The Greenwich Library (CT) Board of Directors seek a dedicated visionary leader and committed library professional as its next Director. For 217 years, Greenwich Library – a Library Journal “Five Star Library” – has served as the intellectual and cultural hub of its community. The 63,518 residents of the Town of Greenwich receive high-quality services through the Main library (104,000 s/f) and two branch libraries, the Byram Shubert Library and the Cos Cob Library. The Director leads a dedicated staff of 61 Full-time (91 FTE including part-time) with a $10 million annual budget generated from both public and private sources. Following a recent major renovation of the Main Library, the organization is poised to engage the community in new and exciting ways. Highlights include a generous programming budget, an impressive physical and digital collection, and a large staff with specialized librarians. Key initiatives include motivating staff to continue providing excellent service post-pandemic; reimagining Greenwich library services and programs after recent facility renovations; spearheading a Cos Cob Library renovation, and executing a new 3-year strategic plan.
Founded in 1640, Greenwich is the gateway to New England. A town of diverse and vibrant neighborhoods, Greenwich is one of the top 100 places to live in the United States (CNN and Money Magazine). Less than an hour from Manhattan and easily accessible on the Metro-North Rail Line, it is known for its excellent public and private schools, low taxes, and civically engaged residents. Greenwich’s recreational amenities include several beautiful public beaches, the Greenwich Symphony, choral society, and an active arts council. Located in Fairfield County, Greenwich successfully combines a cosmopolitan atmosphere with the friendliness of a small New England town.
Responsibilities. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Director is responsible for providing innovative leadership in the overall administration of the Library; preparing the public and private annual operating and capital budgets; directing and controlling the expenditure of funds within the constraints of approved budgets; managing the Deputy Director and other supervisory personnel; directing all personnel actions; administering labor contracts – including grievance procedures; recommending and implementing policies to be established by the Board of Directors; attending community and professional meetings; anticipating the needs of the community and developing new cultural events and programs in response, and other duties as assigned.
Qualifications. Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program required and a minimum of eight years of public library experience preferred with five or more years of management/administrative experience in libraries; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the work required. The ideal candidate will have deep financial acumen, the ability to balance numerous constituencies, union experience, excellent presentation skills, comfort with consensus hiring practices, and a combination of empathy and humility.
The hiring salary range is $170,000 – $192,000 (with placement negotiable dependent on experience and qualifications) and an excellent fringe benefits package.
For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or PDF attachments to Karen Miller. Applicants must also apply via the Town of Greenwich job opportunities website here:Greenwich Library Director. This position closes on September 18, 2022.
Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program required and a minimum eight years of public library experience preferred with five or more years of management/administrative experience in libraries.