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Executive Director

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR. SELCO is a regional library system in southeast Minnesota. SELCO seeks an individual with strong leadership skills to provide direction for a diverse membership and manage Minimum qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited school. Extensive management experience.
Knowledge of multitype library systems.

Job Objective(s):
Provide visionary leadership and direction to the SELCO staff and member libraries.
Foster strong collaboration across SELCO member libraries.
Maintain a collaborative, team-oriented work environment.
Provide overall direction for all activities related to human resources management, financial management, strategic planning, board relations, member relations, advocacy work with local, state, and national officials.
Provide overall direction for all activities related to the administration and management of SELS.
Represent SELCO/SELS in the Minnesota library community.

Job Responsibilities and Duties
Serve as chief administrative officer of the corporation
Maintain an effective relationship with the SELCO/SELS Board of Directors and committees
Develop and recommend policies and initiatives to the Board of Directors
Establish and maintain communication with member libraries
Manage and direct the SELCO staff, maintaining a respectful workplace environment
Guide the SELCO staff to work closely with the member libraries to identify, implement, and promote SELCO/SELS services
Hire, promote, suspend or discharge staff following established procedures
Facilitate fiscal planning and management for SELCO and SELS
Implement organizational and technology planning, organizational management and strategic thinking for SELCO and SELS
Provide general oversight and management of SELCO technology services including the regional integrated library system (ILS), telecommunications network and online resources
Lead advocacy efforts within the state and participate in national advocacy activities
Communicate and coordinate work with specialists, such as auditor, attorney, human resource consultant, or architect
Oversee the planning, development, and completion of special projects
Maintain effective communication with governmental officials regarding funding issues
Collaborate with other partners to achieve organizational mission
Comply with applicable state and federal statutes
Represent SELCO at state and national meetings
Represent SELCO and SELS in the community
Share organizational content with various audiences using a wide variety of tools including, but not limited to, websites, social media, email, and paper documents
Perform other related duties as requested by SELCO/SELS Board and/or their designee

Job Standards
MLS from an ALA accredited school as required by state statute
Additional Masters and/or Ph.D. in related management area preferred
Excellent computer skills and familiarity with electronic information resources including databases and the Internet and knowledge of relevant software applications
Familiarity with library automation and information management library skills
Knowledge of multitype library systems
Knowledge of Minnesota regional library systems and governance preferred
Knowledge of concepts, principles, techniques and practices of finance, human resources management, planning, statistics, verbal and graphical presentations, public speaking, grant writing and grant administration
Proven ability to organize and prioritize work projects, as well as implement and interpret programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures necessary for providing quality service
Supervisory experience in a dynamic staffing environment.


Resumes, with cover letter, will be accepted until January 31, 2017.
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