Executive Director - Job Description

The Executive Director is an employee of the Montana Library Association, with the following responsibilities:

  1. Maintain membership records for the Association. This will include database maintenance, weekly website updates, handling dues collection, renewal notices, mailing labels, membership, statistics, etc.
  2. Act as fiscal agent for the Association, maintaining bank accounts, accounts payable and receivable, handling cash when appropriate, bookkeeping and maintaining financial records.  
  3. The Executive Director will report to the Board of Directors -- specifically to the Executive Committee. The Administrative Director will provide financial reports to the Board on a regular basis, and as requested. These will include an annual end-of-year financial report. The Executive Director will work with the Board (and specifically with the Secretary-Treasurer and the Budget Committee) to establish an annual budget for the Association.  
  4. Provide administrative support to Association and Board activities. This may include print and distribution of membership materials, such as ballots, publications, division and interest group materials.  
  5. Provide support for annual conferences of the Association. Conference support may include exhibitor communications and coordination; and work with the Conference Planning Committee and the Local Arrangements Committee to ensure continuity and efficiency for each conference, including maintenance of a conference planning manual.  
  6. In addition to the above, specific tasks which are part of the Executive Director's duties are:
    1. accounting for Association funds;
    2. having accounts audited annually and provided audit reports to the Board;
    3. maintaining appropriate postal permits;
    4. producing mailing labels;
    5. handling member expense reimbursements;
    6. maintaining and filing records for tax and other business purposes;
    7. maintaining the Association's membership in ALA, MPLA, and PNLA;
    8. attending MLA Board meetings;
    9. updating and maintaining the Manual of Procedures, Bylaws, etc. and distributing them to all incoming officers of the Association.
  1. Other administrative duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.




The Board of Directors (or its Executive Committee) shall annually evaluate the Executive Director's performance of his/her duties.