This District Executive Director is the head administrator of the District, performing professional level organizational and library administrative tasks to provide effective and efficient
services to the residents of Walla Walla County Rural Library District.
Work is performed under the general direction of the Board of Trustees and in close coordination with District personnel.
The District Administrator is based in Walla Walla and will travel throughout the District. Activities may occur outside the regular business day, including evenings and weekends.
Normal physical activity is necessary, including bending, pushing, pulling, and carrying up to 45 pounds. Activities will include standing, sitting, walking, keyboarding, reading, speaking, and listening.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Oversees the supervision of personnel, which includes work allocation, training, and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions;
leads employees to achieve peak productivity and performance.
- Develops annual operating budget and provides direction to its purposes and uses.
- Manages all aspects of District finances including budgets, investments, audits, taxes, cash management, insurance, interlocal agreements, contracts, leases, bids, purchasing,
procurement, E-rate applications, grant writing and all financial reporting. Requires familiarity with Washington State junior taxing district laws and Washington State BARS.
- Implements operating procedures consistent with best practices in organizational structure and library services and to achieve the goals set forth by the Board.
- Leads short and long range strategic planning with the Board of Trustees and staff.
- Enriches professional knowledge and skills through involvement in the professional library community. Provides career development opportunities and training for staff.
- Oversees District marketing and community relations programs. Participates in community activities throughout the District. Establishes a working relationship with other governmental
entities, elected officials and community organizations.
- Maintains and compiles statistical data regarding Library operations and provides an annual report to the Washington State Library.
- Maintains excellent relationship with Board of Trustees and provides appropriate training for trustees.
- Participates in leadership roles of state and regional organizations where appropriate.
- Fosters interlibrary cooperation and coordination on the local, regional, and state level.
- Serves as one of the District’s representatives to the WALNET consortium Board of Directors.
- Provides oversight to branch managers in planning, developing and implementing programs and materials for reading programs, literacy improvement projects, recreational reading, and learning programs.
- Oversees District’s collections and best practices in collection management.
- Oversees the integration of current technologies in all library services and resources by keeping abreast of new technology related to library services.
- Continually evaluate the effectiveness of library services in relation to changing needs of the community and develop plans to meet those needs.
Facilities Development and Maintenance
- Exercises leadership role in the planning, designing, remodeling, and constructing of library facilities.
- Oversees operation, maintenance and improvement of District facilities
- Master Degree in Library Science (MLS, MLIS) from an ALA accredited school of library science.
- A minimum of five years of progressively responsible management experience in public libraries.
- Demonstrated knowledge of policies and techniques of sound public library management.
- Commitment to the fullest implementation of the philosophical principles of public library service as outlined in the ALA Freedom to Read Statement and professional literature.
- Commitment to serving multi-cultural communities; experience with Hispanic/Latino community ethos and needs is desirable.
- Demonstrated ability to listen and communicate effectively.
- Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team.
- The starting salary range is $75,000 – $85,000 (placement being dependent on experience and qualifications).
- Benefits include medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, employee assistance program, and Washington State Retirement System.
For further information contact the Library Board Chair, David Dahlin by calling (509) 527-3284.
To start the application process, send a cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments by emailing email@example.com on or before the closing date, October14, 2016.
NOTE: If special accommodations are needed during the hiring process, please notify the Library Board Chair by calling (509) 527-3284. Walla Walla County Rural Library District will consider the possibility of reasonable accommodation for all essential job functions.
The Walla Walla County Rural Library District is an Equal Opportunity Employer