Director | Chicago Heights Public Library

Posted on Aug 24, 2020

The Board of Trustees of the Chicago Heights Public Library is looking for an ethical, energetic, and innovative new Director. Chicago Heights, located 30-miles south of downtown Chicago, offers an urban experience with a suburban feel. The Library serves a city of 30,000 people in Cook County with an annual operating budget of $895,000.00. The Library currently employs 8 full-time and 2 part-time staff with the opportunity to expand. Key to this role is establishing a baseline of policies and procedures and a foundation for success.


The Director reports to a 9 member Board of Trustees appointed by the Mayor. Minimum qualifications for the position include a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program and at least 5 years of related work and 3 years of supervisory experience. They must have excellent people skills, experience promoting services to the community, knowledge of budgeting and fiscal matters, and strong leadership abilities. Candidates must provide a proper setting for the recruitment, development, and evaluation of professional, service-oriented employees. They must also have excellent communication skills and set a strong example for continuous professional development for themselves and the staff through workshops, conferences, and professional relationships. The candidate will participate in events outside of the normal work-week. The Director will enhance relationships with Chicago Heights area leaders and serve as a member of local organizations. The Director will drive the creation and implementation of the Library's next strategic plan.


This is a full-time, exempt position with an annual salary between $60,000.00 and $84,000.00, based on experience. The Library also offers a generous benefits package including participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund.


Chicago Heights Public Library
25 West 15th Street
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
United States

How to apply

Please apply by sending a thoughtful cover letter, a concise resume, and three professional references to by Friday, September 25, at 5:00pm.

For further information, go to or contact Jim Deiters at

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