Job: Assistant Director of Libraries

General Information
Position:
Assistant Director of Libraries

Number position available:
1

Compensation:
$99,649.41 - $159,040.24 per year (dependent upon classification and qualifications)

Job Category:
Administration

ALA:
Position REQUIRES a Master's degree from an ALA accredited program.

Description:

Broward County Board of County Commissioners is seeking an energetic, strategic leader with the ability to deliver results, an exceptional collaborator, and an innovator to serve as Assistant Director of Libraries.

Broward County Libraries Division, named 2015 Library of the Year by the Florida Library Association, was founded in 1974 and is the largest library system in Florida by square footage and one of the busiest, with more than 7.5 million walk-in customers visiting its 38 locations annually.

The purpose of this position is to assist the Libraries Division Director in the administration and supervision of the public service operations for the library, including policy development, efficient use of resources, planning and organization of service delivery, development of administrative procedures, and in motivating staff to achieve new goals and strategic imperatives. Additionally, this position will guide projects from concept to implementation and evaluation, and lead the delivery of system-wide programs and services in the areas of Community Engagement, Main Library, African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, along with Regional and Branch Library locations. The Assistant Director will establish high standards of public service, including evaluating the effectiveness of system-wide programs, services, and events.

The ideal candidate for this position must:

  • Clearly demonstrate excellent leadership skills and a depth of experience in libraries management and administration, strategic planning, community partnerships, and collaboration;
  • Clearly demonstrate a collaborative, team-oriented leadership style, embracing employee participation at all levels of the organization;
  • Actively seek out community participation and engagement, with an openness to new ideas, and foster the development of community partnerships;
  • Have a strong commitment to continuous improvement and best practices;
  • Work in partnership with the Leadership Team to fulfill the Library's strategic plan by providing direction, oversight, management, and innovation efforts for essential Library programs and services;
  • Lead efforts to create excellent and engaging patron experiences through smart service design and delivery;
  • Be flexible, adaptable, and creative, embracing and driving effective change initiatives;
  • Be intellectually engaging with strong interpersonal, communication, and advocacy skills; and
  • Influence others, negotiate successful resolutions, and engage in effective problem-solving.

Education:

Requires a Master's degree from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association in Library Science, Library and Information Science, or a closely related field.

Requires six (6) years of progressively responsible experience supervising the operations of a large library system or multiple locations, including four (4) years of supervisory experience.

Preferences:
 

  • Master's Degree in Public Administration; Education; Information Technology; Business Administration, or other related field.
  • Seven (7) years Experience in Project Management.
  • Seven (7) years Experience in Strategic Planning.
  • Seven (7) years Experience in policy/procedure development & implementation.
  • Seven (7) years Experience in reviewing grant proposals and administration.
  • Seven (7) years Experience in personnel management.
  • Six (6) years Experience in government procurement including developing scope of work, reviewing requests for quotes (RFQ), requests for proposals, vendor evaluations.
  • Six (6) years experience in partnership development and collaboration with educational institutions and private sector.
  • Five (5) years private sector experience in related industries (library vendors, bookstores, academic libraries, education).

Multilingual:
N/A

Job open date:
11-28-2017

Application deadline:
Open Until Filled

Apply at:
www.broward.org/careers

Additional information
Library Type:
  • Public Libraries

Job Type:
Full-time

Job Location

Physical address where the job position is located.

Job Place:
Broward County Libraries Division

Job Location:
Southeast Florida

Address:
100 S. Andrews Avenue

City:
Fort Lauderdale

Zip:
33301

County:
Broward


Institution Information
Institution Name :
Broward County Libraries Division

Address:
100 S. Andrews Avenue

City:
Fort Lauderdale

State:
FL

Zip:
33301

Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Libraries Human Resources

Contact Email:
Libraries-HumanRes@broward.org

Contact Phone:
954-357-5477

Contact Fax:

How to apply

How to Apply: Your application must be received on-line at www.broward.org/careers. This announcement will remain active until a sufficient number of applications has been received and may close at any time.

Be advised that during emergency conditions, all County employees are automatically considered emergency service workers.  County employees are subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and are expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.

BROWARD COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND PROVIDER OF SERVICES  


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