Director of INFOhio
Organization:The Management Council of the Ohio Education Computer Network
The Management Council of the Ohio Education Computer Network seeks an innovative and enthusiastic individual to lead INFOhio, Ohio's PreK-12 Digital Library, which delivers instructional, technical and library services to over 4,600 PreK-12 schools and support agencies in Ohio. INFOhio is a division of the Management Council which is governed by a Board of Trustees representing all 18 Information Technology Centers (ITCs). The INFOhio Advisory Board (IAB) is a program board that provides input to the INFOhio Director as guidance for delivering products and services designed to assist districts as they strive to improve student learning.
- American Library Association (ALA) accredited MLS preferred or equivalent advanced degree, such as M.Ed.
- Five years of successful administrative leadership experience and organizational, planning, strategic, and financial management skills, with demonstrated commitment to providing highly responsive public service
- Ability to establish and monitor: budgeting, management, workforce planning, public relations, human relations, advocacy, organizational policies and procedures, business, education, library science, and technology
- Professional experience in PreK-12 education, library operation/automation, and information technology integration
- Demonstrated success in designing and implementing innovative programs and services that advance organizational goals in a dynamic environment
- Collaborative and transparent decision-making
- Ability to foster positive working relationships and motivate others
- Excellent ability to communicate clearly, knowledgeably and personably, verbally, in writing, and in presentations
- Experience in leading a team of professionals both face-to-face and through virtual environments
Primary Functions Include:
- Builds, articulates and champions the shared vision, mission and values of INFOhio and the Management Council
- Sets INFOhio strategic direction with program advisory board and determines ongoing development of services with staff, ITC providers and statewide user groups
- Directs program assessment, planning, communication, implementation, and advocacy efforts
- Researches,recommends, and pursues future funding models to secure capacity and sustainability
- Creates, maintains and strengthens strategic partnerships with state agencies and vendors
- Collaboratively negotiates contracts for all licensed software and resource databases and oversees all vendor relations
- Regularly participates as an active and visible leader in state and national professional organizations for library information, educational technology, and digital learning.
The ideal candidate possesses a willingness to learn; has high energy, forward thinking, strong problem solving and critical thinking skills; has good organization and time management skills; can work both independently and collaboratively with team members; is attentive to detail, exhibits professional conduct and has excellent written and verbal communication skills.