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  • Operations Manager

    Illinois Heartland Library System - Champaign Hub

  • Library/Organization Address

    1704 Interstate Drive
    Champaign, Illinois 61822
  • Employment Type


  • Hourly Wage/Salary Range

    $58,856 - $88,285

  • About the Organization

    Here at Illinois Heartland Library System (IHLS) our mission is to support member libraries of all types in providing quality library services. IHLS facilitates access to shared resources, advocates for libraries, promotes innovation, and develops community partnerships.

    You are welcome here! IHLS is committed to workplace diversity, building a diverse workforce, and providing equal opportunities to all regardless of age, race, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, language, national origin, religion, and any other characteristics protected by law.
  • Job Description and Responsibilities

    Do you have great customer service skills, delivery and supervisory experience, and understand the importance of serving our member libraries efficiently and effectively? If so, then we have a position for you!

    As our Operations Manager, you will oversee the distribution of library materials by supervising the sorting process and managing 7 delivery routes that cover approximately 1,500 miles daily. Also, you will play a critical role in providing leadership to the operations team and are responsible for ensuring that facility and vehicle maintenance/repairs are completed.

    Here’s what else you will be doing:
    • Enforce a culture of safety and accountability
    • Possess a solutions driven mindset
    • Demonstrate proactive communication
    • Effectively oversee and manage preventative maintenance on delivery vans
    • Focus on training and development of the team
    • Plan work assignments and equipment allocations to meet transportation and operation goals
    • Manage operations to ensure that it is being performed properly and efficiently

  • Minimum Requirements to Apply

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience 2:1 or 8 years
    • Three (3) years supervisory experience
    • Three (3) years fleet management experience preferred
    • Experience driving a cargo van (Ford Transit) and a box truck is preferred; CDL is not required
  • Benefits Offered


    IHLS offers an extensive benefits package including paid time off; health, dental, and vision insurance; an Employee Assistance Program (available for employees and family members); Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF); and employer-paid life insurance with the ability to add additional life insurance coverages. At IHLS, we have a great work-life balance that is part of our company culture. We have been named a St. Louis Post-Dispatch Top Workplace for 2022 and 2023!

  • Position Start Date

    4 to 6 weeks
  • How to Apply

    Interested candidates should send their resume to
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