Fairfax, VA: University Records Manager, George Mason University

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Created: April 29, 2015


University Records Manager (FA692z)
George Mason University Libraries seeks a creative, dedicated, and collegial professional for the position of University Records Manager. Reporting to the Head, Special Collections & Archives, this position serves as the designated State Records Officer for the university in accordance with responsibilities as defined by the Virginia Public Records Act of the Code of Virginia (42.1-76et.seq.) and as one of the university’s Data Stewards. The University Records Manager is responsible for planning, policy development, assessment, and supervision of the acquisition, processing, preservation, and retention of print and electronic official university records. She/he is the contact for all university records creators, and serves a consultative and practical role in all matters relating to records retention, disposition, and disposal at GMU. The University Records Manager establishes a formal Outreach and Education/Training Program for all constituent units of the university in proper and best records management practices and processes. The incumbent provides leadership in the University’s and the Libraries’ electronic records initiatives, and participates as a team member within Special Collections & Archives. The University Records Manager supervises one full time Records Management Specialist and student assistants.

Qualifications. REQUIRED: Either an MLS/MLIS/MIS degree from an ALA-accredited program with coursework in archives and records management; OR a Master’s Degree in relevant field with coursework in archives and records management. Experience with information technology applications in an archives and/or library environment, including imaging technology and electronic databases. Experience with records management practice for appraisal, retention, and disposition, including experience with electronic records management. Experience with records management outreach, including developing and maintaining relationships with community contacts, surveying office records, and creating local retention schedules. Knowledge of state and federal laws relating to university records, including FERPA and HIPPA. Record of successful digital projects, innovation, creativity, and flexibility. Strong analytical and organizational skills. Strong oral and written communication skills. Ethics, discretion, and sound judgment. Ability to work effectively at all levels of the university community; prefer experience in academic setting. Ability to learn new technologies and related software tools. Ability to supervise classified, wage, and student employees. Valid driver’s license, ability to lift record cartons weighing 40 lbs. PREFERRED: CRM (Certified Records Manager) certification.

12-month professional faculty appointment with or without rank (dependent on academic credentials). Health plan options and paid life insurance; several retirement plans, including TIAA-CREF; accrual of up to 24 vacation days, 12 paid holidays; tuition waiver for self. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All applications for this position (FA692z) MUST be submitted online at George Mason’s employment page . Applicants must submit letter of application, resume, and names, addresses (including e-mail) and phone numbers of three current references. Questions should be directed to Debra Hogan, Executive Assistant to the Dean of Libraries. Review of applications will begin June 1, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.

The George Mason University library system, comprised of a large central library and four other distinctive libraries, is located on three campuses in the Northern Virginia-metropolitan Washington DC region. One of Virginia’s leading academic research libraries, the Mason Libraries continues to gain steadily in national stature as it undergoes extensive transformation in all areas that are key to a 21st century research library – innovative technologies and services, expert library faculty and skilled staff members, growing collections, publishing, modern facilities, and transformational partnerships. Visit us at library.gmu.edu for more information.

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minority candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. EO/AA/Vet/Disabled Employer


Published: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 17:19 UTC

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