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Director of Library (Morganton Campus) - North Carolina School of Science & Math

Location: USA - NC - Asheville

NCSSM is ranked as the #1 Public High School in America

POSTING DATE: April 29, 2023

CLOSING DATE: May 22, 2023, 5:00 p.m.

POSITION TYPE: EHRA Non-Faculty, SAAO-II, FLSA Exempt, 1.0 FTE, 12 Months

HIRING SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with Experience

NCSSM and the Academic Programs division foster an environment of collaboration across departments and divisions and support community-engaged service and research. NCSSM is proud of the diversity of its student body and we seek to attract an equally diverse application pool for this position. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. If you are an individual with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process, please contact us at [email protected].

Description of Duties:

This position reports to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Programs. This position provides oversight and supervision to Morganton’s LITCOM Department. The Director is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the NCSSM-Morganton library.

The Director performs the following functions:

- Participate with the campus-level and library leadership team in developing a vision and strategic plan to guide the facility.

- Develop an operational plan which incorporates goals and objectives that work towards the strategic direction of the facility.

- Identify, assess, and inform the Associate Vice Chancellor of Academic Programs of internal and external issues that affect the library management and space planning.

- Oversee the efficient and effective day-to-day operation of the library.

- Ensure that the programs and services offered by the library contribute to the school’s mission and strategic plan.

- Act as a professional advisor on all aspects of the library. Act as a spokesperson for the facility. Conduct official correspondence on behalf of the NCSSM-Morganton Library.

- Collaborate with research instructors to teach students, in a class, about research, research papers, library skills including study habits, independence in learning, research and techniques of inquiry and critical evaluation.

- Provide staff and faculty in-service training necessary for the effective use of media resources, technology, equipment and library services.

- Include Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) themes in library program activities.

- Utilize formal assessment methods, assess needs within the NCSSM distance and residential community; planning and designing new curricula and programs.

- Lead the campus in informational and digital media, provide custom information and reference services to the faculty-at-large and their students via print and electronic media.

- Manage and oversee collections, including classroom and other digital assets, and work with staff who develop content and collections to ensure integrity, usability, and appropriate access.

- Determine staffing requirements for library management and program delivery, assist in the development of job descriptions for the library staff, and participate in recruiting, interviewing, and selecting staff that have the technical and interpersonal skills to help further the library’s mission.

- Prepare a comprehensive budget for the facility.

- Approve expenditures and provide comprehensive, regular reports on library expenditures.

- Identify and evaluate the risks associated with the library and library finances.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to library service, a thorough knowledge of professional library principles, methods, practices, and programs. The Director will be responsible for overall management of the library including but not limited to budget development and financial management, overseeing library operations, managing and scheduling staff, developing and administering policies and procedures. The Director functions with a high degree of independence and performs activities without close direction.

Minimum Education and Experience:

ALA Accredited Master's degree in Library and Information Science, two years of experience in secondary school library media, experience delivering information literacy instruction, and familiarity with digital asset management concepts and technical metadata, including schema development.

Team NCSSM Benefits:

Free On-campus Parking

Vacation:Varied based on EHRA or SHRA Classification. For SHRA and Faculty, earn from 14 days to 26 days per year based on years of state service (part-time employees are pro-rated). EHRA SAAO Group I, receives 26 days per year and EHRA SAAO Group II/Instructional (IRIT), receives 24 days per year. Leave is earned monthly.

Sick Leave: 12 days per year.

Additional Leave: Family Medical Leave (FMLA), Paid Parental Leave (PPL), Civil Leave, Extended Illness, Short/Long Term Disability, Family Illness Leave, Military Leave, Community Service Leave, Bonus Leave, Voluntary Shared Leave and Leave Without Pay.

Holidays:12 days per year

Retirement: Required participation for all employees working 3/4 time or more. Option (1) Teachers’ and State Employees’ Retirement System (TSERS) requires 6% of gross salary. Employees are vested for retirement after 5 years. Option (2) The Optional Retirement Program (ORP) requires 6% of gross salary. Employees in ORP are vested after 5 years of participating in ORP. As a participant in either retirement program, you are automatically covered for short-term disability (eligible after 1 year of service/no cost), long term disability (eligible after 5 year of service/no cost). Death benefit of minimum $25,000/maximum $50,000 based on previous 12 month salary (eligible after 1 year of service/no cost).

Supplemental Retirement Plans: Supplemental retirement plans provide an additional opportunity to help you reach your retirement goals. Supplemental Plan offerings such as a 401(k), 403(b), or 457(b) on a Roth (after-tax) or pre-tax contributions from several different vendors.

Health Insurance: Employee only coverage under the State Health Plan (PPO) is provided to employees that work 30 or more hours a week. The cost is determined by the type of coverage elected by the employee. Dependent coverage is available by payroll deduction.

Tuition Waiver: Three courses per academic year tuition free (at any of UNC 17 campuses that offer courses) for permanent full-time employees. Under Educational Assistance, tuition reimbursement may be available for attendance at Community Colleges provided courses taken pertain to current job or upgrades current job skills.

State Employees Credit Union: Membership welcomed. Contact the SECU Credit Union for information.

Community Service: 24 hours leave credited each calendar year (prorated for part-time) unless you choose the Mentoring/ tutoring option – 1 hour each week up to a max of 36 hours that schools are in session as documented by the elected board of the local education agency or the governing authority of any non-public school.

Facilities: Library & Gymnasium - other athletic facilities available at no cost to employees. Cafeteria on site.

NCSSM is an EEO/eVerify/VEVRAA Employer

Application instructions:

Submit electronic application via: Please create an account, search for the Director of Library position vacancy, and submit the online application.

Please complete your application in full. All required Competencies, Work History, and Credentials must appear on the application in the Education and Work Experience sections of the application to receive consideration during the selection process. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the State Application form in its entirety. “See Attached Resume or an Embedded Text Resume” will be considered incomplete and will not be processed. Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Applicants seeking Veteran's Preference must attach a DD form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, along with the state application. Applicants seeking National Guard Preference must attach a NGB 23A (RPAS) if they are a current member of the NC National Guard in good standing. If applicants are a former member of the NC National Guard who served for at least six years and was discharged under honorable conditions, they must attach either a DD256 or NGB 22 along with their state application.

Final candidates are subject to criminal and sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require a motor vehicle check. If the highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at or equivalent service. NCSSM participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Please refrain from submitting multiple applications. However, if multiple applications are submitted to a posting, only the most recent application received prior to the posting close date will be accepted. There is a 24 hour waiting period before an applicant can re-apply to a position.

If you have questions, please contact Eric Hunsley at [email protected]


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