Librarian – Director of Community Engagement (S04257P)
The University of Texas at Arlington
Location: Arlington, Texas
Internal Number: 21336
The UTA Libraries' Director of Community Engagement provides leadership and collaborates with stakeholders to advance the Libraries' community building goals. The director will have primary responsibility for community engagement within UTA and beyond that prioritizes justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI). This will include leading customer centered access and responsive circulation activities at all UTA facilities and maintaining strong campus student success partnerships. As a member of the Dean's Department Heads and Directors leadership team, the Director of Community Engagement will actively engage in planning and implementing programs and services for the UTA Libraries.
Provides leadership, vision, and organizational structure for events and community building, extraordinary customer service experiences, 24/7 service and access at library locations, student success partnerships, and circulation services.
Responsible for hiring, supervising, mentoring, problem-solving, and goal setting for colleagues within the department. Plans initiatives for the department that align with the Libraries' and University's strategic plans.
Develops and manages departmental budget.
Collaborates with faculty, Libraries' public services staff, and campus and community partners to achieve departmental and Libraries goals.
Grants and Outreach
Identifies opportunities, creates proposals, and executes grants in support of community building, student success, and student engagement.
Engages is professional development, scholarship, and outreach that centers on community building and student engagement and success.
Advance departmental, Libraries, and university goals.
Advocate for justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion practices throughout UTA Libraries.
Participate in committees and task forces within the Libraries, university, and the profession.
Foster an environment of continual professional development, improvement, and learning.
Continuously assess and iterate programs to improve services and advance initiatives.
Demonstrate commitment to innovation and discovery to remain relevant in higher education, in public engagement, and to support others in doing so.
Other duties as assigned.
Relevant Master's degree with a minimum of three (3) years of experience engaged in public or student services in higher education.
Experience developing and delivering outreach and engagement services and programs.
Demonstrated experience or commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive and diverse faculty, staff, and student community.
Demonstrated organizational, analytical, decision-making, problem-solving and planning skills.
Demonstrated commitment to facilitating extraordinary customer service experiences.
Demonstrated project or personnel leadership experience.
Experience with student success programs.
Experience mentoring professional staff and developing their leadership skills.
Proficiency in MS Office Suite, specifically Outlook, Word, and Excel.
Proficiency in Windows Operating System and file management.
Extensive experience developing and delivering customer service-related professional development programs.
Experience developing productive partnerships across a large institution.
Experience with both first time in college and K12 student populations.
Experience with circulation services in academic libraries.
Knowledge, Skills and abilities:
Advanced project planning and management skills, involving designing, leading, and completing a project within its intended scope and timeline.
Ability to work collegially and collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds.
Be an advocate and ally for justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Ability to foster a positive working environment and model the Libraries' Guiding Principles through daily actions and behaviors.
Ability to lead, cultivate, and empower staff.
Effective time management skills.
Advanced customer experience skills.
Ability to communicate effectively, including excellent interpersonal skills as well as verbal and written skills.
Ability to pay attention to detail.
Ability to transfer and apply knowledge and experience to new situations.
Ability to analyze situations and make sound decisions.
Ability to excel in a changing university environment.
Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1)Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
With annual research expenditures in excess of $100M, the University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution committed to life-enhancing discovery, innovative instruction, and caring community engagement. A leading institution in the heart of the thriving North Texas region, UTA nurtures minds within an environment that values excellence, ingenuity, and diversity. With a total global enrollment of over 59,000 in AY 2018-19, UTA is one of the largest institutions in the University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching to enable the sustainable megacity of the future within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities in 2018. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fourth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2018 Best for Vets list.