Chief Executive Officer—Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (MD)
Imagining Opportunities – Connecting Community – Shaping Lives. The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System(PGCMLS) Board of Trustees is seeking a visionary new CEO who, through dynamic leadership, will help to ensure that the Library System becomes one of the Nation’s best. Cultivating valued relationships with new and existing stakeholders, the CEO will have demonstrated talent in building and maintaining, connections with the broader community. The CEO will, through opportunity and connectivity, provide positive learning pathways to change the lives of the nearly one million County residents. Key lifelong learning focus areas of the Library’s 2017 Strategic Plan include: Tech Connect, Ready 2 Read, and Learning U. Supporting student achievement, the Library’s LINK partnership connects Prince George’s County public school students to the Library’s resources through ID cards eliminating barriers to student access. Governed by a seven-member Board, PGCMLS serves its constituency through a stellar staff (312 FTE), a $30 million annual budget, 19 locations plus a Correctional Facility library, and twelve active, contributing Friends of the Library groups. The ideal CEO will bring extraordinary passion, innovation, and a demonstrated commitment to a diverse, multicultural, and very engaged community of customers and potential partners. Please visit PGCMLS CEO Brochure for additional information about the position!
Prince George’s County, the second largest county in Maryland, is a family-friendly, vibrant, growing county with 27 municipalities. It is proud to be home to seven colleges and universities, including the University of Maryland, Bowie State University and Prince George’s Community College. Also, Prince George’s is home for some of the region’s top attractions. Residents and visitors enjoy the National Harbor on the Potomac, FedExField – home of the NFL Washington Redskins, 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. Enjoy and explore Prince George’s County and Prince George’s County Memorial Library System atPGCMLS Links.
Responsibilities. The CEO, reporting to the Board of Trustees, 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 and communications; fundraising and development; emergent technologies; facilities; and external partnership development through engagement with key stakeholder groups. Valuing transparency, trust, and collegiality, the CEO will lead a large, complex and innovative organization to its full and exciting potential.
Qualifications. Minimum qualifications include a Masters’ Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program and five years of management experience in a complex organization. Additional skills include political acumen, strong communication skills, ability to think and plan strategically, the ability to work with a broad range of stakeholders, and demonstrated ability in fiscal management. Experience in a public library with multiple locations, reporting to a governing board, working in a multicultural environment, and collective bargaining are desired qualifications.
Compensation. The starting salary range is $175,000 – $195,000 (with placement dependent upon experience and qualifications) with an attractive benefits package.
For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and resume as Word or PDF attachments to Dan Bradbury on or before the closing date of September 16, 2018.