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Chief Executive Officer, East Gwillimbury Public Library

Organization Name East Gwillimbury Public Library East Gwillimbury
Industry Municipal / Library Services
City Holland Landing / Mount Albert
Province/State Ontario [ON]
Country Canada [CA]
Organization Overview / Background

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.

Position / Responsibilities / Requirements

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.

Position Profile

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 download the complete position profile (PDF), click here.

Search & Application Process

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 11:59 P.M 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.


Thank you once again for your interest.


Legacy Partners and the East Gwillimbury Public Library are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognizes that a diverse staff is essential to organizational excellence. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals and encourage women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity to confidentially self-identify at the time of application. In accordance with the provincial legislation, accommodation will be provided by Legacy Partners and the organization throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities


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