Today’s Date: 02/26/2015
Job Closing Date: 04/01/2015
Job Title: Library Director
Anticipated hours per week: Full Time
Institution Central Skagit Rural Partial County Library District
Library Location: Sedro Woolley, Skagit County, Washington
Website (if applicable): http://centralskagitlibrary.org
Duties / Job description: The Board of Trustees of the Central Skagit Rural Partial County Library District seeks a creative, innovative leader to develop and grow a newly-formed library district which has no services at this time. The district was created through voter initiative in 2013. It lies within the unincorporated area of the Sedro-Woolley School District and runs through central Skagit County stretching from Whatcom County on the north to Snohomish County on the south. It will serve approximately 15,000 people with an estimated budget of $800,000.
The director will provide leadership in the design and implementation of new library services for a previously un-served area. He or she must possess excellent skills in leadership, communication, collaboration, and technology. He or she much have an extensive knowledge of library systems and procedures and experience working as a director of a small to medium sized library is essential.
Responsibilities: The Library Director reports to a five member appointed Board of Trustees. The Director provides system-wide strategic, visionary, and inspirational leadership. Because the district is in its formative stages, the Library Director will be required to have a broad knowledge of library administration, policy creation, budgeting, personnel management, relationship building, and community engagement.
Qualifications: Qualifications: State of Washington Librarian Certification or the ability to obtain one; a valid driver’s license; and a minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience and leadership. Essential knowledge, skills and abilities include: knowledge of the principles practices and procedures of library administrative management; knowledge of contemporary best practices for libraries; knowledge of budget preparation, maintenance and forecasting; knowledge of electronic resources and technology; excellent interpersonal and communication/listening skills; collaboration and consensus building skills; a knowledge of Washington State law as it relates to Library Districts. Proven success working effectively as library director with a governing board is desired. Visit the district website www.centralskagitlibrary.org for a complete job description.
Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes
Salary Range: $70,000 – $80,000
How to apply? Send a cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Joy Neal at: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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