Thursday, January 22, 2015

Library Director - Town of Belmont, MA

Library Director - Town of Belmont, MA. The Belmont Public Library Board of Trustees is seeking a dynamic, innovative director to lead the library into the future. The Board of Library Trustees invites applications from progressive, collaborative team-builders who are experienced and committed professionals with proven management and administrative skills. Candidates must be well-informed and experienced with current and emerging library trends and technologies, as well as current best practices in public library services. Anticipated starting date March/April 2015. The Director is the chief administrative and financial officer for the library and reports to the elected six member Board of Library Trustees. The Director is responsible for all library operations including personnel administration, service delivery, managing the two million dollar budget, strategic planning, and institutional advancement. He/she works closely with other Town departments, professional organizations, and library networks. The successful candidate will have proven experience as a library administrator, demonstrable leadership and substantial skills in the areas of technology, long-range planning, personnel, facility management and financial management. The successful applicant will be an excellent communicator with strong written and verbal communication skills enabling him/her to enthusiastically serve as the library’s representative throughout the community. A plus would be experience with a building program, as it is likely that the library will seek a building grant in the near future. Minimum requirements include a MLS from an ALA accredited school, five years of progressively responsible supervisory/management experience in a library setting. The salary range is $76,859 to $109,140 and includes a full benefit package. Relocation costs are not included. Interested individuals should submit a resume and cover letter that demonstrate the stated requirements and send them along with the Town application to the Town of Belmont, HR Dept., 455 Concord Ave, Belmont, MA 02478, or or fax 617-993-2741 b the deadline, close of business February 2, 2015. Belmont is an Equal Opportunity Employer.