Sent on behalf of Lorraine McQueen.  Apologies for cross postings.

Closing Date:  May 1, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.

The Annapolis Valley Regional Library (AVRL) is seeking a Chief Executive Officer to provide leadership and direction for a progressive and committed regional public library system with eleven branches in the Annapolis Valley.   In addition to providing service through its branches, the AVRL provides a Bookmobile, Borrow by Mail service and downloadable eBook and audiobook service.  The AVRL is very proud of the service that it provides to its patrons, including a strong commitment to youth and outreach services.
Reporting to the AVRL Board, the Chief Executive Officer ensures cost-effective and quality public library service throughout the Annapolis Valley through: strategic planning; policy development; management of AVRL financial and human resources; development and maintenance of library programs, collections and technology; establishing community libraries and outreach services; ensuring community engagement through partnerships, advocacy and public relations; and serving as Secretary to the Board.

The AVRL is seeking a Chief Executive Officer who possesses the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
* Strong leadership skills for heading a complex work environment
* Ability to effectively lead and manage change
* Action and results oriented, enjoys working hard with the ability to seize opportunities
* Strong public service orientation to community-led library service
* Organizational and managerial skills to manage the library's resources, including financial and human resources
* Ability to build constructive and effective relationships, internally and externally
* Excellent analytical and decision-making skills
* Ability to set priorities and inspire confidence
* Excellent oral and written communication skills
* Ability to exercise tact, courtesy and sound judgment in dealing with the public and staff
* Substantial knowledge of library and office technology
* Valid Driver's license and access to personal vehicle

The successful applicant will require a Master's degree in librarianship from CLA/ALA accredited program.  Business or management related degree or courses will be considered an asset.  The applicant will also have at least five years successful professional experience in a library system, including a minimum of three years proven managerial experience.

This is a permanent managerial position that is available immediately, with an effective date to be determined.  The salary and benefits are in accordance with the AVRL Personnel Policy at a salary range of $72,025 - $87,547.  For additional information regarding this position, please contact Lorraine McQueen, Interim Chief Executive Officer at 1-866-922-0229 ext. 223 or by e-mail at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.

If you would like the opportunity to work with the AVRL to continue the development of innovative and community-based library services, then please forward your application in the form of a resume and cover letter to:
Shirley Pineo, Chair
Annapolis Valley Regional Library
P. O. Box 640, 26 Bay Road
Bridgetown, Nova Scotia  B0S 1C0

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.