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Associate Director, Portland Public Library, Portland, ME


Reporting to the Executive Director, the Associate Director will be a critical leader for library staff and will help deepen relationships with our nonprofit and municipal partners; lead and supervise the Adult Services Director, Youth Services Director, Access Services Director, Annex and Bookmobile Manager, and the Branch Managers; and serve as the de facto manager of the Downtown location.

The Associate Director will be deeply involved in complex decision making, working integrally with PPL’s senior leadership, internal and external library colleagues, and designated trustee committees. The Associate Director will actively represent PPL in statewide collaborative conversations and pursuits. The position serves as an advocate for services and operations, provides support to the board of trustees planning committee, and is in the first position to lead the library in the absence of the Executive Director.

This is a full-time, 40 hours per week onsite position, normally scheduled for Monday through Friday; this is an $85,000/year salaried position.

Excellent benefits package includes health, dental, and vision insurance (among other voluntary benefits), retirement options (in lieu of Social Security), and paid leave. This position is non-union.

To apply, please send your resume, letter of interest, and three professional references via email at [email protected] or via mail to:

Human Resources
Portland Public Library
5 Monument Square
Portland ME 04101

Salary: $85,000