Saturday, May 12, 2012

Executive Director - Connecticut Library Consortium

Executive Director - Connecticut Library Consortium. The Connecticut Library Consortium (CLC) seeks a dynamic leader with the ability to inspire collaborative efforts to be its next Executive Director. The Connecticut Library Consortium is a statewide membership collaborative serving all types of Connecticut libraries by helping them strengthen their ability to serve their users. The incumbent will respond to diverse membership needs (800+ multi-type member libraries) by increasing visibility and political awareness, and providing measured return on investment for members and communities. CLC recently adopted an ambitious (2012-2015) strategic plan, which is already underway and will require the next Executive Director to manage the achievement of its goals. Additionally, the Executive Director will manage the operations of the Connecticut Library Association (CLA).

Responsibilities: Establishing and coordinating organizational goals, program directions, and services; developing and cultivating partnerships with other statewide non-library groups; monitoring actions of the state legislature that may impact upon CLC and serving as its advocate; engaging in budget planning and oversight; hiring and managing all staff and supervising all operations; coordinating membership communications; and marketing CLC to its constituencies.
Required qualifications: Masters Degree required, preferably an MLS, MNM, MPA or equivalent. Experience in non-profit program and fiscal management and in working collaboratively with boards and community organizations. Must have a genuine passion for libraries and be able to manage multiple demands.

Preferred qualifications: Experience in program and fiscal management and in working collaboratively with libraries and governmental boards; fundraising and grant writing expertise; skills in human resource management, leadership, communication, and analyzing data; ability to multitask and set priorities; customer service orientation; understanding of the role of technology in the library environment; and a willingness to travel, particularly within Connecticut.

Salary commensurate with experience, plus TIAA-CREF retirement and an excellent benefits package. Submit cover letter and resume with contact information for three references by Friday, May 25, 2012 to CLC Search Committee at