Friday, September 06, 2013

Chief Executive Officer - Providence Public Library (RI)

Chief Executive Officer - Providence Public Library (RI). The Library Board seeks an engaged, energetic leader to serve as Chief Executive Officer—finalizing and implementing a new strategic plan—to build on its outstanding service programs and achieve further levels of excellence. Responsibilities. Reporting to the Providence Public Library Board of Trustees, the CEO serves as the leader of the Library and is its primary public representative. The CEO works in partnership with the Board to ensure that the Library fulfills its mission and creates the strategies that will secure its future success. The CEO serves under the general supervision of the Board but works with a high degree of independence and is responsible for the overall administration of day-to-day operations; fiscal management; planning; development and fundraising; fostering community relationships; maintaining programmatic effectiveness; and providing ongoing support and leadership for the Library staff, Library Board and Foundation. See the CEO Job Description for additional information. Qualifications. The ideal candidate will have a Master’s Degree in Library Science and/or other desirable advanced degrees in public, nonprofit or business administration. The position requires a minimum of eight years of relevant work experience, including four years of experience in an executive capacity or other appropriate government, business, higher education or nonprofit enterprise. Essential attributes and skills include: experience and success with fundraising and development; excellent writing, communication and presentation skills; strong marketing skills with an entrepreneurial focus; political acumen; collaborative and consensus-building skills; and a thorough knowledge of current trends and “best practices” for library and/or nonprofit management. Proven success working with and reporting to a governing board is a desirable qualification. Compensation. The position offers a hiring salary range of $100,000-125,000 (placement dependent upon experience and qualifications) and an attractive benefits package. For information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates via email or phone. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Dan Bradbury or Jobeth Bradbury. This position closes October 20, 2013.