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Position: Special Projects Director

Reports Directly to: Chief of Staff

Position Function/Purpose:

The Special Projects Director will manage and coordinate career development and special projects. The position requires strategic skills to help create and implement initiatives and the highest level of student service expertise. This position will have a high level of interaction with division chairs, senior academic administrators, department heads, faculty, and staff. This position will also be responsible for building strong and productive relationships with key development and campaign volunteers and alumni. This person will work independently, using independent judgment, discretion, and decision making. This person works to plan, coordinate and execute placement services for students. This person will also facilitate, develop and maintain positive relationship with the business community.

Primary Duties:

  1. Tracks all metrics related to placement of students after graduation
    1. Plans and oversees special events
    2. Operates as employer developer
    3. Creates new relationships and building on existing relationships
    4. Builds partnerships and effect relationships with local and personal business organizations and community partners to identify steady pipeline of employment opportunities for students.
    5. Builds personal rapport with students to transform them into expert job seekers and productive employees
  2. This person will have the following abilities:
    1. Highly collaborative with outstanding diplomatic, analytical and organizational skills.
    2. Critical thinking capability and attentiveness to detail.
    3. Work strategically, collaboratively, and independently
    4. Exercise leadership and work as a team member
    5. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to motivate others
    6. Handle multiple priorities, adapt quickly to changing priorities, identify and address issues in a proactive manner
    7. Excellent verbal/written communications.


  1. Advanced degree is strongly preferred
  2. Minimum of 3 to 5 years of higher education administration and/or professional advancement.
  3. Experience in strategy, planning, and project management as well as a working knowledge of fundraising and development operations.

Catalog Librarian

Lane College Library seeks a creative, collaborative, and energetic catalog librarian to complement its Technical Services. He/she is responsible for managing the Technical Services and maintaining high standards of cataloging with current and evolving best practices in cataloging.


  • Catalog and process all purchases and selected gift books using WorldCat.com.
  • Catalog and re-classify existing library materials as necessary. Catalog non-print formats, including CDs, DVDs, and archives.
  • Research name forms and do authority work; contribute authority records to NACO.
  • Participate in formation of policy and procedures for Technical Services. Keep up to date with new and emerging descriptive practices and tools.
  • Assist in training and revise the work of catalog as required.
  • Provide scheduled reference service and circulation desk work; attend professional development meetings and training sessions.
  • Assist in the selection of books, scholarly magazines and journals.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Work one night per week is required.
  • An ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library/Information Science, knowledge of and experience in archives preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current national cataloging /metadata content and structural standards, experience with Dewey Decimal System, MARC21, AACR2, RDA, LCSH.
  • Familiarity with authority work.
  • Good organizational skills & attention to detail.
  • Experience working in a team environment.

Applications will be reviewed immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

To apply for a staff position, please submit a letter of interest and a résumé to:

Human Resources
Lane College
545 Lane Avenue
Jackson , TN 38301

*Please note that e-mailed materials are preferred.


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