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Associate Dean for Research and Learning, Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH

Southern New Hampshire University's traditional campus is seeking an Associate Dean of Research & Learning who will be responsible for the vision and leadership of the Library's teaching and learning efforts across the University. The Associate Dean will clearly and effectively create, articulate, and implement strategic directions and objectives for the Library with an emphasis on inclusivity and interdependence. This is a new position for the Shapiro Library, which will join the current Library Leadership team and has been created as a result of growth and strategic planning.

We invite a transformational leader to become the new Associate Dean who shares the Library and University's vision, values, and responsibility for transforming the lives of our learners, challenging the status quo and expanding access to education. The successful candidate will demonstrate dynamic, innovative, and creative approaches to empowering and mentoring faculty and staff, leading projects and teams, solving problems, and initiating new services or products designed to meet learner needs. The Associate Dean embraces a culture that is fully committed to two things--student success and team support--which is embodied in the tenets described in the SNHU culture statements. Learn more about SNHU's culture, mission and vision inside our strategic plan.

Essential responsibilities of this position include the following:

  • Responsible for the management, development, strategy and placement of Research and Learning library faculty members
  • Engage with leaders across the University to align the Library's Research and Learning strategic and operational goals
  • Lead a team oriented approach to the design and development of high-quality, scalable, and multi-modal information literacy learning and training experiences for all University learners, faculty, and staff
  • Manage the training and development of curricular and program design collaboration with instructional designers and faculty
  • Lead by example and direction to model, mentor, and develop individuals and teams
  • Assess programs, resources, and processes within the Research and Learning environment to ensure impactful practices
  • Partner with key stakeholders to proactively and continually identify Research and Learning needs and solutions
  • Work as a collaborative partner and agile communicator between library and University departments for efficient interdependence
  • Ensure that principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility are fully integrated throughout the work of the Research and Learning team

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in library and information science, or an advanced degree in a relevant subject or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum of 7 years in an academic library or related setting, in increasingly responsible positions and 5 years of experience managing full time staff and/or faculty in an academic library
  • At least 3 years of experience with a provider of distance or online education
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with emphasis on excellent communication, driving strategy, and collaboration within the Library and across the University
  • Ability to work efficiently and perceptively in a rapidly changing environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of online learning theories, instructional design, information literacy and other educational pedagogies
  • Demonstrated ability to translate innovative ideas into actionable programs or services

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in library and information science from an ALA accredited institution
  • Additional advanced degree in leadership, higher education administration, instructional design or related field
  • 10 years of experience in an academic library
  • Experience writing and implementing grants
  • Familiarity with learning management systems (LMS)
  • Experience with project management or Agile methodologies
  • Sustained record of professional achievement and engagement within higher education and libraries

Work Hours:
Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm with flexibility to meet business demands as needed.

A background check is required for employment. Please submit a cover letter, in addition to your resume, with your application.

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