Prescott College is searching for our next, Director of Library Services. This position is responsible for manifesting and driving the Prescott College mission of interdisciplinary and experiential learning for social justice and environmental sustainability. This is completed, in part, through the library and other academic support services that are provided to students and faculty through are on-campus and online bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs. The Director plans, organizes, and provides oversight for the college library and technological systems, electronic holdings, Learning Commons, and other academic support services comprising the Information Commons.
The Director, additionally, leads planning efforts to re-imagine the use of the library building and physical and virtual spaces to maximize student engagement and success. The successful candidate will represent library interests on campus and within the Yavapai Library Network and other appropriate consortia. The Director of Library Services must possess a “hands-on” approach, as well as being an engaged leader, with the understanding and skill to supervise a collaborative and diverse team of students, staff, and faculty library professionals.
This position requires a candidate that can demonstrate experience developing a broad, long-term and successful application of their vision and the necessary skill to communicate effectively, this vision to the Prescott College Community. The successful candidate must be able to articulate a collaborative, professional, inclusive and efficient approach while working with faculty, staff, and students all across Prescott College.
Responsibilities and Duties:
Founded in 1966, Prescott College is proud to celebrate its rich 50-year history of offering experientially centered undergraduate and graduate degrees both on campus and via distance learning. Undergraduate students work closely with individual graduation committees to design their own degree plans, pulling from seven study areas: adventure education; arts and humanities; cultural and regional studies; environmental studies and sustainability; interdisciplinary studies; psychology, counseling, and human development; and education. Graduate programs include adventure education, arts and humanities, counseling, education, environmental studies, social justice and community organizing, expressive arts therapy, adventure-based psychotherapy, ecopsychology, and equine-assisted mental health.
Noted as a College of Distinction, one of the Best 382 Colleges by the Princeton Review, one of the top ten Most Innovative Small Colleges, one of the Best Value Colleges in Arizona, one of the Best Online Master’s in Counseling, one of the Best Value Master’s in Counseling programs, one of the 13 most interesting institutions by the Fiske Guide, and a veteran supportive campus by the Arizona Department of Veterans Services. Collaboration is emphasized over competition and interdisciplinary inquiry proceeds alongside professional skill development. Its courses are problem-based and solution-oriented; students work together to solve both local and global issues and help shape a more environmentally sustainable and socially just world.
The Prescott College campus is located in the mountain town of Prescott, Arizona, nestled between the ponderosa forests and grasslands at the confluence of the Granite Creek watershed. The mile-high city is ranked a Top Adventure Town by National Geographic Adventure Magazine, and one of the 7 Top Trail Towns according to Trail Runner Magazine. With over 450 miles of multi-use trails, world-class mountain-biking, a thriving rock-climbing scene, and nearby lakes for kayaking and canoeing, Prescott is an outdoor paradise. The Grand Canyon, Phoenix, Flagstaff, and the red rocks of Sedona are all within a two-hour drive. The historic downtown is just minutes from campus.
Education and Experience:
Application Process: To apply for the position of Director of Library Services, please continue to the Prescott College website at Prescott.edu. Under the tab “Employment Opportunities” select this position. The “Application Instructions” will populate.
The Prescott College “application materials” include a letter of interest, a current resume or CV and a completed Prescott College Employment Application with specific position title. All submissions must be complete to be considered.
The application materials may be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or Fax (928) 776-5103.
For questions and clarifications, please contact:
Prescott College Human Resources Office, 220 Grove Avenue Prescott Arizona 86301
email@example.com - (928) 350-4200 - Fax: (928) 776-5103
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and color vision.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT: Prescott College is committed to Equal Opportunity Employment and supports excellence through diversity. We encourage qualified applicants from historically underrepresented groups along with Veterans and AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni to participate in our recruitment efforts.
Prescott College is committed to Equal Opportunity Employment and supports excellence through diversity. We encourage qualified applicants from historically underrepresented groups along with Veterans and AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni to participate in our recruitment efforts.
Director of Library Services: http://www.prescott.edu/jobs/index.php?action=viewSummary&jobID=290