Executive Director, Westerly Public Library and Wilcox Park, Westerly RI

The Board of Trustees of the Westerly Memorial and Library Association is seeking an
energetic and enthusiastic Executive Director to lead the Westerly Public Library and Wilcox Park.


The Memorial and Library Association is a private non-profit corporation consisting of
Westerly Public Library and Wilcox Park. The library and park combine to make a unique
and valued community asset with a long tradition of serving the Westerly, Rhode Island and
Stonington, Connecticut communities and their surrounding areas. The Association is a
public/private funded enterprise providing community library services in conjunction with
Wilcox Park. Additionally, the Hoxie Gallery is located within the library and is curated by
staff of the library. This unique situation provides an organization with an important, creative and broad mission in its service to the community.


The Executive Director is expected to manage, strengthen and build on these values and
tradition. The Executive Director must have core professional library skills in the
administration of a significant public library as well as creative abilities in managing the
historic park and assuring a synergy between the library and the park.


On an operational level, the Executive Director plans, organizes, directs, coordinates and
manages all operations and activities of the Memorial and Library Association; protects and preserves the assets of the Association; maintains fiscal responsibility by managing within the budget as approved by the Board; and represents the interests of the Association in all public and private forums. The Executive Director report to the Board of Trustees and, through the President of the Board, makes recommendations to the Board.


On a strategic level, the incoming Executive Director is expected to collaborate with the
Board, staff, patrons and community stakeholders to develop and modernize the existing
library and park programs by building upon the traditions of quality service and creative
outreach. She/he must have demonstrated leadership in all aspects of fund-raising.

MLS required

Minimum 10 years supervisory experience in a library setting or comparable environment

Experience leading a multi-service organization

Understands the impact of technology on libraries

Supervise approximately 30 Library and Park employees and coordinate all operational situations

Expanded job description available at http://www.westerlylibrary.org/contentmgr/showdetails.php/id/2124

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