Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Website East Gwillimbury Public Library


Located in the Town of East Gwillimbury, the northern part of York Region just 30 minutes north of Toronto, the East Gwillimbury Public Library is the community’s destination for innovation, discover, and connection serving a growing population of over 38,000. Branches are located in the communities of Holland Landing and Mount Albert, with a third location currently being developed and designed – located in the Health and Active Living Plaza (HALP). EGPL is seeking a CEO to join the thriving organization in this phase of growth.

Reporting to the Library Board, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible for providing vision, change-leadership, strategic direction, and advice to the EGPL Board and Management Team. The CEO’s responsibilities extend to include leadership in administration, planning, organizing, directing, and controlling of all library operations and services. The CEO also develops, plans and recommendations, and implements strategies, goals, policies, and other processes that support the efficient and effective delivery of service with expectations to continually improve and provide results that are aligned with the Board’s priorities and strategic vision, while ensuring inclusive, transparent, and accountable decision-making.

The ideal candidate should possess a master’s degree in a relevant field, MLIS from an ALA accredited program preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The ideal candidate should also have a minimum of five years of senior-level experience in public library administration and must be accomplished in working proactively with Boards and other high-stake decision makers. The CEO must also possess excellent interpersonal skills, effective project & time management, financial/business acumen, strong communication, problem-solving, facilitation and relationship building, in order to provide leadership in an ever-changing environment.

To view the complete position profile, please visit the Legacy Partners website.

If you wish to be considered for the position, please forward a cover letter and your resume in PDF format by email to Kartik Kumar at by April 20th, 2024 @11:59 pm.

Please be assured that any information shared with Legacy Partners will be treated with the strictest confidence and shared only with the client for the purposes of this search.

Compensation:  $138,375 – $162,800 per annum.

Closes: 20 April, 2024

East Gwillimbury Public Library
Holland Landing , ON

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