• Full Time
  • Fort Myers, FL
  • 90,000 - 100,000 USD / Year

Website Lee County Library System

Location Name: Lee County Library System Administration
Library Type:
County: Lee
Region: Southwest Florida
Address: 2001 2nd Street; Suite 400
City: Fort Myers, FLZipcode: 33901
ALA accredited Masters required: Yes

The Lee County Library System seeks a passionate, experienced library professional with proven leadership skills and an ability to motivate and inspire staff to become a district manager. This individual is smart, strategic, and innovative with experience in public library service delivery, project management, operational improvement, and change management. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the ability to blend traditional and leading-edge library services in an environment of continuous improvement while motivating staff working at multiple sites around the county.

Based out of Library Administration, the district managers work collaboratively and within their own assigned districts to support the library branch managers and staff in delivering high-quality library service. Reporting directly to the Manager of Public Services, district managers represent the mission and objectives of Library Administration through frequent visits to library branches and ongoing communication with branch managers and staff. They serve as a library administration contact point and leadership example for all staff within their assigned district, not just their direct reports. District managers support and supervise branch management staff in specified areas, including hiring, training, professional growth, performance management, productivity, quality, service, discipline, and terminations.

Duties and Responsibilities

Directly supervising, coaching, evaluating, and mentoring branch managers.
Working closely and collaboratively with the other district manager to ensure that communication of system-wide goals and application of system-wide practices is consistent across all library branches.
Resolving complex customer issues, ensuring consistent operations practices between locations, and overseeing the performance and development of frontline staff.
Serving as an organizational leader, with a focus on operational improvement and change management as well as serving as a large-scale project manager.
Working closely with other Senior Staff to develop initiatives and strategies to enhance the service priorities and goals for the library and the county.
Explaining and administering library policies and procedures.
Actively seeking and participating in professional development opportunities and staying abreast of emerging technology and trends.
Conducting frequent visits to library branches and ensuring ongoing communication with branch managers and staff.
Communicating and working effectively and tactfully with co-workers, sharing information, and working cohesively as a team, at all levels.


Education, Experience, Licensing

Required Qualifications:

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a master’s degree in Library, Information Science, or a closely related field from a graduate library school program accredited by the American Library Association
Three years of progressively responsible experience as a professional librarian managing a public library system, public library (whether standalone or part of a multi-branch system), or department/division of a main public library or closely related experience to include one year of supervisory experience.
Possession of a valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record is required.

Preferred Qualifications:
Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from a graduate library school program accredited by the American Library Association.
Five or more years of related library experience.
Four or more years of supervising paid staff.

Supplemental Information

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Demonstrated leadership or management experience is required.
Knowledge of the principles, practices, procedures and techniques of library science and public library administration and management is required.
Knowledge of various interests of patrons of different ages and backgrounds is preferred. Knowledge of library budgeting and related financial management practices is preferred.
Ability to plan, organize, supervise and evaluate the work of professional and paraprofessional personnel is required.
Knowledge of existing technology systems, software, and computer equipment used by the library system and ability to participate effectively in the evaluation of new or existing systems, software, and equipment is required.
Ability to exercise independent judgment is required.
Spanish speaking is a plus.
Ability to relate positively to a diverse population, including children, teens, seniors and speakers of languages other than English is required.
Ability to bend, stretch, sit and stand for long periods of time is required.
Ability to lift and carry objects up to 10 lbs is required.
Ability to operate standard office equipment is required.

Additional Information:
The County may require employees to make either a temporary, or long-term, permanent transfer to another library location to accommodate the organization's business needs.
This position requires 80 Hours Bi-Weekly; hours and days will vary to include evenings, Saturdays, and some Sundays.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE/RECOVERY ACTIVITIES: All employees will be required to work before, during, or after an Emergency as needed. During an Emergency, employees may temporarily be assigned to work and perform duties outside the normal scope of their position, location, and work schedule to fit the needs of the County and its citizens.

Multilingual Skills Required: No
Contact Person: Debbie West
Contact Email: dwest@leegov.com
Contact Phone: 239-533-2245
How to Apply / Instructions:

Lee County is an equal opportunity and at-will employer, Veteran's Preference may apply.  Apply at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/leecounty or in person at Lee County Human Resources, 1825 Hendry Street, 2nd Floor, Fort Myers, FL  33902.  You may mail your application to Human Resources at PO Box 398, Ft. Myers, FL  33902.  Your application must be received in Human Resources BEFORE the posting closes.  If Human Resources does not receive your application BEFORE the posting closes, we will NOT be able to consider you for the position and your application will NOT be processed.