Executive Director

at Salt Lake City Public Library
Published May 2, 2023
Location Salt Lake City, Utah
Category Public or Governmental  
Job Type Full-time  
Apply Here https://apptrkr.com/4147268
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $150,000
Maximum Compensation in Local Currency $180,000
Hourly or Salary? Salary


Salt Lake City Public Library | Executive Director

Salt Lake City, Utah


The Salt Lake City Public Library is seeking an energetic, innovative, community minded, and collaborative leader for the role of Executive Director. The next Executive Director will be tasked with leading and amplifying SLCPL’s ongoing initiatives centered on diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. The Executive Director will join a vibrant, diverse, and socially conscious urban community, a strong and dedicated library team, a dedicated board, and partners to lead SLCPL into the future. The new Executive Director will have an opportunity to develop and implement a strategic vision, while continuing to provide social and community resources that positively impact inclusiveness and well-being.


Candidate Profile

The Executive Director will be a strategic, pragmatic, inclusive, and influential leader who will articulate a vision and implement plans for the Library’s next chapter. As an ambassador for the Library system, the Executive Director will effectively convey the Library’s vision, strategy, and potential opportunities, both within the organization and to its many external partners and constituents. They will be able to communicate with both passion and humility and will inspire trust and confidence across a diverse range of audiences. The Executive Director will demonstrate intercultural competence in the management of a large, multicultural, multi-generational, dynamic team. This leader will bring experience – along with a personal and professional commitment – to building diverse, inclusive, high-performing teams with an eye toward individual growth, mentoring, and professional development. The Executive Director will have an unwavering commitment to the values of the Library System, embracing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) as guiding principles for Library leadership. The Executive Director will share their love of reading, learning, and literacy with the community. They believe that a community is stronger when it is empowered with access, tools, and information to engage in dialogue on important issues.


Download the full position description https://apptrkr.com/4147268.



Beth Schaefer and Stephen Milbauer of Koya Partners/Diversified Search Group have been exclusively retained for this search. To express your interest in this role please submit your materials https://talent-profile.diversifiedsearchgroup.com/search/v2/19289. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.


Koya Partners is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals living with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual living with a disability and need assistance expressing interest online, please email https://tinyurl.com/4s3eh7j9. If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation for the interview process.


The City Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to hiring a diverse workforce. The Library strives to be a safe, inclusive, welcoming space for all patrons and employees. Research has shown that individuals from historically marginalized groups are less likely to apply for jobs when they don’t meet all the qualifications. We encourage applications from all groups and will consider candidates that hold most of the qualifications and experience defined for this position.