Library Services Coordinator
About the Job
The Library Service Coordinator is a full-time, non-exempt position that reports to the Dean of Library Services. The library at Colorado Christian University is operated by a team of five plus student staff and serves approximately 1,400 traditional undergraduates and 7,000 adult and distance learners in a dynamic and growing academic library. Additionally, the library offers a creative and friendly environment that focuses on student and faculty support.
The Coordinator will provide student supervision and training, manage circulation and courier activity, process invoices, gather database statistics, and other clerical work. The position requires a motivated, time-sensitive, and reliable individual capable of working responsibly and productively without immediate and continuous supervision. Commitment to serving library patrons and interacting with the librarians, library student staff, CCU faculty and staff, and students effectively is essential.
Colorado Christian University is the premier interdenominational Christian university in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region, delivering world-class education to thousands of students. The fully accredited, nonprofit University is located in Lakewood, Colorado, a suburb of Denver.
Colorado Christian University was founded in 1914. CCU’s motto is – grace and truth. This motto comes from John 1.14: “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” (ESV)
CCU's mission is Christ-centered higher education transforming students to impact the world with grace and truth.
Colorado Christian University cultivates knowledge and love of God in a Christ-centered community of learners and scholars, with an enduring commitment to the integration of exemplary academics, spiritual formation, and engagement with the world. We envision graduates who think critically and creatively, lead with high ethical and professional standards, embody the character and compassion of Jesus Christ, treasure the gospel, and who thereby are prepared to impact the world in their callings.
CCU embraces an educational model that was present at the foundation of many of the great western and American universities. It is made up of three pillars — competence, character, and Christ-centered faith. Secular universities have abandoned two of those pillars. We think this is a major oversight that eventually undermines education. Furthermore, we believe this classical educational model is both life-giving and greatly needed in our time.
A leader in higher education, CCU has been consistently ranked in the top 2 percent of colleges and universities nationwide for its core curriculum by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni. CCU has had ten consecutive years of enrollment growth and has been named one of the five fastest-growing master’s granting universities by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
CCU offers more than 100 degree program options for traditional and adult students through its two colleges — the College of Undergraduate Studies and College of Adult and Graduate Studies. More than 8,000 students attend the University on the main campus, in regional centers throughout Colorado, and online.
What is most appealing about working at CCU?
- Faith friendly: CCU’s culture is unique to higher education. Where else can you pursue academic excellence yet read the Holy Bible, pray with teammates and students at work, and work to impact our culture in support of Christian values?
- Convictionally Christian: As a university, we have an enduring commitment to Christ, his kingdom, and the truth of God’s Word.
- Live out your calling: We are a traditional evangelical university where you can invest your God-given talents and abilities alongside coworkers and teammates while having a profound influence on students as they deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ.
- Equip students for kingdom work: You can be a part of helping students discover their callings and preparing them for positions of significant leadership in the church, business, government, education, and other professions, as a key part of our University's Strategic Priorities.
We’re looking for candidates who have:
- A bachelor's degree and experience working in a library setting are preferred.
- Supervisory experience is preferred.
- Demonstrated interpersonal, organizational, time management, and communication skills.
- Proven attention to detail and ability to balance multiple tasks in a timely manner.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite is required; familiarity with Sierra or similarly integrated library system (ILS) is preferred.
- English language skills; spelling, grammar, and punctuation are critical.
- Demonstrated customer service skills and ability to work effectively in a team environment.
Key Job Duties:
- Contribute to CCU’s mission: Christ-centered higher education transforming students to impact the world with grace and truth. The Library Service Coordinator contributes to the University’s mission through their work by ensuring student access to necessary resources and by collaborating with faculty and staff to enhance and advance exemplary academics, spiritual growth, and engagement with the world.
- Hire, train, and supervise 6-10 student employees to work in the library.
- Manage Circulation Desk activity and the library stacks, ensuring that all requests and inquiries are responded to in a timely manner.
- Provide excellent customer service for patrons regarding checkouts, late penalties, and assist with Sierra reports.
- Gather database statistics for data tracking and trend analysis.
- Process invoice payments, and assist with managing Interlibrary Loan (ILL) requests and inquiries.
- Assist with organizing and planning library events, programs, projects, and advertising strategies.
While performing the duties of this job, you may be required to walk, stand, sit, reach with hands and arms, balance, stoop, speak with clarity, and have appropriate vision and hearing capabilities. This position requires sitting at a desk, working on a computer, and conducting phone conversations for extended periods of time. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 60 pounds and will be required to work occasional irregular hours, including some nights and weekends.
What we offer our employees:
We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages to all employees. Our benefits package includes: a tuition waiver program, excellent healthcare, generous paid time off, matching 403(b) retirement plan, and additional organizational paid benefits and voluntary benefit offerings. Pay and benefits will be discussed in more detail as candidates progress through the interview process.
Colorado Christian University’s pay philosophy is based on internal and external data for pay equity; along with budgetary considerations for effective stewardship. Pay will be assigned based on relevant experience at a range of $15.00 - $17.00/hour. We reserve the right to pay an equitable rate that we believe is within our salary structure or that may fit a candidate’s qualifications or experience for the job. A wage range posted is not a guarantee of a specific wage range for a job offer. CCU reserves the right to make pay decisions based on economic and equity considerations to attract the best possible talent. CCU does not determine pay based on sex or any other protected status.
- Committed follower of Jesus Christ, who believes there is no salvation apart from faith in his atonement on the cross, by grace alone becoming "born again" thus beginning a personal relationship with Christ, the Son of God.
- Able to effectively communicate personal faith and apply biblical principles and convictions in the workplace. Must have a strong sense of calling to the ministry of Colorado Christian University.
- Regularly attend and be engaged in meaningful involvement in a Bible-believing evangelical local church. Knowledgeable about the Word of God and passionate about Christian education.
- Must be a traditional evangelical Christian whose lifestyle is in consonance with sound Christian principles, is compatible with CCU’s Statement of Faith, and is in agreement with the Strategic Priorities promulgated by the University.
Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Colorado Christian University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status. CCU is committed to an environment free from discrimination and harassment and calls on every member of the university community to be vigilant in deterring and reporting all violations. CCU does reserve the right to exercise preference on the basis of religion in all of its employment practices. All employees who work at CCU must demonstrate a spiritual testimony consistent with our evangelical mission and follow our lifestyle expectations.