The Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) invites applications for the full-time position of Administrative Coordinator for the Libraries, to start in summer 2017. This new position will report to the Dean of Libraries and will be based in Fleet Library. The Administrative Coordinator will perform a wide variety of complex administrative duties and be a logistical partner with the Dean of Libraries in a collaborative and nimble work environment.
The Coordinator will serve as the initial point of contact for internal and external divisional inquiries (in particular related to library spaces and use) and answer routine questions regarding standard policies and procedures. With attention to detail, the Coordinator will update and maintain confidential records and files as well as public facing environments (i.e. the library website and social media) to reflect accurate information. In addition the Coordinator Generates, maintains, and processes forms, documents, statistics, reports, minutes, and agendas. The Coordinator is responsible for management of the Dean's dynamic calendar, the Library calendar, and coordinate and streamline the calendar and communication system(s). Finally, under direction of the Dean, the Coordinator oversees and maintains financial records, reports, and filing systems, orders office and general supplies, as needed, and coordinates and monitors divisional expenses.
The Dean of Libraries provides leadership for four academic units – the Fleet Library, the Edna Lawrence Nature Lab, the Writing Center, and Campus Exhibitions. The Library is being re-imagined as a laboratory and platform for creativity and seeks new team members who embrace these ideas and can build on them with us.
The RISD Library was founded in 1877 and is one of the oldest independent art college libraries in the country. The Library is centrally located in an award-winning adaptive reuse space on the first two floors of a former bank – the remainder of the building consists of student housing, dining facilities, and storage. The original banking hall serves as the library's stunning main reading room. All of the library's collections reside within the structure – a luxury that allows for resources to be available to the community at all times. To learn more visit: https://library.risd.edu/
RISD has a distinguished history of providing inspired leadership in art and design education and an ongoing commitment to creative experimentation and risk-taking. This progressive, inquisitive attitude permeates the campus.
Job Qualifications Required:
Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
At least three years experience in an administrative support position with access and exposure to sensitive and confidential information – preferably in an academic environment.
Ability to be proactive, resourceful, and work and make decisions independently within the parameters of the role (while also being able to think outside those parameters).
Be a self-starter and have a solution minded approach to projects and initiatives.
Be creatively curious, energetic, calm, flexible, good natured, and interested in learning.
Committed to and has the ability to articulate the importance of diversity in an institution of higher learning, in libraries, and society.
Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with Mac and PC computers and computer software, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) and Adobe Creative Suite.
Excellent computer skills and proven ability to use social media and web based tools, such as Word Press, Photoshop, InDesign, and more. Advanced working knowledge of Google Apps preferred.
Job Qualifications Preferred:
Knowledge of and interest in space planning and design.
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), founded in 1877, is a fine arts and design college located in Providence, Rhode Island. Enrolling about 2000 undergraduates and 400 graduate students from across the United States and 55 other countries, RISD
offers 16 undergraduate majors and 16 graduate majors, and is ranked annually by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top art and design schools in t...he United States. RISD’s rigorous education encourages creative experimentation and intellectual
risk-taking, challenging students to question their approach to art making through critical thinking. There are over 90,000 works of art in the RISD Museum, which houses a collection of fine and decorative art objects. The first public galleries opened in 1893. The RISD Library is one of the oldest independent art college libraries in the country with more than 150,000 volumes and 380 periodical subscriptions which offer unusual depth and richness in the areas of architecture, art, design, and photography. The RISD campus is contiguous with the campus of Brown University and the two institutions share social, academic, and community resources.
RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.