Library Director search for the Wickliffe Public Library

Library Director search for the Wickliffe Public Library

By on Aug 13, 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 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.

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