Executive Director, Four County Library System
The Board of Trustees of the Four County Library System (4CLS) seeks a creative, energetic, and skilled leader to work collaboratively with member libraries, trustees and staff after the retirement of our 23-year executive director in April. The 4CLS is a cooperative system that serves 42 rural, suburban and urban libraries in Broome, Chenango, Delaware, and Otsego Counties in central New York, with headquarters in Vestal, NY. This scenic area is located between the Catskill and Adirondack Mountains and the Finger Lakes region of beautiful upstate New York, with easy access to New York City, Montreal, Boston, and other eastern seaboard areas. The Executive Director oversees an organization with a budget of $2.5M and 28 full and part-time employees.
The position requires a candidate with strong communication skills, an active commitment to public libraries, strong fiscal management skills, and the ability to build consensus and action around a vision for the future. The successful candidate must be willing to live in our service area and travel regularly to the member libraries and work together with their directors and trustees, consolidating the member libraries’ needs into a system-wide plan. Minimum qualifications are an MLS from an ALA-accredited institution, NYS Public Librarian’s Certificate or eligibility, and eight years of increasingly responsible professional library experience at least two years of which shall have been in an administrative capacity.
Salary is negotiable, beginning at $80,000 and includes a competitive benefits package with New York State Retirement.
Deadline is January 31, 2013. Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references 4CLSsearch@gmail.com.
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