The Branch Volunteer Coordinator position administers, coordinates and manages the effective recruitment and use of volunteer talents for the library branch as a community resource that supplements and complements those of the staff, working closely with the District Volunteer Services Supervisor. This position directs and supervises the activities of the branch volunteers, and serves as their primary point of contact. Work is performed under supervision of the District Volunteer Services Supervisor.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
- Plans and coordinates with branch library staff input, the effective use of volunteer talent and services for the branch. Assesses volunteer staffing requirements and makes recommendations on volunteer staffing needs, new volunteer programs or improvements in existing programs to the District Volunteer Services Supervisor.
- Actively recruits volunteers for the branch. Works with the District Volunteer Services Supervisor on recruitment materials, recruitment strategies and coordinates with staff in the planning and implementing of recruitment activities.
- Works closely with branch staff, and District Volunteer Services Supervisor to implement appropriate branch volunteer task assignments.
- Reviews prospective volunteer application forms, conducts initial volunteer interviews, and makes recommendations for placement. Provides new volunteers with preliminary library orientation.
- Assesses volunteer-staff relationships, volunteer performance and satisfaction levels. Addresses requests for volunteer reassignments, problem solving, and terminations, in conjunction with the District Volunteer Services Supervisor.
- Acts as the primary branch volunteer contact. Ability to provide supervision and training of volunteers is required; interacts with appropriate library management staff to transition the volunteer to their supervision, as necessary.
- Works closely with the District Volunteer Services Supervisor to establish regular outreach efforts. Serves as a liaison with local volunteer organizations and agencies.
- Maintains volunteer data for district-level reports.
- Attends and actively participates in district-wide Branch Volunteer Coordinator meetings.
- Assists with preparation for and hosting of volunteer recognition events at the branch level and district level.
- Creates positive experiences for library patrons by effectively and efficiently performing job tasks; presents a positive image of the library in attitude, communications and appearance while performing duties in both the public and staff areas.
- Demonstrates a professional, positive, cooperative, team-oriented working relationship with staff, co-workers, and volunteers.
- Stays current on DCL policies, processes, procedures and technologies required to perform work duties.
- Promotes DCL’s culture of safety by following library safety policy guidelines and safety rules. Practices effective personal and branch safety.
- Performs other work duties as assigned.
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• Education: Bachelor’s degree in Library Science or related field
• Experience: Two years of previous library experience and two years of previous volunteer services experience preferred.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
- Ability to work a flexible schedule and to adapt to a busy library with minimal workspace; ability to work at multiple and varied workstations required.
- General knowledge of volunteer administration principles and practices, especially in a library environment is required.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse staff, managers, volunteers, and representatives of outside agencies is required.
- Knowledge and experience with supervising, coaching and managing others is required.
- Exhibits strong delegation and negotiation skills.
- Competent multi-tasking abilities are required.
- Exhibits creativity and imagination to devise, develop, and coordinate volunteer services activities for the branch.
- Must have the ability to learn and become proficient in functions required to perform job duties, working effectively independently or as part of a team to complete tasks as assigned.
- Must communicate effectively using English. Must read, write and understand English at a level appropriate to the position.
- Computer Skills: Must demonstrate competency in computer use including internet, email, Microsoft Office Products (or equivalent). Keyboard skills required at an equivalent of typing 35 words per minute with minimal errors. Must be able to learn and become proficient with equipment and software programs as required to effectively and efficiently perform assigned duties.
Apply via our online application system at DouglasCountyLibraries.org. Hand delivered, mailed or emailed applications and resumes will not be accepted. EOE.
Online applications are required.
Our web site: http://www.douglascountylibraries.org/