Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 2,800 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.
Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at The College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members-students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support our values of diversity and inclusiveness. Job candidates of all diverse backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.
Reporting to the Head of Research, Teaching & Learning (RTL), the Assessment Librarian will: coordinate assessment initiatives within RTL; initiate projects surrounding library data collection and management within RTL (e.g. instruction statistics); provide reference, research by appointment, and instruction as part of RTL's mission; collaborate with other RTL librarians to promote and support research and instruction; serve as liaison to one or more departments. The Assessment, Teaching & Learning Librarian will serve as point person for data literacy in the library.Coordinate assessment efforts in the department of Research, Teaching & Learning, working closely with the Office of Assessment and other pertinent offices. Collect and organize library metrics associated with assessment projects in Research, Teaching & Learning. This may include statistics for research appointments, instruction sessions, workshops, etc. Serve as point person for data literacy in the library. Collaborate with other academic services (e.g. Center for Writing) to engage students and faculty with data needs. Serve as liaison to one or more academic departments, providing collections and instruction expertise. Provide recommendations for data-related resources and acquisitions. As needed, conduct general research and instruction for students as part of RTL. Collaborate with other RTL librarians in support of research and instruction. Other duties as assigned; some nights and weekends required.
Candidates must hold an ALA-accredited Masters in Library Science, with 1-3 years experience in an academic library or equivalent. Must possess an understanding of assessment in academic libraries. Demonstrated experience with teaching at the undergraduate level. Proficient with data literacy concepts. Demonstrated experience with data visualization products. Ability to effectively manage a team and timelines required of team goals. Degree or background in a data-related discipline (e.g. Economics, Business, Social Sciences) preferred. Publication or presentation experience in the higher education environment preferred.
This is an Exempt level position
The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace.A member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA).To review our Employee Benefit Options, please go to: http://www.holycross.edu/human-resources/benefits
To apply, please submit resume and cover letter.
In your cover letter, please include a brief reflection on how you might contribute to the College's commitment to diversity and inclusion (see http://holycross.edu/diversity). Furthermore, we encourage candidates to review the College's mission at http://holycross.edu/mission, and include any reflections on contributions you might make in that area.