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Viking Library System (VLS) is currently hiring for a full-time Finance and Human Resources Coordinator.

Posted: 06/17/2024

Position is open until filled.


The Finance and Human Resources Coordinator is responsible for managing the financial (approximately 65% of the position duties) and human resources (approximately 35% of the position duties) related activities for the Viking Library System (VLS). Duties include payroll processing, billing and invoicing, fiscal grant management, and human resources management. The Finance and Human Resources Coordinator serves as a consultant to the Director in all areas of finance and human resources, including laws, regulations, and standards.
This is a new position for VLS. The successful candidate will work closely with VLS’s current third-party accounting firm as VLS determines which functions may be retained short-term and long-term with the third-party accounting firm.

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration or related field.
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in financial management, preferably in a governmental or non-profit setting.

Click here for the Finance and Human Resources Coordinator position description.

Full-time: 37.5 hours per week
Work schedule: In-office position. Generally Monday through Friday. General working hours are daytime hours.

Wage and Benefits:
The 2024 wage range for this full-time exempt, salaried position is; $63,667.00-$86,424.00 annually. Our advertised salary range includes all 12 steps. Typically, a selected candidate will be offered step 1 of the salary range. Additional salary considerations are subject to negotiation and dependent on skills and experience directly related to the position. Benefits include paid vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, full-time employee health, dental and life insurance programs, and participation in the Minnesota Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA).

To Apply:
To apply, please send a completed application form (link located below) and cover letter to Erin Smith, Director, Viking Library System, either by email ( or mail (Viking Library System, 1915 West Fir Avenue, Fergus Falls, MN 56537).
When completing employment application materials, you must include your entire employment and education history. Failure to do so may render your application incomplete.

Click here for the VLS application form.

All employment offers are contingent upon the applicant passing a background investigation which may include, but are not limited to, gathering information from the following sources: Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, other law enforcement agencies, court documents, educational institutions, previous employers, Minnesota Driver and Vehicle Services, military records, Immigration and Naturalization Services, and known associates of the applicant.

Criminal convictions are not an automatic bar to employment. Each case is considered on its individual merits and the type of work sought. Making false statements or withholding information during the hiring process will cause you to be barred from employment or removed from employment.

It is Viking Library System’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all, without discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, age, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sex, sexual orientation, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, local human rights commission activity or any other basis protected by law.