Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include three major museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.
General Purpose: The Associate Director for Administration, Law Library reports directly to the Law Librarian and together with other members of Law Library Leadership Team (the Associate Director for Collections & Access, Associate Law Librarian for Technical Services, Associate Law Librarian for Technology & Digital Initiatives, and Associate Director for Research & Instructional Services) strategically leads the Law Library as a vital center for research and teaching within the Law School, the University, and for an international community of scholars. The Leadership Team collaboratively develops and implements Law Library policies, procedures, structure, and strategies for delivering services and resources to the YLS community and beyond. This position requires the exercise of professional judgment, teamwork, cultural competence, and a clear understanding of the Law Library’s vision, mission, and role.
Reporting to the Law Librarian, the Associate Director for Administration, Law Library provides vision, leadership, and strategic direction for library operational services including human resources (including hiring, discipline, and labor relations), strategic planning, communication, security, space, and facilities. Provides comprehensive management for new system-wide initiatives and programs. Oversees the strategic planning process for the Law Library. Works with the Law Librarian to ensure continuous process improvement and operational excellence. Collaborates on long-range planning, policy formulation, program development, and resource allocation that support the services and staff of the Law Library. Develops the administrative budget and makes spending decisions. Responsible for building and managing a team of administrative service professionals. Connects the Law Library with the Law School’s administrative services and ensures strategic alignment. Guides the Law Library's relations with the University and University Library, library consortia, and professional organizations. Actively participates in the life of the law school and the university, and is professionally active. Maintains an understanding of trends and developments in legal publishing, law technology, and information technology. May also have teaching, service, scholarship, and other administrative responsibilities.
Required Education and Experience: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school. J.D. or LL.M. from an ABA-accredited law school. At least eight years progressively responsible experience, five of which are in an academic library, and three of which involve supervising staff.
Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and direction in a law library. Demonstrated commitment to the vital role libraries play in supporting legal scholarship. Demonstrated understanding of current trends in technology, law schools, and academic law libraries.
Demonstrated ability to lead people with emotional intelligence, cultural competence, positive attitude, and organizational loyalty. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to give and receive feedback, consult appropriately, and make independent decisions.
Demonstrated ability to supervise staff at all levels; superior supervisory skills with demonstrated ability to problem solve and diplomatically and successfully manage difficult conversations and situations. Demonstrated ability setting goals, managing performance, and developing professionals.
Demonstrated ability to manage large projects. Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a team. Demonstrated ability to prioritize, work on various projects simultaneously, and manage many interruptions throughout the day. Strong work ethic; self-motivated.
Demonstrated ability to budget, plan, collect and analyze data, including surveys. Demonstrated ability to engage law school faculty and students with the library. Demonstrated ability and desire to continue to grow and develop as a leader in the profession of academic law librarianship.
Preferred Education and Experience: Five years supervising staff; experience with a union workforce. Two overseeing and administering a budget using enterprise financial systems. Five years working in a variety of roles in an academic law library serving patrons who are actively engaged in research and scholarship. Teaching experience. Comfort with and interest in technology. Working knowledge of a foreign language.
Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at http://bit.ly/YaleCareers-57105BR. Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this position.
We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.
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Internal Number: 57105BR
About Yale University
Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.