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To be successful in this position, you will bring:

  • Advanced Degree in Library and Information Science and five years of relevant experience in an academic setting including at least three years of management experience in increasingly responsible positions, or a combination of education and relevant experience. A postgraduate degree in a related discipline may be required or substituted for a master’s degree in information science. In addition, preference will be given to a candidate with a second Master’s or PhD.
  • Demonstrated skills and knowledge of academic management and organization, and academic budgets. Strong leadership and decision-making skills. Ability to lead organizational change, inspire innovation, and delegate responsibility appropriately. Ability to ensure confidentiality around sensitive issues. Ability to lead in a shared decision-making environment.
  • Strong commitment to service and a responsive, problem solving-orientation.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Proven commitment to nurturing staff development and professional growth. Ability to create effective goals and objectives and help others do the same. Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated expertise in contract negotiation and administration.
  • Familiarity with technologies used in research data storage and computation.
  • Experience with research data, ideally in business and social science disciplines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills and a demonstrated ability to work well with others in a team environment
  • Demonstrated initiative in fostering new ideas and implementing change.

 

In addition, desired skills and experience include:

  • An advanced degree in a social sciences field, or law degree is strongly preferred.
  • Successful experience developing and maintaining collections budgets.
  • Experience with relevant aspects of library operations including understanding of contemporary library practices, trends and emerging technologies.
  • Experience with electronic resource management systems and digital asset management systems.
  • Awareness of issues and technical challenges related to data curation, including privacy and de-identification, format migration, preservation, metadata, discovery, provenance, and data access (including Open Access).
  • Broad knowledge of library automation systems, online resources, data storage and research computing.

 

Why Stanford is for You

Stanford’s dedicated 16,000 staff come from diverse educational and career backgrounds. We are a collaborative environment that thrives on innovation and continuous improvement. At Stanford, we seek talent committed to excellence, driven to impact the future of our legacy, and improve lives on a global sphere. We provide competitive salaries, excellent health care and retirement plans, and a generous vacation policy, including additional time off during our winter closure. Our generous perks align with what matters to you:

  • Freedom to grow. Take advantage of career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or leader discuss global issues.
  • A caring culture. We understand the importance of your personal and family time and provide you access to wellness programs, child-care resources, parent education and consultation, elder care and caregiving support.
  • A healthier you. We make wellness a priority by providing access to world-class exercise facilities. Climb our rock wall, or participate in one of hundreds of health or fitness classes.
  • Discovery and fun. Visit campus gardens, trails, and museums.
  • Enviable resources. We offer free commuter programs and ridesharing incentives. Enjoy discounts for computers, cell phones, recreation, travel, entertainment, and more!

We pride ourselves in being a culture that encourages and empowers you.

 

How to Apply

We invite you to apply for this position by clicking on the “Apply for Job” button. To be considered, please submit a cover letter and résumé along with your online application.

 

*The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

 

Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

 

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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