Job Title: Centro Library Archives Officer and Chief Librarian (Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños) (Academic Center Director)
Job ID: 21351
Location: Hunter College
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
The Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños/Center for Puerto Rican Studies is a university-based research institute, housed at Hunter College, whose mission consists of two components. One is to collect, preserve and provide access to archival and library resources documenting the history and culture of Puerto Ricans. The other is to produce, facilitate, and disseminate interdisciplinary research about the diasporic experience of Puerto Ricans and to link this scholarly inquiry to social action and policy debates.
The Centro Library and Archives is responsible for comprehensively collecting, organizing, maintaining and making available primary and secondary sources on the Puerto Rican experience. The Library and Archives shares and supports Centro's overall mission. The Library collects in all areas of Puerto Rican Studies and in all formats. It is particularly strong in the area of migration and the diasporic experience. The Archives' strengths are principally in the area of social history but holds important collections that highlight culture and the arts.
The Chief Librarian and Archivist reports to the Center Director. In addition to the CUNY Title Higher Education Officer overview, below, the Chief Librarian and Archivist for the Centro Library and Archives has the responsibilities of but not limited to:
Overall Management of the Centro Library and Archives
Overseeing delivery of services by full and part time staff, student assistants and consultants
Hiring, supervising and encouraging professional staff development
Preparing budget requests, writing grants and identifying external resources to complement the Centro Library and Archives' operational budget
Promoting library resource development (identifying resources, purchasing and requesting donations of books and reference materials)
Developing Archives collections (identifying collections, pursuing donations and/or acquisition of collections), negotiating archival collections donations and pursuing relations with potential donors.
Assessing staff, services, facilities, collection conditions, use of digital technologies and programs for the delivery of library and archives information services on short and long term basis
Fundraising, lobbying potential donors and serving as the fiscal manager of grants and special allocations assigned to the Library and Archives
Outreaching to patrons and developing public relations activities (e.g. Gallery events, lectures and panels) of the Library and Archives
Leading the Centro Library and Archives in fostering relationships with Hunter Library, College administration and CUNY-wide programs
Speaking on behalf of the Centro Library and Archives in public forums and presentations
Providing leadership and advice to state and national leaders in the field of Puerto Rican and related area studies and library and archives research centers
Working with diverse population composed of students, academics, community and donors, and assure accessibility of resources and services to all
In addition, s/he is a member of the Centro Coordinating Committee (staff advisory group to the Centro Director)
Bachelor's Degree and eight years' relevant experience required.
The preferred candidate will have:
Advanced degree MLS and/or MA in library sciences, or Ph.D in history, education or related fields from accredited universities, preferred;
Knowledge of Library and/or Archives, archival research and historical preservation and interest in these areas.
S/he must demonstrate a profound interdisciplinary understanding of the Puerto Rican experience; a broad knowledge of U.S. based Puerto Rican communities and Puerto Rican Studies.
Eight years or more of relevant experience.
Excellent written and spoken communication skills.
Conversant with library/archives technology preferred.
Fundraising and grant management experience preferred.
Fully bilingual in Spanish and English.
CUNY TITLE OVERVIEW
Directs a specialized academic and/or research center.
Designs, implements and monitors curriculum for programs sponsored by the Center
Oversees the design and delivery of courses and workshops; assesses learning outcomes
Develops and manages Center's budget and operations
Implements ongoing faculty and/or student development activities
Plans, develops, and initiates strategies for generating resources and/or revenues
May seek and acquire grant funding to further advance Center initiatives
Manages professional and clerical staff
Performs related duties as assigned.
Job Title Name: Academic Center Director
Higher Education Officer
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Salary commensurate with education and experience.
CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.
HOW TO APPLY
Click on the "Apply Now" button and follow the application instructions. Please have your curriculum vitae/ resume and scholarly interest or cover letter with names and contact information of 3 references available to attach into the application before you begin. Please note that the required material must be uploaded as ONE document. The document must be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format- and name of file should not exceed ten (10) characters – also DO NOT USE SYMBOLS (such as accents (é, è, (â, î or ô), ñ, ü, ï , –, _ or ç)).
The search will remain open until the position is filled. The committee will begin reviewing complete applications on November 25, 2019. Applications submitted after the deadline will only be considered if the positions remain open after initial round.
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Internal Number: 21351
About Hunter College (CUNY)
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