The Portneuf District Library, located in Chubbuck, Idaho, seeks a community-minded, innovative, and visionary leader as Director of the library. The ideal candidate will provide positive and dynamic leadership enabling the Portneuf Library to continue growing and changing to meet the needs of the community. The Portneuf Library serves a population size of nearly 25,000 and is embedded in the community. An engaging community leader and partner is required, as the Director will network with key stakeholders in Portneuf’s district. This position reports to an elected 5 member Board of Trustees.
The mission of the Portneuf Library is to: Provide materials, programs, and services that encourage lifelong learning, Encourage multi-generational community building, Support the intellectual and recreational self-development of the individual in a comfortable physical and digital environment.
The library’s annual budget is approximately $600,000 per year, and average entrance counts and circulations are 13,000 per month. Portneuf prioritizes community activities and highly used collections determined by the individuals it serves, and hosts an average of 600 programs a year with 22,000 attendees. The library has six full-time staff members and eight part-time clerks.
Chubbuck is located due north of Pocatello, Idaho, and is situated 2.5 hours from Sun Valley, Jackson, Wyoming and Yellowstone Park. The Library district encompasses north Bannock County, excepting the city of Pocatello. Strong relationships with neighboring libraries and the Library Consortium of Eastern Idaho are required in this position. Teamwork and collaboration is essential.
Essential qualities candidates must have include: Strong fiscal and budgeting skills Strategic thinking and planning abilities Excellent communication and people skills The ability to hire, train, mentor, and motivate staff Knowledge of public library administration Master’s in Library Science Five years of library experience, with three years or more of increasing responsibility and work experience with supervising staff, services, collections, and related library work.
The salary range for this position is 54,829 – 69,326, DOE. Benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance, paid holidays, sick and vacation leave, and the PERSI (Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho) retirement system.
Please direct your cover letter, resume, and references, and any questions you have to the Library Board Chair, Dean Hazen, at: firstname.lastname@example.org Applications will be accepted until September 10th, 2017. The Portneuf Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.