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Branch Manager-Ferndale Library

Whatcom County Library System


Application Deadline

Apply By Jun 17th, 2022


$63,438.00 per Year   Calculate


Ferndale, WA




Not Required

Minimum Education

Bachelor's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience


Type of Library


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Job Description

The Whatcom County Library System is accepting applications for a Full-time Library Branch Manager position for the Ferndale Library. *This job opportunity does not represent a new position, but rather a replacement position at WCLS.* The Branch Manager directs all branch operations and assists patrons by providing reference and reader’s advisory services and community referrals. The essential functions of this position include overseeing public services, supervision of branch staff, community outreach, branch operations, branch administration and promoting WCLS core values among staff and the public. Requires the ability to speak and understand English. Average of forty (40) regular weekly hours. Salary starts at $63,438 annually. Position requires a Bachelor’s degree and 5 or more years’ relevant experience; including knowledge of reference and reader’s advisory services, strong supervisory skills with demonstrated ability to create a positive work environment for staff, and evidence of successful experience with community partnerships. Equivalent knowledge, skills, training, education or experience will be considered. Full-time exempt position, with a competitive salary and excellent benefits.  Apply by 5:00 pm on Friday, June 17, 2022. Learn more about this exciting opportunity and get details on how to apply by visiting WCLS website at https://www.wcls.org/work-with-us/. 

Benefits & Additional Compensation Info

Excellent benefits including Social Security, retirement, long-term disability insurance, medical, dental and optical insurance; paid vacation and sick leave, EAP, and a fun and innovative work environment with an organization that values the contributions of our employees.

The Community

Ferndale is located in the northwest corner of Washington State approximately 6 miles north of Bellingham and 13 miles south of the Canadian Border. The population of Ferndale is approximately 15,000 residents (30,000 including unincorporated Ferndale). Ferndale is Whatcom County’s fastest growing community and is a vibrant community that uses and supports its library.

There are many nearby attractions including Mount Baker, the San Juan Islands, numerous lakes, and the Nooksack River. Ferndale also enjoys a close proximity to Vancouver, British Columbia, and is approximately 100 miles north of Seattle.

More information about the community of Ferndale is available at: http://www.ferndale-chamber.com/

Posted May 20, 2022