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Cornell U. – AUL for Admin Services

Associate University Librarian for Administrative Services – 20834
https://www.hr.cornell.edu/jobs/positions.html

Cornell University Library seeks an Associate University Librarian for Administrative Services to lead its financial, human resources, and facilities operations. The Library stands at the center of intellectual life at the university, fostering connections and knowledge that help faculty, students, and researchers from around the world excel in research, scholarship, and creative expression. It supports and enhances faculty and student productivity through its extensive collections, cutting-edge services and facilities, and a deep network of digital resources. Its impact reaches beyond campus boundaries with initiatives that extend the university’s land-grant mission to a global focus.

The Associate University Librarian for Administrative Services is the chief financial and administrative officer for the Cornell University Library, which is comprised of 18 physical and virtual Ithaca campus based libraries. The AUL has responsibility for the budget, financial, human resource, and facilities operations of the library system, which has an annual budget of $58 million and 380 academic and non-academic employees. Reporting to the University Librarian, the position oversees a staff of twenty three including four direct reports. As a member of the library’s senior management team, the AUL is actively involved with strategic planning, priority setting, and resource allocation for the system. The AUL collaborates closely with the individual college business officers and represents the library on all financial and administrative matters with the university administrative offices.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in business administration or equivalent plus seven years or more of administrative leadership experience;
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, manage, and effect change, and to work collaboratively;
  • Sound judgment in handling confidential matters;
  • Proven leadership and supervisory skills;
  • Strong and effective interpersonal skills as well as exceptional oral and written communication skills;
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills; and
  • Proficiency with standard desktop tools and business applications.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Successful experience of increasing responsibilities in a higher education/university setting strongly preferred; and
  • Familiarity with Cornell is desirable.

Background:
One of the leading academic research libraries in the United States, Cornell University Library is a highly valued partner in teaching, research and learning at the university. With an operating budget of over $58 million, the Library supports 2,700 faculty, 22,000 students and 94 PhD fields. Its world-class collections, expert librarians, and responsive services in physical and virtual library spaces inspire and nourish scholarship and learning. To learn more about the Cornell University Library and our strategic plan, visit: http://www.library.cornell.edu/aboutus/inside/strategicplanning.

Cornell University is an Ivy League comprehensive research university located in Ithaca in the scenic Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. The town and university offer a unique cosmopolitan and international atmosphere in a beautiful natural setting of waterfalls, gorges, and lakes.

Application Procedure:
Deadline for applications is August 2, 2013. Please include a cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers, and addresses for three references. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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