Business Manager


La Grange Public Library
Library Type: 
Public Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Full Time
Average 37.5 hour work week. Schedule would be primarily daytime Monday through Friday with very occasional nights and weekends required.
$44,889 to $56,102 DOQ

The Business Manager is responsible for the operations of the Library business office and performing a wide variety of complex clerical, accounting, human resource, and administrative activities to assist and support Library staff, the public, and Library-related boards.

You'll serve as owner of the Library's financial data and processes, from entering invoices to reconciling statements and managing vendor contracts to preparing budget documents and analyses. Additionally, you'll serve as our staff point of contact for general human resources, including coordinating hiring, onboarding, and exiting employees, managing employee payroll, benefits and personnel records, and assisting in the development of Library policy and procedure. Other administrative duties include providing support to the Library Board of Trustees through preparing their meeting agendas and packets, attending meetings and taking and transcribing minutes, and serving as the Library's Freedom of Information Act officer and Open Meetings Act designee.

Key opportunities for this position include the selection of and migration to a new accounting software; implementing digitization of Library records; overhauling the Library's hiring, onboarding and orientation processes; and serving as a key member of the Library's Leadership Team as we embark on our next strategic planning process in 2020.

Benefits include health, dental, vision and life insurance along with paid vacation, sick and holiday leave. Schedule would be primarily daytime Monday through Friday with very occasional nights and weekends required.

The full position description for this job is available on our website:

Qualifications: Two years of related work experience or education in accounting/bookkeeping. One year of related work experience or education in office management. One year of experience using Microsoft Excel. Bachelor's degree in business, accounting, or a related field preferred. Some experience in human resources preferred. Must possess advanced organizational skills and attention to detail with ability to multi-task while ensuring meticulous accuracy. Excellent written and verbal skills are required with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize effectively, adapt flexibly to changing priorities, and meet deadlines while managing a complex workload. Access to reliable transportation to conduct Library business-related errands.

Physical Requirements: Ability to stand, walk, crouch, stoop, squat, twist, climb, push/pull up to 50 pounds, and lift up to 25 pounds.

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled
Application Note: 

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to:

Charity Gallardo

Executive Director

La Grange Public Library

Application Contact: 
Charity Gallardo