Hudson County Community College
Position Vacancy Notice
Director of North Hudson Campus Library
Posting Date: August 30, 2022
Hudson County Community College (HCCC) seeks a Director of the North Hudson Campus Library to join its award-winning and nationally recognized institution. This is an exciting time to be a part of the HCCC community. The College recently launched its 2021-24 Strategic Plan, the culmination of which will align with the College’s 50th anniversary in 2024. The College was recognized by the Association of Community College Trustees as the recipient of the 2021 ACCT Northeast Region Equity Award. HCCC has recently been named one of 101 recipients, 1 of only 7 community colleges to be distinguished for the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. HCCC’s Culinary Arts Institute was ranked as the #6 Culinary Arts program in the United States by Best Choice Schools. Most recently, the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) selected HCCC as one of twenty-four colleges nationwide to be named a “2022 Most Promising Place to Work in Community Colleges.”
Hudson County Community College serves one of the most ethnically diverse and densely populated communities in the United States. The College is a vibrant, urban institution of higher education whose mission is to provide its diverse communities with inclusive, high-quality educational programs and services that promote student success and upward social and economic mobility.
More than 90% of HCCC’s students receive scholarships, grants, and loans to finance their education, and the College’s extensive financial aid program helps connect students with the resources they need. To date, the College’s Foundation has raised over $3.5 million for student scholarships, and HCCC ranks first in the state of New Jersey for its award of Community College Opportunity Grant funds. About half of its more than 12,000 credit students identify as Hispanic, and more than 33% of all students were born outside of the U.S. In 2021, HCCC had two students selected from a national applicant pool to receive the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.
Hudson County Community College has three campuses. The largest campus is located at the heart of Jersey City’s Journal Square, which is approximately 20 minutes from New York City. The College’s has a North Hudson Campus, located in Union City, New Jersey and an additional location at the Hudson County Schools of Technology in Secaucus, New Jersey. The College offers 70 degree and certificate programs and more than 300-day, evening, and weekend courses throughout its three-campus network.
Hudson County Community College is committed to delivering high-quality educational experiences. HCCC is a member of the Achieving the Dream network of community colleges. Achieving the Dream is a national reform network of high-performing community colleges that are focused on leveraging data-informed best practices to promote equitable outcomes.
The College boasts several signature programs, including a nationally recognized Culinary Arts Institute and Nursing Program. The College’s Culinary Arts Institute is one of only three programs in the New York Metropolitan region to hold accreditation from the Accrediting Commission of the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation. The Culinary Arts Institute features state-of-the-art facilities and a hands-on program that prepares students for a range of careers in the hospitality industry. The College recently announced the dedication of the Bloomberg Finance Lab, which provides students with real world experience to prepare them for employment in banks, corporations, and government agencies.
A leader in workforce development, HCCC hosted The Aspen Institute’s Workforce Leadership Academy, which was the first to be offered in partnership with a community college. The Hudson County Workforce Leadership Academy was funded through a combination of public and private donors that included JPMorgan Chase, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, The W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the County of Hudson, the LeFrak Family, and Mack-Cali.
Reporting to the Dean of College Libraries, the Director of the North Hudson Campus Library plays an essential role in the Library Management Team. This Director will be responsible for supervising operations at the North Hudson Campus Library, ensuring the Library meets the curricular needs of HCCC students, including user services, reference assistance, instruction, and collections resources. In addition, the Director will be responsible for scheduling the service desk and take a leadership role in programming events at the NHC library in collaboration with other units at the North Hudson Campus. The Director will also collaborate with the other members of the Library Management Team to ensure that policies and services are consistent between campus locations. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to effectively manage a team of librarians and staff in a satellite campus library.
- Lead and direct daily operations of the North Hudson Campus Library Supervise, train, mentor and support full time and part-time librarians and staff Maintain service desk schedule, adjusting as needed in response to consultation and instruction requests, absences, and other time commitments as may arise Serve as backup to staff the service desk as needed. Some evening and/or weekend hours may be needed Participate in the liaison librarian program as designated in agreement with the Director of Library Instruction Develop and implement library outreach programs to better engage North Hudson Campus faculty members in the use and application of information resources Gather statistics and documentation on library services and report these to the Dean of College Libraries as requested Work collaboratively with the other NHC librarians to review the collection for relevance and timeliness as per the needs of NHC students and make appropriate recommendations to the Dean of College Libraries
- Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library science or information science program. At least three years’ experience, preferably in an academic library, providing reference, circulation, and/or instruction services. Minimum 2 years of progressively increasing supervisory experience. Excellent technical, oral, and written communication skills. Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students. Community College experience preferred.
Send a cover letter, resume, salary requirements and names/contact information of three professional references to: libraryjobs@ hccc.edu by September 22, 2022.
As a New Jersey First Act Employer, new employees must establish a primary residence in New Jersey within one year unless an exemption applies.
HCCC is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We are committed to ensuring a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment. Decisions on employment are made on the basis of the qualifications of an individual for the particular position being filled. Women, veterans and minorities are encouraged to apply.