Job: District Manager

General Information
Position:
District Manager

Number position available:
1

Compensation:
$72,775.56 - $131,628.12

Job Category:
Administration

ALA:
Position REQUIRES a Master's degree from an ALA accredited program.

Description:

The Lee County Library System seeks a passionate, experienced library professional with proven

 leadership skills and an ability to motivate and inspire staff to become the next district manager for

 the North/West Region. The ideal candidate for this position is smart and strategic, effective,

 timely and innovative in delivery of objectives with experience in public library service delivery,

 project management, operational improvement and change management. The successful

 candidate will be able to demonstrate the ability to blend traditional and leading edge library

 services in an environment of continuous improvement while motivating staff working at multiple

 sites around the county.

 

The Community

Southwest Florida's Lee County is a growing, dynamic region, ideally situated along Interstate 75,

 just two hours from both Tampa and Miami. Covering approximately 811 square miles, the county

 is home to nearly 720,000 residents in the Cape Coral-Fort Myers Metropolitan Statistical Area.

 Fort Myers is the county seat of Lee County, which also includes the communities of Cape Coral,

 Bonita Springs, Sanibel, Estero, and Fort Myers Beach. More information on Lee County's

communities can be obtained here: https://www.fortmyers-sanibel.com/discover/communities

Families and businesses are choosing Lee County to call home. From sparkling white sandy

 beaches and lush golf courses, to an exciting sports and outdoor recreation scene, a nationally

 recognized public school system, low crime rates and exceptional quality of life make Lee County

 a great place to live, work, and raise a family. More information on Lee County's economic

indicators and demographics can be obtained here:  https://leecountybusiness.com/data-2

  

Lee County provides a full complement of programs and services to its citizens. A five member

 Board of County Commissioners, elected by all voters representing districts in which they live, acts

 as the chief policy making and legislative body for the County. A high-level organizational chart of

the organization can be viewed here:   https://www.leegov.com/AboutUs/orgchart

  

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Directly supervising, coaching and mentoring branch managers.

• Resolving complex customer issues, ensuring consistent operations between locations, and

overseeing the performance and development of frontline staff.

• Serving as an organizational leader, with a focus on operational improvement and change

management as well as serving as a large-scale project manager.

• Working closely with other Senior Staff to develop initiatives and strategies to enhance the

service priorities and goals for the library and the county.

• Explaining and administering library policies and procedures.

• Actively seeking and participating in professional development opportunities and staying

abreast of emerging technology and trends.

• Communicating and working effectively and tactfully with co-workers, sharing information

and working cohesively as a team.

 

 

 


Education:

Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Master's Degree in Library

 or Information Science, or closely related field from a graduate library school program accredited

 by the American Library Association.

 • Requires three years librarian or closely related experience to include one year of

 supervisory experience.

 • Prefer a master’s degree in Library or Information Science from a graduate library school

 program accredited by the American Library Association.

 • Prefer at least five year(s) related library experience.

 • Prefer at least four year(s) supervisory experience.

 • Florida driver’s license is required.

 • Must be able to pass a criminal background check.

 

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

 • Demonstrated leadership or management experience is preferred.

 • Knowledge of the principles, practices, procedures and techniques of library science and

 library administration and management.

 • Knowledge of a variety of reading interests of patrons of different ages and backgrounds.

 • Knowledge of budgeting and related financial management practices

 • Ability to plan, organize, supervise and evaluate the work of professional and clerical

 personnel.

 • Ability to become proficient with existing technology systems, software and computer

 equipment used by the library system, adapt to new technology developments and

 changes, and learn teaching skills to assist patrons with technology.

 • Ability to exercise independent judgment.

 • Spanish speaking is a plus.

 • Ability to relate positively to a diverse population, including children, teens, and speakers of

 languages other than English.

 • Ability to bend, stretch, sit and stand for long periods of time.

 • Ability to lift and carry objects up to 35 lbs.

 • Ability to operate a variety of equipment such as cash registers, computers, photocopiers,

 self-check machines, assistive devices and automation equipment.

 • The County may require employees to make either a temporary, or long-term, permanent

 transfer to another library location to accommodate the organization's business needs.

 

This position requires 80 Hours Bi-Weekly; hours and days will vary to include evenings,

 Saturdays and some Sundays

  

EMERGENCY RESPONSE/RECOVERY ACTIVITIES: All employees will be required to work

 before, during, or after an Emergency as needed. During an Emergency, employees may

 temporarily be assigned to work and perform duties outside the normal scope of their position,

 location and work schedule to fit the needs of the County and its citizens.

 


Multilingual:
N/A

Job open date:
01-29-2021

Application deadline:
02-28-2021

Apply at:
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/leecounty

Additional information
Library Type:
  • Public Libraries

Job Type:
Full-time

Job Location

Physical address where the job position is located.

Job Place:
Lee County Library System

Job Location:
Southwest Florida

Address:
2345 Union Street

City:
Fort Myers

Zip:
33901

County:
Lee


Institution Information
Institution Name :
Lee County Library System

Address:
2345 Union Street

City:
Fort Myers

State:
FL

Zip:
33901

Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
D. West

Contact Email:
dwest@leegov.com

Contact Phone:
239-533-2245

Contact Fax:

How to apply

 

Lee County is an equal opportunity and at-will employer, Veteran's Preference may apply.  Apply at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/leecounty or in person at Lee County Human Resources, 1825 Hendry Street, 2nd Floor, Fort Myers, FL  33902.  You may mail your application to Human Resources at PO Box 398, Ft. Myers, FL  33902.  Your application must be received in Human Resources BEFORE the posting closes.  If Human Resources does not receive your application BEFORE the posting closes, we will NOT be able to consider you for the position and your application will NOT be processed. 

 


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