[Michlib-l] Executive Director Position! Charleston County Public Library, South Carolina

Jobeth Bradbury jobethbradbury at BradburyMiller.com
Mon Apr 18 10:19:20 EDT 2016

Charleston  County Public Library System seeks innovative, new Executive Director

The Charleston County Public Library System<http://www.ccpl.org/> seeks an Executive Director to blend the area's historical connections to learning with an innovative, collaborative vision that focuses on excellence and growing opportunities for lifelong learning.  The CCPL offers rewarding and exciting career challenges for the successful candidate thanks to a building and renovation program<http://www.pressomatic.com/ccpl/upload/Postcard%209-16-14%201sheet.pdf> funded through the 2014 approval of a $108.5 million bond referendum by three quarters of County voters.  The new library leader will expand and improve the system's superb services, outstanding programs and exceptional customer experiences.

The new Executive Director will work with the Board, staff and County officials to build five libraries -- two new buildings and three replacement facilities -- as well as an administrative center and renovations at 13 existing locations.  The Executive Director will lead the System's continuing efforts to grow virtual services, overhaul technologies, create innovative content and build sustainable partnerships with businesses and community organizations.  Currently, CCPL's 16 locations serve more than 389,000 county residents.  It has an annual budget of $16 million through a county appropriation, a staff of 221 FTEs and a dynamic Friends of the Library organization.  The board is also exploring development of a library foundation.

Founded in 1620, Charleston's commitment to fostering literacy and literature dates back to the colony of South Carolina's first lending library in 1698.  While the area still has a healthy respect for heritage and tradition, the Charleston community is growing in diverse ways thanks to a high quality of life recognized by residents and visitors, who make Charleston one of the world's top destinations.  Charleston offers something for everyone. It has charming, preserved neighborhoods with historic forts, homes and churches as well as world-class art galleries, inviting beaches, world-famous golf courses, award-winning restaurants and a plethora of fun activities that draw thousands of new residents and visitors annually.  The community also offers high-quality health care, an involved business community and solid educational opportunities that make it a great place to live, work and play.  For more information on Charleston County, the Library and the region, please visit Charleston links<http://www.gossagesager.com/charlestonlinks.htm>.

Responsibilities.  Planning and directing all phases of library operations - financial, personnel, facilities and business for the library system; advising and guiding division heads on successes and solutions; working closely with the Library board, Charleston County administrator, and elected county and municipal officials; understanding and contributing to Charleston's community, culture, lifestyles and interests focusing on active civic engagement; promoting best practices, library services and programs consistent with community expectations; understanding and supporting innovative library technologies; experience working with capital projects; and proven experience mentoring and developing staff. For the complete position description, see Charleston Library Executive Director.<http://www.gossagesager.com/charlestonjobdesc.pdf>

Qualifications. Minimum requirements include an MLS from an ALA-accredited program and five years of library experience in increasingly responsible library positions, or an equivalent background and experience to enable the candidate to perform the work required effectively.  The ideal candidate will have: excellent administrative, financial planning, communication and personnel management skills; the ability to inspire and lead staff; the initiative and vision to develop library services; and skill in building and maintaining effective relationships with the board, staff and community leaders. Successful experience reporting to a governing board, working in a multi-branch environment, and building/renovating libraries are highly preferred.

Compensation. The starting salary range is $115,973 to $151,250 (with placement dependent on experience and qualifications) with a competitive benefits package.

For further information, please visit Bradbury Associates/Miller Associates<http://www.gossagesager.com>. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and resume as Word or PDF attachments to Dan Bradbury<mailto:danbradbury at bradburymiller.com>. This position will close May 29, 2016.

Jobeth Bradbury
Bradbury Associates/Miller Associates<http://www.gossagesager.com/>
(formerly Gossage Sager Associates)
4545 Wornall Rd, Ste. 805
Kansas City, MO 64111
816-803-7087 (cell); 816-531-2468 (office)
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