Director of North Hudson Campus Library


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The Opportunity

Hudson County Community College (HCCC) seeks a Director of the North Hudson Campus Library to join its award-winning and nationally recognized institution. This is an exciting time to be a part of the HCCC community. The College recently launched its 2021-24 Strategic Plan, the culmination of which will align with the College’s 50th anniversary in 2024. The College was recognized by the Association of Community College Trustees as the recipient of the 2021 ACCT Northeast Region Equity Award. HCCC has recently been named one of 101 recipients, 1 of only 7 community colleges to be distinguished for the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. HCCC’s Culinary Arts Institute was ranked as the #6 Culinary Arts program in the United States by Best Choice Schools.  Most recently, the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) selected HCCC as one of twenty-four colleges nationwide to be named a “2022 Most Promising Place to Work in Community Colleges.”



Hudson County Community College serves one of the most ethnically diverse and densely populated communities in the United States. The College is a vibrant, urban institution of higher education whose mission is to provide its diverse communities with inclusive, high-quality educational programs and services that promote student success and upward social and economic mobility.

More than 90% of HCCC’s students receive scholarships, grants, and loans to finance their education, and the College’s extensive financial aid program helps connect students with the resources they need. To date, the College’s Foundation has raised over $3.5 million for student scholarships, and HCCC ranks first in the state of New Jersey for its award of Community College Opportunity Grant funds. About half of its more than 12,000 credit students identify as Hispanic, and more than 33% of all students were born outside of the U.S. In 2021, HCCC had two students selected from a national applicant pool to receive the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.

Hudson County Community College has three campuses. The largest campus is located at the heart of Jersey City’s Journal Square, which is approximately 20 minutes from New York City. The College has a North Hudson Campus, located in Union City, New Jersey and an additional location at the Hudson County Schools of Technology in Secaucus, New Jersey. The College offers 70 degree and certificate programs and more than 300-day, evening, and weekend courses throughout its three-campus network.

Hudson County Community College is committed to delivering high-quality educational experiences. HCCC is a member of the Achieving the Dream network of community colleges. Achieving the Dream is a national reform network of high-performing community colleges that are focused on leveraging data-informed best practices to promote equitable outcomes.

HCCC has two campus Libraries that provide welcoming common spaces that encourage exploration, creation, and collaboration between students, faculty, and a broader community.  Our resources include a collection comprised of over 60,000 print and online books, 130 online databases, and approximately 67,000 periodicals (mostly online), nearly 2,000 DVDs, and a number of select streaming videos.  In support of our many English Language Learners, our ESL collection offers a rich array of fiction and non-fiction books categorized by reading level to meet a variety of needs.

The Glen Gabert Library, located on the Journal Square campus, is the home of the Hudson County Community College Archive Collection which offers access to the rich history of HCCC and its impact on Jersey City and the surrounding community.  The North Hudson Campus Library is located at our Union City location. 

The libraries are open seven days a week while offering a variety of digital technologies that offer pathways to learning and content acquisition. Some of the available technologies include Makerspace facilities for podcasting, 3D printing, crafts, and more, a combination of PC and Macintosh computers, scanners, printers, virtual reality headsets, learning hubs, and prayer and meditation rooms.

The College boasts several signature programs, including a nationally recognized Culinary Arts Institute and Nursing Program. The College’s Culinary Arts Institute is one of only three programs in the New York Metropolitan region to hold accreditation from the Accrediting Commission of the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation. The Culinary Arts Institute features state-of-the-art facilities and a hands-on program that prepares students for a range of careers in the hospitality industry. The College recently announced the dedication of the Bloomberg Finance Lab, which provides students with real world experience to prepare them for employment in banks, corporations, and government agencies.

A leader in workforce development, HCCC hosted The Aspen Institute’s Workforce Leadership Academy, which was the first to be offered in partnership with a community college. The Hudson County Workforce Leadership Academy was funded through a combination of public and private donors that included JPMorgan Chase, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, The W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the County of Hudson, the LeFrak Family, and Mack-Cali.


The Role

Reporting to the Dean of College Libraries, the Director of the North Hudson Campus Library plays an essential role in the efficient and effective administration of all aspects of operations. The Director will be responsible for ensuring the library meets the curricular needs of students, including user services, reference assistance, instruction, and collections resources. In addition, the Director will be responsible for scheduling the service desk and take a leadership role in programming events. The Director will also collaborate with the other librarians to ensure that policies and services are consistent between campus locations.  


Essential Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and coordination of all library activities at the North Hudson Campus Library. Serve as liaison to the college community as directed.
  • Assist the Dean of College Libraries with providing strategic vision and direction, in collaboration with library staff, for initiatives in support of the college’s mission and goals, including resource sharing, preservation, coordinated collection development, and student success.
  • Lead the collaborative design, delivery, and assessment of instructional services (both online and in person) and coordinate the teaching activities of the library.
  • Provide information and advice on library technologies, policies and procedures to faculty, students, and the college community.
  • Supervise, train, and mentor full time and part-time librarians and staff.
  • Maintain class instruction schedule and schedule of the Reference Desk.
  • Assist with collecting/analyzing circulation data and assist with the preparation of reports related to the assessment of library utilization and in the development of strategies to enhance outcomes.
  • Assist with the development of a strategic partnership with campus stakeholders to promote the use of open educational resources and affordable course content.
  • Research and create new initiatives that are aligned with best practices in librarianship and related technologies.
  • Perform other related duties as required.


Position Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science or related filed from a university accredited by the American Library Association.
  • Minimum of (3) years of related job experience, preferably in a public and/or academic library, providing reference, circulation, and/or instruction services.
  • Supervisory experience in a library setting.
  • Experience promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Strong analytical and organization skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Commitment to academic excellence and student success.
  • Demonstrated understanding of, and commitment to, the role of a comprehensive community college in an urban, multi-cultural setting.


To Apply

Send a cover letter, resume, salary requirements and names/contact information of three professional references to: libraryjobsFREEHUDSONCOUNTYCOMMUNITYCOLLEGE by October 3, 2022.


As a New Jersey First Act Employer, new employees must establish a primary residence in New Jersey within one year unless an exemption applies.

HCCC is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We are committed to ensuring a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment. Decisions on employment are made on the basis of the qualifications of an individual for the particular position being filled. Women, veterans and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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