The Board of Trustees of the Mount Prospect Public Library seeks a dedicated leader and manager to be Executive Director. The Mount Prospect Public Library is a mid-size, independent public library located about 20 miles northwest of Chicago in the Village of Mount Prospect, Illinois with one branch library. Do you have a passion for collaboration, community, public service, collections and learning? This is an exceptional opportunity to direct and lead a Chicago Tribune’s Chicagoland Top Workplace and be an active member and leader in the community.
Communicates the library’s vision and role to the community and staff
Fosters an excellent work environment that attracts and retains dedicated staff
Ensures the Library’s strategic directions, goals and deadlines are fulfilled
Plans and coordinates the operation and administration of the Library
Responsible for fiscal management
Requires an individual with the following qualities:
Analytical and project management skills
Demonstrated coaching and mentorship
Demonstrated service approach
Enthusiasm for relationship building and engaging others inside and outside of the Library.
Excellent communication and writing skills
ALA accredited Master’s Degree in Library Science
Progressively responsible management experience in public library. Minimum of seven years executive level experience
Salary $120,000/year (negotiable dependent on experience and qualifications)
To be considered for this position, please submit to the contact information below:
Letter of interest
Three professional references
One page statement of management philosophy
One page statement elaborating on your specific experience with public service, managing teams and groups, board and staff development
Respond to the following questions: What is motivating you to make a career change at this time? What do you find exciting about this opportunity at the Mount Prospect Public Library?
Please include your last name in the title of any attached files and MPPL in the subject line of your email.
Sylvia Fulk, President
Position is open until filled.