The Associate Dean of the Library reports directly to the Vice President of Instruction, and oversees all library operations and services, including preparation and management of budgets, operational planning and assessment, development and implementation of library policies and procedures, coordination of collection development and supervision of the librarian and staff. Applications received by Sunday, May 3rd will receive priority consideration. This position will remain open until it is filled. This position is scheduled to begin 07/01/2020.
While we anticipate that the first round of interviews will begin middle of May, we may need to adjust our schedule if the current COVID-19 protective measures remain in place. Initial interviews may take place via Zoom video-conference and Renton Technical College is committed to working with candidates who have technological barriers to participation.
Renton Technical College (RTC), located southeast of Seattle, provides career training, retraining, academic education, basic studies preparation and continuing education courses for those seeking marketable job skills or personal enrichment. RTC was recently identified as one of the Top 10 Community Colleges in the Country, by the Aspen Institute's College Excellence Program. Designated as a Leader by Achieving the Dream, Inc., RTC is also proud to be a Military Friendly School, with a goal of serving those who chose to serve.
Renton Technical College is committed to increasing its cultural diversity with an emphasis on equity and inclusion among its professional staff. The students that we serve come from a variety of backgrounds and are over 60% of color. We strongly encourage members of minoritized groups, veterans, and bi- or multi-lingual individuals to apply for this position to help meet the needs of our diverse students and service district.
Key Responsibilities Include
Demonstrate multicultural competence (including an awareness and understanding of historically minoritized populations) and create an educational and work environment that affirms commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Create, revise, and maintain progress toward a vision of an academic library in the twenty-first century, integrated with the mission of Renton Technical College, including balancing existing library services and resources with emerging technologies.
Develop and direct all instructional services for students and faculty in information. Represent the Library/Media Center in matters pertaining to library/media programs and participates with faculty and administration in the planning and development of college curriculum and library/media services to meet the needs of the curriculum.
Direct the development of library collections (prints, media and electronic sources) in support of the mission of the college.
Hire, supervise and evaluate the performance of library support and professional staff. Plan for the ongoing training and professional development of staff and self to remain current in skills and further develop cultural competence.
Manage, plan and implement information technologies in the library. Direct the daily use, customization and implementation of the ExLibris Alma/Primo integrated on-line library information system.
Provide leadership in working to improve access and successful educational outcomes for diverse and minoritized student populations.
Develop and recommend annual operational budget for the department. Monitors department expenditures to ensure compliance with budgetary guidelines and appropriate use of funds.
Participate in local, regional and state professional organizations and represents the college's interest in consortia and/or venues as appropriate.
Participate in other College activities through committees, councils and administrative meeting as assigned.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Experience or participation with persons from diverse backgrounds such as sexual orientation, racial, ethnic, religious, linguistic, gender, age, socio-economic, physical and learning abilities, and a commitment to an inclusive and equitable working / learning environment.
Master's degree in library science from a program accredited by the American Library Association.
Recent Experience in a higher education institution.
Five or more years of progressively responsible experience as a professional librarian, including supervisory experience.
Established practice of ongoing personal and professional growth towards equity and promoting that development in their team(s)
Experience in preparing and delivering presentations and library instruction in culturally appropriate modalities.
Working knowledge of concepts, principles and practices of library management.
Working knowledge of current information technologies and automated library systems; ability to troubleshoot and problem solve standard library systems.
Skilled in developing library collection, including the assessment of resources and technologies.
Experience in developing library and educational facilities.
Experience in developing information literacy curriculum.
Demonstrated experience in academic budgetary procedures and processes.
Demonstrated ability to promote universal design and accessibility. Proficiency in (or ability to learn within 6 month of hire) the production of accessibly content, whether print or electronic.
Ability to maintain confidentiality, think critically and exercise independent judgment required.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office 2010, specifically experience in creating & editing documents, spreadsheets and presentations. Previous success learning new computer software programs/platforms required.
Demonstrate attention to detail is required as well as previous experience maintaining accurate records, managing multiple tasks and planning and organizing work in order to meet changing priorities and deadlines.
Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills; ability to work professionally and effectively with students, faculty, staff, colleagues and community partners.
Knowledge of, understanding of, and commitment to the education role and philosophy of the technical college.
Ability to represent the college in a positive and professional manner, while using tact, discretion and courtesy.
Ability to speak a regionally top spoken language other than English is preferred (Spanish, Vietnamese, Russian, Somali, Chinese).
Terms of Employment
The person hired is required to provide authorization for employment in the United States.
All offers of employment are subject to background checks. Post offer, pre hire background checks (including criminal record) may be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment, but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.
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2019 Employee Benefits SummaryCoverage begins the first day of the month following the date of hire. If the date of hire is the first working day of the month, coverage begins immediately. Spouse or same-sex domestic partner, and dependent children are eligible for coverage. Eligible employees at Renton Technical College (RTC) receive a generous benefits package in addition to their paycheck, including:MEDICAL/DENTAL INSURANCEMedical Plan Monthly CostsEmployees pay a portion of their medical care cost through payroll deduction. The employee premium is based on the choice of plan and coverage for lawful spouses, same-sex domestic partners, and dependent children.Employee Monthly Contribution by Family TierKaiser Permanente WA Classic2019 Employee Only: $1652019 Employee and Spouse: $3402019 Employee and Child/Children: $2892019 Employee, Spouse and Child/Children: $464Kaiser Permanente WA Consumer-Directed Health Plan (with a health savings account)2019 Employee Only: $252019 Employee and Spouse: $602019 Employee and Child/Children: $442019 Employee, Spouse and Child/Children: $79Kaiser Permanente WA Sound Choice2019 Employee Only: $352019 Employee and Spouse: $802019 Employee and Child/Children: $612019 Employee, Spouse and Child/Children: $106Kaiser Permanente WA Value 2019 Employee Only: $882019 Employee and Spouse: $1862019 Employee and Child/Children: $1542019 Employee, Spouse and Child/Children: $252 Uniform Medical Plan Classic (UMP Classic)2019 Employee Only: $1072019 Employee and Spouse: $2242019 Employee and Child/Children: $1872019 Employee, Spouse and Child/Children: $304Uniform Medical Plan Consumer Directed Health Plan (with a Health Savings Account)2019 Employee Only: $252019 Employee and Spouse: $602019 Employee and Child/Children: $442019 Employee, Spouse and Child/Children: $79UMP Plus-Puget Sound High Value Network2019 Employee Only: $502019 Employee and Spouse: $1102019 Employee and Child/Children: $882019 Employee, Spouse and Child/Children: $148UMP Plus-UW Medicine Accountable Care Network2019 Employee Only: $502019 Employee and Spouse: $1102019 Employee and Child/Children: $882019 Employee, Spouse and Child/Children: $148Spouse rates are applicable to qualified/Washington State-registered domestic partnerAll premium rates listed are as of January 1, 2019.*Consumer Directed Health Plans (CDHP's) are paired with a Health Savings Account (HSA). CDHP's are a type of insurance plan that has lower premiums, a higher annual deductible, and higher out-of-pocket maximum than traditional health plans. An HSA is a tax-exempt account that youor your employer, can deposit funds into on your behalf.For more information about CDHP, HSA, and traditional health plans, please visit www.hca.wa.gov/pebbDental Coverage & Cost*Renton Technical College provides dental coverage at no monthly premium cost to the employee. Benefit eligible employees have a choice of dental plans. Options include:Uniform Dental PlanPreferred Provider Organization (PPO)Administered by Washington Dental Service (WDS)DeltaCareManaged Care PlanAdministered by Washington Dental Service (WDS)Willamette DentalManaged Care PlanAdministered by Willamette Dental*Cost for dental services provided and coverage options vary based on plan selection.VisionEmployees do not pay separate premium for vision coverage; it is covered under the medical plan. Optical service frequency and hardware (glasses, contact lenses, etc.) vary depending on type of plan selected.Waiving Medical CoverageIf you have other medical insurance you can choose to waive medical coverage for yourself or any family member. If you have existing coverage through your spouse or domestic partner, please contact the plan directly to see how they will coordinate benefits.If waiving medical coverage, the employee will still be covered under the dental insurance plan at no monthly premium cost.Medical Flex Spending Accounts (FSA) & Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP)The FSA and DCAP plans are offered by the College and The State of Washington. They are calendar year, pre-tax, spending programs you can use to set aside money for eligible expenses. Both plans are offered as payroll deductions.The Flexible Spending Account (FSA) is a PEBB sponsored benefit program that allows you to use pre-tax money to pay for certain out-of-pocket medical expenses. An FSA can save you 25 - 40% on your eligible expenses.Annual contributions in 2019 can be between a minimum of $240 to maximum of $2650. As a "use it or lose it" IRC governed plan, medical expense reimbursements can be requested for employee, spouse, or their IRS eligible dependents.The Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP) allows you to save on child or elder care expenses (e.g. babysitting, daycare, in-home care for an older dependent incapable of self-care). LIFE INSURANCEEligibilityPermanent employees, lawful spouse, qualified same-sex domestic partner and dependent children under 26 years of age.Effective date of coverageFirst of the month following the date of employment for basic coverage; for optional coverage, amounts become effective the first of the month following approval date.Basic Coverage: $35,000 Basic Term Life & $5,000 Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) *Part A is employer provided at no cost to the employee.Supplemental Life Coverage(s): Supplemental term insurance coverage for employee, lawful spouse, qualified same-sex domestic partner and family is available in $10,000 increments from $10,000 up to $100,000, at additional cost to the employee.Supplemental AD&D Coverage: Voluntary Accidental Death and Dismemberment for employee, lawful spouse, qualified same-sex domestic partner and family is available at additional cost to employee.Life Insurance Evidence of Insurability may be required for certain supplemental coverage amounts. LONG TERM DISABILITYBasic Plan**The basic plan is employer provided and at no cost to the employee. It Provides 60% of the first $400 pre-disability monthly earnings, reduced by any deductible income.The maximum benefit $240 per month; the minimum benefit $50 per month. Benefits begin after 90 days of disability or the period of accumulated sick leave, whichever is longer.Optional PlanThere is an optional plan that pays 60% of pre-disability monthly earnings, reduced by any deductible income, and is available at additional cost to employee. Maximum benefit $6000 per month; minimum benefit is $240 per month. Cost for the optional plan is determined by employee type and waiting period selected.RETIREMENT OPTIONSTax Deferred Retirement PlansPERS Plan 2: defined benefit plan for classified staffEmployee Contribution: 7.41% of gross salaryEmployer Contribution: 12.83% of gross salaryPERS Plan 3: defined benefit & employee defined contribution for classified staff, Administrators, and Exempt employeesEmployee Contribution: Varies from 5% to 15%Employer Contribution: 12.83% of gross salaryTIAA-CREF: defined contribution plan for Faculty, Administrators, and Exempt employeesEmployee Contribution: Under 35: 5% of gross salary; 35-49: 7.5% of gross salary; 50 & over: 10% of gross salaryEmployer Contribution: Under 35: 5% of gross salary; 35-49: 7.5% of gross salary; 50 & over: 10% of gross salaryTRS Plan 3: defined benefit & employee defined contribution for FacultyEmployee Contribution: Varies from 5% to 15% of gross salaryEmployer Contribution: 15.41% of gross salary*Employee and Employer contributions to applicable retirement plans are mandatory for benefit eligible employees. The amount of the deduction and contribution are dependent upon the retirement plan chosen and may vary by current contribution rates in effect.Supplemental Retirement & Deferred Compensation PlanSupplemental Retirement Plan: In addition to regular matched retirement, employee can voluntarily participate in a 403(b) plan and set aside a portion of their income in Pre-Tax Elective Deferral or an After-Tax (Roth) Elective Deferral. Agreements and amounts can be changed at any time.Deferred Compensation Plan: The State of Washington 457 plan permits employee to set aside additional pre-tax earnings for retirement savings.Certain tax regulations allow employees to participate in one or both supplemental 403(b) plans and State of Washington's 457 deferred compensation plan.Contributions to a 403(b) or 457 plan are funded solely by the employee.REDUCED TUITIONEmployees can take most credit and non-credit classes at a reduced cost when space is available and certain conditions are met.Credit classesFaculty employed at 50% or more and permanent classified, exempt, or administrative staff may take almost any credit class on a space-available basis if requirements and prerequisites have been met. To get the reduced tuition rate, the employee may not register until the date listed in the enrollment calendar (usually the third day of the quarter). Hourly and probationary employees are not eligible for this reduced tuition.Auto and Home Insurance – Liberty MutualPEBB members may receive a discount of up to 12 percent off Liberty Mutual's auto insurance rates and up to 5 percent off Liberty Mutual's home insurance rates. In addition to the discount, Liberty Mutual also offers: Discounts based on your driving record, age, auto safety features, and more. A 12-month rate guarantee on their competitive rates. Convenient payment options including automatic payroll deduction, electronic funds transfer, or direct billing at home. Prompt claims service with access to local representatives.Credit UnionsEligible employees may join one of two credit unions. Both offer member services that include payroll direct deposit, automatic bill pay, savings and checking accounts, overdraft protection, personal lines of credit and low interest loans. School Employees Credit Union of Washington Washington State Employees Credit Union Home StreetHomeownership Benefits for RTC EmployeesAs a RTC employee you are eligible for exclusive homeownership benefits with the Hometown Home Loan Program offered through Home Street Bank. With this benefits package, you have access to vital homeownership resources. Paid HolidaysEligible employees will be paid for up to eleven (11) of the following holidays: Labor Day Veteran's Day Thanksgiving Day The day after Thanksgiving Day Christmas Day New Year's Day The legally designated day for Martin Luther King Jr's birthday Presidents' Day Memorial Day Independence Day Personal Holiday (1 day) LeaveEmployees accrue vacation (16.67 hour per month for exempt employees), sick (8 hours per month), and personal leave based on their classification (8 hours per year for exempt employees). To determine the accrual rate, refer to the appropriate contract or collective bargaining agreement.Resources:Health Benefits / Plan Comparisons / Plan Contact InformationPlease visit the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) online to view plan comparisons, benefit summaries, and for direct links to plan pages and contact information, at www.hca.wa.gov/pebb Retirement ProgramsEmployee and Employer contributions to applicable retirement plans are mandatory for benefit eligible employees. The amount of the deduction and contribution are dependent upon the retirement plan chosen and may vary by current contribution rates in effect.The following agencies/institutions administer our retirement programs:§ State Board Benefits Connection – Retirement: http://www.sbctc.edu/colleges-staff/my-employment/retirement.aspx§ State Board Retirement Plan (SBRP) / TIAA-CREF: http://enroll.tiaa-cref.org/sbctc/§ Washington State Department of Retirement Systems: http://www.drs.wa.gov