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Job: Director of Strategic Assessment at North Carolina State University

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ORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC ASSESSMENT

  
The NCSU Libraries has a well-earned reputation for creating adventurous
library spaces and innovative services that delight today's students and
researchers. The D. H. Hill Library combines the best of tradition and
innovation, housing special collections and a beautiful gallery alongside
vibrant, experiential spaces such as the Learning Commons and Technology
Sandbox. Soon we will open a magnificent new library that promises to be
nothing less than the best learning and collaborative space in the country.
Located on NC State's Centennial Campus, the James B. Hunt Jr. Library will be
an iconic space, a place where people gather to explore new ways to research,
learn, experiment, collaborate, and affect the world. Designed as a working
incubator for educational technology, the Hunt Library will serve as a second
"main library," complementing the D. H. Hill Library, with services focused on
the Centennial Campus community. If you are a person who would like to provide
a new generation of library users with everything they can imagine and more,
consider applying for the following position.

  
The NCSU Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of
Director of Strategic Assessment. Achieving and sustaining the Libraries'
vision of being NC State's competitive advantage requires strategic planning
along with measurement, assessment, and evaluation of organizational
performance. The Director of Strategic Assessment will lead the Libraries'
systematic collection, analysis, and reporting of organizational data to
support management decisions and demonstrate and enhance the library's
value. Reports to the Deputy Director of Libraries.

  
Responsibilities

  
• Develops and manages the Libraries' user-centered assessment program to
enable data-informed decision making, aligning the program with other
institutional assessment efforts

  
• Collaborates with colleagues throughout the library to plan and implement
strategic assessment initiatives and foster a culture of assessment

  
• Analyzes data and presents findings to demonstrate the library's performance
and effectiveness

  
• Utilizes statistical analysis tools to assess use of services, spaces, and
websites and makes data-informed recommendations for improvement

  
• Develops creative and effective means of visualizing relationships and
trends and identifying opportunities for ongoing improvement

  
• Oversees the library's data warehouse and associated policies, tools, and
training program

  
• Provides leadership and coordination for strategic plans, annual reports,
and other significant university documents

  
• Participates in library planning, serves on library-wide committees, task
forces, and teams

  
• NCSU librarians are expected to be active professionally and to contribute
to developments in the field

  
  
  
Required qualifications:

  
• ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent advanced degree

  
• Demonstrated knowledge of assessment methodologies and tools (both
qualitative and quantitative) and experience analyzing data

  
• Demonstrated ability to design and implement an assessment program, and to
apply research to decision making

  
• Ability to identify strategic opportunities and establish priorities
accordingly

  
• Ability to present complex information to diverse audiences

  
• Demonstrated understanding of the mission and role of an academic research
library

  
• Excellent interpersonal skills; excellent oral and written communication
skills

  
• Ability to work effectively as a team member and to promote teamwork among
colleagues; ability to work independently with initiative

  
• Capacity to thrive in an exciting, ambiguous, future-oriented environment
and to respond with agility to changing needs and priorities

  
  
  
Preferred qualifications:

  
• Knowledge or experience in assessing user behavior in higher education
settings

  
• Knowledge of statistical analysis applications such as SAS or SPSS

  
The Libraries, the University, and the Area

  
The NCSU Libraries and its staff have won numerous awards, including the first
Association of College and Research Libraries' Excellence in Academic
Libraries Award, Library Journal's Librarian of the Year, Paraprofessional of
the Year, and six Movers and Shakers awards. The library system currently
consists of the D. H. Hill Library and branch libraries for design, natural
resources, textiles, and veterinary medicine, with the James B. Hunt Jr.
Library opening soon. With a staff of 260+ FTE, the Libraries has more than
4.4 million volumes in its collection, acquires more than 62,000 print and
electronic serials, and has a total annual budget of over $25 million, with
approximately $9.5 million allocated to collections. The Libraries is the host
site for NC LIVE, a multi-type library initiative making digital resources
accessible to North Carolina residents.

  
The NCSU Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the
Digital Library Federation, the Coalition for Networked Information, the
Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, the Council for Library
and Information Resources, and the Center for Research Libraries. Duke
University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Central University, and North Carolina State University form the Triangle
Research Libraries Network (TRLN), with combined resources exceeding 17
million volumes and collections budgets totaling more than $30 million.

  
Recognized as one of the nation's leading universities in science and
technology, with strong programs in the humanities and social sciences, NC
State offers degrees through the Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences,
Design, Education, Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences, Management,
Natural Resources, Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Textiles, and
Veterinary Medicine. As the largest academic institution in the state, NC
State enrolls more than 34,000 students and offers doctoral degrees in 61
fields of study. The university is ranked third among all public universities
(without medical schools) in industry-sponsored research expenditures and has
more than 660 active patents. NC State is a national leader in networking
technologies and a charter member of the North Carolina Networking Initiative
(NCNI), an Internet2 initiative with the most advanced operational networking
system infrastructure in the nation.

  
North Carolina's Research Triangle of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill lies
between the mountains of the Blue Ridge and the shores of the Outer Banks
lies. One of the nation's premier concentrations of academic, corporate, and
public research, the area combines moderate year-round temperatures, rolling
hills, championship college athletics, and a rich diversity of cultural
events. The Triangle consistently ranks high on lists of desirable American
communities. Businessweek rated Raleigh as "the best American city" in 2011,
recent rankings by Forbes name the Triangle as the number-one place for
business and careers and as the number-two spot for young professionals.

  
Salary and Benefits

  
The Libraries offers a highly competitive salary in recognition of applicable
education and experience for this position. Librarians have non-tenure track
faculty status (without levels of rank). Benefits include:
24 days vacation, 12 days sick leave; State of NC preferred provider medical
insurance, and state, TIAA/CREF, or other retirement options. Additional and
optional dental, life, disability, deferred compensation, and legal plans are
offered. Tuition waiver program for all campuses of The University of North
Carolina is available. More benefits information is available at
http://www7.acs.ncsu.edu/hr/benefits/

  
Application process and schedule

  
Applications will be reviewed upon receipt; applications will be accepted
until finalist candidates are selected. Candidates are encouraged to apply as
soon as possible to receive full consideration. The nomination committee may
invite candidates for confidential, pre-interview screenings. Appointment
requires successful completion of background check. This position is available
immediately; start date is negotiable.

  
Applicants must apply through the NC State University online employment
website at https://jobs.ncsu.edu/. Search in the keyword box by position
number 00001568. Complete application, attach cover letter and resume, and
provide contact information for four current, professional references. For
assistance with this process contact NCSU Libraries Personnel Services Office
(919) 515-3522.

  
  
  
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

  
NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation

  
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and
interview process please call (919) 515-3148.



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