The Schaumburg Township District Library (STDL) seeks an experienced and innovative Deputy Director of Public Services, to oversee planning, implementation, and evaluation of library-wide programs and services that support STDL's mission and values. This position will help manage the programs, services, and operations of our Youth/Teen; Reference; Fiction, Movies, and Music, Programming and Outreach, as well as Digital Services, and the branch locations of Hoffman Estates and Hanover Park. Additionally, the selected and qualified candidate will work collaboratively on STDL's Management Team, playing a critical and active role in guiding policy and decision making.
This position requires an ALA accredited MLS with 7 years of public library experience with at least 5 years of upper-level management or administrative experience. The successful candidate will be a forward-thinker, committed to excellence in customer services; understand the Library's central role in the community; and have a demonstrated history or strong knowledge base of:
- Communication, interpersonal, organizational, and customer service skills;
- Innovative and current technologies, experience in best practices in original programming, evaluative measures that help tell the Library's story, skill in building and sustaining community partnerships;
- IL library laws and rules as well as understanding finances and the budget process development;
- Innovative, diverse and successful program planning for various library-user groups.
At STDL, we believe that we connect our patrons with their community and their future. We are a Library Journal star-rated library with an annual budget of 16 million and a staff of just under 300. We are responsive to user needs. We strive to provide state of the art services, facilities, and collections. We are committed to meeting the needs of our community through unmatched offerings and strong financial stewardship. We are dedicated to opening doors to new ideas and experiences. We are leaders in our community and we are committed to promoting innovation and creativity in our organization and beyond.
At STDL, we are committed to an excellent work environment that includes a focus on positive work-life balance. Our benefits and resources for staff support our high rate of employee retention, which we feel is a testament to our culture. STDL offers an excellent total compensation package that includes health insurance and 401a/457 retirement benefits. The Library is located 30 miles from downtown Chicago, and we serve a diverse community of 130,000 in the Northwest suburbs. We have three locations: our Central Library in Schaumburg, and our neighborhood branches in Hanover Park and Hoffman Estates.
Qualified candidates must submit a cover letter and resume and complete an STDL application, which can be found at on the Library's website at www.schaumburglibrary.org/About Us/Employment Opportunities.
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