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Youth & Family Services Senior Consultant (Non-Classified)

Colorado State Library

Denver Metro, CO

Application Deadline

Apply By Mar 7th, 2023


$77,000.00 to $81,000.00 per Year   Calculate


Denver, CO




Not Required

Minimum Education

Bachelor's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library


This job is more than 3 weeks old or the application deadline has passed.

Job Description

Work Environment:

**This position is full-time and is eligible for a hybrid (office/remote) flex work assignment with a requirement to report to the Office/Work Site.**

  • Office hours are typically Mon-Fri, 8:00 am-5:00 pm
  • Extended hours during the evening or the weekend may be required by business needs
  • LIGHT/Office environment:
    • Required to sit, view a computer screen, and utilize a keyboard and mouse for extended periods of time
    • Required to lift and move up to 10 lbs of force occasionally or 20 lbs frequently
    • Required lifting, bending, stooping, pushing, walking, etc
    • Light work usually requires walking or standing to a significant degree
  • Travel within Denver Metro/Downtown for Meetings/Training
  • A Remote (Home) office is required
  • Required to report to the work location per business needs

Position Summary:
The Youth and Family Services Senior Consultant/Supervisor provides support, training, and leadership for public library staff who serve children and youth, ages birth through eighteen. Models and encourages the core values of the library profession and supports library staff in their transformational work. Creates and facilitates statewide programming and initiatives. This position serves on statewide and national committees related to youth and families. Collaborates on programs and initiatives with partners and colleagues within the Library Development Office, the State Library and the Colorado Department of Education, and outside organizations. Works independently, receiving little day-to-day instruction regarding their diverse scope of existing and new initiatives, analysis of data, and program evaluation. Has regular contact with internal departments and external public library staff and administration.  This position also supervises early literacy efforts, including the staff that supports Growing Readers Together.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Supervision (25%)

  • General CDE supervisory responsibilities as outlined below:
  • Collaborates with, supports, and facilitates the work of Library Development early literacy and youth services team members.
  • Provides and collaborates on strategic and intentional planning, assessment, evaluation, and feedback of all Youth & Family Services early literacy and youth priorities and activities.
  • Assess the capacity of the Library Development youth & family services team to participate in and facilitate programs and services.
  • Manage budget of Library Development early literacy and youth services team.
  • Manage all grant requirements.
  • Provide oversight for Library Development early literacy and youth services team partnerships and collaboration responsibilities.
  • Other duties as assigned

Strategic Leadership (25%)

  • Consult with Colorado library staff to support development and facilitation for programs and services for children, youth, and families.
  • Support library staff to provide library services and programs and services that are inclusive and diverse through formal and informal communications, training, consulting, online presence, and data collection and dissemination.
  • Establish strategic partnerships and innovative statewide initiatives and projects that improve the capacity of Colorado public and military libraries to meet community needs and aspirations and encourage community engagement.
  • Facilitate collaboration among Colorado library staff to intentionally strengthen library sustainability, inclusion, equity, and innovation.
  • Other duties as assigned

Professional engagement (25%)

  • Keep well informed on library, early childhood, and informal education trends and issues through informal self-directed learning, formal continuing education opportunities, and attending regional, state, and national meetings and conferences.
  • Support library staff regarding child and youth development, literacy, health and wellness, out-of-school time programming, collection development and maintenance, inclusive and equitable services, outreach, and support to parents, guardians, and caregivers.
  • Listen and share in an intentional way during site visits and regular communication channels.
  • Develop promote, maintain, and evaluate programs, services, training, tools, online presence, and resources that address youth and family services.
  • Provide direct support to library staff in need by responding to communications promptly.
  • Other duties as assigned

Resource Management (15%)

  • Demonstrate and interpret a thorough knowledge of libraries in communications, at conferences, and within committees.
  • Identify tools and technologies that will improve service to Colorado communities of interest; conduct research and assessment and evaluate to implement appropriate choices following established fiscal and departmental procedures; promote and deliver training and evaluate impact.
  • Evaluate program and services regularly; streamline processes and procedures for greater efficiency and effectiveness; and identify unmet needs.
  • Other duties as assigned

Teamwork (10%)

  • Participate as a Library Development Team member to establish and accomplish office goals and objectives.
  • Share new knowledge with library development team gained from informal and formal learning opportunities.
  • Partner and collaborate with colleagues in Library Development, CSL, and other CDE units by offering assistance and expertise when needed.
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Minimum Education Requirements:

  • Master of Library Sciences (MLS) or Master of Library & Information Science (MLIS) from an American Library Association and Committee on Accreditation (ALA) or regionally accredited university.


  • At least One (1) year of relevant work experience that included supervision of Two (2) or more subordinate employees.


  • An equivalent level of six years of professional experience relevant to Library Sciences or Library & Information Science will be considered in lieu of a Master's degree.


  • At least One (1) year of relevant work experience must have included supervision of Two (2) or more subordinate employees.

Competency and Qualification Requirements:

  • Seven years of youth services programming and service with management or supervisory experience within this area.
  • Knowledge of Issues, practices, policies, standards, and trends related to Library Science and Information resources for children and youth of all ages and abilities.
  • Program and service creation and facilitation for library users, including access to library data, collections, and information (electronic and physical), reference and research services, and digital services
  • Skilled in: Face-to-face, virtual, and blended training and adult learning Project planning, management, and evaluation
  • Effective and precise written, oral, and web-based communication
  • Meeting facilitation and presentation
  • Use of Microsoft Office applications with proficiency in Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Ability to: Plan, develop, and implement statewide projects and programs for various library communities of interest
  • Monitor, assess, and seek out external funding sources for programs and projects that support library programs and services; assist in writing grant applications and managing parts of grant funded projects
  • Develop and maintain professional working relationships in complex and/or demanding situations to achieve work goals
  • Serve as expert resource in working with internal and external organizations; plan and develop long-term, strategic partnerships
  • Establish and maintain effective collaborations and relationships with other libraries in the state serve as a role model and coach others in building strong working relationships
  • Establish and maintain effective verbal and written communications with administration, management, peers, staff, and library customers
  • Communicate information about major and/or complex situations to internal and external audiences; serve as a technical resource in developing responses to external audiences
  • Prepare complex reports, advise others for report preparation and presentation
  • Design and conduct workshops and training for others including staff of libraries across the state
  • Evaluate programs and services using appropriate assessment techniques
  • Coach and lead others by providing effective, responsive, timely consultation services
  • Enhance collaboration among individuals and groups and build consensus

Supplemental Information

Complete Applications must include:

  • Completed Online Application: Required - Submitted through our ATS.
  • Cover Letter: Required - Copy and paste into supplemental question.
  • Resume: Required - Copy and paste into supplemental question. .
  • Transcript: Required if using education to meet MQs - Attached to the online application and meeting requirements as described under "College Transcripts".

College Transcripts: If you are using education to qualify, a legible copy of your official or unofficial college transcript(s) or a foreign credential evaluation report must be submitted with your application. Transcripts must show the name of the school and that a degree was conferred. Transcripts from colleges or universities outside of the United States must be assessed for U.S. equivalency by a NACES educational credential evaluation service. Failure to provide a transcript or foreign credential evaluation report may result in your application being rejected and you will not be able to continue in the selection process for this position.

**Failure to submit a complete application as defined above by the announcement close will result in your application being removed from consideration.**

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) and Equal Employment Opportunity
The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, a medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

The Colorado Department of Education is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or performing essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to hr@cde.state.co.us.

Benefits & Additional Compensation Info

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State of Colorado


Department of EducationAddress

201 E. Colfax, #201

Denver, Colorado, 80203





Additional Info & Requirements

Department Information

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This position is not part of the classified personnel system, applications will be accepted from Residents and Non-Residents of Colorado.

Incumbent will be required to complete work for CDE within Colorado.


Colorado Department of Education – What We Do 
The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) provides leadership, resources, support, and accountability to the state's 178 school districts, 1,888 schools, over 53,000 teachers, and over 3,200 administrators to help them build capacity to meet the needs of the state's approximately 905,000 public school students. In addition, CDE provides structural and administrative support to the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind and the Charter School Institute.

As the administrative arm of the State Board of Education, CDE is responsible for implementing state and federal education laws, disbursing state and federal funds, holding schools and districts accountable for performance, licensing all educators, and providing public transparency of performance and financial data.

CDE is a values-based agency that serves students, parents, and the general public by protecting public trust through ensuring adherence to laws, strong stewardship of public funds, and accountability for student performance.

Why Work For CDE
The work we do is rewarding and impacts the students, families, educators, and communities across Colorado. Our leadership also promotes a culture that puts families and self-care as a priority. Along with meaningful work and an environment that puts employees first, the state also offers rich benefits that intend to make us an Employer of Choice!
The following is a summary of the benefits we offer:

  • Flexible work schedules and flexible workplace options that may include flexible working hours, working from home, working in the office, and/or a hybrid working environment.
  • Premier medical, dental, vision, and dependent life insurance options. All with a generous employer contribution keeping employee costs as low as possible.
  • Employer-paid short-term disability and life insurance
  • 160 hours of Paid Medical Family Leave (PMFL)
  • 11 paid holidays per year
  • Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals
  • Retirement through the Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) www.copera.org
  • Employer-paid RTD Eco Pass (certain restrictions may apply)
  • Paid professional development opportunities
Posted Feb 22, 2023