Monday, March 28, 2016

Monrovia – California Library Association – Executive Director


Closing Date: Open until filled.

Salary: $50,000.00 yearly

The California Library Association is looking for a dynamic part-time Executive Director to join a membership organization of dedicated library professionals.

Position Description:

Half-time (20 hrs/wk) independent contractor position reporting to Board of Directors and  working with the CLA Board, committees, members, and staff to guide the association’s strategic direction, and develop and implement the strategic plan. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing and coordinating 2 FTEs.
Candidate may telecommute but will be required to be present at CLA’s Southern California office location approximately five days per month and for up to two weeks during annual conference planning.

Overview of Responsibilities:

·        Financial: Responsible for CLA budget and finances, including investments, and for overseeing grant applications and implementation of grant funds. Oversee and supervise bookkeeper and accountant.
·        Compliance and Accountability: Responsible for CLA insurance, audit, and 501(c)(3) compliance.
·        CLA Board and Committees: Conduct Board development, provide support to the Board, and plan regular and special (e.g. orientation/training/planning) Board Meetings. Work with Board and committee members to make appointments. Sit on and participate in standing committees and assist in implementation of ideas.
·        Partnerships and Fundraising: Conduct fundraising, partnership development, and special projects and initiatives designed to generate revenue.
·        Advocacy: Support the work of the Advocacy and Legislation Committee.
·        Conference: Oversee all conference operations; negotiate contracts; liaise with hotel, conference managers, and contractors; liaise with sponsors and ensure they receive appropriate benefits and recognition; work with conference planning chairs to develop conference program and activities.
·        Visibility: In collaboration with the CLA Board President, represent CLA on state/national committees/task forces and ALA and other state chapters.

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

·        Bachelor’s Degree or higher
·        5 or more years in Nonprofit Management, Library Management or related fields
·        Demonstrated experience in large scale project management or event/conference planning
·        Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills, communication skills and ability to work effectively with staff, board and organization members
·        Demonstrated leadership skills and management experience
·        Demonstrated success in fund raising, grant writing and advocacy

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