Red Rocks Community College exemplifies extraordinary. We are dedicated to our Vision and Mission, which promote student achievement, staff empowerment, and community engagement. We live our values: Integrity, Collaboration, Learning, Inclusiveness, and Communication. We encourage applications from individuals whose background and interests align with our commitment to inclusiveness and welcome you to visit the RRCC Inclusion & Diversity webpage for additional information.
With an unrivaled reputation grounded in our Values, we stand out as a cutting-edge model in higher education. We are one of the first community colleges in the country to offer both Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs. Our continued pursuit of excellence is instilled in our employees and has inspired a dynamic and passionate culture.
Position Summary: The Library Director at Red Rocks Community College (RRCC) provides leadership in library services in alignment with teaching and learning. The RRCC Library provides physical and electronic resources to support the curriculum and lifelong learning of students. The RRCC Library provides instruction, reference, and outreach to advance the RRCC Common Learning Competencies as well as Program and Course outcomes. The RRCC Library engages students in-person and in synchronous and asynchronous remote learning to meet student needs and preferences.
Description of Position
Oversee Library Operations: Directs all library functions and coordinates the delivery of library services to students, faculty, and staff in both remote and in-person environments. Supervises library staff, conducting annual employee performance evaluations and facilitating training opportunities for library staff that promote growth in alignment with the library’s strategic plan, employee goals, and antiracist frameworks. Creates library spaces that are inclusive campus destinations. Serves as campus copyright officer. Works with faculty to promote the use of Open Educational Resources and to provide resources and support in their adoption and creation. Manages library budget, purchasing, and grants, and aligns budget expenditures with the RRCC Mission.
Manage & Develop Library Technology Infrastructure: Actively develops, maintains, and administers the online library environment and the systems (integrated library system, library guides, Prospector ILL, web site, etc.) that support it, ensuring equitable access. Stays abreast of library technology trends, implementing cutting edge tools and services that will contribute to an active learning environment. Coordinates with other CCCS Library Directors to shape the future of the CCCS shared online library.
Outreach & Marketing: Conducts research in the campus community to ensure alignment of library resources and services with teaching and learning and other academic initiatives. Develops strategic partnerships with academic and student life departments to promote library services. Plans events that promote the library and showcase academic activity on campus, and collaborates with all college staff to support campus-wide events. Develops initiatives in support of the Common Learning Objective of Critical Thinking.
Service to Team & College: Participates in the planning and development of library operations and coordination of services. Oversee all library Continuous Improvement Plans and Student Learning Assessment Plans. Participates in the planning and development of library operations and coordination of services. Collects, analyzes, and synthesizes data and statistics in major job duty areas to set and measure personal and team goals. Represents the library at campus events and by serving on committees and in other official groups.
Required Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school. Five (5) years of progressively responsible library work, three (3) of which are in an academic library. Three (3) years of supervisory experience. Demonstrated experience successfully implementing a large project or initiative. Demonstrated collaborative and team building experience.
Preferred Qualifications: One (1) year experience managing a budget. Working knowledge of all aspects of library services, to include reference, instruction, access, electronic resources, cataloging, and collection development. Experience working in a community college setting. Experience migrating an integrated library system (ILS). Teaching experience. Experience using existing and emerging technologies to provide and enhance library and information services. Experience managing print and digital academic library collections. Membership in or experience working in diverse communities and supporting the success of individuals from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented.
Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Excellent oral and written communication skills. Excellent organizational skills. Ability and experience using technological tools to manage work and create reports. Ability to use data to inform decision making. Ability to interact and communicate effectively in all settings (in-person, remotely, written, and verbal correspondences) with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Demonstrated competence with digital tools and services. Ability to work from campus (primarily our Lakewood campus with occasional hours at the Arvada campus).
To Apply: Please complete an application and attach the following:
A cover letter describing your professional experiences and addressing the required and preferred qualifications.
Benefits: RRCC offers a range of benefit choices (Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA, Life Insurance, Supplemental Retirement Plans, PERA, Disability Benefits, and more). For additional information, please visit the CCCS Employee Benefit Website.
Starting Salary: Starting salary is determined by education and experience in accordance with our compensation plan.
Transcripts Required: If selected as the finalist for the position, official transcripts are required as a condition of employment within 30 days of hire (if applicable). Assessment is required for Transcripts from colleges or universities outside the United States for U.S. equivalency by a NACES educational credential evaluation service. This documentation is the responsibility of the candidate.
Necessary Special Requirements: Must submit to and successfully complete a pre-employment background check as a condition of hire. Felony convictions or conviction of crimes of moral turpitude or convictions of misdemeanors related to job duties may disqualify you from consideration for this position. Should your background check reveal any charges and convictions, it is your responsibility to provide RRCC Office of Human Resources with an official disposition of the charges.
Important Notes: Note: Former employees of the Colorado Community College System or one of its 13 colleges, who were disciplinary terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this within your application materials.
Red Rocks Community College is committed to diversity in its people and programs. The College is an equal opportunity educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex/gender, sexual orientation gender identity, religion, age, national/ ethnic origin, pregnancy status, veteran’s status, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by applicable law, in its employment practices or educational programs and activities.
RRCC has designated the Executive Director of Human Resources as its Affirmative Action Officer/Equal Opportunity Administrator/Title IX Administrator with the responsibility to coordinate its civil rights compliance activities and grievance procedures. For information, contact Executive Director of Human Resources, Title IX Coordinator, Title VII/Equal Opportunity Coordinator, ADA/Sec 504 Coordinator, 13300 West Sixth Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80228. 303-914-6298.
Reasonable accommodation will be provided upon request for persons with disabilities. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to participate in the application process, please notify Human Resources at 303-914-6570.
RRCC conducts pre-employment background checks on all employment finalists to determine or verify background information, including criminal history, references from previous employment, qualifications, and, when applicable, driving history. Employment offers are contingent upon receiving a satisfactory report.
For information regarding Red Rocks Community College Security, including crime statistics for the Red Rocks Community College Lakewood and Arvada campuses, please see the Red Rocks Community College campus security website at http://www.rrcc.edu/police/. For a hard copy report, please contact 303.914.6494.
Red Rocks Community College
13300 West Sixth Avenue
Campus Box 17
Lakewood, Colorado, 80228