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