The Board of Trustees of the Roeliff Jansen Community Library is seeking a forward-thinking, community-minded and enthusiastic leader as its next Library Director.
The Roeliff Jansen Community Library serves the towns of Ancram, Copake and Hillsdale, New York. It is a diverse, Hudson Valley rural community that borders the Berkshires and includes an engaged and committed population of patrons, supporters and volunteers. Built in 2010 as the first green library in Columbia County, it is a welcoming, bright and comfortable space. The library is highly regarded as an important community resource, which has provided diverse and strong programming reaching children, youth and adults.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate initiative in her/his previous positions and experiences as a strong leader. She/he will need to feel comfortable serving as the face of the library in the community. The candidate will possess strong organizational, problem solving, advocacy, technological, and fiscal management skills. The ideal candidate will commit to ensuring high quality service and best practices in a dynamic library. The Roeliff Jansen library is an association library with 501 (c) (3) status.
Responsibilities are to:
Lead and supervise the day-to-day operations of a small library staff, services, and facility.
Ensure policies and procedures developed in conjunction with the Board of Trustees regarding personnel, records management, etc. are maintained.
Prepare monthly reports to the Board of Trustees including statistics and summary of projects and activities.
Participate with Board Treasurer in the development of the budget and oversee its day-to-day management.
Manage, procure and evaluate the library's diverse collections to reflect the community needs.
Initiate and coordinate high-quality programs, speakers and exhibits that reflect and add value to the community.
Work with and attend active Board Committees.
Participate in planning a sustainable funding strategy including all annual fundraising efforts.
Identify and seek grant opportunities that may benefit the library.
Serve as the library's public face in the community, expand the library's community outreach, and promote the library's visibility and connections with the community.
Administer a robust volunteer program including recruitment, training and scheduling.
Oversee library website and its development.
Participate and attend professional meetings, conferences, and workshops.
Work in partnership with the Board of Trustees to implement the library's strategic plans and goals.
A Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited library school preferred.
Previous experience in library management.
Experience with computer technology and electronic resources.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both verbal and written.
Experience working with volunteers and or Friends groups and a Board of Trustees.
Knowledgeable of principles and practices of library functions, and open to new trends and innovations in field of library management.
Competitive compensation and benefits to be commensurate with experience.
Please send cover letter and resume electronically to
. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
The Roeliff Jansen Community Library is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.