Job is Expired Executive Director

Spokane County Library District / Administrative Office

Job deadline Open Until Filled   Job salary $106,704.00 to $133,411.00 per year   Job type of library Public   This job is located in Washington Washington

Job Description

The Spokane County Library Board of Trustees seeks an enthusiastic, visionary, community minded leader as its next Library Director. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong leadership skills, exhibit a clear vision and commitment to community engagement, articulate and advocate the Library District’s strategic directions, provide sound fiscal management, and promote collaborative relationships within the District and throughout the community.


The ability to lead and inspire staff with creative new ideas for increasing library services while growing the use of and support for library services among the public and strategic partners is critical in this role. This is a highly visible position requiring a dynamic leader capable of working closely with staff, the executive leadership team, and the Board of Trustees and who can lead and inspire a full-service, outwardly focused organization.


Description of Community

For over 75 years, the Library District has been providing library services to the citizens of Spokane County, including the cities and towns of Cheney, Deer Park, Fairfield, Medical Lake, Millwood, Spokane Valley, and Airway Heights, and it has reciprocal agreements with the library systems in the cities of Spokane and Liberty Lake.

Today, the Library District has grown to eleven libraries serving more than 269,000 residents in the County and embraces an outward focus as a result of being 1 of 10 libraries in the nation selected by the Harwood Institutes’ Libraries Transforming Communities initiative.


Required Education

  • Master's Degree

Experience (years)

Required Preferred
Supervisor - -
Professional 8 -
Library - -

Other Required/Preferred Skills & Experience

Eight years progressively responsible professional library management experience with at least five years recent

professional senior level management experience in a public library


Application Requirements

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit:


  • A letter of interest setting forth how you are the ideal candidate.
  • A resume detailing your demonstrated experience and career accomplishments relevant to this position.

Please email your Application Package to the Chief Human Resources Officer, Toni Costa at, indicating the position of Executive Director in the subject line.


This recruitment is open until filled, preference will be given to applications received by May 15, 2017.

HR Contact Information

Toni Costa

Chief Human Resources Officer


Careers Page:

Masters Degree in a Program of Library and Information Science


Salary Wage Calculator $106,704.00 to $133,411.00 per year

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Paid Sick
Vacation/Holiday Leave

Date Posted

April 20th, 2017

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