Job Opening: Executive Director

Executive Director – Emporia Public Library (KS) Due to retirement, the Emporia Public Library’s Board of Trustees seeks an innovative and experienced Executive Director. Emporia Public Library serves 30,000 residents in Emporia and Lyon County with its mission to provide users of all ages access to informational, educational and recreational services, materials and programs. Governed by an eight-member Board of Trustees appointed by the mayor, the library provides excellent services and programs with 20 staff (16 FTEs) and a $1.2 million annual budget.

Responsibilities: The Executive Director oversees library operations including management of library staff; the delivery of high-quality library programs and services to the community; prepares the annual operating budget; resolves complex, sensitive, and/or controversial issues and complaints; works with the board on strategic planning and with community partners on collaborative projects; and stays abreast of trends and innovations in the field of public library leadership and management, while fostering a positive working environment that allows for creativity and continued library development.

Qualifications: Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution, five (5) years of progressively responsible library administration experience, residency within 30 miles of the Emporia Public Library within 30 days of hire.

This is a full-time, fully benefited, exempt position with a competitive compensation package. Salary range is $72,000 - $99,500. For a complete job description and to apply online, please visit emporialibrary.org, complete an application and include a cover letter, resume and three professional references whom you have known for a minimum of three years. Review of applications begins March 14, 2022.

Please direct questions to Kendra Spade, businessmanager@emporialibrary.org.

Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at the Emporia Public Library.

For additional information email: jobs@emporialibrary.org.