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Director of Administrative Services

University of South Carolina
South Carolina, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Start date
Jun 30, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Librarians & Library Administration
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Full Time
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Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, the Director of Administrative Services will direct the libraries administrative services including facilities management, human resources, and library budgets. The Director of Administrative Services is the University Libraries Chief Financial Officer and administers the libraries budget and serves as the libraries’ liaison to several key University offices, including Administration and Finance, Contract and Grant Accounting, University Foundations and Purchasing, as well as federal agencies. The Director of Administrative Services participates in planning and decision-making for the libraries.



MBA with at least five years of increasing responsible management positions in an institution of higher learning. Five years of budget administration, human resources management, and facility management.


Experience in mediation or conflict resolution. Experience in project and/or change management. Proven track record recruiting and retaining diverse teams.


Knowledge of developments in higher education, scholarly processes, and issues facing academic research libraries. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a dynamic environment with a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Demonstrated outstanding written and oral communication skills, interpersonal skills, and supervisory skills. Demonstrated leadership ability, analytical skills, computer software proficiency (e.g., PeopleSoft HCM, PeopleSoft Finance, and Finance Hub, etc.), creative and innovative problem-solving, and a strong commitment to service excellence. Attention to detail. Knowledge of S.C. state regulations and UofSC policies and procedures. Knowledge of modern office practices, procedures, and equipment. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to effectively plan and organize work activities to prioritize task completion according to schedules and goals. Ability to deal courteously and effectively with internal and external customers. Ability to direct and advise staff members. Ability to analyze needs and resources and to recommend and communicate solutions effectively. Ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion in interpreting and applying policies and procedures.

 The University of South Carolina, founded in 1801, is the flagship campus of an eight-campus, fully accredited, state-system. The University is one of only 40 public universities to earn the Carnegie Foundation’s top-tier designations in research activity and community engagement. The University of South Carolina – Columbia has strong undergraduate and graduate programs and other highly regarded professional schools including medicine, law, education, engineering, social work, pharmacy, public health, arts and sciences, nursing, and business administration. About 32,000 students are enrolled with more than 8,000 students in graduate and professional programs.

University Libraries serves the graduate and undergraduate programs of all schools and colleges, with the exceptions of the School of Law and the School of Medicine. Holdings include more than 4.9 million volumes, 20 million manuscripts, 475,000 e-books, and four distinct special collections. University Libraries is a member of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the Association of Research Libraries, and the Center for Research Libraries. The City of Columbia is the state capital with a metropolitan area population of nearly 800,000. The city is a state center of financial, transportation, and industrial development, and it has a rich historical and cultural tradition. Columbia is located within easy driving distance of both mountains and coast.

The University of South Carolina Libraries is committed to cultivating an educational and professional environment that is rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity. We believe inclusivity is critical to fostering excellence in all of our endeavors, and we promote diversity in our collections and the services that we provide, as well as in our recruiting, hiring, and retention practices.

Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. USC is an EOE.

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