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Deputy Director, Skokie Public Library (apply by Sept 20) 

Sep 01, 2016 09:03 AM

Deputy Director
Opening Date/Time: Tue. 08/30/16 12:00 AM Central Time
Closing Date/Time: Tue. 09/20/16 11:59 PM Central Time
Salary: $45.11 - $67.67 Hourly | $87,970.00 - $131,955.00 Annually
Location: 5215 Oakton Street, Skokie, Illinois

Visit https://skokielibrary.info/about/jobs/ for application information. 


Are you an experienced public library leader and manager with a talent for strategic thinking and influencing others? Do you have a passion for working collaboratively with others to build better libraries and stronger communities? Do you love developing others and helping them achieve success? Bring your experience and expertise to Skokie Public Library as its next deputy director.


The deputy director will work closely with the director and a talented management team in pursuit of our recently established strategic goals and objectives. The successful candidate will fully embrace our core service values of pursuing access and equity, cultivating learning and literacy, and engaging the community. Excellent communication skills, the ability to remain positive and flexible, and a demonstrated ability to lead people and manage projects are also highly desired for this position.


To learn more about our award-winning library, visit https://skokielibrary.info/. 


If you are interested in applying, please be sure to read our new strategic plan for 2016-2019 and our organizational culture statement to make sure both resonate with you: 
https://skokielibrary.info/about/strategic-plan/
https://skokielibrary.info/about/staff/culture/

Duties/Responsibilities:
Provides leadership and supervises department managers of various departments, which may include aspects of library support operations and/or public services, depending on background, interest, and need
Contributes to administration of the library through cooperation with management team and administrative staff, participation in weekly management meetings, and involvement in library-wide projects
Assists with the development of board policies and internal guidelines, making recommendations to the director as necessary
Engages with leaders in the community in order to establish stronger partnerships with key organizations
Works with the director, human resources staff, and the management team to ensure effective hiring, onboarding, and development of staff
Assists with strategic planning processes and the design and implementation of annual objectives
Assists with the preparation of the annual budget and monitoring of YTD expenses
Supports and enhances organizational culture
Looks for ways to increase efficiency and effectiveness in operations and services
Manages capital improvement projects and other large-scale initiatives
Participates as a member in the work and activities of professional associations
Keeps up-to-date with new practices, opportunities, and trends in libraries and relevant fields
Acts as the librarian-in-charge in the director's absence
Attends and participates as needed in monthly board meetings
Performs other related duties as assigned


Qualifications/Requirements:
Minimum Qualifications: (education, experience, and certifications)
MLS from an ALA accredited library school
Five years of increasingly responsible public library experience including supervisory experience
Preferred Qualifications: (education, experience, and certifications)
Upper level management or administrative level experience in public services and operational aspects of public libraries
Understanding of public library finances
Experience assisting with capital improvement projects
Experience creating services and spaces using design thinking and human-centered service design
Skill in building sustainable community partnerships
Exposure and understanding of measuring outcomes for programs and services
History of developing staff to become excellent leaders and managers
Contributions to the library profession through local and/or national professional associations


Other:
Minimum Competencies: (demonstrated knowledge, skills, and abilities)
Ability to motivate, inspire, and lead direct reports (department managers) and other staff
Management of large-scale organization changes and complex projects
Clear and effective communication through written, verbal, and non-verbal messages
Development of strong working relationships with staff and community members
Flexibility and openness to the ideas and opinions of others
Problem solving skills using sound judgment
Ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse workforce
Excellent facilitation and presentation skills
Strong public service and customer experience focus
Skill in making data-driven decisions by collecting, analyzing, and using both quantitative and qualitative data
Preferred Competencies: (knowledge, skills, and abilities)
Illinois library laws and rules
Current and innovative collection development and publishing issues, practices, and trends
Productivity tools such as Microsoft Office, Google Drive, Basecamp, and Slack • GIS (geographic information systems) data and tools


Visit https://skokielibrary.info/about/jobs/ for more information. 


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