Friday, November 20, 2015


York County Libraries.  ANSWERS FOR LIVING. KNOWLEDGE FOR LIFE.  Let York County (PA) Libraries be the answer when looking for your next career possibility! The York County Libraries Board of Directors seeks an innovative, entrepreneurial and experienced President to implement the exciting vision for the library and its many constituencies.  Located in south-central Pennsylvania, York County is situated on the northern Maryland border, covers roughly 900 square miles, and serves a population of 437,846 residents with 13 public libraries. YCL is a federated library system comprised of 8 independent non-profit agencies and one local-government owned library. The System’s revenue model consists of county government funds, state government funds, fees from contracts for services (managing school libraries, hospital and special libraries), private fundraising, Friends of Libraries and income from grants ($10M). The staffing complement for the 10 libraries directly managed is 117 with another 114 employees staffing the contract sites. More than 48% of York County residents hold library cards and borrow more than 1.8 million items each year. There’s no better place to live than historic York County—nestled in the Susquehanna River Valley of South Central Pennsylvania—York offers big-city amenities with small-town charm. While continuing to embrace its agricultural roots, the county also has evolved into a manufacturing and business hub. Major companies with roots in York County include Harley-Davidson, York Barbell, Voith Hydro, York International, Utz Quality Foods, Snyder’s of Hanover and BAE Systems.  A bustling local economy has made York one of the fastest growing counties in Pennsylvania. York also has great schools, a low cost of living, quality health care and boundless entertainment opportunities. Since 2009, York has seen the emergence of cultural events and movements, art exhibits and shops, multiple music and performance venues, industrial street art, family events, children’s activities, “foodie” delights from festivals to underground restaurants, and more. York has become a place where you can have it all: a challenging and rewarding career, deep friendships, engaging social life, valuable education, and memorable family activities. York is only a short drive away from Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. For more information about the System and the area see YCL Links. Responsibilities. The President is one of the primary champions for library service, who, in collaboration with the Board of Directors, creates the vision for the organization; is responsible for providing strategic leadership, and ensures that fiscal, fundraising, marketing, human resource, government relations, technology,  programmatic, and  operational strategies are effectively implemented across all segments of the organization. Qualifications. Minimum requirements for the position include an MLS degree from an ALA accredited institution and a minimum of 5 years in administration with a solid background in institutional advancement and experience as an advocate for literacy and intellectual freedom. Essential attributes and skills include: strategic agility; exceptional communication skills; high emotional intelligence and comfort dealing with ambiguity; political and interpersonal savvy; business acumen; integrity and trust; future focus with skill in managing vision and purpose; innovative management and organizational agility; and perspective with a good sense of humor. A second advanced degree in related business or educational field and proven experience reporting to a governing Board are very desirable. Compensation.  The starting salary range for the position is $105,000 - $125,000 (with placement dependent upon experience and qualifications) and an attractive benefits package. For further information contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates via email or telephone. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments via email to Dan Bradbury on or before the closing date of February 21, 2016.