Job Opening: Executive Director

The HCCPL Board of Trustees seeks an energetic, creative, self-starter to lead the library into the future. Christian County is located in central/western KY. Hopkinsville, the county seat, is approximately an hour from Nashville, TN and just north of Fort Campbell and Clarksville, TN. HCCPL serves approximately 74,000 people. The 2017-18 budget for the Hopkinsville Christian County Public Library is approximately $960,000. The library provides computer and internet access, wireless service, genealogy department and programming for children and adults. The library has experienced and dedicated team members and a supportive Library Board.


Job Duties:


The Director reports to a Board of Trustees, and is responsible for planning and directing the overall operations and management of the library, implementing the mission and goals of the library as set by the Library Board, and supervising the team members. The Director is also responsible for implementing the Strategic Plan, which can be found on the Library’s website.


Current essential duties include ensuring a high level of patron service and public goodwill; establishing and meeting priorities, procedures, and general practices for the Library; preparing an annual budget for approval by the Board; directing the expenditure of Library funds and allocation of resources; collection development responsibilities and cataloging duties for the adult collection; and establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with community leaders and groups, other library leaders, and the general public. The full Director job description can be found on the library website.


Qualifications I Experience:


This position requires a bachelor’s degree (prefer a master’s degree) from an accredited university or higher. Other preferred qualifications include excellent interpersonal skills, experience in providing sound fiscal planning and management, and a thorough knowledge of current trends, technology, and best practices for public libraries. Strong technology skills are required. Hopkinsville/ Christian County residency is strongly encouraged, but not required.




Salary is negotiable. Paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, medical insurance


Application Procedure:

Please send your cover letter and resume, listing your qualifications for this position and at least three professional references, via e-mail to: Electronic submissions are required. Please include “Director Search” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until November 22nd, 2017.

Executive Director Job Description

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