The Program Director III position supports the Learning Commons (tutoring & supplemental instruction) library services, and technology (learning resource technology) on all campuses through managing and supervising full and part time staff, along with the associated functions, while contributing to and implementing a strategic plan related to the areas. The position provides administrative support to the College by managing operational/service departments. Primary focus is on performing management duties including, but not limited to; developing and implementing short/long term planning, budgeting responsibility and monitoring, and leading and supervising three departments. Strategic direction for all services within the library, learning commons, and learning technology resources is shared with upper management. Directly responsible for the day-to-day operations related to library, learning commons and resource technology, including, but not limited to: training, in-services, adherence of operational and agency guidelines, reviewing and approving time sheets, and coordinating scheduling. Identifies, reviews, and interprets key data and reports. Consulting with other library and learning commons directors across the country, the position assimilates data and uses sound judgment to make far reaching decisions impacting faculty, students and the community. Provides project management and interpretation of policy and procedures.
Develops relationships with faculty and other staff impacting services provided. Under minimal supervision, provides related process development, training, and communication to employees. Identifies best practices for library and academic support technology. Develops online, distance, and embedded assistance methods and participation. Assists with part-time staff salary budget planning and correlates schedules to budgets. Interviews potential library and LC technology candidates and makes recommendations for hire.
Duties, Roles & Responsibilities:
1. Provides leadership, vision, scope and advocacy for strategic plan-based initiatives, services, resources and programming across three service areas of the Learning Commons, Kiefer Library, the Computer Learning Labs, and Tutoring & Supplemental Instruction.
2. Direct the operations of the Learning Commons including supervision of staff on the Greeley, Fort Lupton, Loveland, and Windsor campuses, overseeing and directing employees in continuous improvement efforts for the library, computer learning lab and tutoring/SI areas.
3. Develop, manage and monitor budgets, justify expenditures, propose special project expenditures in support of the Learning Commons mission and the Strategic Plan.
4. Direct collection of relevant statistics, data analysis and generation of reports to be used in Learning Commons strategic planning and to support College reporting and planning efforts.
5. Insure proper staffing levels in the Learning Commons on all campuses through oversight of recruiting, screening, interviewing and selecting qualified staff; Oversee processing of necessary HR paperwork and coordinate with HR staff to facilitate necessary changes to positions.
6. Facilitate new program development through creation of curriculum maps for each area of the Learning Commons; direct the collection and compilation of assessment data; provide basic data analysis and apply this information to continuous improvement efforts.
7. Research best practices regarding student academic support in general and library, academic technology and academic tutoring in particular; align practices with Aims Strategic Plan.
8. Develop and maintain relationships with faculty and college-wide staff to enable smooth operations in the Learning Commons; coordinate regular outreach meetings between Learning Commons area leads and faculty, IT and Student Engagement, Inclusion & Success (SEIS) staff.
9. Organize training, communicate guidelines, and produce other staff communications relating to the Learning Commons in general, and the library, computer learning lab and tutoring/SI areas, specifically.
Other duties as assigned.
Additional Info & Requirements
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a part/full-time basis.
Master’s degree in Library Sciences or related field, plus three (3) years’ of related work experience, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
|Preferred Qualifications||One (1) year experience working in a library and/or Learning Commons; |
three (3) years’ supervisory experience, preferably in a library or Learning Commons;
one (1) year post-secondary teaching experience;
experience working in a community college setting;
and knowledge of applicable college, state, and federal laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.
Aims Community College at a Glance:
Aims Community College, locally governed, locally funded, is a debt-free and progressive community college with centralized administrative services located on the Greeley Campus, which supports three additional locations. Situated on the front range of the Colorado Rockies, serving over 8000 learners annually, Aims Community College prepares students for success in more than 200 degree and certificate programs. Our wonderful staff, faculty, and administration work as a team to ensure excellent service. This commitment was recognized by The Denver Post and Monster Jobs as the “Best Place to Work” in 2018 and 2019!
Purpose: Build a Stronger Community
Vision: First Choice – The Recognized Leader in Learning and Student Success
Mission: Provide knowledge and skills to advance quality of life, economic vitality, and overall success of the diverse communities we serve.
2018-2023 Strategic Directions:
Empower Students to Succeed
Enhance Operational Performance
Enrich Northern Colorado Economic Development