The Board of Trustees of the Chicago Heights Public Library is looking for an ethical, energetic, and innovative new Director. Chicago Heights, located 30-miles south of downtown Chicago, offers an urban experience with a suburban feel. The Library serves a city of 30,000 people in Cook County with an annual operating budget of $895,000.00. The Library currently employs 8 full-time and 2 part-time staff with the opportunity to expand. Key to this role is establishing a baseline of policies and procedures and a foundation for success.

The Director reports to a 9 member Board of Trustees appointed by the Mayor. Minimum qualifications for the position include a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program and at least 5 years of related work and 3 years of supervisory experience. They must have excellent people skills, experience promoting services to the community, knowledge of budgeting and fiscal matters, and strong leadership abilities. Candidates must provide a proper setting for the recruitment, development, and evaluation of professional, service-oriented employees. They must also have excellent communication skills and set a strong example for continuous professional development for themselves and the staff through workshops, conferences, and professional relationships. The candidate will participate in events outside of the normal work-week. The Director will enhance relationships with Chicago Heights area leaders and serve as a member of local organizations. The Director will drive the creation and implementation of the Library's next strategic plan.

This is a full-time, exempt position with an annual salary between $60,000.00 and $84,000.00, based on experience. The Library also offers a generous benefits package including participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund.

Please apply by sending a thoughtful cover letter, concise resume, and 3 professional references to by Friday, September 25, at 5:00pm. For further information, contact Jim Deiters at 

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