Librarian – Director of Grants and Assessment (S04893P)

at The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries (view profile)
Published October 3, 2023
Location Arlington, Texas
Category Academic  
Job Type Full-time  
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Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $70,000
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Institution Name: University of Texas at Arlington Libraries

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Internal Job Posting No: S04893P

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Job Summary:

The Director of Grants and Assessment proactively engages with the Dean, Associate University Librarians, and departmental and cross-functional teams to identify, develop, and manage funding opportunities and make data-driven decisions to support the Libraries’ strategic goals and initiatives. This is a non-tenure track position.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with potential Principle Investigators to conduct the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation, government, and corporate sources.
  • Help potential PIs identify opportunities and prepare proposals to fund library initiatives.
  • Collaborates with departmental and cross-functional teams for data-driven decision making and assessment:
  • Coordinate Unit Effectiveness Processes (UEP).
  • Coordinate and submit statistical reports to internal and external partners.
  • Administer data analysis and assessment tools.
  • Engages with departmental and cross-functional teams within the Libraries to support their skill development in grant seeking.
  • Perform research on foundations, corporations, and government agencies to evaluate prospects for funding.
  • Provides leadership as a member of the University Libraries Directors Council.
  • Gather information necessary to report to funders on current grant programs.
  • Comply with all grant reporting as required by donors.
  • Provide stewardship to granting agencies, including preparation and provision of written updates.
  • Maintain current records in designated storage sites (e.g., SharePoint) and in paper files (as required), including grant tracking and reporting.
  • Assists with other fundraising projects as requested.


 Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in library and/or information science (MLS) from an ALA-accredited program or a relevant graduate degree.
  • Three (3) years of supervisory, project, or program management experience.
  • Demonstrated experience of grant writing and managing grant proposals.
  • Solid communication and outreach skills.

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Successful record of grant seeking.
  • Demonstrated experience with assessment.
  • Familiarity with data analysis platforms and software.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work collegially and collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to foster a positive working environment and model the Libraries’ Guiding Principles through daily actions and behaviors.
  • Skilled in advanced project planning and management.
  • Ability to lead, cultivate, and empower staff.
  • Skilled in effective time management.
  • Advanced customer experience skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, including excellent interpersonal skills as well as verbal and written skills.
  • Ability to pay attention to detail.
  • Ability to transfer and apply knowledge and experience to new situations.
  • Ability to analyze situations and make sound decisions.
  • Ability to excel in a “perpetual beta” environment, with frequent change and intelligent risk-taking.


Our future colleague will also have an affinity for our Guiding Principles. These principles define HOW we do our work. These are our Guiding Principles exemplified through how we treat our colleagues:

We Care. We care about you, your success, your growth, your passions and all that you bring to the table.

We Empower. We empower our staff to be creative, think outside the box, work autonomously, and provide resources necessary for success.

We Take Ownership. We take ownership of our organizational culture and YOU take ownership of how our culture is shaped.

We Are Extraordinary. We are extraordinary because we attract and hire extraordinarily talented individuals like you!



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EEO Statement

UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.