Career Opportunities - Administrators
Bloomfield College is seeking a full-time Library Director. The Library Director will report directly to the Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Director is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the library, Media Center, and Learning Hub. The Director manages the budget of the Library and Media Center and may propose the inclusion of new line items. The Director assures adequate hours of service, maintains a learning environment for students and faculty, and supervises a library staff comprised of faculty and professionals. The Director collaborates with faculty in developing and enhancing the book, media, and electronic collections. The Director develops plans to promote the use of the Library, Hub and Media Center to the College community. The Director encourages staff opportunities for professional growth. The Director will develop, motivate, and evaluate the Library staff. The Director is responsible for encouraging professional development. The Director will work towards establishing meaningful, measurable goals for organizational accomplishment, assess outcomes on a periodic basis, and develop a culture of accountability. The Director performs other duties as assigned by the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
In addition, the Director is responsible for the planning and implementation of transformational approaches to student engagement with the Library, Media Center, and Learning Hub. In collaboration with faculty librarians, the Director will identify emerging technologies and approaches to facilitate and enhance student and faculty interaction with the Library. The Director will develop and implement a program of outreach to the College community. The Director will also explore a diversity of media distribution services throughout the college including the use of YouTube streaming as well as the acquisition of on-line education films for broadcast. The Library Director might also attend workshops and conferences on new trends and changes on media services in academia.
The position of Library Director presents many challenges unforeseen a few short years ago. The rapidly expanding potentials of technology present to the Director the opportunities and possibilities to alter the types of interaction between the library and the College community. The Director must not only be aware of untried, unfamiliar, and untested solutions to the issues confronting libraries today. The Director must be able to take these concepts and bring them to life. In short, the 21st Century Director is comfortable with technology, embraces technology, is able to use technology in its simplest forms to transform the library environment, and helps students and faculty to understand the role technology can play in their learning and teaching.
A Master’s of Library Science is the terminal degree, plus a graduate degree in a specialty is required.
Applicants must electronically submit (PDF format preferred) a cover letter, resume, and three references with contact information to email@example.com. Application deadline is January 3, 2017.
Reporting to the Director of Educational Opportunity Fund Program, the EOF Counselor provides: a) comprehensive academic, personal, and career counseling to a diverse student population; b) facilitates program efforts to address male student initiatives within the program c) contributes to the design, coordination and implementation of EOF support programs, activities, and events; d) maintains an EOF student caseload of Bloomfield College Juniors and Seniors and related records; ) facilitates workshops on college success and develops initiatives to enhance the retention of EOF students with a focus on second year students; f) meets with incoming students for the EOF program; and g) serves on college committees and other related duties.
In this role, the Counselor will serve as a member of the EOF team, which provides:
* A comprehensive program for academically and financially challenged students.
* Quality support services to enhance students' academic, personal, and professional development towards successful completion of their college education.
Principal Functions and Responsibilities:
1. Provide a structured ongoing program of academic, personal, career and financial counseling for all EOF students.
2. Establish a positive environment to facilitate open communications and serve as a liaison with students, faculty, and staff.
3. Monitor EOF students' academic performance and progress and provide advisement on course registration.
4. Develop effective strategies to increase student enrollment and retention.
5. Assist in the planning and implementation of the Five-Week Summer EOF Residential Enrichment Program, EOF Freshman Development Program (FDP), Positive Student Support Program (PASS), and Career Action Program (CAP).
6. Create and manage effectively a support service program budget.
7. Develop and maintain positive relationships with high school administrators, guidance counselors, teachers, and staff.
8. Evaluate and maintain on-going contact with student applicants to ensure completion of the application process.
9. Conduct presentations on College admission and financial aid procedures at on- and at off-campus visit sites.
10. Design and facilitate workshops on study/note taking skills, time/stress management, diversity education, healthy relationships, and other required college skills to succeed.
11. Complete and submit reports on student counseling sessions, program accomplishments, budget management, areas of improvement, and annual plans.
12. Attend on- and off-campus workshops, training programs, and professional development conferences (e.g., EOF NJ Statewide Conference) and serve on campus-wide committees as required.
13. Work closely with all offices and departments at the College and specifically within the Divisions of Student Affairs and Academic Affairs.
14. Works occasional evenings and weekends.
15. Maintain the overall daily operation of the EOF program in the absence of the EOF Director.
16. Other duties as assigned by the Director of EOF and the Student Affairs Office.
* A Baccalaureate degree in Psychology/Sociology; Master's degree in Counseling or related field preferred.
* Two years of experience in college level academic and career counseling and financial aid advisement.
* Strong communication, organizational, and computer skills.
* One year of professional experience working with individuals from socio-economically challenged backgrounds.
Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and minimum of the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references to:
Educational Opportunity Fund Program
455 Franklin Street
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
or via email to EOF_Department@Bloomfield.edu
(No phone calls please)
Deadline for submission is November 25, 2016
Bloomfield College is an affirmative action, equal-opportunity employer. The College is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workplace and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The College encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.