West Orange Public Library: Library Director

West Orange Public Library

Position: Library Director

Deadline: Application requested by June 30, 2008.

Join this award winning Library's dynamic team to sustain a public service focus and build on a tradition of excellence for this community of 45,000. The seven-member Board of Trustees of the West Orange Public Library seeks an innovative leader with strong financial management and strategic planning skills and a record of enhancing public library services through the development of collections, facilities, technology, and human resources. Working with an outstanding team of 24.5 FTEs and a $2.8 million budget, the successful candidate will have the ability to develop a shared vision and implement a strategic plan, explore alternatives for expansion, develop new funding avenues for additional revenue and become the Library's cultural leader and link to the community.

The Township of West Orange-listed by Forbes Magazine as one of the "most livable Metro-area Suburbs"-blends urban convenience and small-town charm. While a mere 17-miles from Manhattan, it boasts tree lined streets, a thriving community and a rich art and cultural tradition. The Library has a Foundation and is a member of INFOLINK, the New Jersey Library Network that encompasses Essex, Hudson, Union, and Middlesex counties.

Minimum qualifications include: a Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program; a minimum of seven years of progressively responsible public library experience, including at least three years in an executive level position; and the ability to qualify for a New Jersey Professional Librarian's Certificate. The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal and communication skills, be able to implement new library services through technologies and design and implement staff leadership/development programs.

Compensation: The hiring range is $95,000-120,000 with a competitive benefits program.

To apply or obtain further information: Contact Dan Bradbury, Gossage Sager Associates, danbradbury@gossagesager.com or 816.531.2468. The closing date for applications is June 30, 2008. To apply, please send a cover letter and current resume as attachments to: danbradbury@gossagesager.com.