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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

F/T - Strategic Initiatives Manager - METRO (NY)

Strategic Initiatives Manager


Located in New York City, the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) — a non-profit member services organization serving more than 260 libraries in NYC and Westchester County — seeks a creative, dynamic, and innovative leader to manage strategic initiatives aimed at expanding the organization’s programs and services for the member community. METRO’s strategic initiatives build on an almost 50-year tradition of providing programs and services for the member community.

Position Overview:

Serves as METRO’s lead project manager on discrete projects anchored to METRO’s strategic objectives — including publishing projects, special events, development/fundraising, and new business opportunities.
The successful candidate will work with the Executive Director, METRO program managers, members of the library, archives, and museum communities, advisory council members, innovators in New York City, and local/national consultants to manage a diverse range of current programs and services and strategic initiatives. The position reports to METRO’s Executive Director.

Major Position Responsibilities:

  • Researches, develops, implements, and promotes programs and projects aimed at serving existing and anticipated member needs and expanding the institutional and individual member community
  • Organizes all aspects of special events related to strategic initiatives
  • Liaises with New York City and Westchester County business communities on behalf of METRO
  • Recommends new approaches to existing programs and services to increase the organization’s impact on the membership
  • Recruits, contracts with, and oversees the work of outside program consultants to enhance the planning and implementation of METRO’s strategic initiatives when appropriate
  • Performs any other department or related duties or special projects as directed by METRO’s Executive Director


  • Bachelor’s degree with 5+ years experience in professional business environment; ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library or Information Science or related advanced degree in Information Management a plus.
  • A visionary approach to the information management and access industry; ability to identify trends in libraries, archives, and museums and recommend initiatives based on opportunities/threats
  • Superior writing skills, with a proven ability to craft effective audience-centered messages
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to manage relationships effectively with individuals at all levels, internally and externally
  • Experience in program and project development, implementation, and management
  • Strong collaboration, networking, and negotiation skills
  • Proven time, and project management skills; ability to prioritize and juggle several projects in order to meet deadlines with quality work
  • Strong aptitude/ability to pick up new skills quickly
  • High motivation - a self-starter
  • Proficiency in all major business/office applications, CRM databases, as well as social networking sites
New York, NY
Competitive salary, commensurate with experience
Contact Method
To Apply:
Application review will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Please forward letter of interest, resume and salary requirement with “Strategic Initiatives Manager” in the subject line to