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Director of Administrative Services, University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries, (Gainesville, Florida)


The George A. Smathers Libraries are seeking a self-motivated, collaborative, analytical, detail-oriented individual to lead its Business Services and Human Resources units. The Director of Administrative Services reports to the Dean of University Libraries and provides leadership as the primary business services and human resources officer for the Smathers Libraries, including oversight of human resources functions, organization development and training, financial functions, and budget planning and analysis. The Director provides financial oversight of all Smathers Libraries revenues, expenditures, and reserves including development of fiscal policies, internal controls, and business protocols and oversight of contracts and grants. The Director also guides all human resources activities related to faculty, staff, and student employee regulations and policies. The Libraries employ approximately 300 FTE and maintain a total budget in excess of $43.3 million annually.

The George A. Smathers Libraries are committed to creating an environment of inclusive excellence that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including disability, class, ethnicity/race, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression. To support all students, staff and faculty, and foster excellence in a diverse and collaborative society, the Libraries are actively seeking candidates who bring culturally-rich lived experiences. Research indicates that applicants from underrepresented groups are hesitant to apply for positions if they do not meet all the preferred qualifications. We want to emphasize that the preferred qualifications are not required and that we are committed to helping our future colleague develop the preferred skills. Additionally, applicants are encouraged to communicate how their work and other experiences satisfy the required qualifications in ways that may not be obvious.  We strongly encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

How to Apply

The search will remain open until February 15, 2023. Applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to Job Number 525187.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

Address inquiries to Tina Marie Litchfield Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: [email protected].