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Assistant Dean, Administrative Services
University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland
Date Posted 11/18/2022
Executive-Administrative Vice President
Employment Type Exempt Regular
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Number:



Assistant Dean

Functional Title:

Assistant Dean, Administrative Services

Category Status:

33-Exempt Regular

Applicant Search Category:


University Authorized FTE:




Campus/College Information:

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.

Background Checks

Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. Information reported by the background check will not automatically disqualify you from employment.

Vaccine Protocol

The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University requires that students, faculty, and staff on the UMD campus be vaccinated against COVID-19. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or to obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption will result in the offer of employment being rescinded.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

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.

Minimum Qualifications:

B.S. degree required, preferably in accounting, finance or business related field.

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.

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.


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

Additional Information:

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.

  • The salary range is $139,400-$150,000, salary is commensurate with experience.
  • You must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment.
  • Please review the entire position description at

Job Risks

Not Applicable to This Position

Physical Demands

Involves prolonged use of a computer and requires reading of text, etc. on the computer screen.

Posting Date:


Open Until Filled


Best Consideration Date


Diversity Statement:

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.
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