Director, Deputy – Hennepin County Library

Salary: $87,455.68 – $138,912.80 Annually
Location: 12601 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka
Job Type: Full-time
Department: Library
Job Number: 18LIB526LMS006
Closing: 3/9/2018 11:59 PM Central

Hennepin County Library (HCL) is seeking a Deputy Director who will provide leadership for initiatives that impact all areas of the organization and will be responsible for the Library strategic plan implementation; diversity and inclusion, human resources, budget and finance, strategic services and policy and research; facilitating staff engagement and communication across the organization; and ensuring we are embracing the county’s core values.

The Library’s mission is to nourish minds, transform lives and build community together while being an extroverted organization committed to customer-centered services, collections, electronic access and resources, and programs and classes. Employees work every day to put the customer first to achieve our mission, vision and goals.

Hennepin County offers an impressive benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, life, and short/long-term disability insurance, 11 paid holidays per year in addition to paid time off, paid parental leave, tuition reimbursement, a defined benefit pension plan (PERA), retirement savings programs, trade time for fitness, and many more.

The primary duties and responsibilities of this position include:
• Coordinate, lead, and administer Library system functions including budget/finance, human resources, diversity and inclusion, strategic services, and policy and research.
• Participate as a member of the Library’s leadership team; lead the Library’s senior and management teams.
• Lead the ongoing implementation and evaluation of the Library’s strategic plan, focusing on our commitment to diversity and inclusion.
• Support and encourage employee engagement by sharing ideas around continuous improvement and innovation to enhance the work environment and departmental outcomes.
• Lead the development of the department’s annual operating budget request and oversee expenditures.
• Participate in the development of the department’s annual capital budget request.
• Lead the Library in aligning our work with the core values of the county.
• Collaborate with internal and external customers on Library and county initiatives.
• Serve as director in the absence of the director.
• Represent the Library in professional associations and develop and maintain collaborative relationships with other library and government entities, elected officials, civic and community leaders, philanthropic and corporate leaders, and neighborhood and community groups.

Best Qualified Candidates will have:

• One of the following:
– A master’s degree or higher in public administration, business, library science, education or related field and four years or more of supervisory or managerial experience in a large organization.
– A bachelor’s degree in one of the above fields and five years or more of supervisory or managerial experience in a large organization.
– Note: Experience can be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.
• Management experience of complex projects and of service delivery across multiple locations.
• Experience collaborating with other departments, community groups or agencies to plan services and develop policies and procedures.
• Experience creating and evaluating programs, and creating and implementing innovative solutions/redesign.
• Excellent public speaking, professional writing and presentation skills.
• Ability to:
– Establish effective relationships with elected officials, administrators, directors and managers, community leaders and groups, and the general public.
– Create and support a culture of diversity and inclusion to uphold the provision of culturally competent services within a respectful workplace.
– Evaluate current and proposed programs and identify areas of potential improvement.
– Support and encourage employee engagement by sharing ideas around continuous improvement and innovation to better the work environment and departmental outcomes.
– Exhibit interpersonal skills that inspire effective team building, development and motivation of staff, and successful conflict management.
– Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
– Apply business knowledge, understanding of a variety of business practices, and familiarity with public sector organizations.
– Take calculated risks and manage expectations of both internal development teams and existing and potential customers.
• Access to reliable transportation in order to travel frequently between library locations.

A resume and cover letter are required to be attached as part of this application. Invitations to interview will be based on assessment of education and experience.

Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community.

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