Library Operations Manager
OC Mission and Purpose:
Oklahoma Christian University is a diverse community of scholars and learners, of seekers and sowers, all committed in service to a common mission to “transform lives for Christian faith, scholarship, and service.” OC is committed to hiring employees who are actively engaged in a life of Christian discipleship as we strive to create an employment culture that encourages faculty and staff to lean into the university’s Christian mission with an emphasis on authenticity and unity, not uniformity. Though dependent on God’s and each other’s grace, we aspire to professional and personal standards reflective of Christ’s example and adherent to principles drawn from Holy Scripture. To assist our individual and collective accountability to these standards, university employees enter a Covenant of prescriptive conduct and assent to a Statement of Commitment that identifies defining core beliefs. The university recognizes that employment at OC is not a fit for everyone, so we encourage you to explore what we believe to determine if our mission is your calling.
As a Christ-centered university, Oklahoma Christian values diversity as an essential dimension of God's design for human communities. In seeking to become more inclusive and fully representative of God’s broad array of human creation, we especially encourage applications from women and candidates from racial and ethnic backgrounds that are underrepresented on our faculty and staff.
Position: Reporting to the Dean of Library & Instructional Support, the Library Operations Manager is a staff position responsible for managing student workers, circulation, scheduling, budget management, accounts payable, and coordination of maintenance issues.
- Bachelor’s degree is preferred but not required.
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity and ability to communicate and positively engage students and colleagues across racial, gender, and cultural barriers.
- A successful candidate must be an active member of a local Church.
- Management of the student workers, including hiring, training, scheduling, and submitting payroll.
- Library circulation duties include payment for lost items and notifications for overdue materials.
- Coordination of library hours and faculty/staff schedules.
- Maintenance of the general library calendar, including extensive room scheduling.
- Budget management (including budget records in WMS, Beam Library’s integrated library system).
- Cash reconciliation, including book sale payments.
- Timely payment of invoices.
- Issues that may arise day to day, including maintenance issues.
Knowledge and Abilities:
- Knowledge of standard office software (e.g., Google Apps, Microsoft Office), social media platforms, and web-based communication, information, and collaboration tools.
- Willingness to assist and support coworkers, contribute ideas, and maintain flexibility.
- Ability to adapt to a rapidly changing library technology environment.
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; ability to perform close detail work involving considerable visual effort and concentration.
- Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain cooperative, courteous, and effective working relationships with faculty, staff, and students.
- Knowledge of library information technology, systems, products, and delivery technologies (e.g., OCLC) is preferred but not required.
- Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position
- Lifting and carrying: 50 pounds or less
- Pushing and pulling: objects weighing 300-400 pounds on wheels.
Salary and Benefits:
- Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
- Standard University benefits package:
- Health insurance premium support
- 403(b) matching contributions
- Tuition discount and other staff benefits
Timetable: Application review will continue until the position is filled. To apply, submit a resume, cover letter, statement of faith, and OC application form to Human Resources at email@example.com or Box 11000, Oklahoma City, OK 73136.
Oklahoma Christian University is a private liberal arts university affiliated with the Churches of Christ. The University complies with all laws regarding sex, national origin, marital status, military service, and disability. As a religious, educational institution, the University is permitted by law to consider religious beliefs and practices in making employment decisions and the University does so to achieve its mission.
Oklahoma Christian University is looking for employees who are willing to express the “The Second Mile-Serving One Another” goal of the University, to demonstrate a personal faith in Jesus Christ, to be actively involved in a local Church of Christ, and to support the Christian mission of the University.