Join our team as the newly-established Neighborhood & Adult Literacy Manager! Among your duties will be responsibility for the implementation and oversight of adult literacy and basic education programs throughout the library system. You will also have responsibility for a branch library. For over 25 years, our adult basic education program, Read/Write/Now, has worked with community members to change their lives in learner-identified ways: achieving a driver's license, learning to read so they can help their children with homework or read a bedtime story, getting a library card, earning a promotion at work, and becoming U.S. citizens. Now it's time to spread this good work across our 9 location library system in proven and innovative ways. If you have experience and a degree in education or librarianship, please consider this challenging and rewarding position.
The manager will be responsible for administrative and professional work in the management of personnel, services, and operations of adult literacy programs and branch teams. Work is performed with professional independent administrative judgment in accordance with the policies and objectives of the Library Department, with review by the Library Director through reports and conferences. Supervision is exercised over other employees as assigned.
Demonstrated ability to plan, assign, coordinate and supervise the work of a library department.
Extensive knowledge of library programs, functions, operations, policies and procedures.
Thorough knowledge of rules, regulations, laws, and ordinances governing the work performed.
Thorough knowledge of the practical application of relevant computer software and hardware.
Ability to assemble, develop, evaluate, and analyze data in special administrative areas and to make recommendations affecting policies and procedures based on this work.
Ability to plan, assign, supervise and review the work of subordinates.
Ability to make independent work decisions in accordance with governing policy, law, rules, and regulations.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with administrative officials, team members, and the general public.
Ability to express oneself clearly and concisely orally and in writing.
Bachelor’s degree plus completion of a Master’s degree in Library Science and/or a Master’s degree in Education.
Minimum of five years library or education experience, or a combination of the two, with some experience in supervision or management.
Benefits & Additional Compensation Info
A generous benefits package is available after a 6 month probationary period. The City recently added Juneteenth to its list of 13 paid holidays.
Additional Info & Requirements
The City of Springfield has a residency requirement and allows new hires up to a year to establish residency. Take a look at our beautiful city:
When you apply, please upload a cover letter so we can get to know you.
We are a city of about 156,000 people. Established in 1636 and located in western Massachusetts on the banks of the Connecticut River and spreading eastward, the "City of Homes" offers a mixed housing stock, from expansive Victorians to densely-packed apartment blocks. Its flat landscape of 33 square miles is home to the 730 acre Forest Park and the Basketball Hall of Fame. Springfield City Library is community-centered and has a Central Library and 8 branches. We recently embraced a new set of Strategic Priorities and committed to these values: We are Welcoming, Trusted, Connected, and Innovative. We are home to an AHL hockey team, a symphony orchestra, four Smithsonian-affiliated museums plus numerous independent and college galleries, and many other activities to get involved in.
Our library system has nine locations: a downtown Central Library, and eight neighborhood branches. Take a virtual tour here! The Read/Write/Now Adult Learning Center is co-located with the Library Express at Pine Point branch, and was established over 25 years ago.
Inquiries via LinkedIn (search Jean Canosa Albano) are welcome, but all applications must be filed on the City of Springfield (MA)'s website.
Jean Canosa Albano
Assistant Director for Public Services