Executive Assistant and Liaison to the BLC Communities— Boston Library Consortium (BLC)

Post date: Mar 30, 2021

The Boston Library Consortium is seeking an Executive Assistant and Liaison to the BLC Communities to coordinate the programming and activities of our Communities and provide administrative support to the Executive Director.

Download a PDF version of the position description and application questions here.

You should apply if…

  • You love creating the conditions that foster deeper modes of collaboration

  • You are excited by the challenge of building deeply intentional processes in the many big and little decisions across a diverse group of member libraries

  • You find joy in building spaces of trust, connection, and shared growth


This role’s key responsibilities will be cultivating an environment that promotes successful collaboration within and across the BLC Communities and supporting the Executive Director in executing the BLC’s strategic priorities. In this role, you will…

  • Engage and sustain the BLC Communities to promote expertise sharing across the member libraries and advance the BLC’s strategic priorities through collaborative projects, initiatives, and programs

  • Lead the planning and execution of virtual, in-person, and hybrid meetings and events for the BLC Communities

  • Coordinate with the Program Officer to ensure a complementary portfolio of professional development offerings that anticipates member needs and supports opportunities emerging from the BLC Communities

  • Administer the online collaborative workspaces and maintain all records, files, communications for each of the BLC Communities

  • Manage the Executive Director’s calendar, including scheduling and coordinating meetings and travel

  • Assist in the preparation of meeting agendas, documentation, reports and presentations, and produce minutes for various internal and external meetings, including all governance meetings of the board of directors and committees

  • Develop effective internal and external messaging and promotion of the BLC’s strategic initiatives and programs via the website and social media

  • Perform other related duties and participate in special projects and events as assigned

Preferred Start Date

June 1, 2021


  • A track record of organizing collaborative workspaces and administrative support

  • Empathetic communicator with high emotional intelligence

  • Adaptability, with demonstrated experience successfully coordinating both long-term projects and immediate term, emerging day-to-day challenges

  • Reputation as a highly trusted member of community spaces you’ve previously been in

  • Strong judgement to think critically about everything we are doing and ensure that the BLC’s values are infused across all work

  • Knowledge of Google Workplace and basic website development

  • Residence in the New England region, preferably Massachusetts or New Hampshire, and ability to travel frequently to the member libraries


  • Undergraduate degree, plus at least two years’ related work experience

The BLC recognizes the value of skills and knowledge gained outside of formal higher education and paid employment. Applicants presenting other qualifications or experience equivalent to those required will be considered and are encouraged to apply.


This is a full-time, exempt position with a salary range between $40,000 - $45,000. Benefits include:

  • Reimbursement for healthcare, dental, and vision insurance premiums

  • 403b retirement account

  • Professional development funds

  • 22 days paid vacation, plus 11 paid holidays and 12 days sick leave

  • Flexible work schedule – occasional night/weekend hours may be required

  • Fully remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic, with work-from-home and regular travel within the New England region post-pandemic

Application Process

  • Within two weeks of the application submission, you will be notified if you have been invited for an initial video interview

  • Within two weeks of completing the video interview, you will be notified if you have proceeded to the final round of interviews

  • Any offer of employment is contingent upon a review of a background check. Adverse results of a background check do not necessarily preclude an applicant from employment with the BLC

About the Boston Library Consortium

Founded in 1970, the Boston Library Consortium focuses on resource sharing, professional development, collaboration and advocacy among 19 public and private universities, liberal arts colleges, special research libraries, and one state library in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire.

In addition to the BLC's commitment to providing high-quality and cost-effective sharing of print and digital content, the consortium serves as a forum for a wide range of library practice areas and an incubator for projects and initiatives relevant to academic and research libraries across New England.

The BLC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply, regardless of race, color, creed, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, age, height, weight, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, HIV status, marital or domestic partner status, or religious affiliation.

To Apply: https://blc.org/careers