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Associate Vice Provost & University Librarian (VPUL) for Central Services

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Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Business Administration/Management, Library

Department: Library
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Compensation Band: OS-OA11-Fiscal Year 2020-2021
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
April 21, 2021; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Along with your online application, please upload:
• A current resume or CV
• A cover letter, including a description of how multicultural issues have influenced and/or been a part of your professional communications practice

Please note, as part of the application process, you will be asked to submit the names and contact information of three professional references, one of whom must be your current or most recent supervisor.

Department Summary
About the UO Libraries:
The University of Oregon Libraries is an essential partner in the University’s educational, research, and public service mission. With five locations on the Eugene campus, and branches at UO Portland and at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, the Libraries offer many flexible, service- and technology-rich environments for our users’ research and learning needs. UO Libraries is committed to supporting and enhancing the diversity of the university community, to providing a culturally inclusive environment where diversity of thought and expression is valued and respected, and to disrupting systemic inequalities. With a focus on equity in service, we strive to create a powerful learning community, a welcoming space where faculty, students, and patrons of all ages and cultural and ethnic backgrounds can access the information necessary to achieve their personal and professional goals. Our mission is to actively support the student learning experience, enable the creation and stewardship of knowledge, and contribute to advancements in teaching, research, scholarship, and public service. We value intellectual freedom, user-centered service, evidence-based approaches, transparency, innovation, teamwork, diversity, and integrity.

The University of Oregon Libraries is the only Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member in Oregon. The library is a member of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, SPARC, Center for Research Libraries, DuraSpace, the Council on Library and Information Resources, Coalition for Networked Information, EDUCAUSE, and other major organizations.

About Central Services:
Central Services is placed organizationally within Library Administration and encompasses four major functional and operational areas: Facilities and Business Services, Library Human Resources and Payroll, Financial Management Services, and Assessment and Communication. The mission of Central Services is to ensure the libraries’ four central services operations are integrated, timely, high-quality, equitable, accessible, and cost-effective.

About the University:
The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities and holds the distinction of a “very high research activity” ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries.

The University of Oregon is guided by a diversity framework that involves a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members. The UO’s 295-acre campus features state-of-the art facilities in an arboretum-like setting within the traditional homelands of the Kalapuya people.

The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 167,000 with a wide range of cultural and culinary offerings, symphony, opera, jazz, and theatrical venues; a pleasant year-round climate; and a community engaged in environmental and social concerns. The campus is within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland.

Position Summary
Reporting to the Vice Provost and University Librarian (VPUL), the Associate Vice Provost and University Librarian (VPUL) for Central Services provides executive strategic, administrative leadership in the areas of financial management services, facilities management and business services, human resources management, and assessment and strategic communications, all of which includes communication and application of related University and library policies and procedures. The Associate VPUL directly supervises a 1.0 FTE ProTem Career (non-tenure track) Faculty Librarian, 2.0 FTE officers of administration, and 2.75 FTE classified staff, and is responsible for a total permanent staff of 14.25 FTE, plus several student assistants. This position also serves as the Acting VPUL in the absence of the VPUL.

The Associate VPUL for Central Services provides leadership and oversight for assigned areas in the position’s portfolio, but also contributes significant hands-on work related to human resource management, training and development, budget development and management, and library-wide evaluation and assessment. The position is responsible for responding to the needs of faculty, students, staff, and the public. The successful candidate will work strategically with a diverse group of colleagues and facilitate a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures, abilities, or backgrounds.

The position also provides leadership as the administrative sponsor for the Assessment Coordination Team, the Library Emergency Preparedness and Response Team, the Student Supervisors Group, the Undergraduate Research Award Committee, and ad hoc working groups as needed. The incumbent also serves as a member of the senior-level Administrative Team and Library Council, and participates in appropriate professional development activities and organizations to stay current with trends and practices in the field.

The University of Oregon is committed to creating and maintaining compassionate and inclusive learning and working environments for all learners, visitors, and employees. We envision collaborative community environments that enhance civility and embrace diversity. All employees are responsible for achieving this commitment. The Associate VPUL for Central Services is expected to use diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice frameworks in carrying out the position’s leadership, management, and decision-making responsibilities.

Minimum Requirements
• Master’s degree in a relevant field (such as business, human resources, management, organizational development, or library science) or bachelor's degree with an equivalent combination of skills and experience.
• Three years of advanced human resource, administrative, and management experience.
• Five years of progressively responsible experience in an academic library or in higher education settings.
• Supervisory experience.

Professional Competencies
• Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing equity, inclusion, and accessibility.
• Strong skills with computers and office/productivity software.
• Excellent organizational and analytical skills.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Ability to communicate effectively with people from different backgrounds and with diverse life experiences and learning styles.

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience in employee labor relations (fielding complaints, concerns, and working with Central HR to resolve situations).
• Experience with budget planning and financial management.
• Experience with hands-on financial/budget management using Banner software in higher-education settings.
• Experience in government accounting, human resources management, and/or purchasing and contracting.
• Demonstrated knowledge of effective strategies for working with diverse colleagues, staff, students, and other key stakeholders.

FLSA Exempt: Yes


All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at uocareers@uoregon.edu or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at http://police.uoregon.edu/annual-report.

 
 

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