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.