Daryl Novak

Daryl leads D&J’s executive search & recruitment services.

Joining us in 2018 Daryl brings a discerning and delightful ability to connect people to the right positions. During the past 20 years he has advised >50 not-for-profits and public libraries to identify, recruit and place new leaders.  He continues to lead successful recruitment searches for leaders of public libraries and not-for-profits. He thoroughly enjoys sharing his deep insights of the search process. And he sets these conversations in the context of the CEO’s unique relationships  with boards, community, partnership agencies and funders. 

Daryl’s recruiting speciality is building bridges of understanding for those hiring and those applying.  The result? A successful search, recruitment, onboarding and organizational experience for all involved. 

Daryl has worked in senior positions in the cultural sector for over 35 years. Before joining D&J he was Director of Operations for Southern Ontario Library Service (SOLS) for spent 20 years.  Earlier in his career he was Director of Corporate Services for the Ontario Arts Council for 8 years, and worked in government and private sectors in England and Canada.

Complementary to his recruiting expertise, he is a skilled negotiator and facilitator.  Daryl has both secured multi-million-dollar provincial agreements for electronic resources and negotiated many mutually agreeable employment agreements. He also facilitates numerous sessions on board governance in a wide range of public sector, charity, culture and library organizations.

Daryl has taught basic business law and human resources management at Humber College’s Arts Administration program.  He continues to be an advisor for the program.  You can hear him speak at various conferences including, OLA’s Superconference, on the many topics in which he has deep experiences and knowledge.

A socially engaged and committed community member, he serves on numerous boards in the cultural and social services sectors.  Today he is vice-president of the Niagara Symphony Orchestra, a board member of the Canadian Children’s Book Centre, and a member of the Ontario Library Association’s Mentorship Committee.  He was awarded a Diamond Jubilee medal in 2012 for his contribution to Canada, specifically for services to First Nations.  

✉ daryl (at) dysartjones.com 

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