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Job Opportunities: Administrative Positions

Director of the J. Eugene Smith Library

Eastern Connecticut State University, Connecticut’s public liberal arts university, seeks a dynamic leader to become the Director of the J. Eugene Smith Library. Reporting to the Provost, the Library Director provides leadership to support the educational mission of the University.

The Director of Library Services provides strategic direction for library service and is a visible and articulate advocate for initiatives that support the University’s strategic plan.  The Library Director collaborates with faculty, staff, students, and administrators to leverage the Library’s presence and support for service to the University community.

The Director of Library Services must be a strong communicator, and a leader who will foster collaborative relationships internally, across campus, in the community, within the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system, and with other institutions. The Director must possess excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work effectively within a culture of diversity and inclusion.

The Library Director must possess a deep understanding of issues relevant to academic librarianship, including library technologies, information literacy, digital libraries, outcomes assessment, strategic planning, and scholarly communication and publishing. 

About the J. Eugene Smith Library:

Built in 1998, the 127,000 square foot Smith Library is an inviting social and intellectual center of the campus. With shelving capacity for over a half million volumes, and seating capacity for 900, the library provides a modern, spacious, and well-equipped environment for student study and research.  The library offers over 60 computers for student use, and has Wi-Fi throughout the building.  The Library also houses a café, and the Academic Services Center, as well as the Center for Instructional Technology. Twenty-six full time staff, supplemented by part-time staff, provide a welcoming and capable workforce to accomplish the library’s service goals.  Librarians are tenure track members of the University faculty. 

Major Responsibilities

  • Oversee all aspects of library administration including daily operations, strategic planning, budget planning, facilities management, collections stewardship, and assessment of library services and resources.
  • Supervise, lead, inspire, support, evaluate and further develop a skilled, collaborative, service-oriented library faculty and staff that embraces change, innovation, and risk-taking.
  • Provide strategic vision and direction, in collaboration with the library staff, for initiatives in support of the University’s mission and goals, including resource sharing, preservation, coordinated collection development, scholarship, and student success.
  • Represent the library, establish and maintain collaborative relationships across campus, in the community, within the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) system, and with other institutions.
  • Prepare annual and other reports on library operations.


  • Master’s degree in library or information science from an American Library Association accredited program.
  • Minimum seven years of experience in an academic or research library, with at least two years of library management experience including personnel evaluation.
  • Record of service-oriented leadership and collaborative partnerships with various campus and professional constituencies.
  • Evidence of scholarly or professional achievement.
  • Evidence of a collaborative leadership style and the ability to develop and sustain productive and harmonious relationships with faculty, students, library staff, and colleagues.
  • A record of supporting staff professional development.


  • Additional advanced degree.
  • Professional experience in a liberal arts college/university library.
  • Experience managing in a collective bargaining environment.

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Applicants should be prepared to upload a cover letter that addresses qualifications for the position and a CV. In addition, applicants should supply three letters of reference. All application materials should be submitted to

Review of completed applications will begin upon receipt and will continue until the position is filled. 

About Eastern Connecticut State University:

Eastern Connecticut State University, the state’s public liberal arts university serving approximately 5400 students, offers a wide range of undergraduate majors in the arts and sciences and professional studies, as well as selected graduate programs. Located in historic Windham County in the heart of eastern Connecticut, the University is midway between New York City and Boston and only a short drive from Hartford, the state capital. Eastern is a member of COPLAC and has been named one of the nation’s “Great Colleges to Work for” by the Chronicle of Higher Education for the last seven years. 

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Associate Director of Health Services: Nurse Practitioner 

The Division of Student Affairs at Eastern Connecticut State University is seeking a dynamic Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) to join our college community. Reporting to the Director of Health Services this position will deliver high quality healthcare to our students. This is a full-time 12-month position.

Responsibilities and duties:

Provide direct patient care for Eastern students including wellness care, care of acute illnesses, treatment of injuries and chronic health conditions. Independently evaluate and manage patient care through assessment, diagnosis, diagnostic testing, appropriate treatment, and follow up within the scope of state licensure. Collaborate with and refer to other healthcare professionals for the care of the patient when indicated. Document findings and maintain confidentiality and privacy of patients’ protected health information according to FERPA and HIPAA guidelines. Provide safe, effective, and fiscally responsible care for the patient, department, and the organization.


Current license as a registered nurse, RN, in the State of Connecticut

Completion of a Nurse Practitioner program with a concentration in Adult and/or Family Practice

Current national certification as a Nurse Practitioner by an approved board

Licensure as an APRN (Nurse Practitioner) in the State of Connecticut

Current advanced CPR certification for the healthcare professional


Experience with college age population and/or experience in a college setting.

Background in a preventative health care of wellness promotion.

Understanding of and experience with health issues likely to affect a diverse population of university students, including women’s health.

Clinical experience in urgent care, primary care, college health, family practice or acute care.

Experience with administrative aspects of a health care practice.

Application Process:

Submit a resume and cover letter with three reference letters to Christine McCarthy, Eastern Connecticut State University, Student Health Service,185 Birch Street, Willimantic, CT  06226; or to

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Assistant Director of Admissions

Under the supervision of the Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management, the Assistant Director of Admissions is responsible for all aspects and phases of the marketing and recruiting of qualified high school students.  This position will focus on the recruitment and enrollment of highly qualified students to ensure the university meets enrollment targets.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Increase the number of students high-achieving enrolling at the University through targeted outreach events, implementation and monitoring of marketing and advertising campaigns, and development of successful relationships with high school personnel.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of comprehensive recruitment plan to increase applications and enrollment and help ensure Eastern recruits and enrolls a diverse student body.
  • Promote the University to prospective students, guidance counselors, and parents through presentations, meetings, interviews, in-person visits, correspondence, and web-based communications.
  • Conduct recruitment, planning and application review for designated geographic region(s) based on institutional goals.
  • Engage in travel to recruit students.
  • Conduct timely follow-up on inquiries and applicants generated as a result of recruitment efforts.
  • Manage internal and external relationships with faculty, counselors, prospective students and families, current students, university administrators, and high school counselors.

Requirements and Qualifications A Bachelor’s Degree is required, Master’s Degree Preferred. Minimum of three years’ experience in higher education environment required in a productive, proactive, high volume Admissions/Enrollment Management Office.  Knowledge of student markets and recruiting/marketing skills.  Excellent verbal, written communication, and organizational skills as well as demonstrated commitment to diversity required. Ability to articulate of the aims and benefits of a liberal arts education. Position requires extensive travel and working night and weekend as needed.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Must be service- and team-oriented, positive and proactive.
  • Analytical ability, strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Able to work on multiple projects effectively and simultaneously.
  • Knowledge of standard office software applications.
  • Must have valid driver’s license.

Apply: Email a cover letter and resume with three references to:

Jeffrey Buskey, Associate Director of Admissions at Subject: Assistant Director Search

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Eastern Connecticut State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Stacey Close, Associate Vice President for Equity and Diversity, 860-465-5791,