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Learning Commons Director

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Position Information

Position Title

Learning Commons Director

Position Type



Library and Learning Resources



Union/Non Union

Non Union

Full Time or Part Time

Full Time



Salary Range

Hiring Salary Range

$84,669 - $121,017/Annually

Fixed Term/Tenure Track (Faculty Only)

Regular or Temporary


Job Description Summary

The director is responsible for the leadership, administration, and operation of the integrated library and tutoring labs at the main campus and centers. The director supervises full- and part-time staff and works with campus partners to develop, deliver, and evaluate library and academic support services for the diverse needs of students and other campus constituents. The director stays abreast of 21st century academic library and tutoring trends, student engagement, and research practices. This position interacts with various internal partners throughout the college community, as well as externally

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree required in education, business, or an American Library Association accredited program or related degree.
  • Minimum of 2 years of Supervisory experience
  • Minimum of 2 years in higher education
  • Must also have teaching, training, or tutoring experience.
  • Experience with learning management systems
  • Experience in post-secondary tutoring.
  • Academic library experience, preferred
  • Must have the ability to multi-task and produce quality work under designated deadlines.
  • Demonstrate making effective data-informed decisions
  • Knowledge of library-related technological tools
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of operations of academic libraries
  • Public Speaking ability
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to be flexible and lead through change management
  • Knowledge of the philosophy and techniques of college library and tutoring services
  • Knowledge of college admissions and advising processes

CRITERIA : The following criteria, which are not the sole criteria used in the final hiring decision, will be used to review the applications of those persons who meet the stated minimum qualifications and to select those qualified applicants who will be interviewed. Other information and observations made during the interview process may be considered in the selection process. A Resume/CV and cover letter are required with the application. Please ensure that your documents address the criteria listed below for this position.

  • Promotes the Learning Commons’ key role in supporting and enhancing learning and teaching.
  • Develops goals and objectives which ensure overall relevance and viability of the Learning Commons in accordance with the goals and objectives of the college, as well as best practices.
  • Responsible for outreach to internal and external constituents.
  • Participates in the institutional assessment cycle as the unit lead for the Learning Commons.
  • Oversees the delivery of Learning Commons services to students, faculty, and staff
  • Ensures diverse, equitable, and inclusive practices are adhered to for students based on data-informed decision making
  • Serves on institutional committees.
  • Develops and implements assessment measures aligned with federal, state, and Middle States Commission on Higher Education ( MSCHE ) accrediting guidelines.
  • Prepares and administers the budget for the Learning Commons.
  • Maintains awareness of the curricular needs of the college and provides necessary leadership for faculty and staff in the development and maintenance of all learning resources.
  • Collaborates with the Teaching Learning Center Director, as needed
  • Maintains an awareness of and implements appropriate technologies for all services provided by the Learning Commons.
  • Oversees the recruitment and hiring of professional and associate support staff.
  • Responsible for the management of tutoring services available to students in all delivery modes.
  • Responsible for ensuring appropriate accommodations are provided for students with disabilities.
  • Maintains awareness of trends and developments in information literacy, tutoring, and other student services through study of professional literature and participation in campus visitation, professional meetings, conventions, conferences, seminars, and workshops.
  • Performs other duties as required
Job Requirements

Must have the use of sensory skills in order to effectively communicate and interact with other employees and the public through the use of the telephone and personal contact as normally defined by the ability to see, read, talk, hear, handle or feel objects and controls. Physical capability to effectively use and operate various items of office-related equipment, such as but not limited to a personal computer, calculator, copier, and fax machine. No significant climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, and repetitive motions.

  • Must be able to work Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Work schedule subject to change based on department needs
  • Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written standard English.
  • As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
  • A background investigation will be conducted prior to the offer of employment. A signed authorization for the release of personal information will be required if selected for an interview.
Is Background Check Required?


Is the incumbent responsible for working with minor children or directly engaging with minor children on campus?


Posting Detail Information

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Open Date


Close Date


Open Until Filled


Background Check Statement

Prince George’s Community College is committed to providing a safe campus community. PGCC conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, education verification, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Application Status ; you will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your application, upon which time no further communication occurs unless selected for an interview or the position is filled. If recommended for hire, communication is immediately sent to your references listed on your application. Also, you will receive an email notification from HireRight requesting you to submit authorization to complete a background investigation.
Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a master’s degree in education, business, or an American Library Association accredited program or related degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have two years of related professional experience or a combination of relevant higher education and experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Briefly describe your experience referenced in the previous question. Do not enter 'See Resume'

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Do you have two years of academic library experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have two years supervisory experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Please be advised that as required by the 1986 Immigration Act, candidates must be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing identity and that you are a U.S. Citizen or an alien who is authorized to work. It is the college's policy that PGCC does not provide sponsorship for prospective employees. Will you require sponsorship to work in the United States?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • HERC
    • HigherEd Jobs
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • Indeed
    • Personal Referral
    • PGCC Website
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook)
    • The Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • The Washington Post
    • Other: Please indicate below
    • Educause
  8. How did you hear about this employment opportunity? If you selected 'Other' please indicate source:

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts
  2. Letter of Recommendation 1
  3. Letter of Recommendation 2
  4. Other

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