Director Position


Livingston Manor Free Library

The Livingston Manor Free Library Director reports directly to the Board of Trustees The position involves planning, implementing, and managing the library operations in accordance with established policies, procedures, and pertinent local, statewide, and national laws, regulations, and practices. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • With the Library Board of Trustees, develop and implement the library budget;
  • Supervise staff and volunteers with the goal of providing excellent community service;
  • Maintain a clean, safe building and premises;
  • Ensure collection of library materials, programs and services meet the needs and interests of the community;
  • Work with bookkeeper to administer payroll, pay bills and maintain accurate records of expenditures and revenue;
  • Plan, coordinate and implement programming for all ages with assistance from staff and volunteers;
  • Advocate for the library, promote programs, and services;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with schools, agencies, and community groups;
  • Research grants, and prepare applications to state and federal agencies and non-profit foundations to support the library’s mission;
  • Gather usage statistics throughout the year to complete the NYS Annual Library Report;
  • Review and/or develop policies and procedures for the operation of the library;
  • Communicate regularly with the Board of Trustees; provide a monthly report and financial statements;
  • Organize and execute library fundraising events as necessary, with assistance from the Board of Trustees;
  • Implement policies and procedures for thanking and communicating with individuals, foundations and companies that make gifts to the library;
  • Work closely with Manor Ink by supporting its volunteer recruitment efforts, donor and sponsor appreciation, and subscriber mailings.

 Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum qualification of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university or its equivalent. 
  • Experience with administration and management of staff
  • Demonstrated organizational and project management experience
  • Excellent leadership, communication, interpersonal and technology skills
  • Ability to work effectively with library trustees, elected officials, and community groups
  • Ability to supervise and motivate volunteers
  • Experience working with multiple community members and community organizations
  • Ability to work independently
  • Knowledge of current technology and cutting edge technology practices to keep library competitive
  • Desire to learn and gain new skills with an interest in continued professional development
  • Experience in seeking and obtaining philanthropic and public funding
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