Massachusetts Library System (MLS) Job Posting

Business Manager

The Massachusetts Library System (MLS), a state-funded not-for-profit corporation, seeks an experienced business manager in our fast-paced office setting to provide management and leadership for all financial, administrative, customer service, and communications services.  MLS provides services to 1,700 member libraries all across Massachusetts.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee all financial operations and manage facilities at two locations
  • Participate on management team with Executive Director and Assistant Director
  • Manage and lead team to provide member services and office support at two locations
  • Manage contracts and services for extensive library delivery program
  • Cash flow and payroll preparation and analysis
  • Manage month end reconciliation and closing processes
  • Coordinate year-end audit
  • Benefits administration
  • Ensure compliance with state and federal reporting requirements
  • Contract compliance and vendor relations
  • Member service and member relations
  • Member and Executive Board communications


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Five years experience in fast-paced office setting
  • Three-years successful supervisory experience
  • Expert knowledge of accounting software, financial reporting, and Excel
  • Working knowledge of MAS90 and other office software
  • Benefits adminstration
  • Strong orientation toward customer service

Preferred Experience

  • Master’s degree in relevant area, e.g., MLS, MBA, or MPA
  • Library or library services field
  • Contracted high-volume courier services
  • Major government/municipal procurements
  • Web based communications and collaboration tools

Send cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to:

Application deadline: August 3, 2010

For further information, see full job description and MLS web site: