Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer-TULSA (OK) CITY-COUNTY LIBRARY

Grow with Us in Beautiful Green Country! The Tulsa City-County Library Commission seeks a new Chief Executive Officer to build on a solid foundation of excellent library service. Work with the Library Commission to determine the strategic direction and policies for the library; serve as the face of the library in the community; develop and implement plans for new library facilities, services, and programs; advise Tulsa Library Trust Board and Friends of the Tulsa City-County Libraries; raise funds, develop and maintain donor relations to enrich library services. The challenges are exciting and the opportunities are endless! See Chief Executive Officer for the complete job description.

The Tulsa City-County Library System is an independent library district with a permanent tax rate exclusively dedicated to public library services. Governed by an 11-member, appointed Board of Commissioners, the system is a dynamic library system serving the 585,068 residents of Tulsa County in Northeastern Oklahoma. Library staff (269.5 FTEs) utilize a budget of $25.8 million to operate 25 public locations, one service center and an active bookmobile serving an increasingly diverse area. Named a Five-Star Library by Library Journal in 2008, this year the system celebrated a record 5.7 million circulation and increases in foot-traffic. TCCL also benefits from a supportive Tulsa Library Trust and active Friends groups.

Tulsa boasts a widely diversified business base. It is one of "America's Most Livable Communities" and recently Relocate America ranked it the "No. 1 Place to Live." Known as a Mecca for arts in Oklahoma, the city enjoys a rich cultural legacy with its ballet, opera, symphony and museums. Art deco masterpieces abound in many downtown buildings. Outstanding higher education facilities and recreational amenities help it earn these accolades and greatly enhance the area's quality of life. Additional information on the Tulsa City-County Library system and the community can be found at:Tulsa Links.

Minimum requirements:an MLS from an ALA-accredited program; ten years of progressively responsible public library experience with a minimum of five years of executive level administrative experience in a multi-branch urban or suburban system. Advanced management training (MPA, MBA or similar degree), proven experience reporting to a policy-making board, and success in collaborating with county or municipal officials are highly desirable. Essential skills include: excellent internal and external communication skills that inspire and motivate; the ability to develop and implement a shared vision of innovative library service for the System; skill in building and maintaining effective relationships with the Library Commission, staff and with community leaders; experience in strategic planning, facilities and space planning, fiscal management, library technology, fund development, and working with library trusts and charitable foundations.

Compensation:The hiring salary range is $130,000-150,000 with a competitive benefits package.

For further information, contact Dan or Jobeth Bradbury at Gossage Sager Associates. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and resume as Word attachments to Dan Bradbury or Jobeth Bradbury. This position will close October 10,2010.

GOSSAGE SAGER ASSOCIATES, 4545 WORNALL RD., STE. 805, KANSAS CITY, MO 64111