Director, Libraries and Academic Support Services
Institution: Niagara College
Deadline: August 31, 2022
Posted: July 27, 2022
**Please note the special application instructions at the end of the posting**
An exciting opportunity for a collaborative, inclusive and engaging Student Services leader to develop strategic visionary goals and initiatives to support student success.
Located in the beautiful Niagara peninsula, Niagara College is widely regarded as one of Canada’s most innovative, enterprising, and globally driven post-secondary institutions. NC is a globally active college that equips graduates with cultural and global competencies while leveraging educational programming and delivery expertise in new sectors and markets. Niagara College is a leader in innovation and applied research, and is driven by an entrepreneurial approach to programs, services and operations.
Reporting to the Vice President, Student Affairs, the Director Libraries and Academic Support Services plays a key role on the Student Affairs leadership team. The Director develops strategic visionary goals and initiatives to provide leadership to Libraries and Learning Commons in order to:
1. Focus on high quality learner experience
2. Support and teach academic literacies
3. Provide access to a wide collection of high quality and accessible resources in a variety of forms
4. Provide enhanced and accessible learning spaces.
The Director also provides strategic direction and develops, implements, maintains, and assesses a comprehensive plan for a suite of academic support services including academic advising, academic early alert, College Test Centres, professional and student peer tutoring services, Academic Support Centres, and employment and co-op services. The Director provides strategic leadership, planning, development, and administration to a comprehensive array of college-wide policies and services to support and enhance student success, while ensuring the College’s strategic goals are met or exceeded, including the development and maintenance of an E-Resources strategy for the College’s libraries. The Director oversees a variety of functional areas to provide highly integrated and student focused services that support academic and personal student success and engagement.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Master’s degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science is preferred or a combination of master’s level education with administrative experience related to libraries.
Formal education and/or experience related to student retention in higher education and educational administration.
Minimum of 11 years of relevant experience in a postsecondary education environment in positions of progressive levels of responsibility.
A minimum of 5 years of demonstrated and relevant management experience.
Knowledge of student development theory and programs.
Strong leadership, relationship building, and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated continuous learning in the areas of libraries and associated e-resource strategies.
Strong computer skills and knowledge of College information systems particularly related to libraries.
Knowledge of the application of information technology in the delivery of library services.
Requires in-depth knowledge and expertise in the licensing of electronic library collections and library systems.
Strong human resource and financial management skills.
Ability to develop collaboration among diverse groups; ability to think “outside of the box” and to lead and manage change.
Experience in the development, management, and continuous improvement of business processes and in change management.
Sound knowledge of appropriate legislation pertaining to the postsecondary educational environment such as copyright, testing security, privacy, etc.
To express interest in this exciting opportunity, email your cover letter and resume to:
Marty Greenaway, Search Consultant, Feldman Daxon Partners
45 St. Clair Avenue West, Suite 700, Toronto, Ontario M4V 1K9
Tel.: 416-515-7600 x231; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If selected for an interview, candidates must present proof of education (i.e., original transcripts/credentials). Note: Credentials obtained outside of Canada require an evaluation to determine the Canadian educational equivalence. This evaluation must support the educational requirements for the position as a condition of employment. For further information, visit: World Education Services ( http://www.wes.org/ca/).
Niagara College is committed to workplace diversity and provides accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout our hiring process. If you require an accommodation, please advise Feldman Daxon.