The Oregon Public Library seeks a dynamic, community-minded Director with vision for the future. The successful candidate must be able to enhance the library and its role as an integral component of the community, and provide leadership of a building project in the developmental stage.
Oregon is an established community in Dane County, located 7 miles south of Madison, the State Capital. Oregon’s 2017 population was 9,917, and the library serves an estimated service population of 16,464. The centrally located library is 10,500 square feet. The 2018 operating budget is $833,019, with 10.98 FTE staff. The library enjoys great local support including an active Friends Group. Circulation in 2016 was 264,949. The library is a member of the LINK automation consortium with 46 other members of the South Central Library System.
The Oregon Public Library partners with the Oregon School District on many projects. The local school district boundaries include the Villages of Oregon and Brooklyn, Towns of Oregon, Dunn, Rutland, Montrose, Blooming Grove, Union and Rock, and the City of Fitchburg. The Oregon School District serves over 4,000 students and is expected to grow by 2,000 students by the year 2030.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
” Overall administration of the library
” Supervision, motivation and inspiration of staff
” Financial management including fundraising, grant writing and donor development
” Strategic planning, programming, outreach and community relations
” Oversight of facility, including a building project in the developmental stage
” Advocacy of the library before government and various groups and organizations
Minimum qualifications: Masters in Library Science from ALA-accredited institution; preferred 3 or more years library experience; personnel and supervisory experience. Successful candidates will have excellent verbal and written communication skills; knowledge of current library technology; fiscal management knowledge; the ability to work effectively with library board, library employees, Village of Oregon and Oregon School District officials and the community.
Salary and benefits: Minimum salary is $65,536, plus a competitive benefit package.
Application deadline: March 12, 2018 by 4pm. A complete job description and a Village of Oregon Employment Application form are available on the Oregon Public Library website: http://www.oregonpubliclibrary.org/employment. Please send a completed Village of Oregon employment application, cover letter, resume and three professional references to Dr. Brian Busler, Oregon Public Library Search Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Village of Oregon is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants with a disability may request accommodations needed in the application and/or interview process.