Director of System-wide Children’s and Family Learning

Metropolitan Library System


The Director of System-wide Children & Family Learning is a senior leader within the Learning Experiences (LX) division who has overall strategic responsibility and operational accountability for managing system-wide products, services and experiences that spark and enhance learning for children (ages birth to 11) and their caregivers. The Director provides leadership, direction and resource stewardship for the staff of the Children & Family Learning team and mentors the system-wide managers in the Education & Program Development department. By cultivating and incorporating community input, developing partnerships and collaborations, and utilizing audience-specific best practices, the Director delivers a portfolio of services consistent with the Library’s strategic plan and which achieves system-wide goals set for the team and department. In addition, the Director is responsible for developing standard methodologies and practices to be used in the delivery of all products, services and experiences developed locally by Member Services staff. The Director is an active member of the Library's Leadership Team (LT) and the Learning Experiences Leadership Team.


If you are interested in joining an engaged team of colleagues focused on building a Library that will serve as platform for community success, get a complete look of the job description and apply here:


Our first application review will be Monday, August 21, 2017.


About the Metropolitan Library System

Governed by a 27-member appointed Library Commission, this large, diverse system of urban, suburban and rural libraries consisting of 14 full service libraries and five community libraries, serves 750,000 Oklahoma County residents. In 2013, MLS welcomed 2.9 million visitors and circulated 6.6 million items. With its vast array of programs, services and events, the Library promotes flexibility and change as it reaches out to the many communities throughout the County. The Friends of the Library raise funds, volunteer, and advocate for the Library and the Library Endowment Trust provides an excellent opportunity for contributions to be invested on a permanent basis.


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Please include any additional skills, experiences, etc. that might be applicable to the position in your cover letter & resume.


SALARY: Anticipated minimum hiring salary range: $84,240.00, mid: $107,390.40 annual. This position is exempt from the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.

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Residents and visitors of the Oklahoma City metro experience an energetic atmosphere which is even stronger with recent revitalization efforts. The metro is part of a spirited urban renaissance which includes the Bricktown Entertainment District, Film Row, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, and the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. Dubbed “Loud City,” sports fans cheer on the NBA basketball team, the Oklahoma City Thunder, and its developmental league team, the Oklahoma City Blue. Baseball and soccer fans enjoy the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Triple A baseball team, the Oklahoma City Dodgers, and the new United Soccer League team, OKC Energy FC. Families enjoy a wide range of events throughout the year including Olympic Rowing, Kayaking and Canoeing in the Boathouse District on the Oklahoma River, the Red Earth Festival, deadCENTER Film Festival, the Festival of the Arts, and the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon. 

Oklahoma City has been ranked one of the “Top 10 Places to Live” and one of the “10 Best Cities for Job Seekers.” It has been ranked #1 of the “Top Budget-Friendly Metros,” #2 of the “Ten Best Cities to Raise a Family,” and #4 of the “Top 15 Aspirational Cities.” Fast Company magazine ranked Oklahoma City #8 in “American’s Top Cities for Employee Satisfaction,” Business Week ranks Oklahoma City as the “Most Affordable Metro Area,” Business Insider ranks Oklahoma City as one of the “Top 35 Best Cities for People Under 35,” and Forbes magazine has recognized Oklahoma City as one of the best cities for good jobs, one of the fastest growing cities, and #9 of the Happiest Cities for Job-Seeking College Grads.