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Associate Dean, Academic and Student Affairs

Cape Cod Community College

West Barnstable, Massachusetts 02668
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The Associate Dean (AD) provides strategic vision and leadership for the Wilkens Library and Center for Information Literacy as well as support to the full and part-time professional staff assigned to the area, including Wilkens Library, Nickerson Archives, Media Services, and Information Literacy instruction and assessment.  Responsibilities of the position include: overseeing external accreditation and periodic internal program review; supporting the use of technology and innovative pedagogy to promote student learning; monitoring local, regional, and national trends to ensure library services and resources meet workforce and transfer pathways; supporting faculty acquisition of learning resources; implementing College administrative and academic policies; participating in hiring and evaluating staff job performance and implementing collective bargaining agreements; developing schedules for hours of operation; developing and executing departmental and area budgets; assisting with writing and managing grants for the area; and, collaborating with community college and regional community library partners.


A.    Personnel Management and Supervision

1.    Serve as the administrative officer of the Wilkens Library and Center for Information Literacy, and supervise and conduct annual performance appraisals for all professional and support staff.
2.    Build relationships between library professionals, faculty, and student services professionals.
3.    Encourage staff excellence in performance of job duties and professional development.
4.    Encourage collaboration within the library and across College departments.
5.    Implement collective bargaining agreements as they relate to members of the area and consult with the Human Resources Office in implementation of the collective bargaining agreements.
6.    Lead the assessment of effectiveness of programs and services provided by the department.
7.    Make recommendations to the Vice President of Academic & Student Affairs on staff recruitment, full-time and part-time appointments, reappointments, salary adjustments, promotions, sabbaticals, tenure and leaves of absence for all personnel in the area, day and evening.
8.    Conduct regular staff meetings and implement other strategies to ensure effective communication with library personnel.
9.    Approve time and attendance for all staff in the department.

B.    Program/Services and Process Improvement

1.    Collaborate with faculty, the Coordinator of Library Services, and library staff to develop, review, assess, and revise information literacy curriculum, related information literacy learning resources, and assessments of student learning outcomes.
2.    Lead the department in planning, implementing, and evaluating existing services and print and electronic resources.
3.    Collaborate with academic and student services divisions to enhance and improve student and staff centered programs and services.
4.    Review and revise, as appropriate, all information regarding library programs, services and procedures found in the catalog, the Student Handbook, the Academic Policy and Standards Manual, and on
5.    Maintain appropriate records for student and community usage of programs and services.
6.    Collaborate with the Coordinator of Library Services and library professional staff to review and maintain partnership agreements (CLAMS etc.) and related regulations and standards of library practice (Association of College & Research Librarians).
7.    Communicate and implement administrative, Board, and academic policies for department staff.
8.    Provide information and support to other areas of the College.

C.    General Administrative Duties and Responsibilities

1.    Coordinate and manage cost center budgets to support the College’s strategic plan.
2.    Approve all expenditures, regardless of source of funding.
3.    Act on staff requests for attendance at professional conferences and meetings in consultation with the President or Vice President.
4.    Recommend travel requests to the Vice President of Academic & Student Affairs.
5.    Ensure that department policies and procedures are consistent with institutional policies and procedures.
6.    Represent the department on College committees.  Serve on committees as assigned.
7.    Prepare information in digital and print formats for a variety of publications including College catalogs, College website, brochures, etc., in cooperation with the Vice President of Academic & Student Affairs and submit material to the Director of Strategic Communications and Marketing for publication.
8.    Conduct investigations of Title IX complaints where the complainant and/or respondent is a student.
9.    Other duties as assigned.

D.    Professional and External Affairs Management

1.    Attend and represents the College at statewide affinity groups and other meetings, conventions, seminars, workshops, etc., as appropriate.  
2.    Support and assist department staff to meet their needs for professional development.
3.    Support outreach activities to the community to encourage utilization of library resources and services.
4.    Hold regular meetings with appropriate faculty and staff to review and evaluate policies and procedures.
5.    Engage in professional development to keep current with changes in library technology, resources, services, and state and federal laws related to utilization of library resources and services.



1.    Master’s degree in library science or a closely related field.
2.    Three years of experience as an academic librarian.
3.    Three years of director-level management experience in a post-secondary institution including experience in assessing programs/services, staff supervision, and budget management.
4.    Experience in assessing the effectiveness of library programs and services.
5.    Experience working with diverse populations to create an inclusive and collegial campus climate.
6.    Demonstrated commitment to the comprehensive community college mission.


1.    Demonstrated experience in planning and implementing innovative and inclusive library spaces, programs, and services that engage and promote learning for community college students.

COMPENSATION:  Full-time, Non-Unit Professional Position.  Annual Salary Range of $85,000-$95,000 (dependent upon qualifications).  Includes participation in a comprehensive employee benefits program


Cape Cod Community College is a place of personal discovery, enrichment, and professional development for those just beginning the quest and for those at many points along the path of higher education throughout life. It is a caring, comprehensive institution that belongs to the people it serves and responds to their individual and community needs. Students attending Cape Cod Community College are striving for personal excellence, and are finding it, day after day. Graduates of the College can be found in all levels of private business, the professions, and public service, and they excel at what they do.

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