Chief Executive Officer

by ILS Careers Feed on January 29, 2014

in University Jobs

State: Connecticut
ibliomation, Inc.’s Board of Directors seeks an Executive Director to lead this dynamic, successful organization as it moves forward to realize its vision for member libraries and staff. The next Executive Director will provide leadership, management and growth of the organization—creating a framework for expanding Bibliomation’s services into new markets, undertake strategic planning and budget development, and work with current members (and potential new members) to increase statewide resource sharing. The Executive Director serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Bibliomation and, under the general direction of the Board of Directors, has overall responsibility for general administration of operations. Bibliomation has a proud history and a strong future helping member libraries and schools provide quality library service to their users by providing state-of-the-art IT services effectively and efficiently.

Headquartered in Waterbury, CT, Bibliomation is governed by a 12-member Board of Directors. With a $1.9 million budget (funded primarily through member assessments) and 16 staff, the organization provides an array of services to 60+ public libraries and 20 K-12 schools. Services include Evergreen, an open source integrated library system; cooperative purchasing of databases; shared e-book and audio book collections; LAN/WAN network architecture and telecommunications support; local PC hardware and software installation; and help desk support. The Board of Directors is seeking an Executive Director who is comfortable with fundraising, exploring entrepreneurial funding avenues and working with members and communities through development, outreach and marketing.

Waterbury, CT (population 110,189) dates back to 1674 and its name references the Naugatuck River which flows through the heart of the city. Known originally as the “Brass City,” Waterbury today is tapping into its creative energy to forge a new future which includes the Naugatuck River Greenway Project and downtown revitalization. The community is proud of its 17 strong neighborhoods and focuses on protecting its small-town character and livability. Conveniently located near the crossroads of I-84 and Route 8, the City of Waterbury is home to landmarks such as the renovated historic Palace Theater, Waterbury City Hall, and the Matttuck Museum.

Minimum Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree and at least three years of progressively responsible senior level management/organizational leadership or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Essential skills include: the ability to think strategically and creatively to develop new programmatic opportunities; building and developing diversified revenue streams; effectively serving as a spokesperson with multiple stakeholders; and strong leadership skills encouraging creativity, growth, collaboration, and accountability. An MLS from an ALA accredited school and/or advanced management training (MPA, MBA or similar degree), proven experience reporting to a governing board, and success in collaborating with multiple stakeholders are highly desirable. Please see the Executive Director job description for additional details.

Compensation: The hiring salary range is $94,000-$110,000 with a competitive benefits package.

For further information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates via email or phone. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Jobeth Bradbury at jobethbradbury@gossagesager.com. This position closes October 27, 2013. Submitted on 2013-09-11

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