NATURE OF THE WORK:
The Assistant Director is responsible for performing multiple duties related to all aspects of the organization. Work is of more than average difficulty and requires that the employee interact with multiple types of libraries with varied needs and levels of expertise. In the extended absence of the Executive Director, this employee becomes the operational decision-maker. The Assistant Director successfully works with the Executive Director and SWFLN staff to administer, manage, and direct all operations.
Work includes managing programs which provide member services. These include public relations, interlibrary loan, document delivery, and group purchases. This person is responsible for implementation, program management, support, and specialized training relating to assigned programs. Problem solving and customer service skills are necessary.
The Assistant Director must be highly motivated and able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, sound fiscal management abilities, strong planning and organizational skills, problem solving and customer service skills, and be an effective communicator. The Assistant Director supports the promotion of SWFLN’s mission within the region and the state; leads regional strategic planning and implementation for innovative cooperative services; advises, recommends, and formulates policies with the SWFLN Board; obtains and administers State, Federal, and other grant funding for activities to further SWFLN’s mission; and advocates for SWFLN and the interests of its members.
SWFLN is an independent entity incorporated as a 501 c (3) not-for-profit corporation in the State of Florida. The Board of Directors sets overall direction and establishes policies for SWFLN. The Board is a governing body which adopts policies and budgets. The Assistant Director reports to the Executive Director and is expected to maintain a friendly working relationship with all Board members.
KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
To the Board
To the Membership
To the Division of Library and Information Services
General Administrative and Fiscal:
Master’s Degree from an ALA-accredited program or significant progress and actively working toward completion. Minimum of five years of experience in professional librarianship; demonstrated planning, organizational, and communication (both verbal and written) skills; a commitment to interlibrary cooperation. Knowledge of supervision and personnel management activities; general computer knowledge and experience with MS Office; knowledge of records keeping practices and general office administration procedures.
At least one year of library managerial/administrative experience with demonstrated achievements; three years of project management experience; demonstrated success in managing grant funding; successful track record in working with a policy-making Board; experience in diverse library settings; flexibility regarding work schedule and travel; experience in communications, marketing, advocacy, or community engagement.
Physical address where the job position is located.
Apply via email with a Resume and Cover Letter addressing how you match the job description. Application materials should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org as WORD or PDF attachments.