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Missoula County Executive Library Director in Missoula, Montana

invites applications for the position of:
Executive Library Director

SALARY: $105,000.00 - $125,000.00 Annually, DOQ
DEPARTMENT: Missoula Public Library
OPENING DATE: 09/15/21
CLOSING DATE: 10/12/21 05:00 PM
BARGAINING UNIT: Non-Union Personnel Plan
WORK SITE: Missoula Public Library

• Please complete all sections of the online application even if a resume is submitted/requested.
• Please include with your completed application the following attachments: College Transcripts (unofficial are accepted), a letter of interest, a resume, and three professional references.
• Incomplete applications may be disqualified.
• Complete job description available upon request to the Department of Human Resources.
• Position Profile available online.
DEFINITION: Establishes, directs, and coordinates strategies, programs, fundraising, and activities of the Missoula Public Library System. Implements policies adopted by the Missoula Public Library Board of Trustees. Commitment to building and maintaining strong relationships across sectors with all levels of stakeholders in our community.

REPRESENTATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK: Establishes, implements, and communicates strategies, direction, planning, and programs for the operation and growth of the Library System to suit the needs of the community and directs efforts of subordinate administrators within library policies, with guidance from the Library Board. Builds and maintains effective and robust relationships with the Library Board and key stakeholders such as the Missoula City Mayor, Missoula City Council, City Department Heads, Friends of the Public Library, Public Library Foundation, business leaders, area schools, and local non-profit organizations. Works collectively and collaboratively with in-house partners to strengthen programming for citizens. Attends bi-annual meetings of the Montana Shared Catalog Consortium and works toward the goal of having every library in Montana involved with the consortium. Participates in regional federation of libraries and state-wide professional association. Supervises staff directly or through the Library Assistant Directors including hiring, training, evaluating, and disciplining in accordance with Human Resources policies and collective bargaining agreement, when applicable. Mentors and develops a strong leadership team. Prepares the annual budget for Missoula Public Library, monitors expenditures, and approves purchases under the adopted budget. Prepares monthly financial reports for review by the Library Board regarding various funds and accounts. Works with the Public Library Foundation to support donor stewardship, establish new donor relationships, and assist in implementation of fundraising activities. Prepares grant applications and actively seeks funding for various programs. Formulates and recommends policies to the Library Board. Makes adjustments in library facilities and services as necessary to accommodate significant changes in demand. Engages in both short-term and long-term planning to anticipate future demands. Works closely with the board on strategic and financial objectives. Consults with the Library Board, other libraries, academic institutions, officials, citizens, and community groups to coordinate library services within the county and state. Represents the Library Board to the larger community. Directs a strong public relations program to advocate for, promote, and publicize the library. Supervises participation in and utilization of automated bibliographic systems such as OCLC (On-line Computer Library Center). Maintains an awareness of, and personal familiarity with, evolving technologies in library and information sciences. Proposes adoption of new technology when it would contribute to the efficiency and effectiveness of the library. Coordinates and collaborates with leadership of in-house partners called AUOR (All Under One Roof). Engages with the Library Board, staff, and district residents to continually review the Facilities Master Plan. Oversees care and integrity of the main and branch library facilities.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Requires a Masters Degree in Library Science (MLS) from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited institution. Requires five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in public library work, which includes three (3) years in a high level administrative and/or supervisory capacity. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Senior leadership experience within a complex library system or comparable public institution. Experience managing library technical IT projects. Experience participating in mill levy or library bond campaigns. Experience with fundraising and maintaining a new and unique library facility housing several partner organizations.

PHYSICAL/ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS: Work is primarily performed in an office setting using a computer workstation. May require occasional travel, locally and out of town to conferences or meetings. May require occasional lifting in the light range (up to 20 lbs.). Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


200 W Broadway
Missoula, MT 59802
Position #2020-00300