Executive Director, Central Minnesota Libraries Exchange

The Central Minnesota Libraries Exchange (CMLE), seeks an energetic, enthusiastic candidate to serve as Executive Director of this 12-county multitype library system with 320 member libraries.

This position exists to provide vision and oversight for the Central Minnesota Libraries Exchange (CMLE), one of seven multicounty, multitype library systems in Minnesota. The position requires awareness of issues and trends in the broad library world, assessment of needs at the statewide, regional, county and individual member level, in addition to the ability to coordinate effort and finances to best provide services to 320 academic, public, K-12 and special libraries in twelve counties.

The Executive Director reports to an 11-member CMLE Governing Board and supervises staff members as required for services. The Executive Director also works with personnel as it relates to outside contractual agreements for specialized services.

The Executive Director is responsible for planning and evaluation, as well as management, development and implementation of programs and services. The person in this position will initiate and develop relationships with the CMLE board and members of the library community. The Executive Director manages CMLE’s $175,000 budget, administrative activities and staff.

Central Minnesota Libraries Exchange (CMLE) employees enjoy human resource expertise, payroll services, and employee benefit packages through a cooperative arrangement with the Central Minnesota Educational Research and Development Council (cmERDC). The CMLE Governing Board is responsible for CMLE staffing, financial oversight, and delivery of Central Minnesota multitype library services.

Pay range: $59,070 – $87,863

Benefits Package: Enjoy an exceptional benefit plan starting with paid time off to include vacation, floating holiday, sick leave and paid holidays; cafeteria benefit plan including health, dental, life, supplemental life and long term disability insurance; medical and dependent care reimbursement accounts (Section 125 Plan); deferred compensation plan (403b) and Public Employees Retirement (PERA).

Position Starts: August 15, 2016

The CMLE Search Committee will begin scoring resumes on June 1; with preference given to early applicants. For more information on this position, including how to apply, see our website at cmlejobs.com.

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