Job Opportunity: Assistant Director, Collaborative Initiatives

  • Posted on: 26 April 2022
  • By: Anika

The Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) is seeking creative, forward-thinking, collaborative applicants for a ongoing full-time position as Assistant Director, Collaborative Initiatives.
OCUL is a consortium of twenty-one academic libraries from across Ontario collaborating to provide high quality services equitably to students and faculty across the province. For over 50 years OCUL has worked to extend the capacity of our members, resulting in premier access to cutting-edge research and scholarly information services for over half a million university students, faculty and staff across the province. 
Reporting to the Executive Director and guided by the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL’s) mission and priority outcomes for collaboration, the Assistant Director, Collaborative Initiatives works closely with librarians and staff across the consortia to providing leadership in the management, operation, and ongoing enhancement of Omni, OCUL’s instance of Ex Libris’s Alma and Primo shared library services platform, including the Network Zone.

This position works closely with participating OCUL libraries and vendors to provide high-level oversight and coordination for both governance and operations focused committees, working groups and task forces in planning, developing, managing, and sustaining all aspects of Omni and other related collaborative initiatives within OCUL.

This position works with librarians and staff across the consortia to share information and build collective knowledge and expertise within OCUL needed to strategically manage a shared library services platform and related services and to pursue new opportunities within a rapidly changing global knowledge management landscape.

OCUL is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values the strength diversity brings to the workplace.  We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

OCUL is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier free recruitment process to applicants with accessibility needs in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require an accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements.

OCUL, as an administrative affiliate of the Council of Ontario Universities (COU), is committed to the health and safety of its employees and has adopted a mandatory vaccination policy. As a condition of employment all new hires must provide proof of vaccination or substantiate an exemption.

The hiring salary range for this position is $74,184 - $88,032. OCUL maintains office space in Robarts Library at the University of Toronto, but our staff are currently working from home. Plans for a return to the workplace have not been finalized, and there is a possibility of remote work from within Ontario for this position.
Those qualified are asked to submit a cover letter with resume, outlining your experience and suitability for the position as well as salary expectations, to: michael.vandenburg [at] Applications will be accepted until 5:00 pm, May 20, 2022.

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