Friday, October 21, 2016

Chief Administrative Officer Administration

Russell Library has an exciting new position for a responsible, experienced administrative leader to join the executive leadership team charged with growing an innovative, sustainable public library in the great city of Middletown, CT. Reporting directly to the library director and chief executive officer (CEO), the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), in partnership with the CEO, is responsible for the implementation of Russell Library’s financial management and sustainability strategy and for the operating plans to meet the Library’s over-arching strategic goals. In addition to the strategic components, the CAO is charged with developing and implementing more sophisticated policies and procedures for functional areas of the organization: finance HR, technology, safety, and security.  The incumbent is responsible for all capital projects and building operations. The CAO will be engaged in creative problem-solving and change management to shape the future of our mission-driven Library. The CAO and the chief public services officer will bring together IT and public services departments to lead the development and delivery of Russell Library’s digital strategy, and to manage and maintain a strong, flexible and forward-looking technology infrastructure which will ensure that the Library’s strategic priorities can be realized. Minimum qualifications required: The skills and knowledge required would generally be acquired with an MBA (although other academic credentials coupled with work experience in a similar role in a municipality, non-profit, or public library may be acceptable) and four to six years of progressively responsible managerial and leadership experience, including two to four years in the supervision of a complex organization. Desired knowledge, skills and abilities include: experience developing and administering budgets; strong oral and written communication skills; customer focus and excellent public relations skills and the ability to build trust and effective partnerships; a commitment to developing others, facilitating change, building successful teams and leading through vision and values; business acumen and strategic decision making ability.The CAO performs professional, managerial, and administrative work of a highly responsible nature in directing and coordinating the activities of the library’s work. With considerable independent judgment, discretion, and initiative, this position develops plans and implements services and activities to meet present and anticipated community needs.This position ensures the highest level of service is provided by staff to all customers. A full description of the position is included.  Compensation: This position offers a salary commensurate with experience and education, and an accompanying health & retirement package. Applicants should submit a letter of interest and resum√© with application. Applications are available online Applications must be submitted by 4:00 pm, November 10, 2015 to: or Matthew K. Poland, Library Director and Chief Executive Officer, Russell Library, 123 Broad Street, Middletown, CT 06457