[Michlib-l] Executive Director position! Walla Walla County Library District (WA)

Jobeth Bradbury jobethbradbury at gossagesager.com
Thu Sep 3 12:10:38 EDT 2015

Executive Director-Walla Walla County, WA

Walla Walla County Rural Library District Board of Trustees seeks a creative
leader with a deep commitment to rural library service for its next
Executive Director. The  <http://www.wwrurallibrary.com/> Walla Walla County
Rural Library District was established in 1972 with a permanent tax base and
operates as an independent municipal corporation under Washington State law.
The County Commissioners appoint five members to 5-year staggered terms on
its Board of Trustees. As a body, the Board holds all subsequent legal
authority. With an annual budget of $1.1 million and 14.68FTEs, the District
serves the 17,000 rural residents of unincorporated Walla Walla County and
the City of Prescott with five small branches, a digital branch, and an
administrative office. It is currently engaged in a building program to
expand branch facilities in Prescott, Burbank and Touchet. The communities
served by the Library District are diverse small towns that see their
libraries as community centers and gathering places-integral to community

Responsibilities. The Executive Director reports to the Board and works
under its vision and direction. As chief administrator, the Executive
Director performs professional level organizational and library
administrative tasks to provide effective and efficient services to the
residents of the District. The Executive Director also leads strategic
planning, implements operational procedures, oversees personnel, develops
and manages the annual budget and financial plans, oversees the integration
of current technologies, and exercises leadership in planning, designing,
and maintaining District facilities. See the
<http://www.gossagesager.com/WWjobdesc2015.pdf> Executive Director job
description for additional details.

Qualifications. This position requires a Master's Degree in Library Science,
preferably from an accredited ALA program; five years of progressively
responsible management experience; ability to prepare and manage budgets
utilizing QuickBooks; proficient in current technology; has the ability to
obtain a driver's license in Washington state or provide for transportation
needs; demonstrates knowledge of policies and techniques of sound public
library management; commitment to the fullest implementation of the
philosophical  principles of public library service as outlined in the ALA
Freedom to Read Statement and professional literature; commitment to serving
multi-cultural communities; experience with Hispanic/Latino community ethos
and needs is desired.  

Compensation. The starting salary range is $67,300-$74,200 (placement being
dependent on experience and qualifications) with an attractive benefit

Facts about Walla Walla.  <http://www.co.walla-walla.wa.us/index.shtml>
Walla Walla County is located in southeastern Washington State along the
Oregon state line.    The rolling hills and the mountain backdrop are the
perfect rural setting.  This area is known for its agriculture--apples,
wheat, sweet onions, and vineyards. With over 100 wineries in the area and a
thriving downtown, Walla Walla, the County seat, rivals many larger cities
with its eateries, wine tastings, shops and art. In addition, several
renowned institutes of higher learning -- Walla Walla University, Whitman
College, and the award-winning Walla Walla Community College are in close
proximity. For additional details on the Library District, the region and
its communities, see  <http://www.gossagesager.com/WWlinks.htm> WWCRLD

For further information contact  <http://www.gossagesager.com/> Bradbury
Associates/Gossage Sager Associates, via email or telephone. To start the
application process, send a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word
or pdf attachments via email to  <mailto:karenmiller at gossagesager.com> Karen
Miller on or before the closing date October 11, 2015.


The Walla Walla County Rural Library District is an Equal Opportunity



Jobeth Bradbury

Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates <http://www.gossagesager.com/> 

4545 Wornall Rd, Ste. 805

Kansas City, MO 64111

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