Job Posting: Head of Youth and Family Services (Librarian II)
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Equal parts team leader, collaborative colleague, and self-motivated go-getter. Techno-literate, savvy professional who works on the front lines working with children, young adults, and their families. Eager to supervise staff and plan innovative, diverse, and collaborative programs and services for children, teens, and caregivers. Enjoys contributing to and learning from a vibrant, synergistic workplace. Excited by performing educational, and motivational storytimes for large audiences (50+). Creativity, sense of humor, energy, an eye and appreciation for detail, and flexibility are musts. Motivated to create a destination space/experience for youth and their families.
Demonstrating strategic agility, superior listening skills, ability to manage with ambiguity, adept at conflict resolution, flexibility to see opportunity in diverse situations, and political savvy to build strong relationships, the Head of Youth and Family Services works closely and collaboratively with staff, community partners, and stakeholders serving as an advocate for children and young adults. Also participates in hiring, training, and supervising all youth services staff and is a key member of the library’s leadership team. This individual will develop, recommend, and implement new and diverse youth programs, services, and collections that fit our community; prepare annual budgets and staffing requirements; obtains grants; function as a person-in-charge on scheduled nights, weekends, or in the Library Director’s absence. Excellent interpersonal, communication, and professional skills are a must. A focus on customer service is essential to the success of this position.
The youth services (YS) team provides engaging early literacy, teen, parenting education, and family literacy programs, free play areas, physical and digital resources, and year-round activities for youth. They collaborate with each other and other educators. They focus on quality delivery of inspirational and educational youth programs and services to empower, motivate and nurture the habit of reading, enhance social-emotional skills, and link the library to community groups. They embrace science, technology, literacy, math, and the arts and choose physical and digital resources to enhance the library collection. Skilled at reference and readers’ advisory.
Salary Range: $53,788-$67,234 (step schedule)
Assignment: 12 months per year; 37.5 hours per week; evening/weekend rotation.
Location: East Greenbush Community Library, East Greenbush NY
Reports to: Library Director
Benefits: 37.5 hour scheduled work week, Excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, NYS retirement, professional development, paid holidays, and generous paid time off.
Submit Cover Letter, Resume, Rensselaer County Civil Service Application, and References to Jill Dugas Hughes, Library Director via email: email@example.com. Application review will begin on Monday, May 1, 2023, and the position will remain open until filled.
Master’s degree in librarianship from a library school that is accredited by the American Library Association or recognized by the New York State Education Department as following accepted education practices and two years of professional library experience subsequent to MLS. Eligibility for a New York State Public Librarian’s professional certificate at time of application; possession of certificate at time of appointment.
The mission of the East Greenbush Community Library is to serve as a community center for lifelong learning, with a broad range of ideas and information through traditional and emerging resources to meet the intellectual, recreational, and cultural needs of residents. We circulate over 200,000 items a year, and 20,000+ residents attend library programs. The library is open seven days a week, and more than 100,000 people visit the library yearly.
We are deliberate and self-reflective about the kind of team and culture we are building, and we are seeking colleagues that are not only strong in their own aptitudes, but care deeply about supporting each other’s growth and providing top-notch library service to the community. We value diversity- in backgrounds and in experiences. Equity, diversity, and inclusion are central to the promotion and practice of intellectual freedom, and we need people from all backgrounds and walks of life to be a part of our team.