Onondaga County Public Library
The Onondaga County Public Library (OCPL) Board of Trustees seeks experienced candidates who possess a proven track record in building partnerships, managing budgets and leading change. Community involvement, customer-focused service philosophy, knowledge of library technology and trends, and excellent written and verbal communication skills are also expected. The vacancy is due to the retirement of the current Executive Director.
OCPL and the Position: Reporting to an eleven member county-appointed Board of Trustees, the Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the operations of a New York State Federated Library System. Serving a diverse countywide population of approximately 467,000, OCPL is comprised of a Central Library, funded by Onondaga County, and eight branches and two libraries in community centers which are funded by the City of Syracuse. In addition, OCPL is funded by New York State to provide services to the 19 independent public libraries within Onondaga County.
The Onondaga County Public Library has a staff of 157 FTE and a 2014 operating budget of $15 million in a civil service and union environment. Total countywide 2012 annual circulation of library materials was 4.8 million, including 1.1 million within the Central Library and city branches. The library has maintained an excellent working relationship with city, county and state officials, member libraries, Syracuse University’s iSchool, and community organizations. The Executive Director is expected to continuously build and maintain collaborative partnerships with all stakeholders and to fulfill OCPL’s commitment to serving multi-cultural communities.
MLS from an ALA accredited library education program, plus a minimum of eight years of satisfactory professional library experience in libraries or library systems of recognized standing, including at least three years of progressively responsible experience in a senior administrative capacity.
The position requires the possession of a New York State public librarian’s professional certificate at the time of appointment.
Salary & Benefits:
The minimum hiring salary is $99,369.
Competitive benefits include health and dental insurance, NY State Retirement, long term disability insurance, and the opportunity to participate in a deferred compensation plan.
How to Apply:
Send cover letter, resume, and three professional references as Word or PDF attachments via email to email@example.com on or before closing date – March 3rd, 2014
OCPL is an AA/EOE Employer
Onondaga County Public Library, 447 S. Salina St., Syracuse, NY 13202; www.onlib.org
Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System
The Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System seeks a full time Business Office Manager. The position is responsible for the primary bookkeeping and accounting operations of the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System, and provides clerical support to the Director.
-Responsible for bank deposits and coordination of reconciliation
-Pays and records System bills and claim forms
-Communicates with and submits payroll information to payroll company
-Maintains financial records of the System in an accounting software
-Annually provides records to external auditor as requested
-Invoices member libraries for materials and services provided
-Produces monthly financial statements and balance sheets for Board Meetings
-Compiles and submits quarterly statistics from member libraries to two counties along with payment requests
-Annually compiles financial statistics for State Annual Report
-Responsible for Human Resources activities and Benefits administration
- Works with payroll company to submit required tax forms to NY State and IRS
-Coordinates Annual Meeting planning, including reservations and invitations
-Orders supplies as needed
-Updates and distributes System Directory every year
- Produces reports as requested by the Director
-Travel, as required
-Other duties and responsibilities, as assigned
Qualifications & Skills Required
-Knowledge of basic bookkeeping and accounting principles
-Strong mathematical skills
-Attention to detail while meeting strict deadlines
-Ability to prioritize
-Ability to understand and carry out detailed verbal and written instructions
-Strong computers skills, including use of common word processing, spreadsheet and accounting software
-Problem solving skills in a variable and dynamic setting
-Ability to work with others as part of a team
-Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field
-Four years’ experience in an office setting
-Human Resources experience
-Experience with Quickbooks accounting software
$30k+, commensurate with experience. An excellent benefits package including NYS Retirement, vacation and health benefits are included.
The Chautauqua Cattaraugus Library System is located at 106 W. 5th St., Jamestown, NY 14701.
Please email your cover letter, resume and at least 3 professional references in pdf format to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Questions regarding this opening can be directed to Eli Guinnee at email@example.com or 716-484-7135 x228.