Old Town Library Manager II

Poudre River Public Library District

Old Town Library

Application Deadline

Apply By Jul 19th, 2022


$70,600.00 to $88,200.00 per Year   Calculate


Fort Collins, CO


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Minimum Education

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Library Experience

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Supervisory Experience

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Job Description

Job Title: Old Town Library Manager II

Reports To: Executive Director

Department: Library

Location: Old Town Library

FLSA Status: Exempt 

Job Classification: Classified

Benefits Eligibility: Classified Benefits Summary

Salary Range:   $70,600 – $88,200 annual 

Revision Date: 06-2022

Summary: Manages the operation of a full-service branch. Responsible for managing, supervising, and providing delivery of patron services for the branch. 

Responsible for directing staff activities to achieve Library programs and goals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

·         Create a welcoming environment for all patrons and staff that fosters equity, diversity and inclusion by seeking to understand, respect, and value individual differences.  

·         Assist in the establishment and implementation of goals and objectives for library service which supports the Library’s mission. 

·         Responsible for modeling and promoting organizational values of Curiosity, Collaboration, Inclusivity, Innovation, Intellectual Freedom and Accountability within the Library.

·         Manage Library’s staff (librarians, library assistants, and circulation staff) directly or through subordinate supervisors. Includes hiring, orientation, training, coaching, assigning responsibilities, scheduling, evaluating performance, disciplining, and facilitating ongoing communication.

·         Manage facility’s operations, including monitoring and resolving issues related to safety and security, furnishings and equipment functionality, cleaning, repairs, and maintenance.  

·         Oversee management of study rooms and community rooms. Coordinate with other District staff and managers to resolve challenges related to physical facility.

·         Foster camaraderie and alignment among staff at all District locations.

·         Empower staff to adapt programs and services to meet unique needs of service area in alignment with District values, goals, policies, and procedures.

·         Develop and maintain strong and productive working relationships with peer managers throughout the District.

·         Participate on the Library District’s Leadership Team. 

·         Manage relationships with vendors, such as security and cleaning vendors, partner organizations, and governmental agencies.

·         Perform administrative functions including participation in annual budget development, data collection and analysis, report preparation, long-range service planning, management of resources, building projects, and coordinating library services with other library managers, staff and the community.

·         Represent the Library and the District to the community, including schools, business, government and social groups through presentations, committee participation, networking and membership affiliation.

·         Provide direct customer service and programming, as needed. 

·         Assist with site-based construction coordination and special projects.

·         Lead cross-functional teams and District-wide initiatives, as needed. 

·         Other duties as assigned.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 

·         Passion for service, the ability to bring innovative ideas into fruition, and excellent networking skills.

·                     Demonstrates and models excellent internal and external customer service. 

·         Ability to adapt to a changing environment.

·         Understanding and appreciation of diverse peoples, cultures, and perspectives.

·         Management skills appropriate for creating and leading high-performing teams.

·         Ability to apply management techniques effectively in directing, planning, organizing, staffing, coordinating, budgeting and evaluating the library’s operations.

·         Principles and practices of supervision, staff training and development.

·         Excellent computer and digital skills. 

·         Excellent communication skills and sensitivity to the particular needs of the public.

·         Comfortable working with diverse groups.

·         Knowledge of library services and materials.

·         Knowledge of project management principles.

·         Ability to present quality programs.

·         Willingness to travel regularly to locations throughout the district.

Education and Experience:

Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited university is preferred.  Five years of professional work experience in libraries. Two years of supervisory experience; or a comparable combination of experience and education.

Language Abilities:

Ability to read, analyze, interpret and evaluate reports, statistical data, periodicals including professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to present information orally and in writing and to respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Reasoning Abilities:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions or information furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Certificates and Licenses:

Valid driver’s license required. 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position is responsible for the supervision of circulation supervisors, librarians, library assistants, and volunteers.  

Work Environment:

Standard library work environment.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Physical Demands:  

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to handle, or feel; and talk or hear.  The demands on the visual sense are high. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  

Site-Specific Duties:

Old Town:

·         Provide onsite consultation and direction to security officers.  Consult with security supervisor on a regular basis and as needed in response to specific situations regarding security officers, law enforcement, public or staff. 

·         Serve as liaison to public and nonprofit social service and community organizations, the Fort Collins Police Department, downtown Fort Collins focused organizations such as the Downtown Development Authority. 

·         Oversee the District’s Answer Center and manage the Answer Center Supervisor. 

Apply online at: https://www.poudrelibraries.org/jobs/



Benefits & Additional Compensation Info

Classified Benefits Summary

The Community

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Posted Jun 28, 2022