Data Services Specialist - Library (Onsite)

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Data Services Specialist - Library (Onsite)

The Claremont Colleges Services (TCCS) is the central coordinating and support organization for a highly regarded cluster of seven independent colleges known as The Claremont Colleges. TCCS with a staff of 300, provides exceptional shared services to 9,000 students, and almost 3,600 faculty and staff. TCCS staff work in both student-facing services as well as administrative and operational services. Our numerous departments are located throughout The Claremont Colleges campus in the beautiful city of Claremont, California.


The Claremont Colleges Services seeks an innovative, proactive, and engaging professional for the position of Data Services Specialist for The Claremont Colleges Library.

This position at The Claremont Colleges Library ("Library") will provide data services and support for research and instruction across disciplines and institutions at The Claremont Colleges, as well as provide in-house support for digital curation of cultural heritage materials. The Claremont Colleges are comprised of five undergraduate and two graduate institutions.

This library-based position will assist faculty and students as they use data and digital materials to develop and execute classroom assignments and research projects. This role provides this support through individual consultations, workshops, and program development for the Data and Digital Scholarship Services at the Library. As part of the division of Distinctive Collections and Digital Scholarship, this role will also contribute to such projects as online exhibits and data management workflows for campus researchers and librarians while keeping abreast of the latest technologies and approaches in this rapidly changing area. The Data Services Specialist will also be available to library staff colleagues for collaborations in support of subject-based research and teaching involving the use of data.

  • Promotes and facilitates innovation in pedagogical and research applications of data science and analytical approaches.
  • Provides appropriate programming and ongoing support to build relationships among faculty and staff collaborators across the seven institutions of the consortium.
  • Assists in the preparation and delivery of instruction and consultation for faculty, staff, and students on using appropriate information and technology resources in academic work.
  • Supports faculty on the design and execution of data-centered course assignments and research projects.
  • Provides administrative support for cloud-based digital platforms to the campus community.
  • Actively participates in campus, statewide, and national data science and digital scholarship events on behalf of the library and towards their own professional development.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Work Schedule : The regular hours for this full-time position are 40 hours scheduled from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday for 12 months annually. May be required to work holiday, weekend, and/or evening hours. Regular hours may vary due to the needs of the organization or business unit.

Union : This position is included in the library employee bargaining unit represented by the California Federation of Teachers (CFT). The employee in this position will be bound by any collective bargaining agreement between CFT and TCCS and may be responsible for paying applicable union dues.


Pay : The pay rate for this position is $23.40 to 35.00 per hour.

Benefits : This position is eligible for our employment benefits package including:
  • medical, dental, vision,
  • 10% retirement contributions after one year (no matching required),
  • group life insurance,
  • generous time off,
  • professional development funds,
  • discounts for mobile plans, software, and entertainment,
  • access to fitness facilities,
  • and more!

For more information about our full range of generous benefits please visit . Benefits are subject to the terms and conditions in the plan or policy documents.


Unless otherwise stated, the following qualifications are required to perform the essential functions of this position, or the individual must demonstrate how the essential functions will be performed (with or without reasonable accommodation) using other qualifications not listed below.

Education/Training : You have some college-level coursework at an accredited institution. A bachelor's degree is preferred.

Experience : You have at least one year of experience in:
  • providing instructional technology consulting, outreach, teaching, and/or support, and
  • computer programming as used for data science, data structuring, programming environments (command-line), and version control, and
  • using web content management tools and/or in web development.

Competencies :
  • Ability and willingness to assist people with a range of skills in quantitative analysis, statistics, and geospatial tools.
  • Basic programming skills in either Python or R.
  • Basic data analysis skills, and strong skills with spreadsheets.
  • Ability to use data visualization methods and tools.
  • Advanced and creative oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Advanced and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Work effectively in both independent and team environments.
  • Able to set priorities and manage multiple tasks.
  • Strong commitment to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion within the Library, as both a place of work and as an educational partner.
  • Awareness of the implications of technology as it relates to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Sensitivity to and ability to support the diverse needs of people.
  • Enthusiastic service orientation.
  • Willingness and ability to acquire new skills.

Physical Requirements:
  • Sedentary work that primary involves sitting and standing:

☒ Constantly ☐ Frequently ☐ Occasionally ☐ Never
  • Active work that primary involves standing and walking:

☐ Constantly ☐ Frequently ☒ Occasionally ☐ Never
  • Light work that involves moving objects weighing up to 10 pounds:

☒ Constantly ☐ Frequently ☐ Occasionally ☐ Never
  • Medium work that includes moving objects weighing up to 25 pounds:

☐ Constantly ☐ Frequently ☒ Occasionally ☐ Never
  • Medium work that includes moving objects weighing up to 40 pounds:

☐ Constantly ☐ Frequently ☐ Occasionally ☒ Never
  • Heavy work that includes moving objects weighing up to 50 pounds:

☐ Constantly ☐ Frequently ☐ Occasionally ☒ Never
  • Operate a computer or other work requiring repetitive movement of wrists, hands, & fingers:

☒ Constantly ☐ Frequently ☐ Occasionally ☐ Never
  • Operate a street legal golf cart, a company automobile, or other heavy machinery:

☐ Constantly ☐ Frequently ☐ Occasionally ☒ Never
  • Read or write electronic or printed materials:

☒ Constantly ☐ Frequently ☐ Occasionally ☐ Never
  • Communicate verbally in person, by phone or another device:

☒ Constantly ☐ Frequently ☐ Occasionally ☐ Never
  • Moving body into different positions to work down low, overhead, or outward:

☐ Constantly ☐ Frequently ☒ Occasionally ☐ Never
  • Work involving climbing ladders, stairs, scaffolding, or similar:

☐ Constantly ☐ Frequently ☐ Occasionally ☒ Never
  • Work in various environments including low, high, tight, low-ventilation, or confined spaces:

☐ Constantly ☐ Frequently ☐ Occasionally ☒ Never
  • Work indoors in climate-controlled spaces:

☒ Constantly ☒ Frequently ☐ Occasionally ☐ Never
  • Work outdoors in various weather conditions:

☐ Constantly ☐ Frequently ☐ Occasionally ☒ Never
  • Work in a noisy environment:

☐ Constantly ☐ Frequently ☐ Occasionally ☒ Never


Priority Deadline : The deadline for first consideration is February 1, 2024.

Please carefully review the required qualifications for experience and education. Applications are only accepted at .

Additional Materials : Have the following items as a Word or PDF file ready to upload to complete your application:
  • Resume (required)
  • Cover Letter (required): Please tell us how this position will develop your career path and in what parts of contributing to the Library organization you are most interested.


This job description defines the essential job duties of this position. The Claremont Colleges Services expects that employees hired for this position can perform the essential functions of this job without imposing risk of substantial harm to the health or safety of themselves or others. It may also include marginal functions, generally defined within Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).


This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position. When duties and responsibilities change and develop, The Claremont Colleges Services will review this job description and make changes of business necessity.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

TCCS is an equal opportunity employer. TCCS managers make employment decisions on the basis of merit, with the aim to have the best available person in every job. TCCS prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), gender (including gender identity and gender expression), national origin or ancestry, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), military or veteran status, and status with regard to public assistance, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation. TCCS also prohibits discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of these characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of these characteristics. All such discrimination is unlawful.

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