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  • Executive Director

    Maywood Public Library District

  • Library/Organization Address

    121 S 5th Ave
    Maywood, Illinois 60153
  • Employment Type


  • Hourly Wage/Salary Range

    $85,000.00, based on qualifications and experiences

  • About the Organization

    The Trustees of the Maywood Public Library District are looking for an energetic and visionary leader to serve as their next Executive Director. The Library is experiencing a rebirth of services, staff, and vision and the chosen candidate will work collaboratively with the Board and the staff to guide that process. The overall goal is for the Library to become an integral part of the community of Maywood.
    Maywood is located 11-miles west of downtown Chicago. The Village offers an urban experience with a suburban feeling. Maywood has a rich and interesting history that the Library continues to collect and organize. The Library serves its diverse community of 23,568 from an original Carnegie building wonderfully renovated and expanded. MPLD has an annual operating budget of $1.5 million. Since reopening the building post-pandemic, the staff has grown to 18 dedicated employees. Managers are eagerly waiting for new leadership to assist in the re-establishment of traditional services and the implementation of new initiatives.
  • Job Description and Responsibilities

    Key to this job is defining and delineating the roles and responsibilities of trustees, administration, and staff. Outstanding communication skills are required. The chosen candidate will have excellent people skills, experience promoting services, knowledge of grant opportunities, and proven leadership abilities. They must provide a proper setting for the recruitment, development, and evaluation of professional, service-oriented staff members. The Executive Director will be an active participant within the community. They will also drive the creation, implementation, and follow-through of the Library's next strategic plan.

    This is a full-time, exempt position with a starting offer of $85,000.00, based on qualifications and experiences. The generous benefits package includes enrollment in the valuable Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund.
  • Minimum Requirements to Apply

    Minimum qualifications for the position include an MLS from an ALA-accredited program, at least 5 years of related work, and 3 years of management experience.
  • Benefits Offered

    Health insurance, Dental insurance, Retirement plan, Paid time off

  • Position Start Date

  • How to Apply

    Please apply by sending a thoughtful cover letter addressed to the Board, a concise resume, and the contact information for a minimum of 3 professional references in PDF to by Friday, January 13. For further information, go to or contact Jim Deiters at
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