Executive Director, SCELC, Los Angeles, CA

The Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC) is a top-tier, entrepreneurial library consortium dedicated to advancing the interests of more than 100 private college, university and research member libraries as well as 200 affiliate libraries. SCELC enjoys an impressive national reputation for innovation and successful leadership in providing consortial licensing and other benefits to its members.

On behalf of the SCELC membership, the organization’s Board of Directors is seeking a dynamic Executive Director to lead the organization, which manages one of the nation’s largest library licensing programs (approximately $50 million per year) and is committed to pursuing deeper collaboration to advance the interests of SCELC member libraries and the stakeholders they serve.  The Board feels strongly that the SCELC Executive Director must demonstrate a commitment to creating and maintaining a diverse and welcoming work environment and a commitment to advancing educational opportunity for the diverse student bodies served by SCELC institutions.

Under the general direction of the SCELC Board, the Executive Director is responsible for implementing collaboratively developed strategic initiatives and overseeing the operations and finances of the organization to assure the long-term effectiveness and viability of the Consortium. The Executive Director will lead an exceptional eight-person staff and ensure that SCELC maintains its current fiscal health by continually monitoring existing programs and pursuing new strategic opportunities.

Responsibilities

Maintaining close connections with the SCELC membership; ensuring that the collective aspirations of the membership are realized; adhering to the collectively developed policies and governing principles of the SCELC organization; maintaining a productive and welcoming work environment for the SCELC staff;  shaping a robust communication strategy to ensure that member institutions, staff, business partners and regional/national colleagues are kept fully apprised of SCELC’s goals and progress toward achieving those goals; through presenting, writing, and committee work, represent a vibrant SCELC membership and staff in regional, national and international professional organizations.

Required Qualifications

An M.L.I.S. or equivalent relevant advanced degree; minimum of ten years of relevant professional work experience; excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; at least five years of successful management experience; the ability to work effectively with a broadly diverse community of colleagues;  a commitment to building inter-institutional collaborative initiatives; and a basic understanding of the business practices and workflow surrounding library and/or consortial content acquisition.

For a complete job description, additional materials, and information on how to apply for the position, visit: https://scelc.org/news/search-announcement-scelc-executive-director

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