Scott, Did you want me to post this on the Evergreen job board?
On Wed, Dec 19, 2018 at 11:23 PM scott.tho...@sparkpa.org < scott.tho...@sparkpa.org> wrote: > Forwarding on behalf of Lisa Rives-Collens, President of PaILS Board of > Directors. > > THE PENNSYLVANIA INTEGRATED LIBRARY SYSTEM - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR > > The Pennsylvania Integrated Library System (PaILS) seeks a dynamic > Executive Director with strong leadership and communication skills, > strategic vision, and a track record of building strong customer > relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions. The Executive > Director is the chief operating officer of PaILS, a non-profit corporation, > and is charged with implementing the organization’s policies and programs, > exercising administrative oversight of all the affairs and finances of the > consortium, overseeing the technical operation of the Pennsylvania library > open-source software consortium, known as SPARK, and developing and > implementing long-term organizational and strategic goals. Currently, PaILS > has two FTEs and is supported through a combination of member fees and > Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds provided by PA’s Office of > Commonwealth Libraries (OCL). > > SPARK is a comprehensive, remotely hosted, “one-price” solution for over > 140 libraries in Pennsylvania. The software includes circulation, > cataloging, serials, and acquisitions functionality. The online library > catalog for library end-users offers the enhanced functionality found in > the most expensive commercial discovery layers. SPARK utilizes the > Evergreen open source integrated library system (ILS). Evergreen is > currently available in over 1,000 libraries, both in the US and > internationally, and has an active and growing community of developers and > users. > > RESPONSIBILITIES: > > The Executive Director provides overall leadership for PaILS and reports > to a nine-member volunteer board of directors. The successful candidate > will plan and manage the operations of the SPARK system to ensure system > reliability and high-quality functioning for member libraries and other > stakeholders. The Executive Director is also responsible for building > relationships, and developing and implementing strategies for collaboration > with the various PaILS stakeholders to ensure the effective operation of > SPARK for Pennsylvania libraries. Key stakeholders include SPARK member > libraries, the larger Evergreen open source community, key technology > partners, and other library partner organizations within the Commonwealth. > The new Executive Director will lead system staff in fostering an > environment of collaboration, trust, and transparency that propels > continual development of the SPARK system. Day-to-day administrative > oversight of PaILS operations and grant writing are also key > responsibilities. > > QUALIFICATIONS: > > While the ideal candidate may not possess all of the qualities listed > below, s/he will possess many of the following professional and personal > abilities, attributes, and experiences: > > * Master’s Degree in Library Science (MLS) from an ALA-accredited > institution (preferred) or equal experience and advanced education; > > * Experience in business administration or a strong foundational > knowledge of the principles of business administration, financial planning, > and organizational management, with a minimum of five years of experience > as a proven leader and administrator including a demonstration of: > > * excellent written and verbal communication skills; > > * ability to collaborate with a board of directors to > achieve an organizational mission and implementation of successful > development practices; > > * ability to work with diverse stakeholders to achieve the > organizational mission and goals, including proactive community relations, > outreach, and advocacy; > > * administrative and supervisory experience, along with > experience in the management and leadership of member committees and > cross-functional teams; and > > * federal grant-writing experience. > > * Strong knowledge of and technology management experience ideally > with integrated library systems or technology systems designed for > information management and consortial collaboration; > > * Experience in building relationships with customers such as > libraries, library organizations and consortia, state and local government > officials and legislators; > > * Experience in managing RFI and RFQ processes, product evaluations, > and developing service level agreements and negotiating costs with vendor > partners; > > * Experience in conducting presentations and exhibits at > conferences; > > * Residence in Pennsylvania or willingness to become Pennsylvania > resident. > > * Willingness and ability to travel extensively throughout > Pennsylvania. > > SALARY: Minimum salary of $75,000 annually and a generous benefit’s > package. > > HOW TO APPLY: > > Interested individuals who meet these criteria should submit a single > email containing a resume, a cover letter, and three professional > references in PDF format to sparkpaj...@gmail.com <mailto: > sparkpaj...@gmail.com> no later than 01/21/19. Further details about > specific job responsibilities or questions may also be sent to the same > email address. Review of applications and interviews will begin immediately > and will be ongoing until the position is filled. > > Posted by the PaILS Board of Directors > Lisa Rives Collens, PaILS President > > > -- > > Lisa Rives Collens > Head of Patron Services > Schlow Centre Region Library <https://www.schlowlibrary.org/> Hours and > Location <https://www.schlowlibrary.org/contact/hours-location> > 814.237-6236 *116 > lcoll...@schlowlibrary.org <mailto:lcoll...@schlowlibrary.org> > < > https://www.facebook.com/pages/State-College-PA/Schlow-Centre-Region-Library/32263412175> > <https://twitter.com/schlowlibrary> < > https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/45230224-schlow-library> < > http://schlow.tumblr.com/> > <https://www.schlowlibrary.org/> > > An agency of the Centre Region Council of Governments, Schlow is proud to > serve the residents of State College Borough and College, Ferguson, > Halfmoon, Harris, and Patton Townships. > >