Associate Dean for Administrative & Faculty Services Position DescriptionTEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
POSITION: Associate Dean for Administrative & Faculty Services
REPORTS TO: Dean
Responsible for administering the Business Services unit, coordinating Facilities Services and providing strategic leadership related to Faculty Services. Manage faculty recruitment, hiring, retention, professional development and associated processes. Function as the administrative liaison to the elected and appointed faculty committees in the library. Coordinate with the dean of Faculties office on faculty governance issues and other university offices on administrative functions. Participates as a member of the Dean’s Cabinet in library planning, development and innovation. Participates in general management of all library operations and represents dean as requested in meetings inside and outside the library..
The position is expected to be professionally active on the national level and to advise the Dean on trends and activities of possible interest and to maintain a record of scholarship and service activity in appropriate professional organizations.
· Responsible for oversight and management of the Business Services unit
· Monitors, tracks and gives reports as appropriate regarding to status of budget throughout the fiscal year and recommends expenditures and other budget strategies to maximize resources
· Coordinate with appropriate offices on major renovations and construction projects and work with the Facilities Manager for day-to-day management and planning related to library facilities including storage facilities.
· Work closely with Employee Resources to manage search, hiring, recruitment, evaluation, and retention activities for the library faculty, including reviewing practices for consistency, exercising due process, and ensuring compliance with federal, state, and university rules and policies.
· Provide guidance and confidential advising for faculty members in addressing employee concerns.
· Serve on University Diversity Operations Committee and participates in evaluation and reporting on diversity initiatives in the libraries.
· Serve as the primary Public Information Liaison Coordinator for the University Libraries and in this capacity is the primary contact for open records requests; is responsible for training Public Information Liaisons, if applicable.
· Participate in library-wide planning through Dean’s Cabinet activities to help establish fiscal, resource, and programmatic priorities for the libraries
· Represent the libraries and dean at university and other professional meetings as requested.
· Conduct scholarly activities with the intention of presenting or publishing as appropriate to focus at a level consistent with rank and current professional responsibilities and interests.
· Participate in faculty governance at a university level and seek out appropriate opportunities in state and national professional organizations as consistent with current professional roles and scholarly interests