City of Somerville
Associate Director of Libraries
Apply date: 9/5/13 - 10/5/13
WE SEEK A HIGHLY CREATIVE, TECH SAVVY, ENERGETIC, POSITIVE INDIVIDUAL WHO WANTS TO JOIN A TEAM COMMITTED TO PROVIDING EXCELLENT LIBRARY SERVICES TO THE CITY OF SOMERVILLE.
Under the general direction of the Director, the Associate Director acts as a human resources and organizational development officer for the library system. Additionally, this individual is responsible for developing system-wide fundraising, marketing and communications, and program strategies, directing and working with other library staff to coordinate consistent and effective library services system-wide that are in line with the library’s strategic goals, vision, and mission. As the most senior library staff person next to the Director of Libraries, this position assumes responsibility for all library functions including management, direction, budget, and operations in the absence of the Director. The Associate Director is required to perform all summarily related duties; such as but not limited to:
Budget preparation and maintenance.
Training and support to new and existing staff.
Oversees the day-to-day financial reporting, accounts payable and receivables.
Chief procurement officer who researches large purchases and coordinates contract information.
Oversees payroll and attendance for accuracy and completion.
Attends quarterly medical panels and processes medical payment.
Participates in interviewing and hiring of office staff.
Attends Senior Command staff meetings.
Education and Experience:
Masters in Library Science (MLS) and three (3) years of supervisory/administrative experience; or MLS and any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
Knowledge of principles, practices, materials and current trends and theories in library science, as well as the latest tools and technology.
Must possess data processing skills in the use of personal computers and office software including word processing, data base and spreadsheet applications in support of department operations.
Ability to exercise considerable judgment in dealing effectively with diverse constituencies in a responsive manner.
Ability to resolve conflict situation in a calm and constructive manner.
Ability to set priorities and make effective use of time management.
Ability to develop effective working relationships with department personnel, subordinates, Trustees, City officials and the public.
Ability to express oneself clearly and concisely both in orally and written form.
Ability to forge partnerships and professional relationships.
Ability to manage change.
Must display a high degree of initiative for planning and implementing all programs of service.
Must have a high degree of management skills, analytical abilities, communication skills, as well as leadership abilities, including building shared vision and motivating others to perform to the best of their abilities.
Salary: $65,000 per year; paid weekly at $1,250; plus benefits package
Send resume along with a cover letter to:
City Hall Personnel Office
93 Highland Avenue
Somerville MA 02143