The Palos Verdes Library District serves a culturally diverse population of 69,000 people who comprise a well-educated, highly engaged, and affluent bedroom community located 25 miles southwest of downtown Los Angeles. Bordered by the picturesque Pacific Ocean, the Palos Verdes Peninsula is defined by breathtaking coastline vistas, multi-layered steep cliffs, gracefully rolling hills, deep canyons, and a semi-rural feel. The District is now seeking a visionary and collaborative leader to serve as its District Director. The ideal candidate will be passionate about libraries and the future of library services and will bring strong management skills and a commitment to employee engagement. As the District’s ambassador, the Director will enjoy and be skilled at building goodwill relationships in the local community; with the local school district; with local, state, and federal elected officials; and in local, state, and national library communities. The salary for the position is open depending on qualifications and experience. If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please apply online at www.bobmurrayassoc.com. Contact Bob Murray at (916) 784-9080 with questions. Filing deadline February 18, 2018.
The selected candidate will be a forward thinker who has an accredited degree in library/information science, public administration, business administration, or a related field. At least five (5) years of broad management experience in a library system or other customer-oriented environments is required. Experience in a broad spectrum of library services including overseeing a multi-branch library system is desirable.
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