DATE ENTERED: May 28, 2021
POSITION: Library Director
LOCATION: Massanutten Regional Library, Central Library, Harrisonburg, VA
APPLY BY: For fullest consideration, application materials should be received by June 15, 2021.


Library Director
Central Library, Harrisonburg, VA

Massanutten Regional Library’s (MRL) Board of Trustees seeks a personable, energetic, and skilled leader to serve as the Library Director for the Massanutten Regional Library system located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Seven library locations serve a population of over 159,000 with an annual circulation of more than 515,000. MRL has twenty full-time employees, twenty-seven part-time employees, and a $2.5+ million annual operating budget.

The Library Director serves as the chief executive officer of the library and is responsible for the administration of all library functions within the goals, guidelines, and policies established by the Board of Trustees. The Director is also responsible for the facilities, financial management, and personnel of the library, under the governance and oversight of the Board.

The successful candidate will embrace the role of being the face of the library to our local communities, create a welcoming culture for internal and external stakeholders, have hands-on management experience, possess dynamic leadership skills, have the ability to implement focused activities to achieve the goals set forth in the strategic plan, and be a strong steward of MRL’s resources. The Director is a role model within the organization and must maintain a positive attitude, an innovative mindset, and foster open communication and interaction with the staff and community.

This is a full-time exempt position working under the direction of the Board of Trustees. While much of this job will be completed during normal business hours (8:30 am – 5 pm), some evening and weekend work will be required.

Benefits:
MRL offers a competitive salary, health, dental and vision coverage (with 65% of the premium paid by MRL), 9 paid holidays and 2 personal days per year, 12 days of vacation, additional sick leave, participation in the Virginia Retirement System, and parking.

To apply:
Submit a cover letter, resume, MRL employment application, two letters of professional recommendation, and answers to the supplemental questions found in the informational document to Lesley Perkins, Business Manager at [email protected] or 174 S Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.  The Board of Trustees will be reviewing applications until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, application materials should be received by June 15, 2021.

The informational document and the job description can be found at www.mrlib.org/jobs. MRL’s employment application can be downloaded from this page.