Reporting directly to the Chief Academic Officer, this position advances the mission of Central Christian College of Kansas and provides strategic leadership; administrative supervision; day-to-day management of the Academic Center in order to enhance student learning and student success; supervises staff; and leads College-wide efforts associated with digital and information literacy, access, and associated learning center services.
The Briner Academic Center is the heart of learning on campus, supporting and fostering research skills across the curriculum, as well as facilitating information literacy in students. It is an evolving facility designed to integrate educational functions to assist, enhance, and support student learning through: the library, learning commons, the Success Center, and related services, such as educational technology and multimedia.
This is a staff position, serving as an exempt 12-month employee. The salary is based on credentials and experience. A generous complement of benefits is offered, including health insurance, vacation, personal time, retirement plan contributions, and tuition remission for the employee and his or her dependents. Beyond those measurable benefits, CCCK is a great place to work, with dedicated faculty and staff serving with whole hearts, shaping the next generation of Christian leaders.
- Serve in alignment with the mission and values of the College
- Supervise the Student Success Specialist
- Provide vision and dynamic leadership for integrated and innovative library and learning services to enhance and support the curriculum, instruction, and student success
- Perform managerial duties relating to personnel, budgets, and timely staff timesheet approvals
- Direct, administer, and account for expenditures of funds in accordance with budget appropriations and analyze spending trends
- Provide timely and accurate data reports to the College, state and/or federal agencies (e.g., IPEDS) regarding relevant services and operations
- Create, recommend, and revise policy to improve campus constituent service
- Remain attentive to the diverse needs of current and future learners and ensure practices reflect current knowledge and theory concerning teaching, learning, and their application for diverse student populations
- Maintain strong commitment to digital and information literacy instruction into curriculum across all educational programs
- Ensure that the center remains responsive to changing modes of research, study, knowledge acquisition and production, promoting faculty involvement with services
- Collaborate with faculty and staff to establish and update strategic goals, modes of service delivery, staffing patterns, and the integration of technology and print resources with instructional needs
- Collaborate with Information Technology to provide appropriate computer technology, connectivity, and capacity to meet constituent’s needs; analyze library technology to assure current hardware/software meet constituent needs; and provide direction for the integration of new technologies into services and operations
- Provide leadership and maintain currency in educational technology with knowledge of instructional applications of digital media, learning management systems, podcasts, and video production for online/hybrid course development, and the design of effective pedagogy for use with learning technology
- Supervise the acquisition, cataloging, weeding, and use of campus library collection within all current digital resources and hardcopy materials. This includes the coordination of all materials including books, journals, electronic databases, multimedia materials, as well as College archives, museum collections, and institutional equipment
- Provide guidance to faculty/staff on issues and trends in librarianship including: copyright compliance, intellectual property rights, digitizing collections, preserving digital archives, and student support methods for distance education coursework
- Provide effective LLC services to campus constituents, including reference services and individual instruction for patrons
- Ensure the Center is staffed for evening and weekend coverage
- Oversee and evaluate assigned staff
- Represent the Center at regular meetings of the faculty, various committees, and library organizations
- Applicant must hold a master’s degree or higher in Information Studies, Information, Librarianship, Library Science, Library and Information Studies, or Master of Science.
- Can express salvation through Christ, affirm that the Bible is God’s Word and the standard for faith and living, and align with the vision and mission of the College, its Wesleyan heritage, its Statement of Faith, and its Core Values.
- Proven history of strong, decisive, and collaborative leadership working with faculty, students, staff, administrators, and external stakeholders
- Experience supporting multiple teaching modalities (residential, online, hybrid, etc.)
- The ability to foster a culture of trust, transparency, and collegiality
- Presence of high-level interpersonal skills for communication, consultation, and collaboration
- Experience working with and mentoring and working across diverse groups of faculty, staff and students
- Willingness to work flexible hours and to travel as necessary to meet the responsibilities of the position
Job Application Instructions
Please see job description and position announcement at https://www.centralchristian.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter describing their interest in the position and qualifications for this specific position, a resume or curriculum vitae, statement of faith, and the contact information for two professional references and one character
reference (include phone and email). All applications and nominations will be considered highly confidential. All nominations and applications should be mailed electronically to katherine.potter@