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Library Director search for the Stow – Munroe Falls Public Library

Library Director search for the Stow – Munroe Falls Public Library

By on Jan 8, 2020 in Blog, Government and Public Sector, Openings, Public Libraries, Talent Acquisition | 0 comments

On behalf of our client, the Stow – Munroe Falls Public Library, we are seeking exceptional candidates for a new Library Director opening. The Library Director will plan and administer all aspects of the operation of the Stow – Munroe Falls Public Library. As the chief administrative officer of the library, s/he is responsible for maintaining positive working relations with the Board of Trustees, for all personnel matters, and for all the services, facilities, and operations of the library. In addition, it is expected that the Library Director will demonstrate a high level of professionalism within the library and in her/his interactions with community and educational organizations and professional and civic associations. This is a highly responsible library generalist position that involves developing and administrating library policies, programs, and practices for a visible community organization. There is full responsibility for designing and executing the library’s strategy in harmony with the organization’s overall objectives and its mission to “help create a community where ideas, culture, and knowledge thrive by providing materials, equipment and services to all people”. Qualified candidates will have A Master’s degree in Library Science is required. Experience with most aspects of library operations, including human resources management, public services/educational programming, technical services, technology, and budget/fiscal management is required. Experience leading, hiring, training, developing, supervising, and evaluating staff is required. Experience in a management position within a public library is preferred. Experience collaborating and partnering with board members, community partners, and other key stakeholders is preferred. Benefits include medical, dental, life, and more; generous public pension plan [Ohio Public Employees Retirement System]; paid training/continuing education and professional association memberships. To be considered for this position, please submit your resume and a cover letter [including salary requirements] via email to: ryansheehan@oahumanresources.com. No phone calls or faxes will be accepted. No third party candidates please. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. We are privileged to assist another public library with their recruiting needs. Follow the link to learn more about the Library Director opportunity at the Stow – Munroe Falls Public...

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Client success story – Wickliffe Public Library

Client success story – Wickliffe Public Library

By on Dec 17, 2019 in Blog, Government and Public Sector, HR Consulting, Public Libraries, Success Stories, Talent Acquisition | 0 comments

Organizational Architecture has been fortunate to work with many of Ohio’s public libraries including the Cuyahoga County Public Library, Stark County District Library, Cleveland Public Library, and others. We’ve even worked with their statewide professional association, the Ohio Library Council.  Our latest success story is helping the Wickliffe Public Library’s Board of Trustees select its new Library Director. The Wickliffe Public Library serves all people, addresses informational needs, and provides opportunities for lifelong learning.  Their vision is to be the destination that inspires a learning community. This summer the Board invited us to meet with them to learn more about their needs and share our expertise working with public libraries.  Board President Mary Ann Korenewych said: Some of us on the Board had experience working with search partners in our professional careers, but some hadn’t. We needed a partner that could help all of our Board members understand the process and make sure the Library’s investment in working with recruiting professionals was the right thing for our patrons and the community.   We selected OA and the project team of Mark Fiala and Ryan Sheehan to work with us based upon their experience and understanding of the needs of Ohio’s libraries.   Ryan and Mark collaborated with us each step of the way.  They provided weekly updates with their activities and the progress of their candidate screening process.  They provided us with a slate of candidates that all had the ability to do the job and at the same time brought unique skills and experience to the table.   We could not have been more pleased with their help and guidance on this project, the quality of the candidates, and the timeliness of their work.  The Board is excited to start its work with our new Director…and continue our partnership with OA. Public sector employers are one of our specialties.  Whether you are a municipality, agency, or public library system, we can help with your HR programs, including compensation benchmarking and pay structures. If you need assistance with recruiting, compensation strategies or other HR consulting needs, contact us and check out other success stories to learn...

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Client success story – City of Rossford Ohio

Client success story – City of Rossford Ohio

By on Nov 18, 2019 in Best Practices, Blog, Compensation Consulting, Government and Public Sector, Success Stories | 0 comments

We’ve worked with a number of municipalities over the years, such as the cities of Cleveland Heights, Strongsville, and others, and we were pleased to help another one this summer with compensation benchmarking for its management positions. The City of Rossford Ohio is located in Northwest Ohio, along the Maumee River and is an ideal destination for discovery as you explore its quaint downtown, beautiful marina, its Crossroads Shopping mecca, and its historic surroundings. Originally contacted by a member of Council for assistance with this project, we worked closely with the City Administrator and Finance Director on this project. Ed Ciecka, Interim City Administrator and Karen Freeman, Finance Director, were our partners and said: We were interested in understanding how compensation for our management positions compared to the market.  This information would be helpful to both the Mayor and the City Council in planning for the next year.  Council members reached out to OA and we worked with them to provide information and review the analysis before presenting it at a Council meeting.   The OA team provided us insight into how we compared to the market, and gave us good information on compensation best practices and trends.  They shared meaningful information both in the context of public-sector employers and the broader market for labor. They used both survey data and information they acquired directly from other municipalities that we deem to be peers.   This information is important as we plan our budgets for 2020, and provide us and Council with a useful perspective on fair and equitable pay for our management team.   The information in their report was clear.  Furthermore OA was available to answer questions in person and provided both the Finance Committee and our citizens with a clear explanation of their work and findings.  We appreciate their assistance and recommend them. Public sector employers are one of our specialties.  Whether you are a municipality, agency, or public library system, we can help with your HR programs, including compensation benchmarking and pay structures, recruiting, and temporary HR assistance. If you need assistance with your compensation programs or other HR consulting needs, contact us and check out other success stories to learn...

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OA will be at the Ohio Library Council Expo September 25 to 27 2019

OA will be at the Ohio Library Council Expo September 25 to 27 2019

By on Sep 23, 2019 in Blog, Government and Public Sector, Non Profit, Presentations and Conferences, Public Libraries | 0 comments

The 2019 Ohio Library Council Convention and Expo is going to be held at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati September 25 to 27, 2019.  OA will attend as an exhibitor for the first time and we are excited to be part of this event. The Ohio Library Council is the statewide professional association which represents the interests of Ohio’s public libraries, their trustees, Friends and staff.  The membership of the OLC is composed of public library systems, library trustees, Friends of the Library groups, library staff members, other library institutions, and library-related commercial vendors. OA became an Associate Member of OLC this year.  After our work helping OLC select its new Executive Director, we wanted to deepen our relationship with them because of the valuable resources they provide which helps us become more effective helping our public library clients. If you will be at the conference, stop by our booth!  We can share how we have helped many of Ohio’s public libraries with compensation consulting, recruitment, and other Human Resources consulting projects. Can’t wait until the conference?  Contact us and check out our blog for more...

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Library Director search for the Wickliffe Public Library

Library Director search for the Wickliffe Public Library

By on Sep 20, 2019 in Blog, Government and Public Sector, Openings, Talent Acquisition | 0 comments

We are pleased to assist another public library with their recruiting needs.  On behalf of our client, the Wickliffe Public Library, we are seeking exceptional candidates for a new Library Director opening. The Library Director serves as the chief administrator of the organization and leads and oversees the day-to-day operations, services, programming, and dedicated staff of the Wickliffe Public Library according to the policies, by-laws, and directives established by the Board of Trustees and the laws of the State of Ohio. The Library Director is responsible for maintaining a safe environment that equally serves all people in the community by addressing their informational needs and providing lifelong learning opportunities. This is a highly accountable leadership position that also involves developing and innovating the Library’s policies, programs, practices, and technology to best serve this historic organization. Additionally, the Library Director acts as a principal advisor and strategic partner to the Board. As such, s/he ensures that strategic action plans are successfully developed and implemented and that outcomes are thoroughly reported. Qualified candidates will have Experience with all aspects of library [or similar education/community-based organizational] operations, facilities management, human resources management, and public services/educational programming is required. Experience leading, hiring, training, developing, supervising, and evaluating staff is required. A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline  is required. A Master’s degree in Library Science or Education is preferred. Experience in a management position within a public library is preferred. Experience collaborating and partnering with board members or trustees is preferred. Experience with grant writing is preferred. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, and more; generous public pension plan [Ohio Public Employees Retirement System]; and paid training/continuing education and professional association memberships. To be considered for this position, please submit your resume and a cover letter [including salary requirements] via email to: ryansheehan@oahumanresources.com. No phone calls or faxes will be accepted. No third party candidates please. We are privileged to assist another public library with their recruiting needs. Follow the link to learn more about the Library Director opportunity at the Wickliffe Public...

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OA will be at the Ohio Library Council Expo September 25 to 27 2019

OA will be at the Ohio Library Council Expo September 25 to 27 2019

By on Aug 28, 2019 in Blog, Government and Public Sector, Presentations and Conferences, Public Libraries | 0 comments

The 2019 Ohio Library Council Convention and Expo is going to be held at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati September 25 to 27, 2019.  OA will attend as an exhibitor for the first time and we are excited to be part of this event. The Ohio Library Council is the statewide professional association which represents the interests of Ohio’s public libraries, their trustees, Friends and staff.  The membership of the OLC is composed of public library systems, library trustees, Friends of the Library groups, library staff members, other library institutions, and library-related commercial vendors. OA became an Associate Member of OLC this year.  After our work helping OLC select its new Executive Director, we wanted to deepen our relationship with them because of the valuable resources they provide which helps us become more effective helping our public library clients. If you will be at the conference, stop by our booth!  We can share how we have helped many of Ohio’s public libraries with compensation consulting, recruitment, and other Human Resources consulting projects. Can’t wait until the conference?  Contact us and check out our blog for more...

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