Boston College Introduction
Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,445 full-time undergraduates and 5,125 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.2 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.8 billion.
We are seeking an experienced paraprofessional to join the acquisitions team for Boston College Libraries. The Acquisitions and Fiscal Assistant will share responsibility for ordering and invoicing of over $10 million in library materials annually. Commitment to excellent customer service and superior attention to detail is necessary for a successful performance of these duties:
Place orders with appropriate vendors for monographic acquisitions, according to established guidelines
Search and import bibliographic records for ordered material from OCLC Connexion
Use an integrated library system (Alma) to maintain records relating to: orders, vendors, inventory, and bibliographic data
Use the university's accounting system (PeopleSoft) to approve and track payments for over 2,000 invoices, and to troubleshoot any problems that arise in issuing these payments
Assist in the resolution of bibliographic, holdings, order, and receipt problems, working closely with serials catalogers, other serials acquisitions staff, and staff in other library units
Receive new material in Alma, routing it to appropriate departments for additional processing Assist in training, scheduling, and distributing work with student workers
Contribute to the unit's goals by completing special projects as needed
Perform reconciliation of the department's monthly bank statements in compliance with the policies of BC Procurement.
Develop and foster good working relationships with vendors, sales representatives, Library selectors, and other University staff.
We expect all staff to learn and grow in their jobs, therefore applicants who do not meet all of the preferred qualifications are encouraged to still apply.
Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $38,700 to $48,400; salary commensurate with relevant experience. Schedule is Monday - Friday
At least 1 year of recent experience in library acquisitions, preferably in an academic setting
Understanding of basic accounting principles and practices
Demonstrated commitment to customer service, including initiatives and follow-through
Experience with integrated library systems, Alma preferred
Solid experience with productivity suites such as Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel
Experience with accounting systems, PeopleSoft preferred
Experience with online vendor systems, YBP-Gobi preferred
Ability to communicate with vendors in a forthright but respectful matters to ensure good service and relation
Post-secondary education preferred"
Please upload BOTH a resume and cover letter!
Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:
- Tuition remission for Employees
- Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
- Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
- Low-Cost Life Insurance
- Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans
- Paid Holidays Annually
- Generous Sick and Vacation Pay
- Additional benefits can be found on https://www.bc.edu/employeehandbook
Boston College conducts background checks including education, and verifies COVID-19 vaccination as part of the hiring process.
Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.
Boston College's Notice of Nondiscrimination can be viewed at https://www.bc.edu/nondiscrimination.
To view the full job posting and apply for this position, go to: https://bc.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=4928&site=1
Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university that strives to integrate research excellence with a foundational commitment to formative liberal arts education. We encourage applications from candidates who are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community. Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university, please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.
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