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Executive Director of the Hatch Learning Commons, Bay Path University, Longmeadow, MA

Under the general direction of the Associate Dean, Learning Resources and Academic Support Services, the Executive Director manages the day to day operations of the Hatch Learning Commons, which is comprised of library operations, instructional design services, emerging learning technologies and online learning support for the University.  


The Executive Director coordinates all activities of the Learning Commons in such a way as to maximize student and faculty use of these resources and implements the strategic plan for Hatch Learning Commons.  The Executive Director provides direct supervision for the operation of each of the components and oversees instructional design operations for graduate and traditional undergraduate programs/courses at the University.  In collaboration with the Associate Dean, the Executive Director develops and manages the budget for library services and online & digital learning.  The Executive Director also leads the OER and the digital badging initiative.


Essential Job Functions:

Personnel Management and Supervision

  • Serves as the lead administrator of the Hatch Learning Commons including library operations, instructional design services, emerging learning technology and online learning support.
  • Review, approve, and monitor all expenditures of Hatch Learning Commons
  • Encourages staff excellence in performing job duties and professional development.
  • Encourages collaboration within the Learning Commons and across University departments.
  • Participates in the assessment of effectiveness of programs and services provided by the Learning Commons.
  • Hires, supervises, and evaluate annual performances for the Coordinator of Library Services, Access Services Librarian, Senior Instructional Designer, Emerging Technologies Associate, and Learning Commons Support Coordinator.


Programs & Services

  • Support the vision, mission, goals, and objectives of the Hatch Learning Commons to ensure that resources and services meet the changing needs of students, faculty, and curriculum.
  • Leads the Learning Commons in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of existing and new programs and resources in relation to library services, information management, instructional design, online learning and emerging learning technology
  • Supports the preparation and management of the budgets for all Hatch Learning Commons units and functions.
  • Establishes Learning Commons operating policies and procedures, and develops goals and objectives for the Commons.
  • Collaborates with the technology staff to insure the Learning Commons systems are seamlessly integrated with other University systems.
  • Oversees instructional design operations for the traditional and graduate programs.
  • Supervision of information literacy and library instruction classes or courses to students and faculty.
  • Leads the digital badging initiative.
  • Leads the OER initiative.


Supervisory Responsibilities 

  • Coordinator of Library Services
  • Access Services Librarian
  • Senior Instructional Designer
  • Learning Commons Support Coordinator
  • Emerging Technologies Associate
  • Other positions as assigned



  • Master's degree from an accredited institution in library science,  instructional technology systems, or other closely related field.
  • Minimum five (5) years of library administration, instructional design leadership or online learning leadership in a higher education environment preferred.
  • Experience in developing and implementing assessment of programs and services, and/or assessment of student learning.
  • Minimum three (3) years management experience in post-secondary institutions at the director level.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite products.  
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to work effectively with wide variety of internal constituents.
  • Innovative thinker and adaptable leadership style.


Additional Requirements

Bay Path University is a diverse community devoted to proactively nurturing a campus-wide culture that promotes and ensures respect, inclusion and safety for all members regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity, socio-economic background, or physical ability. We are one University that opens our hearts and minds to conversations, to learning and to creating a community that is welcoming of all. Regardless of position, it is expected that each employee will embrace this commitment and demonstrate an attitude of respect toward and acceptance of all members of our community.


Bay Path University is a smoke- and tobacco-free community.


All offers of employment are contingent on satisfactory background checking.


Application Instructions:

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Applicants for this position should attach a cover letter resume / curriculum vitae, the contact information for four (4) professional, work related references and any other relevant information pertaining to this position and your candidacy.  Please apply online.  Faxes and emails will not be accepted.


Bay Path University is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and learning in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women and all underrepresented backgrounds.  An Equal Opportunity Employer, Bay Path University is committed to fostering diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff.


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