Boston University Libraries seeks applications and nominations for our inaugural Associate University Librarian for Data and Operations ("AUL DAO"). Reporting to the University Librarian and serving as a key member of the Libraries' Executive Team, the person who fills this role is a seasoned professional who will bring broad and diverse experiences and skills to help lead the Libraries' transition from a traditional academic research library to a modern, data-informed enterprise.
As a key member of a developing Executive Team, we anticipate the executive who earns this appointment will have a grand opportunity to build, envision, reconfigure, and implement key solutions, processes, and policies that serve to advance the Libraries' and University's strategic priorities.
The AUL DAO is an unprecedented opportunity for an exceptional individual who has developed a broad and diverse portfolio of executive experiences and skills--honed from within, or even outside, libraries--to help build a contemporary, evidence-based information enterprise, in one of the United States' most technologically innovative cities, while contributing both to the organization's future and the future of intellectual work. Please read the fullposition profile .
For this executive role, Boston University Libraries seek a person with the minimum following qualifications:
A completed graduate degree from an accredited United States research university;
Five years' experience working in, advising, or substantively collaborating with higher education or cultural heritage institutions (although we also look forward to reviewing applications from executives with requisite experience from the non-profit and government sectors); and
Demonstrated experience in one or more of the following areas: administrative operations, space or facilities management, fiscal management, law and policy, human resources, project management, or data analytics.
Preferred candidates also will provide evidence of the following qualifications:
At least seven years' substantive and demonstrated knowledge of, ability to communicate effectively about, and ability to develop solutions for higher education, cultural heritage, non-profit, or government organizations in one or more of the following areas: administrative operations, space or facilities management, fiscal management, law and policy, human resources, project management, or data analytics;
At least seven years' experience in positions of increasing responsibility and leadership, including supervision of professionals, within a higher education, cultural heritage, non-profit, or government unit or organization;
Substantive and demonstrated knowledge of strategies, policies, and best practices for running complex multimillion-dollar information enterprises, especially those within colleges and universities;
Substantive and demonstrated knowledge and experience in developing, managing, and strategically investing resources from higher education budgets;
Substantive and demonstrated knowledge, experience, and success with fundraising and grant writing, and in managing grant funded projects effectively;
Strong collaborative and empathetic leadership skills;
Fundamental applied knowledge of intellectual property and copyright issues, especially as such issues pertain across myriad aspects of an academic library's operations and services;
Strong and demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, respect, and inclusion; and
A proven record of accomplishment in completing complex projects on time and within budget.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
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