CEO/Chief Librarian (Permanent-Full Time)

Reporting to the Grey Highlands Public Library Board under the authority of the Ontario’s Public Libraries Act, the Chief Executive Officer/Chief Librarian is a full-time permanent position (37.5 hrs/week) accountable for leading the organization, in accordance with Board policies and related legislation, and for anticipating trends and change. The CEO advises the Board and makes recommendations concerning new policies and services; serves as secretary/treasurer to the Board; serves as one of the Board’s representatives to the public, to professional organizations, and to government agencies; directs resources toward the fulfillment of the organization’s mission, vision, and strategic priorities, and bears responsibility for preparing budgets and managing resources. The CEO operates the Library under a community-led philosophy, which puts the needs of the community and Library users first and responds to those needs in a positive, helpful, friendly, and efficient manner.

This position requires:

    • Master of Library and Information Science from an accredited University, or, at the discretion of the Board, an equivalent combination of education and experience.

    • A minimum of three (3) years experience in a supervisory/managerial role related to library management, including at least (2) years as a Branch Librarian, or as determined at the discretion of the Board.

    • Proven track record in the areas of organizational leadership, strategic planning, service excellence, public relations, marketing, and partnership development.

    • Certification in Mental Health First Aid or willingness to obtain is an asset.

    • Knowledge of EDI principles and practices and a commitment to diversity and inclusion in public libraries.

    • Certification of CPR/AED Level C certification or willingness to obtain is an asset.

    • A valid G class license and vulnerable sector check.

      To Apply:

      Please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@greyhighlandspubliclibrary.com with the subject heading “CEO/Chief Librarian” describing your experience, qualifications, and future goals with the Library system no later than 5 pm on Friday, October 13, 2023.

      Personal information submitted will be managed in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used only to determine eligibility for employment. Applicants must be legally eligible to work in Canada. Preferred candidates will be required to submit a Criminal Record Check.

      We thank all who apply but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. First-round interviews are scheduled to take place the week of October 16.

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