Prince George's County Memorial Library System

Chief Executive Officer
Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (MD)

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​​The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) Board of ​Library ​Trustees seeks a Chief Executive Officer, a ​​​strong ​advocate who, through effective leadership, will sustain the library system’s progress toward becoming one of the nation’s best libraries. ​​​ 

​​​​PGCMLS serves approximately 955,300 residents from 19 branch locations with a $38 million budget and 312 FTE, roughly 85% of whom are members of UFCW Local 1994 MCGEO. Approximately 72% of its budget comes from the county and 23% from the Maryland State government. In FY 2022, PGCMLS had 578,405 active borrowers, 98,391 people attending 5,160 free programs, and circulated 3 million items, ranking it among the highest circulating libraries in Maryland. Since 2020, the PGCMLS Foundation has also raised over $2 million to strengthen the role the library plays in the communities it serves, including support for the creation of five resource labs focused on creative design, media production, entrepreneurship, workforce development, and social justice education. PGCMLS is committed to innovation, and it received the Urban Libraries Council’s 2021 Top Innovator Award for its workforce and community development initiatives. The library has fostered a collaborative culture, both internally and with other community stakeholders, and it enjoys strong support and goodwill from its patrons. The ideal CEO will bring extraordinary passion, innovation, and a demonstrated commitment to a diverse, multicultural, and engaged community of patrons and active partners. 

Prince George’s County, the second largest in Maryland, is vibrant and growing with 27 municipalities. It is home to seven colleges and universities, including the University of Maryland, Bowie State University, and Prince George’s Community College. Prince George’s County is also home to some of the region’s top attractions. Residents and visitors enjoy the National Harbor on the Potomac, FedEx Field—home of the NFL Washington Commanders, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Show Place Arena, a vibrant Hyattsville Arts Corridor, and the Publick Playhouse. In addition to local historical, cultural, and recreational amenities, you will find yourself minutes from downtown Washington, D.C., historic Annapolis, and Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. 

Responsibilities: The CEO reports​​ ​to the Board of Trustees​ and ​oversees a nationally recognized library system. This position provides overall strategic and operational leadership with full responsibility for, but not limited to, the following areas: personnel and fiscal management; marketing​, advocacy,​ and communications; fundraising and development; emergent technologies; facilities; and external partnership development through engagement ​and collaboration ​with key stakeholder groups. Valuing transparency, trust, and collegiality, the CEO will lead a large, complex, and innovative organization that is ready for a leader to tap into the potential of its dedicated and talented people.  

Qualifications: ​​Minimum qualifications include a master’s degree in library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program and five years of progressively responsible management experience in a complex, professional organization. Additional skills include political acumen, strong communication skills, the ability to think and plan strategically, the ability to work with a broad range of stakeholders, and demonstrated proficiency in fiscal management. Experience in a public library with multiple locations, reporting to a governing board, embracing a multicultural environment, and collective bargaining experience are desired qualifications.  

Compensation: The hiring salary range is $170,000 – $210,000 (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 cover letter and your resume as Word or PDF attachments to Briana Trudell. This position closes on Sunday, October 8, 2023

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Upper Marlboro, MD Location
Salary $170,000-$210,000
Requirements A master’s degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program and five years of progressively responsible management experience in a complex, professional organization.
Prince George's County Memorial Library System

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