[Access-ip] Position announcement: Assistant to the AUL for Research and Instructional Services
Trevor A. Dawes
tdawes at princeton.edu
Thu Aug 18 07:50:13 CDT 2011
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Assistant to the AUL for Research & Instructional Services
Princeton University Library
Princeton, New Jersey
The Princeton University Library comprises a large central library and nine specialized libraries that are heavily used by an academic community of 7,200 students, 1,100 faculty members, and many visiting scholars. To support the diverse needs of its users, the Library holds some six million printed volumes, ranging from incunabula to current imprints, and provides access to many other records of human knowledge, such as ancient papyri and cylinder seals, modern literary manuscripts, and recently produced electronic databases and journals. The Library employs more than 300 professional and support personnel, complemented by a large student and hourly workforce. More information can be found at the Library's Web site: http://library.princeton.edu/
DESCRIPTION: This position carries out a broad range of administrative duties for the office of the Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Research & Instructional Services, a department that consists of 21 professional staff, 20 support staff, and some 30+ students engaged in coordinating, promoting, and delivering library services, programs, and events to library researchers in a wide variety of academic disciplines.
The position is responsible for day-to-day oversight of business operations for the department, including those related to personnel, budgetary, and fiscal processes, and provides assistance to the AUL and other departmental staff with a variety of office duties, both routine and special. The incumbent acts on behalf the AUL in selected operational and managerial matters while making sure the AUL is involved when needed.
The incumbent also oversees various managerial responsibilities related to the delivery of library services, including scheduling staff for reference services; coordinating the timely listing of library hours throughout the organization; overseeing the creation and distribution of library handouts, maps, and brochures; gathering, recording, and archiving public service statistics; and responding to the needs of library patrons and/or staff regarding selected study and teaching spaces within Firestone. The incumbent will be assigned to represent the AUL and/or the department on project groups and may be called upon to supervise and manage members of the department’s support staff, casuals and students as needed.
The person in this position must be a self-starter, flexible, and efficient; exercise effective independent judgment; be able to handle a variety of tasks and people with a high degree of professionalism and poise; possess excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize projects, manage multiple tasks, and meet deadlines; work independently yet be a good team player; and be willing to work a flexible schedule as needed, including occasional weekends and evenings during the academic year.
Minimum requirements: B.A./B.S. degree and 4-6 years of relevant work experience. Essential skills include the ability to verify, interpret, and consistently apply institutional policies and procedures; the ability to align on-the-ground decision-making with established departmental priorities; the ability to prioritize competing demands and adhere to established deadlines; and the ability to direct staff and handle personnel-related matters in a thoughtful and confidential manner.
Preferred: Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, with particular proficiency in Excel. Experience with basic web editing, desktop publishing, and/or graphic design software, such as Adobe Creative Suite (Acrobat, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, etc.). Experience with PeopleSoft and other enterprise-level applications required to efficiently and effectively manage office operations.
APPOINTMENT: This is an Administrative position, grade ADM 020, 100% duty time.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience and accomplishments. Generous vacation and benefits package, health care insurance, disability insurance, and other benefits are available.
NOMINATIONS AND APPLICATIONS: Nominations and/or application materials (cover letter, resume, and the names, titles, addresses and phone numbers of three references), along with a writing sample (no more than one page) of formal business or professional correspondence, will be accepted only from the Jobs at Princeton website: http://jobs.princeton.edu<http://jobs.princeton.edu/>. Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immediately.
Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations.
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