Director, Washington-Centerville Public Library
Organization:Washington-Centerville Public Library
Qualifications. Minimum qualifications include: a Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited programs or related Master’s degree; a minimum of five years of experience providing service in a comparable library environment; and a minimum of three years of demonstrated leadership experience. Experience reporting to a governing board and successful experience working on levy campaigns is preferred.
It’s your time to shine as the next Director of the Washington-Centerville Public Library. The seven-member, governing Board of Trustees seeks an effective and charismatic Director who will continue to develop a thriving library, an enthusiastic staff, and innovative services for a supportive community. Washington-Centerville’s two locations (including the newly-renovated and expanded Woodbourne Library) serves its 56,628 residents with a staff of 64.3FTE supported by a $7.8 million annual operating budget. Community support includes an operating levy providing 65% of the Library’s budget (expiring in 2021), an award-winning Friends of the Library which supports library programming and technology and the Library’s Foundation, which contributed significant support for the 2018 Woodbourne Library renovation and expansion.
The Washington Township community, including the City of Centerville, in southern Montgomery County, OH, offers the best of all worlds—award-winning schools, vibrant and affordable neighborhoods, and a strong sense of place. Residents of all ages can choose from hundreds of recreational activities, public arts programs, concerts and celebrations. Quality shopping, fine restaurants and plentiful entertainment are within easy access, while 900 acres of green space beckon people to get out and explore. Nearby Dayton also offers a full array of top-shelf arts and culture – from theater, dance and musical performances to minor league baseball and museums. The area offers residents a quality of life that is second to none. Accessibility from I-675 and I-75 has contributed to the fastest growth in the Dayton-Cincinnati region. The Township includes single family, condominium, and apartments in a range of architectural styles and prices, interspersed with planned green space for a spacious, open feeling. This warm and inviting community welcomes newcomers and feels like home. To learn more about Centerville/Washington Township and the greater Dayton area, please visit Washington-Centerville Links.
Responsibilities. This position functions as the chief operating officer of the library and provides a high level of customer service to staff and the community. The Director assumes major administrative responsibility for implementing Library Board Policy and works closely with the Deputy Fiscal Officer to ensure sound financial operations that comply with the policies and decisions of the Board of Trustees. This position ensures actions are taken based on the Mission, Vision, Values, and Strategic Plan as established by the Board of Trustees and serves as the leader of the Operations Team. Learn more about this position by reviewing the complete position description.