Associate Dean, Digital Initiatives, Technical Services, and Information Technology

Associate Dean, Digital Initiatives, Technical Services, and Information Technology 


San Jose State University


Job Title: Associate Dean, Digital Initiatives, Technical Services, and Information Technology

Job ID: 22714

Full/Part time: Full-time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Department: University Library


About the Position:

This is a position in the CSU – Management Personnel Plan (MPP), and serves at the pleasure of the President. This position may also require adherence to University compliance training such as: Conflict of Interest and Ethics, AB 1825 Sexual Harassment Prevention, Information Security, and Injury and Illness Prevention Program.


The Associate Dean, Digital Initiatives, Technical Services, and Information Technology works under the general direction of the Dean of the University Library and works cooperatively with faculty and administrators.


The purpose of this position is to support the San Jose State University Library’s mission and goals by leading the library into the digital future. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, planning for Digital Initiatives, Online Learning, Learning Management Systems (LMS), Project Management, and the development of innovative technology-embedded learning spaces. The Associate Dean requires a clear understanding of California and national trends in education, and will provide effective leadership in developing digital initiatives, utilizing emerging technologies to better serve students and faculty, enhancing library operations with technology, enhancing and promoting the digital repository, and initiating new and innovative technology-based services and library spaces.


Besides working effectively with faculty, staff, students and other administrators to articulate and implement the Library’s mission, vision, and philosophy, the Associate Dean exhibits solid management skills, leadership qualities, effectiveness in resource management, and the ability to build partnerships within the University, throughout the California State University system, and with the community. Also, the Associate Dean fosters diversity in the King library faculty and staff within a collective bargaining environment.


In addition, the Associate Dean serves on the Dean’s senior management team, is in charge of the Library in the Dean’s absence, and assists with budget allocation. The Associate Dean works with and provides leadership and vision to the Dean, the Associate Library Dean for User Services, Research and Scholarly Resources and the Manager of Library Administrative Services. Furthermore, the Associate Dean supervises the Manager of Information Technology, the Manager of Technical Services, and the Library Project Specialist to manage the Library’s resources toward accomplishment of Library and University goals.


The Associate Dean works closely in partnership with San Jose Public Library (SJPL) management to coordinate digital services and technology operations within the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, and at the same time, collaborates with counterparts in SJPL to implement a shared vision and to effectively offer quality services and resources to both the University and the broader San Jose community.


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