Garfield County Libraries
Rifle, Colorado

Executive Director
Annual salary range: $83,200 - $104,000
The library offers a comprehensive benefits package.
Application deadline: Saturday, June 30, 2018

Garfield County is located in western Colorado, where outdoor recreation opportunities abound. It is home to the second largest designated wilderness area in Colorado, the world's largest mineral hot springs pool, and Hanging Lake, which was designated as a National Natural Landmark by the Secretary of the Interior in 2011. While rural, most towns are located on I-70 and have easy access to larger population centers. Garfield County is only an hour's drive from the world-class resorts of Aspen and Vail. Powered by natural resources, agriculture, tourism, and retail, Garfield County attracts people of all ages for work, retirement, and play. While located in Garfield County, the Garfield County Public Library District is a distinct entity separate from Garfield County government. This is a unique opportunity for a proven, visionary leader to have a significant impact on an exceptional library district and community, in partnership with a bright and committed staff.

Under the general direction of the Board of Trustees, the Executive Director plans, develops, directs, and leads the operations and activities of the Library District including recommending, implementing, and administering policy in support of the Library’s mission, vision, and values. The ideal candidate will be a library champion capable of inspiring and advocating for an engaged community and a committed library staff; a relationship builder and effective communicator able to serve as the face of the libraries; a proven administrator capable of implementing a strategic plan and leading the charge for new funding; and a collaborative, trustworthy, and empathetic manager with a strong work ethic who can support a high-performing team with respect and openness. The Executive Director leads a team of 48 staff (includes 7 direct reports) and an operating budget of approximately $4.8 million.

A Master’s degree in Library Science, Public Administration or Business Administration plus five to seven years of increasing levels of responsibility in public administration for a non-profit or governmental agency is required. Experience must have included managing a multi-branch or large, complex single library. Possession of a graduate library degree is preferred, as is experience working with a governing board or council. Preference will also be given to public administration experience in a library environment and to experience managing and successfully achieving ballot measures. Fluency in Spanish is desirable.

To apply for this rewarding position, please submit a cover letter, current salary and résumé (showing size of staff and budgets managed, and both years and months of current and prior employment dates), six work-related references and current salary. Apply and upload your materials by visiting:

For additional information about this position, please contact:

Gloria Timmons
CPS HR Consulting
Tel: 916 471-3461

To view an online brochure for this position visit:
Garfield County Libraries website:

Garfield County Libraries are an equal opportunity employer.