Exec. Dir. @ Onondaga Co. Public Library
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Posted By: al.milo
Subject: Exec. Dir. @ Onondaga Co. Public Library
Date Posted: 31/Jan/2014 at 6:29pm
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SEARCH - ONONDAGA COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (SYRACUSE, NY)
The Onondaga County Public Library (OCPL) Board of Trustees seeks experienced candidates who possess a proven track record in building partnerships, managing budgets and leading change. Community involvement, customer-focused service philosophy, knowledge of library technology and trends, and excellent written and verbal communication skills are also expected. The vacancy is due to the retirement of the current Executive Director.
OCPL and the Position: Reporting to an eleven member county-appointed Board of Trustees, the Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the operations of a New York State Federated Library System. Serving a diverse countywide population of approximately 467,000, OCPL is comprised of a Central Library, funded by Onondaga County, and eight branches and two libraries in community centers which are funded by the City of Syracuse. In addition, OCPL is funded by New York State to provide services to the 19 independent public libraries within Onondaga County.
The Onondaga County Public Library has a staff of 157 FTE and a 2014 operating budget of $15 million in a civil service and union environment. Total countywide 2012 annual circulation of library materials was 4.8 million, including 1.1 million within the Central Library and city branches. The library has maintained an excellent working relationship with city, county and state officials, member libraries, Syracuse University’s iSchool, and community organizations. The Executive Director is expected to continuously build and maintain collaborative partnerships with all stakeholders and to fulfill OCPL’s commitment to serving multi-cultural communities.
Minimum Qualifications: MLS from an ALA accredited library education program, plus a minimum of eight years of satisfactory professional library experience in libraries or library systems of recognized standing, including at least three years of progressively responsible experience in a senior administrative capacity. The position requires the possession of a New York State public librarian’s professional certificate at the time of appointment.
Compensation: The minimum hiring salary is $99,369. Competitive benefits include health and dental insurance, NY State Retirement, long term disability insurance, and the opportunity to participate in a deferred compensation plan.
The Community: The Greater Syracuse area is home to a diverse population and several world class educational and cultural institutions. The residents enjoy a variety of college and professional sports and abundant outdoor activities, thanks to the natural beauty of the region. Year round cultural options are plentiful, from a wide variety of performing and visual arts, to music and ethnic festivals that augment the symphony and jazz seasons, including one of the nation’s largest and free outdoor jazz festivals. It has the cultural amenities of a large urban area and a thriving downtown without many of the drawbacks. Work commutes are minimal, housing costs are reasonable, and schools, universities, and cultural attractions rival some of the nation’s best. Syracuse is centrally located making it within a day’s drive of New York City, Boston, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Montreal, and Toronto. The Thousand Islands, Adirondack Mountains, Niagara Falls, and Finger Lakes region of New York State are, at most, a few hours away.
To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and three professional references as Word or PDF attachments via email to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before closing date - Friday, February 7, 2014.
OCPL is an AA/EOE Employer
Onondaga County Public Library, 447 S. Salina St., Syracuse, NY 13202; www.onlib.org
Posted By: al.milo
Date Posted: 11/Feb/2014 at 7:36pm
Deadline has been extended to March 3, 2014.