Cooperative Executive Director
COOPERATVE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - BERGEN COUNTY COOPERATIVE LIBRARY SYSTEM (NJ)
Lead the Bergen County Cooperative Library System, a dynamic, forward-thinking
consortium of 76 public libraries in northern New Jersey (headquartered in Hackensack) as its next Executive Director. Implementing BCCLS’s
first strategic plan, the new Executive Director, in collaboration with member libraries, will focus on the core values of efficiencies and
stewardship of public monies, shared leadership, the wisdom of peer member libraries, and the public it serves. The successful candidate will
exhibit superior leadership, communication, advocacy and problem-solving skills, have an intellectual curiosity and be open to new ideas and
innovation. With a dedicated, motivated staff of 11FTE and a $3.2 million annual operating budget, the Executive Director will serve BCCLS’s
member libraries representing four counties (Bergen, Essex, Hudson, and Passaic) in the areas of marketing, technologies, content creation and
political advocacy. Understanding the unique needs of the members and envisioning the future of the organization are vital roles of the next
Bergen County is in the northeastern corner of New Jersey in the heart
of the New York Metropolitan area. The County is home to nearly one million residents and enjoys vibrant and diverse business and residential
communities. The County includes 9,000 acres of land dedicated to cultural and recreational opportunities including 21 parks, horseback riding
areas, 38 museums and historic sites. Bergen County offers an outstanding quality of life, an educated workforce, diverse housing stock, and
award-winning schools. For additional information on BCCLS and Bergen County, visit BCCLS Links.
Responsibilities. The BCCLS Executive Director is responsible for all administrative aspects of BCCLS services, staff,
and operation. The Executive Director reports to the BCCLS Executive Board and the position is governed by the BCCLS Personnel Manual and an
employment contract. Key areas of responsibility are: staff administration; all fiduciary responsibilities; and services and operations with
member libraries, vendors, staff, and other key stakeholders. For a complete description, see BCCLS
Executive Director Position Description.
Qualifications. Minimum requirements include a Master’s Degree in Library and information Science from an
ALA-accredited program and a minimum of five years of experience working as a professional librarian in a managerial position in a public library.
Preferred qualifications include a demonstrable record of achievement in public library work, proven acuity in financial planning, familiarity
with ILS systems, the ability to manage a diverse and talented office staff, the ability to bring together a large group of library directors
and trustees to work together for the best interests of the consortium, vision and creativity regarding the changing landscape of library services,
and experience reporting to a governing board. Consortium experience is desirable.
Compensation. The starting salary range is $130,000-155,000 with an attractive 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 Jobeth Bradbury
before the closing date of June 3, 2018.
BRADBURY MILLER ASSOCIATES, 4545 WORNALL RD., STE. 805, KANSAS CITY, MO 64111