Following the retirement of Alan Charnes last year, the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries is hiring a new Executive Director.
View the full position description and announcement here: http://www.coalliance.org/node/66
Review of applications begins February 20, 2012.
The Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries (the Alliance) invites applications and nominations for the position of Executive Director. The Alliance is seeking an innovative leader who can identify and respond to emerging trends in libraries, publishing, technology and higher education to deliver value-added services and resources to Alliance members. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and sets the overall direction of the Alliance and provides leadership and management in implementing programs and resources in conjunction with the Board, Member Council of Deans and Directors and Alliance Staff. The Executive Director will oversee and manage all day-to-day office operations in accordance to organizational goals, policies and applicable laws. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Candidates must hold an advanced degree from an accredited institution and have a minimum of five years of increasingly responsible leadership experience in a library or information-related organization with a multi-million dollar budget. Also required is demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging trends and issues in libraries and related fields including publishing, technology, and higher education. Candidates must have experience working in a consortium.
Preferred qualifications include: an advanced degree in library/information science or closely related discipline; expert knowledge of budget development and fiscal management with an understanding of the business implications of decisions; and proven contract negotiation skills.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references. Applications must be submitted via email directly to: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.
Screening of applications will begin February 20 and continue until the position is filled. Nominations and questions should be directed to Helen Reed, Chair, Alliance Executive Director Search Committee ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> / 970-351-2601). The Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusiveness in its workforce.
About the Alliance:
The Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries - commonly referred to as "the Alliance" - is a consortium of ten institutions representing thirteen major libraries located in Colorado and Wyoming. Founded in 1974 to consider ways of sharing resources, the consortium continues working toward that objective. The driving force is cooperation, the sharing of purchasing power, material and ideas. The Alliance seeks to obtain, operate and if necessary, develop the best products and services for its members at the best terms, conditions and prices. The Alliance has developed a variety of products such as the CARL system, UnCover, Prospector, Gold Rush, and the Alliance Digital Repository. These products have proven of value to Alliance members and non-members alike. To learn more about the Alliance, please visit its Web site at URL: http://www.coalliance.org.
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