Director Des Moines Public Library

Board of Trustees, Des Moines Public Library

Des Moines IA

Application Deadline

Apply By Feb 28th, 2007


$99,999.99 to $99,999.99 per Year   Calculate


Des Moines, IA





Minimum Education

Not Specified

Library Experience

Not Specified

Supervisory Experience


Type of Library


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Job Description

Foster effective internal and external communications; develop, monitor, and implement a strategic plan, propose recommendations and implement Board policies and operating procedures, provide sound fiscal management including seeking additional revenue resources, and explore and develop collaborative relationships with city government and local, regional, and statewide organizations and agencies.

Additional Info & Requirements

Des Moines Public Library serves the state capital, a city of 200,000 from a new central library and 6 new or rennovated branches with 85 dedidated FTE. Director works for the Board of Trustees and with the city government and the Library Foundation. Excellent communication skills a must!Eight-ten years progressively responsible experience in a medium sized public library and at least five years of executive level experience as director of a smaller library system or deputy, assistant, or associate director of a comparable system

The Community

Des Moines is Iowa's state capital, a hub of government action, business activity, arts and cultural affairs. The area boasts some of the nation's best schools, superb public services, and friendly, caring neighborhoods. Central library is vital part of downtown revitalization area.

HR Info

Cover letter and current resume as attachments by email to

Posted Jan 17, 2007