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Director of Library Development (Non-Classified)

Colorado State Library


Application Deadline

Apply By Mar 6th, 2023


$92,000.00 to $105,000.00 per Year   Calculate


Denver, CO





Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library


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Job Description

Position Summary:
The Director of Library Development oversees Colorado library initiatives to strengthen library staff and services for residents, communities, students, and all Coloradans. This position leads, manages, and supervises staff responsible for statewide library and literacy services, programs, projects, grants, and professional development. The Director serves on a leadership team within the State Library as well as other committees, providing input on strategic planning, funding, and implementation of initiatives.

***Currently this position is eligible for a hybrid (office/remote within Colorado) flexible work environment.***


  • Provides overall goals and objectives for the Office of Library Development as well as monitors efforts and results for effectiveness and future development.
  • Uses judgment and experience to coordinate and supervise the State Library's Library
  • Development program staff located at CDE and offsite as well as their budgets, priorities, offerings, processes, and results. [Areas of supervision include public library leadership and management, youth and family services, early literacy, small and rural libraries, adult services, community engagement and development, library staff professional development, and school libraries.]
  • Innovates strategies, and guidance in the area of public, school, and other libraries including formal and informal professional development, standards and other statutory requirements, and state-level literacy and learning initiatives as directed by the State Librarian.
  • Serves on State Library leadership team to recommend innovative uses of Library Services and Technology Act funding, and other funds, to advance libraries, professional development, and resources throughout Colorado.
  • Uses extensive experience with state-level initiatives and grants to oversee literacy, learning, and library programs using state, federal, foundation, and other grants and awards, including directing grant initiatives for the benefit of libraries and those they serve.
  • Oversees statewide, regional, and local professional development for library staff, leadership, and other stakeholders, including identifying areas of need and developing offerings.
  • Partners within the Colorado Department of Education, with other state agencies, and with other organizations to further library development and community development needs and aspirations.
  • Advocates for and designs creative strategies to further library development at the local, regional, state, and national levels, including serving on committees, leading initiatives, and collaborating as appropriate.
  • Facilitates library initiatives to gain consensus and engagement among libraries for collaborative offerings that extend library funding and resources.
  • Establishes and oversees structures for innovation, continuous improvement, accountability, and ongoing library successes to ensure the future of library services in Colorado.
  • Participates within the local and national library community

Supervisory Responsibilities:
This position does have supervisory responsibilities. The duties and responsibilities for employees that supervise staff include, but are not limited to the following:

Models and ensures consistency with organizational values and policies.

  • Clearly communicates expectations and standards to staff.
  • Conducts timely performance management of staff including formal evaluations, on-going and routine feedback, and holding staff accountable.
  • Manages awareness and approval of employee time worked and work schedules.  This includes approval of time worked for payroll and monitoring and approval of all work schedules including remote work and flex schedules, based upon CDE's policies.
  • Provides the applicable tools and resources staff require to perform their job.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Minimum Education Requirements:

  • Master in Library and Information Science.


  • At least five years of experience working in a library setting, including in administration.


  • An equivalent level of six years of professional experience, including supervision, will be considered in lieu of a master's degree.

Competency and Qualification Requirements:

  • Demonstrated ability to articulate a vision for Colorado library development and strategies for prioritizing among competing service options.
  • Demonstrated experience in large-scale project management, facilitation, and/or partnership development.
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee multiple budgets, grant projects, and other aspects of state-level initiatives.
  • Documented record of accomplishment of library experiences demonstrating the ability to develop library service offerings across multiple institutions.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail (proofing work, spelling, grammar, formatting, etc.).
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively balance quality of work and productivity expectations
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and organize work to accommodate and meet the changing needs of the department and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to take the initiative and exhibit a proactive approach to work
  • Demonstrated ability to identify problems and recommend solutions prior to the standard being jeopardized
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as, on a team
  • Ability and willingness to travel

Work Environment:

This position is full-time, is eligible for a hybrid (office/remote) flex work environment, and is required to report to the Office/Work Site per business needs.

  • Office hours are typically Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Extended hours during the evening or the weekend may be required by business needs
  • LIGHT/Office environment:
    • Required to sit, view a computer screen, and utilize a keyboard and mouse for extended periods of time
    • Required to lift and move up to 10 lbs of force occasionally or 20 lbs frequently
    • Required lifting, bending, stooping, pushing, walking, etc
    • Light work usually requires walking or standing to a significant degree.
  • Travel within Denver Metro/Downtown for Meetings/Training
  • A Remote (Home) office is required
  • Required to report to the work location per business needs.

Department Information

Director of Library Development (Non-Classified) description image

This position is not part of the classified personnel system, applications will be accepted from Residents and Non-Residents of Colorado.

Incumbent will be required to complete work for CDE within Colorado.
Colorado Department of Education – What We Do 
The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) provides leadership, resources, support, and accountability to the state's 178 school districts, 1,888 schools, over 53,000 teachers, and over 3,200 administrators to help them build capacity to meet the needs of the state's approximately 905,000 public school students. In addition, CDE provides structural and administrative support to the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind and the Charter School Institute.

As the administrative arm of the State Board of Education, CDE is responsible for implementing state and federal education laws, disbursing state and federal funds, holding schools and districts accountable for performance, licensing all educators, and providing public transparency of performance and financial data.

CDE is a values-based agency that serves students, parents, and the general public by protecting public trust through ensuring adherence to laws, strong stewardship of public funds, and accountability for student performance.

Why Work For CDE
The work we do is rewarding and impacts the students, families, educators, and communities across Colorado. Our leadership also promotes a culture that puts families and self-care as a priority. Along with meaningful work and an environment that puts employees first, the state also offers rich benefits that intend to make us an Employer of Choice!

The following is a summary of the benefits we offer:

  • Flexible work schedules and flexible workplace options that may include flexible working hours, working from home, working in the office, and/or a hybrid working environment.
  • Premier medical, dental, vision, and dependent life insurance options. All with a generous employer contribution keeping employee costs as low as possible.
  • Employer-paid short-term disability and life insurance
  • 160 hours of Paid Medical Family Leave (PMFL)
  • 11 paid holidays per year
  • Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals
  • Retirement through the Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) www.copera.org
  • Employer-paid RTD Eco Pass (certain restrictions may apply)
  • Paid professional development opportunities

Benefits & Additional Compensation Info

Please note that each agency's contact information is different; therefore, we encourage all applicants to view the full, official job announcement which includes contact information and class title. Select the job you wish to view, then click on the "Print" icon.  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/colorado/jobs/3894880/director-of-library-development-non-classified?keywords=Director%20of%20Library%20Development%20(Non-Classified)&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs 

Additional Info & Requirements

Supplemental Information

Complete Applications must include:

  • Completed Online Application: Required - Submitted through our ATS.
  • Cover Letter: Required - Attached to the online application.
  • Resume: Required - Attached to the online application.
  • Transcript: Required if using education to meet MQs - Attached to the online application and meeting requirements as described under "College Transcripts".

College Transcripts: If you are using education to qualify, a legible copy of your official or unofficial college transcript(s) or a foreign credential evaluation report must be submitted with your application. Transcripts must show the name of the school and that a degree was conferred. Transcripts from colleges or universities outside of the United States must be assessed for U.S. equivalency by a NACES educational credential evaluation service. Failure to provide a transcript or foreign credential evaluation report may result in your application being rejected and you will not be able to continue in the selection process for this position.

**Failure to submit a complete application as defined above by the announcement close will result in your application being removed from consideration.**

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) and Equal Employment Opportunity
The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, a medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

The Colorado Department of Education is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or performing essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to hr@cde.state.co.us.

HR Info


Posted Feb 13, 2023