Town of Burlington
Human Resources Department
Joanne M. Faust, SPHR, Human Resources Director
Cheralyn Rosati, Human Resources Coordinator
Notice of Job Vacancy
Burlington Public Library
The Town of Burlington, Massachusetts is a vibrant, progressive, financially stable community located about 12 miles northwest of Boston. The Burlington Public Library integrates emerging technologies with traditional library resources to support the Town’s 25,000 residents, along with a daytime population of up to 150,000, and is a center-piece of the educational, enrichment, and recreational life of the community. The library offers over 600 educational, recreational and cultural programs for adults, teens and children and is supported by an operating budget of $1.4 million. In 2016 the Burlington Public Library welcomed nearly 155,000 visitors and circulated over 300,000 items.
Under the direction of a 6-member Board of Trustees, the Director will be responsible for the administration and operation of the library and its services to effectively meet the diverse cultural, recreational, informational, and educational needs of the community. The Director will have supervisory responsibility for over 30 full and part-time employees, providing leadership in establishing effective working relationships and communication, ensuring high productivity and encouraging initiative and creativity and coordinates training and development opportunities. The Director oversees the selection of materials, computer hardware and software deployment, pursues grant funding, prepares and administers the annual budget, and represents the library locally and regionally.
- Master’s Degree in Library Science from a school accredited by the American Library Association.
- Eight years of professional library experience with a minimum of four years of administrative experience in a fully-automated public library setting or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Must be eligible for professional certification by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners upon appointment.
- Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library work and of the organization and management of library operations
- Ability to supervise and direct the work of professional and non-professional staff, empowering staff to deliver excellent customer service; experience supervising unionized employees a plus
- Strong public relations skills
- Strong technology skills with an understanding of trends as they apply to libraries
This position is included within the Administrative & Professional Compensation Plan with a starting salary in Grade 15 of high $70,000’s, commensurate upon experience, and provides comprehensive and generous benefits. This is a full-time position, 35-hours per week, anticipated to begin on September 5, 2017.
Joanne M. Faust, SPHR
Human Resources Director
Town of Burlington
29 Center Street
Burlington, MA 01803
Applications received by May 5, 2017 will be given first consideration. Position will remain open until filled.
29 Center Street • Burlington, Massachusetts 01803 • Tel (781) 505-1160 • Fax (781) 238-4696
www.burlington.org • email@example.com
The Town of Burlington is an Equal Opportunity Employer