Job is Expired Executive Director

Marmot Library Network / Grand Junction

Job deadline Apply by March 30th, 2018   Job salary Not specified   Job type of library Other   This job is located in Colorado Colorado

Job Description

Lead an innovative and accomplished library Consortium, continuing outstanding levels of service and effective resource sharing. The member libraries, staff, and board of the Marmot Library Network seek a dynamic and innovative Executive Director. Marmot Library Network is a group of diverse libraries that share a common ILS, cutting edge discovery system, digital archive and resource-sharing program.

The Marmot Executive Director leads a staff of 15 who provide ILS support, network services, and maintenance of 1200 computer stations. The R&D team develops implements, maintains, and supports discovery systems for member libraries and associate members. 

We seek a proven leader, diplomat, and visionary problem solver who will expand and develop the consortium to its full potential. Members count on excellent customer service, ever more efficient and productive utility in our ILS, and recruitment of new member libraries.

Located on the beautiful Western Slope of Colorado and based Grand Junction, the area offers year-round outdoor activities as well as many cultural events.

Email mvernon@marmot.org and visit https://www.marmot.org to learn more.

MARMOT LIBRARY NETWORK

POSITION DESCRIPTION

TITLE: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

SUPERVISOR: Executive Board

PURPOSE: The Director is responsible for all administrative aspects of services and operations provided by Marmot Library Network. The Director administers finances and policies in conjunction with the Marmot Executive Board in order to facilitate consortium goals and objectives.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Advanced Degree in Information Technology, Master’s Degree in Library Science, or equivalent degree.
  • Five or more years demonstrated leadership experience in a library setting is preferred.
  • Solid, hands-on budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making, and reporting
  • A basic understanding of software development.
  • Five or more year’s knowledge of computing, networking, library automation, telecommunications, and emerging technology trends.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

MANAGE ALL FINANCIAL MATTERS OF MARMOT:

  • Responsible for the fiscal integrity of Marmot; including preparation of annual budget for Marmot Executive Board approval.
  • Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintains the organization in a positive financial position.
  • Manages and monitors approved budget.
  • Prepares routine statements on financial status, expenditures, and income for Marmot Executive Board. 

MANAGE MARMOT STAFF:        

  • Oversees and directs Marmot employees; administers personnel policies.
  • Analyzes staffing needs and makes recommendations to the Marmot Executive Board on establishment of positions, compensation, and policies. 

MANAGE OVERALL SERVICES AND OPERATIONS OF MARMOT: 

  • Negotiates contracts with vendors; monitors contract compliance and service agreements with vendors.
  • Represents Marmot Library Network to other organizations and governmental agencies at the local, regional, statewide, and national levels.
  • Markets services to potential members and current membership.
  • Develops and guides strategic planning process for Marmot’s future.
  • Administers all business, financial, and legal obligations necessary to maintain non-profit status.
  • Maintains an awareness of emerging technologies related to library services and technology.

REPORTS TO AND WORKS COOPERATIVELY WITH THE MARMOT EXECUTIVE BOARD: 

  • Prepares Board meeting agendas, reports, and all necessary arrangements for meetings.
  • Keeps Board and Council members informed of Marmot organizational activities and status through reports and other communication.
  • Provides other administrative support to the Board as requested.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Expertise in financial and managerial accounting practices
  • Ability to plan effectively, negotiate agreements, administer policies, manage personnel, solve problems, and build consensus
  • Ability to conduct public relations and marketing activities
  • Ability to work cooperatively with boards, commissions, members, staff, and other organizations
  • Ability to represent Marmot effectively in multiple forums
  • Ability to organize, lead, and conduct emergency procedures when necessary

WORKING CONDITIONS: 

  • Travel to member sites in all but the most severe weather conditions
  • Sit for extended periods while working at a computer
  • Speak and hear to communicate with staff, members, and outside contacts

Description of Community

Grand Junction is the largest city on Colorado’s Western Slope (population 146,723). The surrounding area offers an incredible view of red rock canyons and year-round outdoor activities including hiking, biking, rafting and skiing.

Required Education

  • Bachelor's Degree

Preferred Education

  • Master's Degree

Other Education Credentials

  • Five or more year’s knowledge of computing, networking, library automation, telecommunications, and emerging technology trends

Experience (years)

Required Preferred
Supervisor 5 -
Professional 5 -
Library 5 -

Application Requirements

Application deadline is March 30, 2018. Send resume and cover letter to mvernon@marmot.org.

Visit https://www.marmot.org to learn more about open positions.

 

HR Contact Information

Direct questions to Mary Vernon, HR/Business Manager

Email mvernon@marmot.org 

Links

Marmot Library Network: https://www.marmot.org

Masters Degree in a Program of Library and Information Science

Preferred

Salary

Not specified

Hours per week

40.00

Evenings

Some

Weekends

Some

Benefits

Retirement
Medical
Dental
Paid Sick
Vacation/Holiday Leave

Date Posted

January 22nd, 2018

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