Job Overview


Note:  Applicants who previously applied under announcement number IMLS-14-1062941 will need to reapply under this new announcement number.

IMLS is the primary source of federal support for the nation's 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums.  The mission of IMLS is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. We provide leadership through research, policy development, and grant making.


This position is that of Associate Deputy Director, Institute of Museum and Library Services, Office of Library Services, State Programs.  Under the general direction of the Deputy Director, Office of Library Services, the incumbent is the senior manager responsible for implementation and oversight of the Library State Grant Programs (currently funded over $150 million).  The incumbent is responsible for implementation of national professional leadership programs for the agency's largest program:  Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Grants to States, which helps libraries throughout the country serve their communities.  The Associate Deputy participates in general Library Office administration and is responsible for ensuring that financial administration of library grant programs meets the programs' goals. The incumbent advises the Deputy Director for Libraries, and IMLS Director regarding agency library program policies for implementation and improvement of existing programs; development of new grant programs; and advancement of special initiatives. The Associate Deputy coordinates with other senior level staff to advance the work of the agency; may serve as liaison to program office services providers; and provides for representation of agency programs, policy and interests to library constituents, the general public and special interest groups.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • This position requires some travel.

Relocation Authorized

  • No