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2022-2745: Resource Acquisitions Assistant

$52,906 – $52,906 yearly

Salem State University

Last Updated: 11/04/22

Job Description

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Library Operations, with additional oversight from the Collection Management Librarian, the Resource Acquisitions Assistant (Buyer II) performs a broad range of tasks associated with procurement of library materials. This individual will process all transactions pertaining to the acquisition of library materials including, but not limited to, contract management, ordering of books and digital resources using online vendor systems (GOBI), processing of payments, creation of order records in NOBLE, tracking and auditing of financial information, and inventory and disposition of all materials donations. Provides support for collection development and management activities. Runs statistical reports, tracks spending, creates spreadsheets, and manages order and vendor records. Performs related duties as required.

Hours: 8:30am - 5pm
Break: 12 - 1pm

Salary: $52,906.36 annually/$1,017.43 weekly
Application Deadline: November 14, 2022

Minimum Entrance Requirements:

Applicants must have at least (A) two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional or paraprofessional experience in purchasing work, and (B) of which at least one year must have been in a professional capacity, or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.


  1. An associate degree with a major in business administration or business management may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience. *
  2. A bachelor's or higher degree with a major in business administration or business management may be substituted for the required experience. *

*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency with Excel and/or Google Sheets and other Microsoft Office or Google Apps programs
  • Experience with preparing reports, statistics, and other documents
  • Experience with software for ordering materials

Working Conditions:

Salem State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. For accommodation information or requests please email

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please apply online. Resume and cover letter are not required but are appreciated.

Employment is contingent upon a completed background and CORI check satisfactory to the university. Internal candidates are not subject to background check.

This position is not eligible for H1B visa sponsorship.

Please note all newly hired staff and faculty, will need to be in compliance with Salem State University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement.

EEO Statement:
Salem State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Persons of color, women and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.

Company Details

Salem, Massachusetts, United States
Our Mission Salem State's mission is to provide a high quality, student-centered education that prepares a diverse community of learners to contribute responsibly and creatively to a global society, and serve as a resource to advance the region's cultural, social and economic development. Our Vision Salem State University will be a premier teaching university that engages students in an inspi...