NYLA is Hiring!

Please see below two open positions of our growing team! All questions regarding these postings can be sent over to AnnaLee Dragon, Executive Director at director@nyla.org. Please see below full position descriptions and how to apply. Thank you for your interest in joining the NYLA team.

Institutional Events Manager

The New York Library Association is seeking candidates for the full-time salaried position of Institutional Events Manager.  The position is primarily responsible for the planning and execution of NYLA’s events.  This individual will coordinate our annual conference (historically around 1,000 attendees) in partnership with the Conference Planning Committee, as well as other annual events including logistics of our statewide Legislative Advocacy Day. This role is also responsible for overseeing our professional development offerings, and our Developing Leaders Program. While the primary activities of the position are related to our institutional events, the individual is expected to integrate with the NYLA staff and assist with general organization functioning and activities. 

The successful candidate will be enthusiastic and have excellent interpersonal communication skills; they will be comfortable presenting to both small and large audiences.  This individual will have an entrepreneurial spirit seeking to find new and creative ways to meet the dynamic needs of the association’s members. The position will report directly to NYLA’s Executive Director.

Qualifications & Qualities

  • Candidate will have experience with event planning and management. The individual will have solid public speaking skills and experience with meeting facilitation.  
  • Candidates must also have a strong attention to detail and demonstrate robust interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Preference will be to candidates with professional experience with membership organizations & entities including but not limited to associations, trade groups, and industry-focused affiliations.  

Minimum Education Required:  BA/BS.

Salary: $48K-50K Annually
NYLA offers a competitive benefits package including employer-paid health insurance, a 403-b retirement plan, paid holidays, vacation and sick time. Work will be primarily based at NYLA Headquarters in Guilderland, although occasional work from home may be arranged after successful completion of probationary period. 

About NYLA
The New York Library Association (NYLA), an Albany based 501(c)3 non-profit membership association, representing over 4,000 public, college, school and special librarians and libraries from throughout New York State.

Submit Resume and Cover Letter as PDF by Monday, March 28th to:
AnnaLee Dragon
NYLA Executive Director

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