of the college's library and distance education services for the District. The Director of Learning Resources functions as a reference/academic librarian, and supervises staff, curriculum, facilities, budget and related tasks for the assigned programs.

Sequoias Community College District is a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the District has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community. In Fall 2019, we enrolled approximately 13,493 students in which:

  • 66.5% identify as Latinx;
  • 2.4% as Asian/Pacific Islander;
  • 2% as Black/African American;
  • 19.7% as White;
  • .1% as Pacific Islander/Filipino; and
  • 5.7% as multiracial

    COMMITMENT TO EQUITY:
    Sequoias Community College District values the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, abilities, genders, gender identities, and orientations. The District prioritizes applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits a diverse student population brings to a community college and seeks managers who are equity-minded, collegial, committed to helping all students achieve their educational goals, and value mentorship. Ideal candidates will share the Sequoias Community College District's commitment to student-centered practices and to creating inclusive learning environment that will benefit our racially and socioeconomically diverse student population.

    Job Duties
    Job duties of the Director, Learning Resource Center include:

  • Directs all Learning Resources, including facility use, individualized instruction, web site development and maintenance, grant management and other designated programs and services, and fosters a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism.
  • Provides leadership and administrative support in the development and implementation of Distance Education planning and review as well as related student technology support.
  • Coordinates the operation of the Learning Resource Centers for the District.
  • Coordinates the operation of support services for distance education, including Canvas support and student technology supports
  • Provide leadership in developing access to electronic information resources and multimedia products, collection development, and otherwise working with faculty to augment materials and informational services that support the teaching/learning functions of the District.
  • Coordinates the introduction of technological advances in information access into the Library/Learning Resources Center and supervises ongoing programs to instruct faculty, staff, and students in such use.
  • Supervises, counsels, disciplines and annually evaluates the performance of direct reports.
  • Ensures that the Library/Learning Resources Centers' practices are consistent with District policy procedures, local, state and federal laws, and other contracts or agreements Serves in additional librarian capacities (reference, collection development and instruction) as needed.
  • Recommends the establishment of academic and classified positions in assigned areas of responsibility, participates in the development of position descriptions, job announcements, search and selection processes.
  • Coordinates and provides leadership in curriculum development and program planning and review.
  • Submits recommended curriculum and catalog changes to the Office of Academic Services.
  • Attends College Curriculum committee as a non-voting member.
  • Assesses enrollment data and developing the schedule of courses and submits all scheduling information for courses in a timely and accurate manner, complying with District requirements.
  • Works with faculty in developing the schedule of courses and submits all scheduling information for courses in a timely and accurate manner, complying with District requirements.
  • Assists in planning the District budget by organizing and submitting the Learning Resources and distance education budgets to the Office of Academic Services.
  • Manages all budgets within the areas of responsibility and oversees the maintenance of budget records and files, supervises and approves all appropriate expenditures.
  • Attends meetings of specific instruction groups and serves on college committees and task forces as required or assigned.
  • Acts as a resource to faculty on matters related to improvement of teaching, learning and librarianship.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science (MLS/MLIS) from a graduate program accredited by the American Library Association or the equivalent; and
  • Three years of supervisory experience in reference and instructional activities in an academic setting, preferably at an institution of higher education.
  • Successful experience supervising or using distance learning education at the college level desired.

Knowledge and Abilities:
The hiring committee is seeking evidence of the following:
Knowledge of:
  • Development and implementation of a comprehensive library/ learning resource Center
  • Development and implementation of a comprehensive distance education program at a community college.
  • Principles and practices of Information Competency.
  • Current instructional technology, including distance education principles, practices and techniques.
  • Principles and practices of leadership, management and supervision.
  • Management and operation of a full-service community college library that serves multiple centers.
  • Purpose, mission and goals of a community college district.
  • District organization, operations and objectives.
  • Laws, regulations, restrictions and requirements related to area of assignment.
  • Community college curricula and the curriculum development process.
  • Modern pedagogical and instructional design methodologies.
  • Budget preparation, implementation and administration.
  • Needs, interests and concerns of diverse groups of community college students.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Interpersonal skills including tact, patience and diplomacy.
Ability to:
  • Be an equity-minded librarian in an academic setting and provide leadership, direction and support to academic and classified staff in a community college.
  • Plan, organize, direct, review and evaluate the development, implementation and evaluation of the College's Library/Learning Resource Centers and distance education program
  • Optimize the delivery and accessibility of learning resources and distance education services to students, faculty and staff.
  • Prepare and administer budgets.
  • Maintain current knowledge of trends and technological advancements in assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Foster teamwork with excellent communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Facilitate change in a productive and positive manner.
  • Work cooperatively in an environment of participatory governance.
  • Interpret, apply and explain District policies and legal regulations and requirements to faculty, staff, students and public.
  • Select, assign, orient, train, supervise, counsel, discipline and evaluate the performance of direct reports.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with others.
  • Relate effectively to people of varied academic, cultural and socio-economic background using tact, diplomacy and courtesy.

Working Conditions:
Environment
  • Indoor environment.
  • Frequent contact in person and on the telephone with management, supervisory, academic and classified staff.
Physical Abilities
  • Ability to sit for long periods
  • Ability to operate a computer keyboard and calculator.
  • Ability to read normal and fine print.
  • Ability to provide information in person or on the telephone.
  • Ability to communicate over the telephone and in person.
  • Ability to remember key information and concentrate for long periods of time.
  • Ability to lift, carry and/or move objects weighing up to 10 pounds.


Application Procedure
To be considered for this position, applicants must submit:
  • An online job application.
  • Diversity Statement (included within the online application).
  • Letter of interest, which addresses how the applicant's experience and/or education enables him/her to be able to perform the job duties.
  • Resume
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts of college/university work. Official transcripts are required for employment.

    For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Linda Reis at lindarei@cos.edu.



    To apply, visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cos/jobs/2959082/director-learning-resource-center

    COLLEGE OF THE SEQUOIAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: The College of the Sequoias Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. It is the District's policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity and are not subject to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, gender, color, language, accent, citizenship status, ancestry national origin, age, sex, religion, sexual orientation, transgender, parental status, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability or medical condition, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics.

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