Job Openings

Director, Catholic Historical Research Center of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia

8/3/2017

The Catholic Historical Research Center of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, a religious non-profit organization with materials reflecting the history of the Catholic faith in the larger Philadelphia area, is looking for an inspirational leader and experienced archivist to publicize, supervise, process and preserve analog and electronic records, documents and artifacts thereby fostering and communicating the history, heritage and spirit of the Catholic community both locally and nationally. This person directs the safekeeping of archival documents and records, promotes these materials to the greater community, manages access and collaborates with community members, staff and researchers seeking information.

Requirements

The ideal candidate will possess a Masters of Library and Information Science degree with a concentration in Archives Management or an equivalent degree and have:

  • Three or more years of professional work experience in an archives;
  • Proven record of leadership skills, including administration, interpersonal communication, marketing, and innovation;
  • Willingness to model servant leadership
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Knowledge of current archival arrangement and relevant descriptive standards (DACS, Dublin Core, LCSH, AAT);
  • Familiarity with record management systems, online catalogs and bibliographic utilities;
  • Experience processing materials and creating finding aids;
  • Experience with digitization processes (EDRMS)
  • Understanding and respect of Roman Catholic traditions and terminology.

Description of Duties

Manages and coordinates all the administrative, programmatic and operational activities of the Catholic Historical Research Center, including:

  • Budgeting and financial management;
  • Organizational development and program evaluation;
  • Safe storage of all digital and non-digital microfilm storage, according to archival practices and standards;
  • Interface with agencies and researchers;
  • Professional interaction at meetings and conferences;
  • Supervises and coordinates the work of the Assistant Archivist and the Records Manager positions;
  • Develops and presents archival-related programs for school students;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Location: Philadelphia, PA. This is a full-time position with excellent medical and retirement benefits.

Please send resumes to:

Ms. Cait Kokolus, Director
Catholic Historical Research Center of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia
ckokolus@scs.edu

 

Instructional Technology and Reference Librarian, Rosemont College Library Services

8/3/2017

The Rosemont College Library Services department seeks a full-time, 12 month, 35 hours per week (including one evening) Instructional Technology and Reference Librarian

Responsibilities

The Instructional Technology/Reference Librarian assists faculty and librarians in incorporating technology and supportive software into the curriculum; provides access to information through better use of the library website; provides training and workshops to faculty/staff; assists with the building and implementing of online courses; oversees digital initiatives; participates in collection development; and participates in the daily Reference Desk rotation including one evening per week.

Qualifications

Master’s degree in Library or Information Science; strong computer skills including experience with PC troubleshooting, maintenance, and software, including the Microsoft Office Suite; familiarity with learning management systems, especially as they relate to library services; knowledge of maintaining web pages, social media, and other online library resources using content management systems, including LibGuides; interest in digital initiatives and an understanding of ContentDM; strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills; and a commitment to provide service in a team-oriented setting.

To Apply

Log in to the Rosemont College Online Employment System, https://jobs.rosemont.edu/, find the listing for the librarian position, and follow directions to fill in Rosemont College’s online employment application. You will be attaching your cover letter and resume to the application. Please note that Rosemont College will only accept applications received from this system. For technical assistance, please call 1-800-978-4545. For all other assistance, please contact Lois Sauer, lois.sauer@rosemont.edu or 610-527-0200, Ext. 2211. Thank you.

 

Librarian, Cathedral Seminary House of Formation

8/1/2017

Salary Grade: 12
Department/Agency: Cathedral Seminary House of Formation
Supervisor: Cathedral Seminary House of Formation Rector

Position Summary

The Librarian is responsible for the overall operation of the library, which provides information services to faculty, seminarians, students, administrators, staff, candidates in the diaconate formation program, and the senior priests at the Mugavero Residence. The Librarian will perform administrative and technical duties requiring accuracy and attention to details. The Librarian develops, maintains, and provides access to and instruction in library resources and information.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Maintain seminary library’s operations, which include cataloging, reference services, acquisitions, collection development, course reserves, and inter-library loan services.
  • Work with faculty to achieve library and institutional goals
  • Assist and mentor part-time seminary student workers.
  • Provide instruction for library users in the use of library resources.
  • Develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with the seminary libraries in Dunwoodie and Huntington.
  • Maintain the vendor relations for all electronic, print and integrated library systems.
  • Ensure that the library continues to meet its requirements for the accreditation standards.
  • Assist in the creation and implementation of library policies.
  • Oversee and maintain the seminary’s website and web presence for content and quality.
  • Maintain monthly report detailing library fees, such as late fees, lost book fees, copier and printer fees.
  • Assist in the maintenance of the library’s budget.
  • Assists in maintaining the safety and security of the library and all library materials with an emphasis on expensive equipment (i.e., televisions, computers, photocopiers, etc.).
  • Performs other tasks as assigned by the Rector.

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution, or in the process of attaining their library science degree from an accredited program.
  • It is preferable to have experience working in philosophical and/or theological education or library experience.
  • Familiarity and knowledge of the Roman Catholic Church, its tenets, structure, beliefs and attitudes, with particular understanding to the Catholic Church within the Diocese of Brooklyn.
  • Must have knowledge of integrated library systems and experience in the use of relevant modules (cataloging, circulation, course reserves, and serials management).
  • Must have proficiency in the usage of electronic databases.
  • Mandatory execution of Confidentiality Agreement.
  • Computer proficiency; Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, Google mail and Google Calendar.
  • Must possess excellent communication (written and oral) and organizational skills.

Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm and Monday and Wednesday 1:00pm-9:00pm
Compensation: $42,000- $48,000.
For consideration please email a cover letter and resume to Fr. George Sears (Rector) at fr.george.sears@cathedralseminary.org

 

Director of the Library, Franciscan University of Steubenville

7/26/2017

Position Available: Director of the Library – SG15
Position Reports to: Vice President of Academic Affairs
Department: Academic Affairs
FLSA Status: Exempt
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., some evening and weekend hours

Please apply online: Franciscan University Staff Positions

Position Summary

The Director of the Library is an innovative and collaborative leader who serves the mission of Franciscan University of Steubenville as an academically excellent and passionately Catholic institution in the Franciscan tradition. The Director of the Library plays a key role in developing a vision for the library to better serve the entire Franciscan University family. This vision is particularly important as the University strives to grow its student population and expand its academic programs. The director also enhances learning opportunities and experiences for on-ground students and a growing constituent of online learners. The director supervises the efficient functioning, improvement, and use of the JP II Library. Additionally, the director is responsible for the library staff, budget, technology, physical and electronic collections, and holds faculty status including voting rights. The Director of the Library is a critical member of the leadership team within the Division of Academic Affairs.

Primary Responsibilities

  1. In collaboration with the rest of the leadership team within Academic Affairs, oversees all Library employees, services, and policies to maintain and advance library services to all University constituents
  2. Oversees maintenance and innovation of all technological infrastructure providing library services
  3. Supports students and faculty by engaging in continuous assessment of the library’s physical and online resources, services, and operations
  4. Develops initiatives that help to advance information literacy and critical thinking across the student population
  5. Negotiates all external service provider contractors and consortium agreements
  6. Networks and represents the University and its mission at all appropriate spheres of influence, especially meetings of academic library consortia, to develop mutually beneficial relationships
  7. Hires, supports, mentors, and appraises all full-time and part-time library personnel
  8. Prepares, oversees, and justifies the library budget in alignment with all University strategic planning objectives
  9. Responsible for all strategic planning related to the library and its service of the broader University mission
  10. Oversees the training of all University students, faculty and staff in the optimal use of library resources
  11. Represents the interests of the JPII Library to other divisions of the University and serves on university committees
  12. Oversees the training and professional development of the library staff

This is not intended to be an all-inclusive list. Additional duties, expectations and responsibilities may be added or changed as needed to meet the University's needs.

Requirements

Must understand, support and embrace the mission of Franciscan University of Steubenville and possess the following:

Skills & Competencies

Technical Skills

  1. Experience using and managing common library and reference database systems with preference to experience with Sierra
  2. Willingness and ability to learn and expand use of all software currently in use at the JPII Library
  3. Experience using Student Information Systems and their interaction with library systems with preference to experience with Jenzabar
  4. Experience researching and implementing the newest trends in library technology and processes and a passion for staying informed and adopting fruitful new technologies and processes

Non-Technical Skills

  1. Evidences a commitment to continually improves awareness and mastery of the body of knowledge central to the library sciences
  2. Displays an ability to help others continually reflect on their strengths, areas of growth, and developmental opportunities
  3. Encourages experimentation and thoughtful risk-taking, especially with regard to developing new ways in which a library can serve a university community of learners
  4. Creates and effectively uses opportunities to collaborate with faculty, staff and students
  5. Is effective at soliciting and using input from others to create buy-in
  6. Creates and uses assessment reporting and feedback processes to monitor progress of library initiatives and everyday functions and adjust as needed

Education & Experience

  • A master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program is required
  • A second master’s degree or terminal degree in a substantive field is preferred
  • At least four years’ experience in a supervisory role required
  • At least four years’ experience working in an academic library is required
  • Experience working with OhioLink or another statewide academic library consortium
  • Experience providing support for university and specialized program accreditation
  • Experience overseeing a complex budget

Workplace Factors

  • An ability and willingness to travel to professional conferences

Candidates must submit a resume, a list of three references and a cover letter which demonstrates their fit for the position based on their experience, accomplishments and skills as well as their desire to advance the mission of Franciscan University. Franciscan University is located 24 miles west of Pittsburgh International Airport.

Please apply online: Franciscan University Staff Positions

For other information and job postings, visit our website at https://www.franciscan.edu.

Franciscan University of Steubenville is committed to principles of equal opportunity and is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Archivist, Archdiocese of Hartford

7/26/2017

The Archdiocese of Hartford is responsible for a geographic territory in Connecticut comprised of Hartford, New Haven and Litchfield counties, with an estimated population of more than 700,000 Roman Catholics. The span of the Archdiocese includes 214 parishes, 56 schools and a large nonprofit social services agency, Catholic Charities, which focuses on the needs of children, the family and the elderly in the community. The Archdiocese of Hartford currently has approximately 213 parish priests, 1,311 full or part-time staff for the schools and 550 employees at Catholic Charities. In addition, the Archdiocese of Hartford currently owns approximately 1,100 buildings, publishes its own monthly newspaper, The Catholic Transcript, and owns and operates an office of radio and television.

The Archdiocese’s Central Service Offices, which are co-located at 134 Farmington Avenue in Hartford and at the St. Thomas Seminary and Conference Center in Bloomfield CT, coordinate and oversee the exercise of administrative duties for the Archdiocese of Hartford and currently employ approximately 119 lay staff. The Central Service Offices staff interacts regularly with all constituents of the Archdiocese of Hartford, including the parishes, schools, clergy, the faithful and the entire Ecumenical community at large.

In October 2013 Bishop Leonard Blair was named Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Hartford and was installed on December 16, 2013.

Strategy and Direction: The Archdiocesan Central Service Offices now seek to strengthen and expand their organizational effectiveness, efficiency and responsiveness to the needs of the parishes, schools, clergy and faithful in the Archdiocese of Hartford. They seek a trained archivist to assist this effort.

Position Title: Archivist
Department: Administration
Reports To: Chancellor
FLSA CODE: Exempt

The Archivist for the Archdiocese of Hartford will preserve and administer the historic and artistic collections of the Archdiocese of Hartford. The Archivist will appraise and edit permanent records and historically valuable documents, and will direct the safekeeping of archival documents and materials.

Essential Functions:

  • Maintain effective and efficient control in the management of collections and cataloging archives
  • Plan and organize archives by accessing, cataloging, identifying and inventorying of collections
  • Develop and/or update policies and procedures for historic collections for the Chancery archives, as well as for use by other parishes and/or agencies and offices
  • Promote, exhibit, and display items, which are part of the Archdiocesan collection, for public viewing
  • Write and keep documentation and histories on each of the items contained in the collection
  • Assist with or coordinate with Parishes on the transfer of items and/or records
  • Assist with or coordinate with Archdiocesan offices and/or agencies on special programs related to historical materials
  • Prepare a departmental budget for each calendar year in regard to the administration of the department
  • Work closely with the Fiscal Department to facilitate the payment of expenses related to the department
  • Perform other duties and assumes other responsibilities, as assigned

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Maintains good working relationships and effective communications among all Archdiocesan personnel
  • Ability to work closely with the Chancellor to coordinate all aspects of departmental operations
  • Attend all staff and committee meetings, as necessary

Special Skills, Knowledge and/or Abilities

  • Knowledge and experience relating to the administration of temporal goods and archives
  • Solid academic understanding in theology and Roman Catholic traditions
  • Knowledge of collections management, specifically related to historic and artistic collections
  • Knowledge of local church history as well as a working knowledge of the Archdiocese of Hartford

Basic Skills, Knowledge and/or Abilities

  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Applications
  • Must possess excellent analytical skills
  • Strong knowledge of accounting principles and practices
  • Must be self-motivated and have the ability to prioritize
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to present oneself professionally
  • Excellent record-keeping skills
  • Ability to work toward and meet project deadlines
  • Good facilitation skills with ability to conduct presentations and/or meetings
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to adapt to changes in routine or schedule
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to multicultural parish settings

Educational Requirements:

Qualified candidates must possess a Masters of Library Science with a concentration on Archives Management from an accredited school.

Five or more years of experience working with archival collections; records management theory and practice; or a related field with an emphasis in museum studies, history, anthropology, or art history. Experience working in a religious environment is preferred.

Compensation: $60K
Benefits: Comprehensive health insurance and other plan benefits available at time of interview
Background: Per the safe environment policy of the Archdiocese of Hartford all applicants should expect to have a criminal background check.

For consideration please email: Arlene McSweeney Ed.D. at Arlene@CatholicRecruiter.com with resume.