This opening presents an opportunity to lead an outstanding library that is dedicated to serving the public. Located in northwest suburban Chicago, Arlington Heights Memorial Library provides service to approximately 75,000 residents of the Village of Arlington Heights. The village offers a strong sense of community while also providing the convenience of easy access to a larger metropolitan area.
Arlington Heights Memorial Library has earned Library Journal's 5-star rating for 10 consecutive years and is one of the busiest single-building libraries in the United States. The library is a recipient of the 2018 John Cotton Dana Public Relations Award.
The Arlington Heights Memorial Library Executive Director will be expected to:
- Lead the staff and the library in a highly professional manner, fostering teamwork, collaboration, and trust
- Advocate and represent the library at public events and with local government agencies and community organizations
- Serve as a visionary and innovative leader, responding to the needs of the Arlington Heights community and adapting to the changing role of public libraries
- High-level, proven public library leadership skills, with the ability to inspire staff, board, and the community
- An understanding of both traditional and emerging ways in how libraries serve their communities
- Well-developed skills in building and strengthening relationships with the community
- Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited school preferred; however, an equivalent combination of experience and education would be considered
- High-level managerial and leadership experience with financial and planning responsibilities
Salary $130,000/year or higher, negotiable based on experience. Excellent benefits.
Questions? We welcome and encourage inquiries.
John Keister & Associates
We are committed to Equal Employment Opportunities, and will not discriminate against any candidate because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation.
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