Executive Director | Maywood Public Library District

Posted on Sep 1, 2022

The Board of Trustees of the Maywood Public Library District is looking for a competent, caring, and conscientious new leader to strengthen workplace dynamics, formalize regular business practices, and put in place sound policies and procedures. Maywood is located 11-miles west of downtown Chicago; the Village offers an urban experience with a suburban feeling. Maywood has a rich and interesting history that the Library collects and organizes, including a number of houses on the national register. The Library serves an ethnically diverse community of 23,000 from an original Carnegie building wonderfully renovated and expanded. The Library has an annual operating budget of over $1.4 million and currently employs 11 dedicated staff members. Managers are eagerly waiting to rebuild their teams and re-establish services to their patrons. Elected Trustees are waiting to collaborate with a principled administrator who can set the proper tone for the future success of the Library. 

This is a full-time, exempt position with a starting salary of $75,000.00, based on knowledge and experience. The generous benefits package includes participation in the desired Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund.


Minimum qualifications for the position include an MLS from an ALA-accredited program, at least 5 years of related work, and 3 years of supervisory experience. Key to this job is defining and delineating the roles and responsibilities of trustees, administration, and staff; therefore outstanding communication skills are required. The chosen candidate will have excellent people skills, experience promoting services, knowledge of grant opportunities, and proven leadership abilities. The Executive Director must provide a proper setting for the recruitment, development, and evaluation of professional, service-oriented employees. The Library leader will participate in events outside of the normal work-week. They will enhance relationships with other Maywood leaders and they will get involved with local civic-minded organizations. The Executive Director will also drive the creation, implementation, and follow-through of the Library's next strategic plan.


Minimum annual salary of $75,000.00, based on qualifications and experience.


Maywood Public Library District
121 S. 5th Avenue
9600 Brandt Avenue
Maywood, IL 60153
United States

How to apply

Please apply by sending a thoughtful cover letter, a concise resume, and the contact information for at least 3 professional references to maywood@deiterstodd.com by Sunday, September 25.

For further information, go to www.deiterstodd.com/maywood or contact Jim Deiters at jim@deiterstodd.com.

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