Chief Executive Officer
DescriptionEdmonton Public Library - Chief Executive Officer EPL is passionate about sharing and creating connections that help, grow, inspire and change.
For the last 102 years, the Edmonton Public Library (EPL) has been much more than a place to borrow books.
In 2014, EPL was the first Canadian Library to be named “Library of the Year” by Library Journal magazine, the highest library honour of its kind.
It is a place that galvanizes communities, connects people and expands minds.
From their initial start in a temporary space above a meat shop and liquor store to their transformation of a streetcar into North America’s first bookmobile, EPL has always pushed the boundaries of what a public library can be.
Today, that innovative spirit and industrious nature m eans EPL continues to take risks, lead innovation, embrace change and challenge standard library practices.
EPL is the first library system in North America to systematically demonstrate a Community - Led philosophy by ins talling Community Librarians and Out reach Workers a t library br anches.
EPL recognized that they can be part of the solution to the problems of homelessness and poverty and created a library environment where marginalized populations can feel welcome, safe and have an opportunity to grow.
Please visit http://www.
epl.ca/ to learn more.
Based in Edmonton, Alberta and reporting to the Board of Trustees, t he successful candidate will inspire an enduring culture of creativity and innovation and strategically lead EPL’s commitment to its vision, mission and values in a manner that drive s the Library’s continuing success into the future.
The CEO will work closely with the Board and Leadership team and will have oversight and accountability for EPL’s approximate $49 million operational budget, 18 b r anches and 645 staff.
This role presents the opportunity to join a passionate, successful and high - performing team that has an unwavering commitment to demonstrating EPL’s values: fun & fresh, innovative , incredible content, knowledge - seeker, expert naviga tor and community activator.
An ideal candidate is an executive with ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in leading a complex organizational environment (library or non - profit administration is an asset) and managing large and complex c apital and operating budgets in a cost effective and sensitive environment.
The individual will also have experience in governance and working with Boards and managing external stakeholder relations as well as an appreciation for the nuances of public sect or administration and political environments.
A Master of Library Science Degree ( or equivalent post - secondary degree through an accredited program and requisite library experience ) is required.
A degree or diploma in Business Administration would be an a sset.
For more information on this opportunity, please visit Conroy Ross at: www.
Interested candidates are asked to apply as soon a s possible.
To apply, please send your resume in Word or PDF format to: apply@conroyross.
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Published: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 05:27 UTC