Associate Dean for Administration


Come join us at Montclair State University, where we have a diverse and welcoming campus community.  Our university is the second largest public research institution in New Jersey, and is designated a R2 Doctoral Research University by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Our campus offers state-of-the-art facilities and is located 12 miles west of NYC, with an NJ Transit train station right on campus.  The library is committed to investing in the professional development of all its employees so that we can support the evolving research and instruction needs at Montclair State. Please reach out to Denise O'Shea (oshead [at] if you have any questions about the library, university, or the position. Inquiries about salary can be directed to talent [at] ().

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Reporting to the Dean of Libraries and working with the Library Management Team and other members of the Dean's Office, the Associate Dean for Administration supports the University and Libraries in achieving key institutional objectives. The Associate Dean acts as the fiscal manager and budget approver, provides oversight of the day-to-day operations of the Libraries and oversees library planning, organizational and departmental assessment, budgeting, facilities, and personnel support.

For the list of principal job duties and responsibilities please refer to the job posting


  • Master's degree from accredited college or university in a related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in administration and financial operations in higher education or libraries.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects; collect, evaluate, analyze, and report data for assessment and planning purposes; think creatively, analytically, and strategically.
  • Strong problem-solving, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong cultural awareness and demonstrated commitment to supporting diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and accessibility.
  • Collaborative and participatory leadership style.


  • MBA, MHRM/MHRD, Masters in Education Administration or related field.
  • Experience with organizational development and effectiveness.
  • Experience in library administration.
  • Experience working in institutions with faculty status for librarians.
  • Experience working in a unionized environment.
  • Experience with assessment.
  • Demonstrated success in leading and managing organizational change.


Applicants should include a resume and cover letter describing how their background, skills and education match the needs of the University. When applying, please take a moment to carefully read and follow the steps in the application instructions.