Head of Library Finance and Facilities

District of West Vancouver

Head of Library Finance and Facilities

(Permanent Full Time)

The West Vancouver Memorial Library is an innovative, well-used and well-supported public library with an engaged community, a dedicated staff and a commitment to service excellence and sustainability. We are seeking a collaborative individual with a strong public service orientation to join our management team and provide leadership in key portfolios as Head of Library Finance and Facilities.  

Reporting to the Director, the successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • collaborating with the Director and senior Library managers in the planning, consolidation and coordination of the annual operating and capital budgets
  • preparing the Library’s operating and capital budget submissions to the Library Board and to the District of West Vancouver, which includes composing business cases and preparing forecasts of the Library’s future financial needs
  • managing the budget on a day-to-day basis and preparing quarterly reports and annual financial statements with variance evaluation for senior management, the Board, and the District of West Vancouver
  • overseeing the planning and implementation of building, equipment and furnishing projects in collaboration with the Director and the District Manager of Facilities and Assets
  • management level oversight of the unionized facilities maintenance team
  • overseeing emergency preparedness and response, occupational health and safety, and incident management, in collaboration with District Health and Safety and Risk Management Advisors
  • planning, implementing, and evaluating the Library’s sustainability initiatives
  • participating in employee and labour relations matters, including providing input to and participating in collective bargaining, and
  • performing other related duties as required

The successful candidate has completed: a Degree or diploma in business administration with courses in accounting plus management level supervisory experience in government, public or private sector administration or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The preferred candidate will possess some knowledge of municipal and library budgeting and financial principles, practices, procedures, and systems and knowledge of planning and project management for facility projects.   The successful candidate will be required to supply a criminal record check and a copy of their credentials.

Position Status:
Exempt – Permanent Full-Time

Hours of Work:
35 hours per week (hours and days of work may vary)

Closing Date:
11:59pm, Friday, November 23, 2018

To Apply:
Please visit the District of West Vancouver’s Career Centre at westvancouver.ca/careers to apply for this position.  

We want to thank all applicants, however only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Organization: District of West Vancouver
Location: West Vancouver, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Financial Administration, Library Services, Facilities Management/Development
Posted: November 7, 2018, 11:14 am
Expires: November 23, 2018, 11:59 pm

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