May 24, 2022

The Canadian Library Association is Looking For an Executive Director, Job Posting Now Online

The Canadian Library Association published the executive director job posting available online the other day.

The full text (2 pages; PDF) is available here. CLA HQ is located in Ottawa. 

Here’s a portion of the document:

As the ideal candidate, you will have significant managerial experience, including financial  and human resources. You will possess a university degree in education, business, or other  relevant discipline. A CLA/ALA accredited Masters Degree in Library and Information Studies or graduate equivalent will be an asset. Your strong interpersonal skills enable you  to build and maintain relationships with a variety of stakeholders. As well, you will have  high-level oral and written communication skills and will be comfortable communicating with diverse audiences. French-language proficiency will be an asset. You will preferably have experience with Board governance, association management, and strong experience with project management, programming and delivery of services as well as ability to use new technologies for building community capacity and information dissemination. As the Executive Director’s role is multi-faceted, you will be a well-organized, creative person who is also a self-starter, a strategic thinker and can successfully manage and lead change. You will have demonstrated leadership ability, be able to balance multiple priorities, take ambiguity in stride in a fast changing environment, and be comfortable working in a highly collegial, collaborative organization with those passionate about library and information services and issues facing libraries.

Applications are due by October 25, 2013.

Direct to Full Text (2 pages; PDF)

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