Position: Director of Library Services
Starting Date: July 1, 2008.
Deadline: Applications requested by February 25, 2008.
Monterey Peninsula College actively seeks a diverse pool of applicants interested in working in an environment which values flexibility, openness to change, collaboration, respect for others and their points of view, and involvement in College activities, all with the goal of meeting the needs of our diverse student population. The District does not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation in any of its policies, practices, or procedures.
Reporting to the Dean of Instruction, the Director of Library Services is responsible for managing all Library programs and services to meet the information requirements of the students and staff of Monterey Peninsula College. The Director of Library Services provides leadership in planning, developing, and overseeing all aspects of library services, including development of policies and procedures. The academic work year will consist of 225.5 days in a fiscal year, starting July 1st and will include a director's stipend.
An important element of this position is to maintain and promote the visibility of the Library and its services through effective relationships with the faculty, administration, students, staff, and the community.
As a fulltime faculty member of the Library the successful candidate will also
Master's degree in Library Science, Library Information Studies OR
California Community College credential (valid for life) in Library Science OR
To select outstanding faculty members from the largest possible pool of qualified applicants, Monterey Peninsula College recognizes that candidates may have attained expertise in Library Science through a variety of means. Certain combinations of education, experience, and other accomplishments may be judged by the District as equivalent to a master's degree for this position. Candidates who feel they possess such equivalent qualifications are encouraged to obtain and complete an equivalency to Minimum Qualification Request Form from the Human Resources Department and provide appropriate documentation of their qualifications AND
Commitment to community college goals/objectives of providing quality programs and services for culturally, socio-economically, ethnically, and academically diverse students and students with disabilities; personal qualities to work effectively and with sensitivity in a multicultural environment; awareness of and commitment to the needs of non-traditional and/or re-entry students with diverse abilities and interests
Personal and Professional Qualities
To be assured full consideration, completed application packets should be in the Human Resources office by 5:00 pm, February 25, 2008. Application materials must be mailed, hand delivered, e-mailed, or sent via facsimile. Faxes and e-mails must be followed by original documents as soon as possible. All application packets that are complete at that time will be forwarded to the screening committee. Incomplete applications may not be reviewed.
Anticipated Starting Compensation
Starting between $65,153 and $87,729 based on education and experience. A doctoral stipend of $2,782 or a multiple masters' stipend of $1,973 is added when appropriate. In addition, the District provides an excellent fringe benefits package, including paid medical and dental coverage for employees and dependents, and a vision plan, life insurance and long-term disability benefits for the employee only. Retirement is the State Teachers' Retirement System. Participation in tax deferred plans is available. Child care is available at the College at a reduced rate on a space-available basis.
To be considered for review, applicants must submit the following application materials:
Completed District Application including the Diversity Statement
Cover letter addressing the listed desirable qualifications and personal and professional qualities
Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Copies of transcripts from accredited colleges of Bachelor's degree and all advanced degrees and coursework. Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (http://www.aacrao.org/) at the applicant's expense
Supplemental Application - Minimum Qualifications
Three (3) current letters of recommendation relevant to your application
Supplemental essays (limited to one page each) on the following topics:
Your understanding of both information technology and information literacy and their changing roles in higher education.
Drawing from your experience, discuss your ability to perform complex administrative functions, e.g. strategic planning, monitoring and projecting spending and budgetary needs, working with diverse staff, administrators, faculty, students, and external communities.
Only items listed above will be reviewed by the selection committee.
Application forms may be obtained from www.mpc.edu or from the Human Resources Department by calling (831) 645-1341.
Send all application materials to:
Human Resources Department
Monterey Peninsula College
980 Fremont Street
Monterey, CA 93940
Telephone: (831) 646-3038
Text Teletype: (831) 645-1319
FAX: (831) 646-3012
Conditions of Employment
Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval. Employment with Monterey Peninsula College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements. All new employees are required to submit official transcripts, proof of freedom from tuberculosis, and proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Employees must sign Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance and submit fingerprints for CA Department of Justice clearance.
The Monterey Peninsula
The Monterey Peninsula lies approximately 120 miles south of San Francisco where Monterey Bay and sheltering hills produce a gentle climate year round. Residents and visitors enjoy the scenic natural environment and a variety of small, distinctive communities: Pacific Grove, Monterey, Seaside, Marina, Carmel, Carmel Valley, and Pebble Beach. MPC faculty and students also benefit from close proximity to the Defense Language Institute, the Naval Postgraduate School, the Monterey Institute for International Studies, and the California State University Monterey Bay. Consequently, the peninsula's population is both ethnically diverse and cosmopolitan.
MPC was founded in 1947 and annually enrolls approximately 8,500 fulltime equivalent students. In addition to the main campus in Monterey, MPC operates the Educational Center at Marina and the Public Safety Training Center at Seaside. Accreditation reports single out MPC's faculty for their commitment and excellence. Staff and faculty take pride in the college's friendly, student-oriented atmosphere and its comprehensive curriculum. MPC is in the process of a multi-million dollar facility modernization project funded by our community. It is recognized as a cultural center for the entire Peninsula and offers a new Library and Technology Center to its students and community.
Applicants who are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act and who, due to a disability, require accommodations for completing the application process, testing (if required for the position), or the interview, should notify the Human Resources Office 10 working days before the accommodation is required.