[ISLMA-Share] Executive Director Position, Cooperative Computer Services, Arlington Heights, IL

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Executive Director, Cooperative Computer Services


Provide leadership and support to 24 progressive public libraries in the
north and northwest Chicago suburbs as the new Executive Director of
Cooperative Computer Services <http://ccslib.org/>  (CCS). The successful
candidate will lead CCS-a member driven organization-into the future through
centralized affordable, reliable and progressive shared library technology.
The Executive Director will collaborate with member libraries to offer
stellar services to their individual communities. CCS, headquartered in
Arlington Heights IL, has a reputation for excellence as a reliable ILS
service provider (currently of Sirsi-Dynix Symphony) focusing on new
opportunities presented by exciting emerging technologies. With a dedicated
seven-member staff and a $2 million annual operating budget, CCS is
unveiling a new strategic plan July 27, 2016. The CCS Executive Director
reports to the CCS Governing Board and the Executive Committee, recommending
and supporting best practices and trends in centralized library services
related to technology and innovation.

Responsibilities. The Executive Director serves as the Chief Executive
Officer leading, developing and implementing a strong, comprehensive
program of cooperative technology services for its member libraries which
includes: recruiting, hiring and training CCS staff; creating and promoting
a current training program for member library staffs; coordinating the
activities of the membership; working and negotiating with vendors serving
as a liaison between vendor services and member libraries; serving as the
Chief Financial Officer establishing and working within an annual budget;
understanding and sharing library technology best practices as they apply to
member libraries and their services to their communities. Please visit CCS
Executive Director Position Description
<http://www.gossagesager.com/ccsjobdesc.pdf>  for complete information.

Qualifications. Qualifications include five years' library technology
experience; two years' library consortium or cooperative technology
experience; five years of increasingly responsible supervisory, project and
staff management experience or the equivalent background and experience that
will enable the candidate to effectively perform the work required.  A
Master's Degree in Library Science is preferred. Desirable qualifications
are public library experience and course work and/or IT certification and
library technology. Additional attributes are the ability to work with
people in a friendly, approachable, and tactful manner; considerable
knowledge of current public library practices, procedures and technology;
knowledge of budgeting and strategic planning; ability to exercise
leadership and effectively implement and manage change; ability to exercise
professional judgment analyzing and solving problems; and ability to set
priorities and make independent decisions.

Arlington Heights (IL), a Northwest Chicago suburb of 75,000 residents, is
an attractive destination to work, live and play!  The village is lively and
vibrant with a strong sense of community. It is the 12th largest
municipality in Illinois and has shopping, dining, entertainment and
recreation options in a pedestrian-friendly environment with a convenient
commuter stop leading to downtown Chicago and O'Hare International Airport.
Arlington Heights also has award-winning schools, an outstanding public
library, and an excellent parks system within established, friendly
neighborhoods. With a long tradition of community pride and collaboration,
Arlington Heights is committed to helping residents thrive. For more
information about CCS and Arlington Heights, visit CCS Links
<http://www.gossagesager.com/ccslinks.htm> .

Compensation.  The hiring range for the position is $91,465-$137,198
annually (with placement dependent upon qualifications) and includes an
attractive benefits package.

For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates
<http://www.gossagesager.com>  via email or phone. To start the application
process, send a meaningful cover letter and resume as Word or pdf
attachments to Dan Bradbury <mailto:danbradbury at bradburymiller.com> . The
position closes September 4, 2016. 



Jobeth Bradbury

Bradbury Miller Associates <http://www.gossagesager.com/> 

4545 Wornall Rd, Ste. 805

Kansas City, MO 64111

816-803-7087 (cell); 816-531-2468 (office)

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