Library Director (closes 6/30/2020)

Hillsboro Public Library
Hillsboro, Oregon

The Hillsboro Public Library is a department of the City of Hillsboro, as well as one of 13 Washington County Cooperative Services member libraries that share a countywide collection of over 1,600,000 items.

The library offers a full calendar of free programs, classes, cultural events and access to Internet-connected computers and WiFi. Online, cardholders have 24/7 access to the catalog of extensive online resources, including educational software, articles, directories, and databases. Librarians provide early literacy activities to infants and children and workshops, information, and support to their caregivers.

The Library Director plans, organizes, directs and supervises the activities and personnel of the Hillsboro Public Library. The Library Director actively participates as a member of the City Manager’s management team and serves as a liaison to Human Resources, Finance, Public Works, Economic & Community Development, Police, Fire & Rescue, Parks & Recreation, and other City departments. The Director participates in City committees and engages on citywide projects, including ethics discussions, capital planning, visioning, among many others.

The Director directs and manages 135 Library employees (approximately 45 full time, 35 part time, 50 on call and 5 interns) throughout a four-quadrant system. Reporting directly to the Library Director are the Assistant Library Director, and the Innovation, Connect, Explore, and Cultivate quadrant Managers. The Director confers with the Library leadership team on all aspects of library operations to plan and evaluate services, issues, options, staffing levels, equipment and overall infrastructure of the Library system. In addition, the Library Director oversees budget preparation and expenditures with leadership team recommendations, including managing the $11.5M annual budget.

Hiring a workforce that reflects the diverse community we serve is essential to delivering exceptional City services and programs. The City of Hillsboro is committed to creating and supporting an inclusive and welcoming environment for all employees to thrive. We value, respect, and empower employees as unique individuals with authentic voices and diverse ideas.

The City of Hillsboro complies with the letter and spirit of the Equal Employment Opportunity, Veteran’s Preference, and American with Disabilities Amendments Act (ADAA) laws in its employment process.

Link to the full job announcement.

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