Connecticut Library Consortium Executive Director
The Connecticut Library Consortium (CLC) seeks a creative, dynamic, and articulate new Executive Director. CLC, located in Middletown, CT, is a statewide membership collaborative serving more than 800 special, public, academic, and school libraries in Connecticut. CLC leverages “the power of we” to save money and accomplish projects too large or costly for a single library. In short, CLC helps its members save, learn, and collaborate. The ideal candidate will build on CLC’s partnerships, provide dynamic leadership, and empower Connecticut libraries to strengthen their patron services and offerings. CLC is governed by a volunteer board of trustees composed of 15 CLC members.
The Executive Director is charged with overseeing the day to day operations of CLC in addition to setting and managing both the short- and long-term strategic direction in accordance with the strategic plan and in collaboration with the board. This includes program planning and management, funding development and stewardship, and partnership development and collaboration to amplify the impact of CLC as the state’s sole cooperating library service unit.
In addition, the Executive Director monitors legislation that may impact CLC and libraries and act as an advocate; provides leadership and direction for a staff of six; takes an active role in product and program development; prepares and oversees the annual budget; coordinates membership and vendor communications; and markets CLC to its constituent libraries and partners.
Qualifications: We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below:
● At least 3 years of library-related administrative experience.
● At least 3 years of experience in non-profit leadership.
● Experience in developing programs and services that achieve mission-driven goals.
● Experience working collaboratively with stakeholders and governmental entities.
● Experience and ability to manage budgets, financial reporting, and accounting.
● Fundraising and grant writing expertise.
● Strong negotiation skills.
● Demonstrated experience in project, program, and/or organizational management.
● Experience with personnel management and human resources.
● Goal oriented and willing to hold self and others accountable.
● Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, with the ability to represent the organization externally across a wide range of stakeholders and constituencies.
● Experience working with and supporting a non-profit board.
● Able to multitask and set priorities.
● Able to travel, particularly within Connecticut.
● Knowledge of library structure and operations.
● Consortium experience preferred.
Education: We seek a candidate with either or all of the following:
● Master’s degree in business management or public/non-profit management
● MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution.
Salary: $95,000-$102,000 with excellent benefits.
Applications received by 8/30/2021 will receive preference.
Submit a cover letter and resume with contact information for three references to CLC Board Chair Jason Pannone at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, veterans, and members of historically underrepresented groups.
Information about CLC can be found at ctlibrarians.org.
Benefits & Additional Compensation Info
35 hour work week (occasional evenings & weekends)
403 b plan with employer match
medical & dental insurance
life, ST & LT disability insurance
Generous paid leave