La Grange Park Public Library
The La Grange Park Public Library District has been enriching lives in the community for 50 years. The Board of Trustees seeks a dynamic, energetic Executive Director to lead an outstanding staff and continue our mission of being a welcoming and inclusive community center connecting residents to informational, cultural, and educational resources.
La Grange Park, Illinois is a suburban village located approximately 14 miles west of Chicago. Nestled
between forest preserves, the 13,500 residents enjoy great parks, excellent schools and a variety of housing options. Many long-time residents of La Grange Park find their grown children returning “home” to settle with their own young families. La Grange Park is an active, caring community that embraces our history and plans for the future.
The New Director will
work closely with a 7-member elected Board of Trustees
oversee, organize, and administer policies set forth by the Board
coordinate with the Friends who maintain an ongoing book sale and host a variety of fundraisers in support of Library initiatives
nurture existing excellent relationships among other government entities
have experience promoting services to stakeholders
possess top-notch communication and listening skills
foster career progression and opportunities for the staff
oversee a long-awaited renovation project. After much planning, LGPP is ready to embark on an exciting renovation that will enhance our current offerings as well as bring us into the future
Key Responsibilities Include
Administering all Library operations and services, on behalf of the Board of Library Trustees, and under its review and direction.
Overseeing all Library services to the public and the operation of the Library within the limitations of the working budget.
Staying informed about new developments in the field.
Developing the services of the Library to more effectively meet present and future community needs.
Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-Accredited program and at least 5 years of recent public library experience and 3 years supervisory experience. The candidate must have highly developed interpersonal skills, experience promoting services to stakeholders, awareness of budgeting and fiscal matters, and strong
leadership capabilities. The Director provides and maintains a healthy environment for the recruitment, evaluation, and development of employees.
Salary, Benefits & How to Apply
This is a full-time exempt position with an annual salary starting at $90,000.00. The Library offers a generous benefits package including participation in the sought-after Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund.
The deadline for applications has passed. We are currently conducting interviews.
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