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Employment opportunities at Pennsylvania Institute of Technology

ACCOUNTANT

DESCRIPTION
The College is seeking a motivated individual to be responsible for the accounting cycle from transactions, to month-end close, inclusive of journal entries, accruals, GL account analysis, reconciliations, reporting, and grants allocations.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Prepare monthly general ledger account reconciliations and journal entries for the institution and affiliated entities
  • Post and reconcile daily cash receipts
  • Assist in the preparation of monthly and annual financial statements
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual operating and capital budget
  • Ensure compliance with Federal and State regulations as they pertain to each specific grant award
  • Process all functions of Accounts Payable
  • Maintain financial work papers
  • Assist on special projects as needed
  • Will provide excellent customer service with a positive attitude
  • Has the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks effectively and efficiently

QUALIFICATIONS

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED:
Bachelor’s Degree in related field required

  • Working knowledge of Great Plains accounting system
  • Working knowledge of Word and Excel

We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package and free parking. Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements with the subject Accountant to jobs@pit.edu

DIRECTOR OF THE LIBRARY

Job Description:  The Director of the Library is responsible for the administration and expansion of the College’s Library and its services to students, faculty, administrators, and staff. The Director of the Library reports to the Dean of Academic Affairs.

 

Responsibilities:

Administrative:

  • Administer College mission, policies, and procedures as they relate to the Library;
  • Develop and administer all Library policies and procedures;
  • Manage the Library budget to maximize student resources;
  • Provide effective service to faculty, students, and other staff through reference and consultation services, bibliographic instruction and presentations;
  • Manage and maintain communication within the Library and between the Library and the College’s students, faculty, administration, and staff;
  • Meet with faculty to develop collaborative participation in Library services and development; especially Information Literacy and collection development;
  • Develop unique ways to use the physical space of the library;
  • Identify opportunities to create “relational library spaces” to develop increased usage of the facility;
  • Supervise work-study students, co-op students, and volunteers;
  • Successfully provide library orientations;
  • Perform work related to public services, technical services, systems, and archives;
  • Organize and produce student and faculty library usage reports;
  • Update records for the library’s collections including enhanced bibliographical descriptions of manuscripts and printed works;
  • Maintain appropriate statistical records of services and other related information;
  • Administer the Library’s integrated online automation system including the implementation of subsystems;
  • Consolidate information about Library operations and services into the appropriate reporting formats as needed and upon request for special projects, such as the Middle States report;
  • Participate in college events, such as orientations, graduations, openhouse tours, etc.
  • Identify potential grants, write grants, and recommend opportunites for grants;
  • Serve on Middle States Standards Committee (as assigned by Academic Affairs) as well as other college-wide committees;
  • Work with faculty to manage honor society activites and inductions;
  • Other duties as assigned by the College.

 

Technical Services:

  • Supervise operations and procedures of the areas of technical services;
  • Select new resources to meet user needs, based on program developments, usage, budgetary restraints, and other appropriate information;
  • Identify innovative ways to maximize the usage of the information available through the library’s collection;
  • Maintain accurate records of the Library’s collections and holdings;
  • Maintain the bibliographic record of the collection through the use of the Library’s automation system and by cataloging all resources in the Library’s possession;
  • Develop and maintain an archive of resources related to the history of the College;
  • Supervise the preparation of all Library resources for use;
  • Supervise the maintenance of the physical collection, including location and condition; Correct, repair or replace as necessary;
  • Prepare requests for all new resource orders and for all supplies needed for library operations;
  • Maintain appropriate records of all purchases.

Public Services:

  • Supervise the delivery of all public services;
  • Create learning communities within the physical space of the library;
  • Provide all levels of reference assistance to students, faculty, administration, and staff; including specialized research requests for administrators, faculty, and staff;
  • Maintain appropriate records of reference transactions;
  • Develop policies related to the circulation and use of all Library resources;
  • Administer all aspects of the circulation and use of Library resources;
  • Maintain a collection of materials kept as “Reserves” for class use based on the current textbook list and faculty requests;
  • Administer the Library’s Interlibrary Loan Service and maintain appropriate records as required;
  • Develop and provide appropriate reports concerning all aspects of Public Services;
  • Develop and provide appropriate information literacy instruction across the curriculum, making workshops available to any and all classes;
  • Encourage faculty to include information literacy and library research projects in their classes and to attend workshops with their students;
  • Develop and provide appropriate information literacy instruction workshops for all faculty and staff;
  • Develop appropriate print and electronic resource guides to aid library users in their research;
  • Communicate information about the Library and its services to the P.I.T. community through the use of tools such as the Library newsletter, email and other appropriate forms of communication;
  • Develop a viable Library website which will provide information about the services and resources of the Library, as well as guide users to other authoritative information.

 

Skills:

Possess an understanding of the changing role of academic libraries in higher education;

Knowledge of current and developing library technology;

Ability to create and present innovative multimedia programs to enhance library usage;

Ability to develop effective working relationships with academic colleagues;

Ability to work well with a diverse community of users;

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Qualifications:

  • Education:  Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent.
  • Experience:  Minimum of five years progressively responsible library positions; academic library experience strongly preferred.