Thursday, April 09, 2020

$175K HELP WANTED!!! KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY NEEDS NEW BOSS!!!



Right now we share a glimmer of hope for thousands of locals desperately seeking gainful employment during this coronavirus pandemic lockdown.

NOW HIRING!!! KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY DESPERATELY SEEKING NEW HONCHO & PAYING AT LEAST $175K!!!

Let's remember the past on #TBT . . .

The old boss was trust fund do-gooder Crosby Kemper III. He "earned" the job by way of family money, decades of Kemper clan donations and because he liked politics whilst his more competitive relatives are still playing the financial game.

Sadly, Kemper Trey moved up to D.C. and abandoned all of his Missouri right-wing political pals who hope to maintain their consulting jobs by way of lobbying against the social safety net successfully in Jeff City but mostly in vain when it comes to STL & KCMO.

D.C. suits Crosby III far better than this cowtown given that he always seemed to hate getting his hands dirty in local politics and now he's completely above the fray.

The bright side . . .

A new job opening will provide a great deal of social status, the bully pulpit and rule over the fanciest hobo hangouts in Kansas City to one lucky applicant.

Special thanks to KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTERS for sending this listing our way. Checkit:

Chief Executive - Kansas City (MO) Public Library

BUILDING A COMMUNITY OF READERS. The Kansas City Public Library Board of Trustees seeks a Chief Executive who will lead the institution, championing a vision for the Library that promotes and advances its vital connections and continues to serve as an integral part of the fabric of the community. From its nationally renowned public programming, innovative outreach, and local, regional and national leadership in digital literacy, the award-winning Kansas City Public Library has helped redefine the role of public libraries.

Responsibilities. Under the direction of the Library Board of Trustees, the Chief Executive is responsible for the planning, directing, managing and overseeing all activities and operations of the Library. This position works closely with the Library Board and staff to establish and ensure that core values are upheld and excellent library service is met while achieving the Library’s longer term strategic goals. The Chief Executive also provides library advocacy and community outreach through public relations strategies, frequent contact with news media, preparation and delivery of presentations to community groups on library issues and needs, interaction with the Friends of the Library and private donors, and participation in community and professional activities and boards. The Chief Executive is a role model within the organization and must maintain a positive attitude, an innovative mindset and open communication and interaction with the staff and community.

Qualifications. Any combination of experience and training that will provide the required knowledge and abilities will qualify. A typical path to obtain the knowledge and abilities is (1) an advanced degree in public administration or a related field; (2) three years of supervisory experience at a senior management level in a complex organization; and (3) three years of executive leadership/administrative experience in the operation of a medium to large urban service organization. Alternate education, experience and qualifications may be considered. The successful candidate will also demonstrate visionary leadership skills; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; the ability to build productive relationships and promote collaborative partnerships through civic engagement; be successful in promoting library services to the community; possess comfort and skill in fund raising activities. The board will expect a candidate to have a demonstrated passion for the work of libraries and a thorough knowledge of current trends, technologies and “best practices” for library services.

Compensation. The starting salary range is $175,000 – $200,000, with placement dependent on qualifications. An exceptional benefits package is also offered.

For further information, please visit Bradbury Miller Associates. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and resume as Word or PDF attachments ... This position will close April 12, 2020.
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GOOD LUCK!!!

43 comments:

Anonymous said...

Laugh but I think this is a good opportunity. The new hire should be a former journalist for The Star. They know the community better than anyone else.

Anonymous said...

The new generation of Kempers don't seem to be very interested in Kansas City. That's probably for the best.

Anonymous said...

What's a library?

Anonymous said...

^^^ NICE!

Anonymous said...

@10:55, A Library is the place you used to go to use a computer and post snark, before you stole the one that the KCPSD loaned your Sister to do her schoolwork on.

Smart KC said...

^^^^ WRONG.

A library is a place where the homeless make BM and wash their balls in the sink.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ Which you and @10:55 used to do together when it was open.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ So you admit peeping? Perv.

Oberon said...

Fun stuff T, but here is something to consider.

After years of advocating against taxes in Kansas City. Crosby Kemper III pushed a tax for an outdated resource on residents and then took a higher paying D.C. job when his efforts were successful.

That doesn't sound very "conservative" to me.

Anonymous said...

Best library for research and quiet place to do work in KC: Linda Hall.
Clean and maintained. No homeless vagrants.

Anonymous said...

Wow! What a bunch of amazingly out of touch losers. I'd be surprised if any of them could find one of the library's branches, let alone know what's available there.

Those of us who use the library hope you will stay away.

Anonymous said...

another hugely over paid position.

Anonymous said...

Agree about Linda Hall. Really impressive library, wish there were more resources like that in KC.

Anonymous said...

The new hire could make $200,000. That's insane!

And supported by taxpayers.

Nope, far too much for this work that a legacy of the past. That's basically property tax money and most people do not use the library at all.

Anonymous said...

@11:16

That’s another perk of going to a library.
Showing a TKC internet troll a library card would be like showing Dracula the Cross.
Royals and Chiefs apparel works good also to keep the trolls away.

Anonymous said...

And I know Tony would never set foot in a library like Linda Hall....
No material with pictures of fake titties.

Maybe pictures of real titties in a medical text on anatomy.
But what good are real boobs to a fake internet troll?

Anonymous said...

Cheptoo Kositany-Buckner should be considered. She used to work at the library and has a lot of experience at being unqualified and overpaid. Plus she needs a new Escalade.

Anonymous said...

Should be merged with Mid-Continent Library.

Anonymous said...

That is not the salary a city exec should be making. Cut that by at least $80k. Do this across all bloated salaries and we can start making a dent in the earnings tax.

Anonymous said...

^^Prude.

Anonymous said...

Why don't you apply Tony? You can tell them how your blog fosters respect for gays, minorities and the homeless and what a literate group of people your "blog community" is.

I'm kidding, of course. It's disgusting.

Anonymous said...

What have gays, minorities and homeless done to earn respect? I’ll wait. Thanks in advance for your non-reply.

Anonymous said...

Typical TKC Reader: Hates this blog and checks it no less than 5 times a day.

Anonymous said...

CROSBY SOLD US OUT!

Anonymous said...

^^^ +100

Anonymous said...

I think Crosby did his best for Kansas City but in the end we just wouldn't take his advice about keeping taxes low to help EVERYONE from the middle-class to the very poor. High taxes suck for all people. If he has a legacy, it's working to unite the very poor and the very rich.

Anonymous said...

Like the comments about different libraries in KC. There are a lot to choose from. hope that someday we can all go back to them. Will not take them for granted any longer.

Anonymous said...

^^^ YES!

Anonymous said...

NICE HAT CROSBY, TELL OBAMA WE SAID HI!

Anonymous said...

If you've got a phone, you've got a library. Why should taxpayers need to fund these buildings any longer.

Anonymous said...

Not a crazy salary for the executive in charge of an organization that includes hundreds, if not thousands, of employees and manages a budget on many millions.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ Correct. But most of those employees don't do much but look after dusty old books that very few people want any longer.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps, but that is a debate about the value of libraries, not a debate about fair compensation for an executive in charge of an organization of that size.

Anonymous said...

The closing date on the position is coming up fast, leading one to posit (bereft knowledge of when the notice was posted) they have someone in mind and want to discourage a slew of other applicants.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Hope it worked!

Anonymous said...

Small change that I appreciated from the library, they took out all of the cotton chairs. They were only good for getting bed bugs.

Anonymous said...

"What have gays, minorities and homeless done to earn respect? I’ll wait. Thanks in advance for your non-reply."

And what have you done to earn respect? I’ll wait. Thanks in advance for your non-reply.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ Good call.

Every person has value!

Anonymous said...

2:24, unfortunately that's not true. Nearly every book in the KC MO Public Library may be checked out for free. If the library does not have the book you want, it may be available through other library systems, also for free. But most of the library's books do not come in e-book formats. (Many of the newer best sellers do, but the older and more obscure volumes do not.) Lots of e-books are available at Amazon, but for a price. Only the library makes it free.

Anonymous said...

So if Crosby is leaving, does that mean his closest Associate, Rex Sinquefield is pulling out too?

If so that leaves Missouri Republicans "up a Tributary without an Evinrude"! Who's going to finance all their chicanery and malfeasance in Jeff City now?

Anonymous said...

And I had thought Crosby should get involved in Kansas City politics...maybe even run for Mayor. Turns out he is just a tool and is abandoning KC. I was told the Kempers were pieces of shit. Turns out to be true.

Anonymous said...

^^+1,000. Especially Sandy and Mariner.

Retro ROCKER said...

What about MIKE THOMPSON. That Washington DC Gig,Will corrupt him .