Executive Director | Jefferson County Public Library (CO)

Posted on Apr 9, 2018

If you can provide the vision, leadership and direction to connect, discover, and create, the seven-member Jefferson County Public Library Board of Trustees may want you as its next Executive Director. Serving the 571,711 residents (320,551 card holders) of Jefferson County through ten library locations, a service center, a robust outreach program, an annual circulation of 7.9 million, and a $41.2 million annual budget, the Library is organized as a component unit of Jefferson County Government and is supported primarily through property tax revenue. The Executive Director, through vision, care and compassion, and energy will galvanize an outstanding staff to position the Library at the forefront of library service. Key opportunities include: building on a successful 2015 mill levy campaign and its promises; directing a ten-year plan to restore and expand library staffing and facilities; to participate in collaborative community problem-solving; to continue to transform the Library to meet changing user needs; and establishing JCPL as a best in class U.S. Library.

Located just west of Denver and just east of the Rocky Mountains, Jefferson County is a best-kept secret. It offers something for everyone: a robust and growing economy, thriving urban areas, nationally acclaimed schools, a wealth of cultural attractions, magnificent scenery, and a near-perfect climate. Diversified geographical settings range from urban to small town to rural to vibrant mountain communities. Jefferson County residents enjoy exciting opportunities for recreation and entertainment, cheering on winning sports teams, and 300+ days of sunshine in a veritable paradise of national forests, state parks and trails. For more information on the Library and the region, visit Jefferson County Links.

Responsibilities: The Executive Director provides vision, leadership and direction to the organization for the benefit of Jefferson County residents. The Executive Director is responsible for the management of the Library in accordance with the policies set forth by the Board of Trustees and as outlined in the formal position description. Key accountabilities include: communicating a strategic vision; planning and budgeting; directing, evaluating and collaborating with staff; managing facilities and technology; and strengthening relationships with the Library Foundation, the County, and the community.

Requirements

Minimum qualifications: An MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program and five years of library leadership/management experience or any combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Additional qualifications include:

  • visionary leadership skills
  • the ability to build productive relationships through political acumen and effectiveness
  • promoting collaborative partnerships through civic engagement
  • excellent interpersonal skills (friendly, caring, connected, trustworthy, and empowering)
  • operational excellence

Successful experience reporting to a governing board, experience in a multi-location environment, and advanced coursework in public administration or business are desirable. The ability to obtain a Colorado Driver’s License/State issued ID within statutory time frame is required.

Salary

$116,811 – 151,854

Location

Jefferson County Public Library (CO)
10200 West 20th Ave.
Lakewood, CO 80215
United States

How to apply

For more information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates. To start the application process, send a cover letter and résumé as Word or PDF attachments to Jobeth Bradbury on or before the closing date of May 6, 2018.

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