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Library Office Manager

California Institute of Integral Studies
San Francisco, California
Closing date
Mar 30, 2023

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Position Type
Dean / Department Head
Full Time
Organization Type
About California Institute of Integral Studies:


California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) is an internationally recognized leader in integral education. CIIS strives to embody spirit, intellect, and wisdom in service of individuals, communities, and the earth. CIIS has an enrollment of over 1,600 students pursuing degrees in a variety of academic programs in its schools of Consciousness and Transformation, Professional Psychology and Health, and Undergraduate Studies.

CIIS is a mosaic of faces and philosophies, backgrounds, and beliefs. Like our faculty and staff, students are intellectually engaged and socially active. Each day brings new experiences that broaden horizons and hone critical thinking. Programs, both inside the classroom and throughout the campus, inspire creativity, nurture community, cultivate curiosity, and foster social good. In addition, CIIS hosts a vibrant art exhibition program and offers a dynamic array of events through its Public Programs & Performances division, including workshops, concerts, and conferences. The University provides low-cost mental health services to the San Francisco Bay Area through its 8 award-winning counseling clinics. CIIS is accredited by the Western Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

CIIS strives to cultivate and preserve a culture of inclusion and belonging as part of its Seven Commitments. More than accept difference, we honor and celebrate our staff's diversity of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. In turn, our diverse and inclusive culture brings us together in ways that empower everyone to connect, belong, and grow.


The University's commitment to quality instruction and innovative research is expressed in the collections of the Laurance S. Rockefeller Library. The library collections include a broad selection of disciplinary and transdisciplinary scholarly materials in physical and electronic formats: books, journals, audiovisual materials, research databases, and academic tools.

The library supports the research and learning in all four schools at CIIS, and the collection is particularly strong in the fields of: counseling, psychology, philosophy and religion, East-West comparative studies, integrative health, social and cultural anthropology, human sexuality, diversity and social justice, various facets of an integral worldview, and the perennial wisdom.

The library has a strong commitment to inclusive, mindful, and antiracist practices and all Library Staff members will contribute to advance the goal of fostering a diverse and inclusive community at CIIS.

Job Description:


Under the direction of the Dean of Research and Academic Support, the Library Office Manager provides administrative assistance to Library leadership and ensures Library staff are equipped to provide a high level of service to the academic community at CIIS. This position coordinates office administrative activities, manages library accounting practices and purchasing for office supplies and equipment, facilitates meetings and events, oversees the library facility, maintains records, responds to administrative inquiries, and will communicate or distribute information to assist staff in making decisions, solving problems, and improving workflow based on extensive knowledge of policies and procedures. This person maintains professionalism in all manner of interactions, must be well organized, flexible, and enjoy the administrative challenges of supporting an office of diverse people. Work varies, requiring independent judgment within prescribed standards and procedures.


Office Coordination
  • Monitor and send correspondence and inquiries regarding Library operations (library services, administrative queries, donation offers, etc.).
  • Work jointly with Library leadership to review and update library policy and procedures documentation.
  • Facilitate and document library staff meetings.
  • Maintain office files, hard copy and digital.
  • Maintain, order, and distribute office and library supplies; maintain vendor relationships as it pertains to the office and office equipment, receive and sort mail.
  • Participate in library planning and problem solving and, in general, work as a member of the Library team.
  • Collect and analyze a variety of complex data and information. Perform statistical analysis and summarize findings in applicable reports, surveys and other communication media to support evidence-based decision making.
  • Propose, consult on, and implement appropriate improvements in administrative processes, as needed.
  • Work with other University departments on Library and interdepartmental processes.
  • Facilitate and document the process for donations to the Library and Special Collections.
  • Plan and coordinate office events, parties, retreats.
  • Ensure that visitors for library staff and administration are warmly welcomed and directed effectively.
  • Correspond with vendors, receive invoices, and prepare check requests. Serve as primary contact with the Finance Office for Library operating expenses.
  • Manage Library bookkeeping and accounts payable (data entry in library systems and managing paper and digital files).
  • Manage Library accounts receivable including cash, check, and credit card payments at desk, or Square Invoices online.
  • Assist the Dean as requested with budget records and calculations.

Facilities Coordination
  • Oversee library security and ensure that the library is properly maintained, clean, and that equipment is in working order.
  • Serve as liaison with Operations & Facilities and Information Technology for initiating and tracking work orders.
  • Track Library staff schedules and serve as the "go-to" person for last-minute schedule changes.
  • Play key role in logistics for coordinating and receiving deliveries (collections, equipment, packages).
  • Work with Circulation Supervisor and outreach staff to keep signage up to date.
  • Help orient and furnish workstations for new hires.
  • Facilitating onsite workstations for flex staff.
  • Distributing, tracking, and checking out keys.

Other Areas of Responsibility
  • Serve as backup as necessary for circulation.
  • Assist with other library operations and perform other related duties as assigned by Dean and Associate Director.

Professional Development
  • Stay current with advances and concepts in applicable professional areas.
  • Take trainings and courses on product changes and technical advancements as needed.
  • Keep position manual and operating procedures up to date.
  • Advise colleagues and the Dean on organizational developments and make recommendations for policy and procedure changes.



Minimum of 3 years of administrative assistance or office management experience, preferably in an academic setting, with specific skills in the following areas:
  • Associates degree or higher in accounting, bookkeeping, or in a discipline relevant to the position, or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrated commitment to access, equity, diversity, and inclusion through mitigation of biases inherent in communications, policies, and through creating a physical environment that promotes safety and social well-being.
  • Extensive organizational bookkeeping experience (AR/AP, processing invoices and purchase orders, POS account reconciliation).
  • Demonstrated experience maintaining accurate records and administrative and operational documentation.
  • Providing excellent customer service (in-person, on the telephone, e-mail, or other virtual platform).
  • Experience with purchasing of office supplies, equipment, and specialty materials to support a team.
  • Working cooperatively and flexibly in a busy office and across departments, successfully balancing priorities and multitasking.
  • Demonstrating professionalism in all communications.
  • Collecting and interpreting data on usage, user satisfaction, and institutional goals.
  • Using MS Office Suite (especially Excel, Outlook, and Teams).

  • Library certificate or degree.
  • Experience working at a circulation desk, especially at an academic library.
  • Experience using OCLC WMS or other integrated library system, Springshare LibApps, personnel time management software, data entry in resource management system, Ellucian Colleague, or equivalent SIS/higher education ERP.
  • Conversant with Copyright law and current interpretations of Fair Use.

Additional Information:


Weekdays, 9:30-5:30. Some evening and weekend hours may occasionally be required.


Occasional work performed alone with ability to work remotely from time-to-time. Collaboration and constant work around and with other people.


This position requires attention to detail, good memory, ability to work under deadline pressure, sitting and standing for long periods of time, oral and written communication, keyboarding for significant portions of the workday, pushing, pulling, bending, stooping, reaching, patience, and tact to perform the essential functions.


FLEX, 3 days on campus minimum. Flex to add onsite as needed for events and with seasonal demand.


Wages are commensurate with skills and experience and include a competitive benefits package.

  • Working Conditions - Duties are primarily performed in an office environment at a desk or computer terminal, typically Monday through Friday.
  • Background Check - Due to the sensitivity and requirements of this position, you should expect to undergo and be cleared of an employment background/criminal check, if extended an offer for employment. You may also be asked to provide proof of educational degree(s), licenses, or credentials pertinent to the position. If your job requires driving on behalf of CIIS you will be required to provide proof of a valid driver's license.
  • Visa Sponsorship - Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States for any employer.
  • Relocation Assistance - This position is not eligible for relocation assistance.


CIIS strives to cultivate and preserve a culture of inclusion and belonging as part of its Seven Commitments. More than accept difference, we honor and celebrate our staff's diversity of experiences, perspectives, and identities. Together, our community creates and maintains working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable, accessible, and welcoming.

CIIS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing an open, fair, inclusive, non-discriminatory environment for all individuals across differences of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, socio- economic status, ethnicity, age, physical ability, or medical condition. We seek to increase the presence, representation, and inclusion of U.S. historically under-represented people of color, international, bilingual, and bicultural students, faculty, and staff; and, to provide an environment that will attract and retain individuals identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and intersex (LGBTQQI+). CIIS is committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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