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Library Executive Director - Recruitment Extended, Mystic and Noank Library (Mystic, CT)

The Library Executive Director performs professional, managerial, and administrative work of a highly responsible nature in directing and coordinating the activities and facilities of the Library. With considerable independent judgment, discretion and initiative, the Executive Director develops library collections and plans and implements services, programs and activities to meet present and anticipated community needs. 

The Library Executive Director is responsible for the preparation and advocacy of budget requests to the towns of Groton and Stonington and for the preparation and administration of the Library budget in collaboration with the Finance Committee. The Executive Director is responsible for the hiring, training and management of 14+ staff. The Executive Director is the primary representative of the library within the community and fosters the relationship with the two funding municipalities, the Towns of Groton and Stonington. The Executive Director performs all related work, as required, to assure the overall efficient operation of the Library and Library facilities. 

The Library Executive Director reports to and receives direction from the Board of Trustees. 

Full Position Description:


Minimum Required Qualifications:

·         A Master's Degree in Library Science or a Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Management or a Master’s Degree in a related field

·         A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience at a managerial level position and demonstrated management ability in administration, budgeting, planning, personnel supervision, fundraising and community engagement

·         Understanding of finance and accounting at the level to knowledgeably  work with the Finance Committee and auditors and to effectively prepare and manage the budget 

Preferred Qualifications:

·         Prior professional experience in a library 

·         Ability to be an effective representative of the Library to the municipal funding bodies and within the community

·         Knowledge of emerging technologies and their application to libraries

·         Ability to plan proactively and to respond positively to unexpected events

·         Reside within fifty miles of Mystic, Ct. (06355)

Full/Part Time

Full Time




70,000 - 85,000

Closing Date

November 2, 2020

How to Apply

·         Resumes and three references including at least two professional references should be sent to


2020-10-13 |  Quick link to this job