Job added in hotlist
Applied job
Contract job
Recruiter job
Employer job
Expanded search
Apply online not available
View more jobs in Chesapeake, VA
View more jobs in Virginia

Job Details

Library Director Chesapeake Public Library System

Company name
Chesapeake Public Library

Chesapeake, VA

Apply for this job

3 hit(s)  


The City of Chesapeake, Virginia (pop.242,600) seeks a dynamic and experienced professional to serve as Director, Chesapeake Public Library System.The Public Library serves as the vital link between our community and the world of knowledge and literature.With an approximate operating budget of $9.5 million, the Director has oversight of seven libraries, two Mobile Editions, and the Law Library.The staffing complement includes 81 full-time and 68 part-time employees.The PositionProvides management and leadership within the library organizational system.Provides strategic planning, long and short-term goal setting, monitoring and maintaining budgets and available resources.Has oversight of all library operations, maintaining of library facilities, and promoting the libraries within the community.Develops policy and position papers.Represents the Department and City before governing bodies and organizations.Partners and works collaboratively with civic organizations, non- profit and business entities to advocate for resources which will serve the best interest of the citizenry of Chesapeake.Candidate ProfileThe ideal candidate will have advanced education, training and experience in library science.The candidate will have senior-level administration experience in planning, organizing, staffing, coordinating, managing, budgeting, and evaluating library organizations and systems.The candidate must understand the day-to-day practice in a library system.The candidate will have responsibility for seven branches, which serve highly populated geographical areas, with a wide variety of mandated and non-mandated programs.This position requires a strong commitment to continuous quality improvement, customer service, performance management, and cooperative support of the Library Board, Library Foundation, and Friends of the Library.We are seeking a proactive individual with a strong work ethic who will anticipate challenges, recommend innovative solutions, and deliver results.Competitive candidates will possess the following attributes:\u00a0 Ability to develop and maintain productive relationships with elected officials, business leaders, community leaders, advisory boards, the news media and the general public;\u00a0Ability to lead seven branches, with multiple programs and administrative divisions;\u00a0Ability to ensure program compliance with federal, state and local mandates;\u00a0Ability to oversee branch budgets;\u00a0Ability to negotiate agreements and\/or reach consensus with diverse interests;\u00a0Ability to serve as a positive role model for customer service, ethical behavior, openness, dispute resolution, problem solving, and professional conduct;\u00a0Ability to serve as a motivator in developing strong staff and employee morale resulting in high levels of productivity and accomplishment; and\u00a0Skill in facilitating and collaborating with staff, as well as internal and external customers to determine the most effective and efficient approach to delivering services and resolving issues;\u00a0Skill in effective, clear, and persuasive oral and written communication.\u00a0Skill in designing outcome-based programs.Required QualificationsRequires an ALA accredited Master's Degree in Library Science and a minimum of ten years of related, full-time equivalent experience as a professional librarian, eight of which were in a managerial position.Special Certifications and LicensesRequires a valid driver's license and a driving record that is in compliance with City Driving Standards.Virginia Public Librarian Certification or ability to obtain within 90 days of hire.SalaryThe salary range for this position is $89,005\u2014$130,000, depending upon qualifications.Relocation The City may reimburse reasonable relocation expenses incurred.To ApplyTo learn more about this opportunity or to apply, visit our website at to apply: 11:59 p.m., April 9, 2018 EOEThe City of Chesapeake adheres to the principles of equal employment opportunity.This policy extends to all programs and services supported by the City.\u00a0Library Journal Job Zone.Category: , Keywords: Library Director

Company info

Chesapeake Public Library

Company Profile

Similar Jobs:
Library Specialists
location Chesapeake, VA
Chesapeake Public Schools is seeking qualified applicants for the following position(s): Applicant Pool - Library Specialists Calendar Days: 10 Calendar Months Educational Requirements: Education: Essential: ...
I like the volume of jobs on EmploymentCrossing. The quality of jobs is also good. Plus, they get refreshed very often. Great work!
Roberto D - Seattle, WA
  • All we do is research jobs.
  • Our team of researchers, programmers, and analysts find you jobs from over 1,000 career pages and other sources
  • Our members get more interviews and jobs than people who use "public job boards"
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it, you will land among the stars.
LibraryCrossing - #1 Job Aggregation and Private Job-Opening Research Service — The Most Quality Jobs Anywhere
LibraryCrossing is the first job consolidation service in the employment industry to seek to include every job that exists in the world.
Copyright © 2018 LibraryCrossing - All rights reserved. 21