Content Management, Financial Records, and Acquisitions Assistant


Furman University seeks an energetic and organized individual to assist with ordering and receiving materials in multiple formats and accounting for library funds. Additionally the individual will participate in ongoing collection maintenance and assist in ensuring electronic resources are accessible to our users.

Furman University
Greenville, SC
Application Deadline: 
When filled
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Reporting to the Coordinator of Content Management, the Financial Records and Acquisitions Assistant is responsible for soliciting order requests from faculty, processing and receiving orders, maintaining financial records and monitoring available funds. This position generates spending reports for faculty, oversees material donations to the library, and supervises student assistants. The successful candidate will demonstrate experience with materials ordering, receipt and accounting.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Processing and receiving order requests
  • Monitoring funds and producing budget and statistical reports
  • Maintaining records with the libraries administrative system and the universities financial system
  • Assisting with other tasks and duties such as electronic resource maintenance, material deselection, and circulation desk cross-training.

Required: Bachelor’s degree with 1-2 years of relevant experience in a related field. Proficiency in office software and electronic mail. Ability to manage budgets, accounts payable and receivable. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to work independently, set priorities, multi-task, make complex decisions, effectively meet deadlines, and knowledge of effective strategies for working with diverse faculty, staff, and students.

Preferred: Knowledge of library operations and experience in an education setting; supervisory experience. Experience with Workday software solutions for financial management and/or Alma (Ex Libris) Library Services acquisitions system or other library or purchasing systems.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications.

Please go to  to complete an application.  Review of applications begins immediately and will conclude when the position is filled. EOE



Furman is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. The University aspires to create a community of people representing a multiplicity of identities including gender, race, religion, spiritual belief, sexual orientation, geographic origin, socioeconomic background, ideology, world view, and varied abilities. Domestic partners of employees are eligible for comprehensive benefits.