Assistant Dean, Administrative Services

University of Maryland Libraries   College Park, MD   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on November 21, 2022
Apply Now

Title:               Assistant Dean, Administrative Services

Category:       Exempt, Regular

Department:  Administrative Services Division, University of Maryland Libraries

Salary:            The salary range is $139,400-$150,000, salary is commensurate with experience.

Benefits:          22 Days Annual Leave, 15 Days of Sick Leave, 3 Days Personal Leave, 15-16 Paid Holidays, Tuition Remission, Health, Dental, Vision, Prescription, and Retirement


Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park, is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

As the largest university library system in the Washington D.C.-Baltimore area, the University of Maryland (UMD) Libraries serve more than 41,000 students and 14,000 faculty and staff of the flagship College Park campus. The Libraries’ extensive collections, programs, and services enable student success, support teaching, research, and creativity, and enrich the intellectual and cultural life of the community. A member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance and the Association of Research Libraries, the UMD Libraries was honored with the 2020 Excellence in Academic Libraries award in the university category from the Association of College and Research Libraries. The University of Maryland Libraries are committed to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. We support university and library efforts to create a more just campus environment, understanding the unique, interdisciplinary focus of libraries and archives as collectors and curators of the historical, literary, artistic, and scientific record. We provide collections, services, and programs that reflect the diversity of our community, heighten cultural awareness, and incorporate the histories, experiences, and expressions of those who have been historically marginalized and/or underrepresented. We work to ensure equitable access to our facilities, resources, and services.


Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, the Assistant Dean, Administrative Services, serves as a key strategic advisor to the Dean and provides leadership, expertise, and work for the administrative operations of the Libraries, which includes budgetary and financial management, contracts and grants, and human resources. The incumbent uses expert knowledge of University and Libraries’ policies and procedures in service to the Libraries’ community; and may also serve as the Acting Dean, responsible for responding to the needs of students, faculty, staff and the public, in the absence of the Dean and Associate Deans.

The incumbent serves as a member of the Libraries’ senior Administrative Leadership Team (ALT) as well as the Library Management Group (LMG). The position balances strategic and long-term planning with a hands-on, tactical approach to implementation and assessment for the Libraries’ Administrative Services Division consisting of 9 total FTE staff and student assistants. The Assistant Dean directly supervises 2.0 FTE exempt employees.

This position provides strategic leadership and oversight for assigned areas in the position’s portfolio, but also contributes significant hands-on work related to strategic planning, implementation, and assessment. The position provides leadership as the administrative sponsor for various working groups and committees as needed and participates in appropriate professional development activities to stay current with trends and best practices in academic libraries and administration. 


Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Extensive knowledge of accounting principles and procedures.
  • Extensive knowledge of administrative and personnel policies and procedures.
  • Strong analytical, computational, and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.


Required: Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in accounting, finance, or business-related field. 

Preferred: Master’s degree in accounting, finance, or business-related field, or advanced degree in higher education, library and information science, or related fields.


Required: Minimum seven years of experience in administrative, financial, and managerial work in a high-volume, complex, business, or academic setting, with at least five years of demonstrated supervisory experience.

Preferred: Experience with hands-on financial/budget management and/or human resources management in higher-education or library settings; experience in government accounting and/or purchasing and contracting.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received.  For best date of consideration, please apply by January 20, 2023.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.