DATE ENTERED: November 9, 2021
POSITION: Heritage Public Library Director
LOCATION: New Kent and Charles City Counties, VA
APPLY BY: Review of applications will begin December 1, 2021.  Position will remain open until filled.

The Heritage Public Library (HPL) Director is responsible for establishing, implementing, and
communicating strategies, direction, plans, and programs for the operation and growth of the
HPL system to suit the needs of the community and to direct the efforts of library staff and
volunteers under the policies, guidance, and at the pleasure of the HPL Board of Trustees.  The Heritage Public Library is a two-branch system supporting New Kent and Charles City Counties.  HPL is governed by the Board of Trustees, appointed by New Kent and
Charles City counties, as well as the Library of Virginia.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES
This specification lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive.

  • Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with New Kent County and
  • Charles City County government officials, employees and representatives.  Represent HPL at Board of Supervisor meetings and other county administrative meetings.
  • Develop community partnerships and outreach opportunities.
  • Develops and implements new library programs and services in collaboration with the
  • library’s programming coordinators.
  • Collaborates with the Bowman History Center in Charles City for seamless co-habitation of the Charles City Library Building.
  • Ensure proper accounting, reporting and auditing of the Library's financial systems and
  • records.  Maintain oversight of the working budget.  Prepare and present budget requests to the Board of Trustees and the localities.
  • Continuously seek out local, state, federal funding/grant opportunities.
  • Serves as steward of the library's collection; establishes the overall goals for the
  • selection, control, dissemination, management and maintenance of the collection and
  • directs the accumulation and disposition of materials; ensures that the library's
  • practices and technology are sufficient and effective.
  • Supervision and oversight of all library staff and volunteers.
  • Develop and implement short-term and long-range strategic plans to fulfill the mission of the library and the library’s five-year plan to secure future success.
  • Maintain current awareness of technological and advances relating to library services; develop and implement systems to update and enhance library services.
  • Complete all statistical reports required by outside agencies and provide presentations
  • to the Board of Trustees, county governments and other agencies on HPL’s progress
  • on goals, objectives, and comparison to other library systems.
  • Schedule quarterly meetings with the Board of Trustees and provide all meeting
  • documents.
  • Maintain positive, collaborative relationship with Board of Trustees.

QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Experience: Master’s degree in library science, ALA certified; 7-10 years
of professional librarian experience, 5 years of which were at a managerial level;
OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.  Required: Virginia’s Driver’s license.

Essential attributes and skills include vision, creativity, energy, and enthusiasm; superior written and oral communications skills; demonstrated success in effectively promoting library services to the community; political acumen; collaborative and consensus-building skills; experience in recruiting, mentoring, evaluating, and retaining an excellent staff; and a thorough knowledge of current trends and “best practices” for library service. Proven success working effectively with a policy-making board is desirable.

Full job description may be found at www. https://heritagepubliclibrary.org/

Salary range for this position is $55,000 - $65,000.

To apply, email a cover letter, three professional references, and CV to [email protected].   

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2021 and will remain open until filled.