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Business Manager (Finance & Facilities)

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Position Information

Position Title Business Manager (Finance & Facilities)
Job Status Regular Full-Time
About Us
At North Vancouver District Public Library, we inspire learning, discovery, creativity and collaboration in our community. Serving almost 90,000 residents at three full-service locations and one Express Library throughout the beautiful District of North Vancouver, we are proud to provide free and equitable access to welcoming spaces, diverse collections and digital resources, a wide range of technology and computers, including StoryLab, and so much more. Proudly late fine free, our libraries are the destination for our growing community to connect, share, and inspire.
Position Overview
At NVDPL, we believe in building community and relationships, nurturing innovation while honouring tradition, embracing exploration, creativity, and fun, and supporting human potential and enabling excellence.

Reporting to the Library Director, and tapping into your entrepreneurial spirit, you’ll spearhead a vision for a vibrant and proactive business strategy that leverages our current resources, streamlines our library processes and encourages us to evaluate how we operate. Working as a member of the management team, your primary responsibility is ensuring organizational effectiveness by providing leadership for the organization’s financial, business and facilities functions. Collaborating with Library and District colleagues, you will contribute to the development and implementation of organizational strategies, policies and practices, and support strategic initiatives.

What you’ll be doing
  • Support department leadership to strengthen and monitor the effectiveness of business processes; facilities asset management, change control and capital project engagement
  • Library budget development, monitoring and compliance, working in alignment with municipal funder; implement, operationalize and monitor financial policies
  • Initiate, guide, coordinate and facilitate service reviews and development (e.g. team lead for library service efficiency models/membership development)
  • Responsible for statistical and financial data collection, reporting, management and interpretation, in order to support the evaluation of programs and inform program/service development
  • Recommend annual operating and capital budgets, ensuring compliance with the District of North Vancouver’s budgetary process; analyze variances against monthly results; coordinate with the District of North Vancouver’s Facilities and Finance departments regarding capital requirements and planning
  • Supervise, plan, direct and review the work and training/development of administrative and facilities staff
  • Lead modest fundraising and partnership development. Prepare grant applications; initiate and maintain relationships with the business sector and support/collaborate with the Friends of the Library
  • Work with leadership staff to develop resource plans for programs, services and initiatives
  • Coordinate a variety of projects, reviews, and annual plans; contribute materials to board packages and other library initiatives
  • Responsible for procurement and third-party service providers
  • Other duties as assigned

What you’ll need to succeed
A Business degree along with an accounting designation. A minimum of 5 years of experience in a managerial, supervisory or leadership position. Experience in a not-for-profit environment is desirable.

It’s great if you have
  • Ability to demonstrate organizational astuteness; be diplomatic and tactful; recognize internal and external sensitivities; understand the implications of recommendations and actions
  • Ability to prepare administrative and technical reports covering Library operations and participate in the formulation and implementation of policy, practices and procedures
  • A vision for supporting staff and leaders through changes to improve and streamline business processes and strategies
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively across all levels of the organization and its partners
  • Demonstrated political acumen, strategic thinking skills, ability to work in an ever-changing environment, ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities
  • Demonstrated initiative, autonomy, adaptability, maturity and sound judgment
  • Excellent computer skills and proficient in MS Office suite and email tools
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to analyze and interpret various financial, budget, accounting and cost control information and data and to develop logical solutions to budget variance issues
  • Ability to prepare a variety of statistical and financial reports using an enterprise wide system

Pay Band 3 (Annual Salary Range – $91,631.32 to $101,708.23)
(This is a 2021 salary rate and is likely to change when current bargaining concludes)
Hours of Work: 37.5-hour work week

North Vancouver District Public Library is an equal opportunity employer, committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, barrier-free work environment. If you have a passion for connecting community, sharing knowledge, and inspiring stories, and you are interested in joining our dynamic team, then we’d like to hear from you!

Qualified applicants are invited to apply online only with your cover letter and resume at to be considered for this competition. This position will remain open until filled.

Our libraries are located on the traditional territories of the səl̓ílwətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) First Nations. We are grateful for the opportunity to connect community, share knowledge and inspire stories on unceded Coast Salish Territory.
Compensation Annual Salary Range - $91,631.32 to $101,708.23
Posting Detail Information

Posting Number JP#24-03L
Job Open Date 02/01/2024
Job Close Date
Special Instructions to Applicants

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • High School Diploma/GED
    • Technical/Trade School Certificate/Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
  2. * How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-3
    • 3-5
    • 5-7
    • 7+

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Other