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DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW UC San Diego and UC San Diego Library are in a time of growth and renewal. The campus plan includes growing student enrollment and leveraging the University's role as a destination and center of innovation. The recently completed Library organizational review resulted in the reframing and concurrent recruitment of senior leadership roles as well as the renewal of Library strategic priorities. The three senior leaders being recruited for UC San Diego Library will have an opportunity to shape the strategic direction of the Library in the coming years. For more information on the UC San Diego Library's strategic priorities and senior leadership recruitments please visit: https://library.ucsd.edu/about
The UC San Diego Library, ranked among the top 25 public academic research libraries in the nation, plays an integral role in advancing and supporting the University's research, teaching, patient care, and public service mission. The goal of the Library is to serve the University's vision to be a student-centered, research-focused, service-oriented public university. The Library accomplishes this through support of student and faculty success, through support of research and learning with information resources, by serving as a place of community and inspiration, and by extending the impact of UC San Diego research through investments and innovation in scholarly communication and research data. In service of these priorities, UC San Diego Library employs 180 staff and maintains an annual budget of approximately $32 million. UC San Diego is one of ten campuses in the University of California system. The UC Libraries, comprised of the ten campuses and the California Digital Library located at the Office of the President, have a sustained culture of collaboration.
The UC San Diego Library serves the entire UC San Diego community and is committed to building a Library that reflects and supports our community's values. UC San Diego's Strategic Plan for Inclusive Excellence (https://diversity.ucsd.edu) guides the Library's investments in services, spaces, collections and staff; the Library works to advance the priorities in this strategic plan. Ideal candidates for positions at UC San Diego bring a commitment to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion.
POSITION OVERVIEW The UC San Diego Library is seeking creative, strategic and collaborative applicants for the position of Chief Administrative Officer, Library Operations (CAO). Reporting to the University Librarian and working with a team of senior leaders, program directors and staff, this role provides leadership for the Library's and the university's vision to be a student-centered, research-focused, service-oriented public university. The successful candidate will be a leader capable of connecting Library strategic priorities with campus initiatives and will possess expertise in managing business, employee and financial services in a large and complex academically-focused organization. Ideal candidates bring a commitment to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion across the Library and university.
The CAO leads Library operations with a focus on business and employee services, facilities, organizational development, internal communication and security. The CAO provides strategic leadership for Library operations broadly through direct reports, cross-library teams and campus partnerships. The CAO is a leader of and participant in the Library's matrixed advisory structure which supports cross-program and library-wide communication, collaboration and initiatives. The CAO has an active role in strategic planning and development activities. In partnership with direct reports, the CAO coordinates with campus partners in areas relevant to the role including human resources, budget, facilities management and space planning. The CAO is responsible for leading initiatives that serve the Library's commitment to provide responsive and efficient business and employee services to the Library as well as safe and inclusive facilities. In partnership wi
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