CEO – Director
Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library is for Everyone and It May be for You! Become the next CEO – Director to work with the Staff, Community and Library Board to continue and expand the Library’s success as a collaborative contributor to the City of Evansville and the County of Vanderburgh. The Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library (EVPL) Board of Trustees seeks a vibrant CEO accomplished in building supportive, thoughtful relationships with staff, the Board, elected officials, and County residents. Working with a seven-member appointed Board of Trustees, a committed staff (146FTE), and a $13+ million annual operating budget, the successful candidate will provide meaningful, quality library services and programs through a Central Library and seven branches. Key opportunities for the new CEO include fostering a strong culture of committed, excellent customer service; strengthening partnerships and relationships with internal and external stakeholders; updating the strategic initiatives and creating a master facilities plan; developing and implementing a strong staff development program focused on collaboration, trust, integrity and respect; and exploring new services for EVPL. Working with internal and external stakeholders as the Library’s new leader is a vital component of the position.
Our Community. Located along the Ohio River and growing significantly, The City of Evansville and Vanderburgh County leads the area in education, economics, culture, and transportation. Top-ranked educational institutions are The Stone Family Center for Health Sciences, Signature School, University of Evansville, Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, and the University of Southern Indiana. Evansville has strong public and private schools (partnering with the Library) offering families quality K – 12 educational opportunities. The Region is also home to a wide variety of cultural and entertainment activities including The Ford Center, the Victory Theatre, Mesker Park Zoo & Botanical Gardens, the Koch Family Children’s Museum, and the Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science. Major employers are Shoe Carnival, Old National Bank, Berry Global, Atlas World Group, and OneMain Financial Services. Two renowned health care systems are Deaconess and St. Vincent. Selected as one of Indiana’s Regional Cities, the area has a strong redevelopment plan focusing on transformative projects. Evansville also has one of the lowest costs of living in the nation ranking 5th lowest in 2019 and easy access to all forms of transportation—2.5 hours from Indianapolis, St. Louis, Nashville, and Louisville. Air service to many major hubs will take you further in your travels. Evansville residents thrive enjoying an excellent quality of life. For more information on the Library and the Region, visit Evansville Links.
Responsibilities. Under the direction of the governing Board of Trustees, the Library CEO—Director is responsible for the planning, directing, managing and overseeing all activities and operations of the library. This position reports to the Board of Trustees and works closely with Library staff to ensure that core values of excellent library service are met while achieving the Library’s strategic goals. The CEO—Director maintains all compliance with state and federal laws, rules and regulations applicable to Indiana libraries. The CEO—Director is a role model within the organization and must maintain a positive attitude, an innovative mindset and open communication with the staff and community. See the Position Description for details.
Qualifications. Minimum qualifications include a Master’s in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program; ten years of professional library experience OR six years of professional library experience that includes three years management or supervisory experience allowing for Indiana State Library LC1 certification or the ability to achieve certification within six months. The CEO—Director will have a proven track record of a collaborative problem solving approach to library and community issues, previous work with security issues ensuring a welcoming and safe place for customers and staff, the ability to work well with partners through strong interpersonal skills, and a commitment to hiring, developing and retaining stellar staff. Prior experience as a library administrator in an urban, multibranch library system, reporting to a governing Board, and experience with facilities renovation are preferred.
Compensation: The hiring range is $100,000-$120,000 with an exceptional benefits package.
For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and resume as Word or PDF attachments to Jobeth Bradbury on or before the closing date of September 29, 2019.