Job DescriptionMesa County Libraries seeks a dynamic and innovative director to lead our staff of 70 and our library district to new levels of growth and service. Mesa County, located on the Western Slope of Colorado, with a population of over 130,500 is comprised of several communities. The incorporated city of Grand Junction, with a current population of over 49,000, is the largest city in the county and in western Colorado. Quality schools, affordable housing, and a wide range of recreational and cultural opportunities assure Mesa County’s continued growth and make it an attractive location in which to live, work, and play. The ideal candidate must have a demonstrated ability to create effective relationships; to motivate and strategically lead a diverse staff; to collaborate with staff to ensure the delivery of exceptional services; to provide sound fiscal management; to motivate and develop a vision for the use of library technology to improve services; and, to be skilled in developing positive working relationships with city government and community organizations. Candidates should be able to provide demonstrable examples of leadership and administrative skills, collaborative activities, community involvement, and strong Board relations. The ability to communicate effectively and a commitment to excellent internal and external customer service are essential. Additional information is available on our website at www.mcpld.org.
Additional Info & RequirementsEight to ten years of progressively responsible supervisory experience in a public library and at least five years of executive level experience as a director of a smaller library system or deputy, assistant, or associate director of a comparable system to Mesa County Libraries
Qualified applicants should send a resume with a letter of interest and contact information of three references to: Library Director Search Committee Chair Mesa County Public Library District PO Box 20,000-5019 Grand Junction CO 81502-5019 Applications received by April 30, 2007 will be given first consideration. MCPLD is an EOE.