Job Opening – Library Director

Job Title: Library Director

Position Overview: We are seeking a dynamic and innovative Library Director to lead our organization into a new chapter of growth and development. The Library Director will create an environment that stimulates, encourages, and facilitates community learning and participation. The Library Director will oversee and collaborate with the library board regarding all aspects of library operations, including strategic planning, budget management, staff supervision, and community outreach. The successful candidate will have a passion for libraries and a strong commitment to serving our community.

Responsibilities:
• Provide strategic leadership and direction to achieve the library’s mission and goals
• Recruit, hire, train, and evaluate library staff to ensure efficient and effective library operations
• Manage the library’s budget, including financial planning, allocation of resources, and grant writing
• Cultivate partnerships and collaborations with community organizations, schools, and local government agencies
• Oversee the development and maintenance of the library’s collection, including digital resources and technology
• Plan and coordinate a diverse range of programs, events, and services to meet the needs and interests of patrons of all ages.
Minimum Qualifications:
• Master’s degree in library science NOT necessary, however, experience in management, budgeting and staff supervision strongly preferred
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact effectively with diverse groups of people.
• Strong leadership skills with the ability to inspire and motivate staff as well as encourage community participation.
• Knowledge of emerging technologies and trends in library services and information management
• Ability to adapt to changing priorities and lead library team effectively

Benefits:
• $50,000 starting salary
• Paid time off and holidays
• Professional development opportunities

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references to: richfieldcity.com
Select “Forms & Applications” then “Employment” to fill out the online application and upload your documents.

Applications will be reviewed starting 6/4/2024. The position will remain open until filled.