Broward County Libraries Division– an innovative, creative, and resourceful model 21st Century Library– seeks a collaborative, strategic leader with the ability to deliver results as Assistant Director of Libraries. Broward County Libraries Division, 2015 Florida Library of the Year, is one of the busiest Florida library systems with more than 10 million visitors circulating nine million items at its 38 locations annually. Broward County Libraries has two flagship locations: A Main Library which features a Creation Station Business, an Active Learning Center, Teen Tech. Studio, and Creation Station; the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center which features a museum, art gallery, special collections vault and state-of-the-art auditorium.
Broward County, located in southeast Florida and home to the city of Fort Lauderdale, “the Venice of America.” This area is a culturally rich community of diverse, welcoming neighborhoods with miles of beautiful beaches and waterways and warm sunny weather. Greater Fort Lauderdale has received many accolades—as a destination, a place to retire, a great place to start a business or find a job. Broward County has a tremendous number of retail, entertainment, dining, historical and outdoor recreation opportunities, and is recognized for its support of artists and the art community. Learn more about Broward County, the Library and the position at Broward County Links.
The Assistant Director of Libraries assists the Libraries Division Director in the administration and supervision of the public service operations for the library, which include policy development, efficient use of resources, planning and organization of service delivery, development of administrative procedures, and motivating staff to achieve new goals and strategic imperatives. Additionally, this position will guide projects from concept to implementation and evaluation and lead the delivery of system-wide programs and services in the areas of Community Engagement, Main Library, the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, and the Regional and Branch Library locations. The Assistant Director will establish high standards of public service, evaluating the effectiveness of system-wide programs, services, and events.
Responsibilities include: excellent leadership skills and a depth of experience in library management and administration; a collaborative, team-oriented leadership style; community participation and engagement with an openness to new ideas; and a strong commitment to continuous improvement and best practices. In partnership with the Leadership Team, the Assistant Director will fulfill the Library’s strategic plan by providing direction, oversight, management, and innovation efforts for essential Library programs and services; and creating excellent and engaging patron experiences through smart service design and delivery.
Minimum Qualifications: a Master’s degree from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association in Library Science, Library and Information Science, or a closely related field; six (6) years of progressively responsible experience supervising the operations of a large library system or multiple locations, including four (4) years of supervisory experience. Preferences: a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Education, Information Technology, Business Administration, or other related field; experience in project management, strategic planning, policy/procedure development & implementation, reviewing grant proposals and administration, personnel management, government procurement, partnership development and collaboration with educational institutions and private sector, or private sector experience in related industries such as library vendors, bookstores, academic libraries, or education. Please see the complete job description for details.
Compensation: The starting salary range is $102,639.06 – $163,811.65 with placement dependent on qualifications. A competitive benefits package is included.
For more information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates. To start the application process, send a cover letter and resume as Word or PDF attachments to Karen Miller. This position will close February 17, 2019.