28 South First Avenue Mount Vernon, New York 10550 (914) 668-1840
Assistant Director Opening
Mount Vernon Public Library
28 South First Ave.
Mount Vernon, NY 10550
The Assistant Director supports the Library’s mission, goals and strategic plan; assumes responsibility for how the Library is perceived by staff and the public; and contributes through collaborative problem-solving. Will supervise public services activities and departments. Will also prepare and implement a development plan and will work on seeking out grant opportunities for the library. Assists the Director with administrative day-to-day library operations including the supervision of the maintenance staff and facilities management.
Essential job responsibilities:
Where applicable, works to develop and implement the library’s strategic plan. Submits recommendations on public services policies and procedures to the Director and implements these decisions. Is familiar with all phases of operation of the library. Assists in developing and administering policies concerning library operations and programs. Advises, supervises, and evaluates Head Librarians. Makes recommendations related to appointments, promotions, transfers, and other personnel matters to the Director. Assists in the overall planning for the library by attending conferences and workshops and reading professional literature and by taking an active part in professional activities within the State and nationally.
The Assistant Director is an active member of the Director’s administrative team. Assists the Director with administrative day-to-day library operations. Serves as Acting Director in absence of the Director.
Performs additional duties as assigned by the Director.
Education and experience:
Minimum: Master’s degree in Library Science from a school accredited by the American Library Association with at least five years of management experience. Should possess a thorough knowledge of professional library principles, practices, methods and knowledge of all phases of public library work; and have strong interpersonal skills, including communication (verbal and written), problem solving, and planning. Some library administrative experience preferred.
If interested in this position please print and complete the full-time employment application and send it with your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Carolyn Karwoski, Library Director, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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