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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Coordinator Sr. - Spanish Services

Jefferson County Public Library

Arvada, CO

Application Deadline

Apply By Jun 17th, 2024


$57,606.67 to $74,888.54 per Year   Calculate


Arvada, CO





Minimum Education

Bachelor's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience


Type of Library


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Job Description

The Division of Public Services supports the mission and vision of the Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) by creating the essential destination where residents can find just the service, program or material delivered in the way that fits them just right. The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Coordinator – Spanish Services provides guidelines and support for programming and outreach to our five focus communities: People Experiencing Homelessness, People with Disabilities, The LGBTQIA+ community, BIPOC, Immigrants and special emphasis in Spanish Speakers. Supervises the outreach Librarian. Collaborates with the Division of People and Culture to provide training on EDI topics and Spanish Services. Collaborates with the Programming team to coordinate systemwide DEI programs and mentors and supports staff in planning and delivering DEI programming. Assists leadership team in managing DEI budget for programming. Coordinates access to resources, including the physical and virtual resources of the system. Responsible for maintaining partnerships and relationships in the community through outreach. Supports our bilingual (English/Spanish) staff providing a consistent quality customer experience in core Library services on the phone, in person and on the web. Develops, coordinates, and delivers core Library services including Spanish translations to digital experience communications and JCPL e-Connect newsletters. Maintains and curates the JCPL Spanish collection. Oversees community engagement with the Latinx and other historically marginalized communities. Coordinates Digital Literacy Program in Spanish. Position must be familiar with laws governing patron privacy and confidentiality under CRS24-90-119, and the Code of Ethics of the American Library Association, as well as ADA governing public access to space and technology.

Hiring Range: $57,606.57 - $74,888.54 Annually.

  • CUSTOMER SERVICE: Communicates expectations to staff about Library services and trends in customer service and outreach. Models best behavior practice for customer service. Creates conditions for quality customer experiences in DEI and Spanish Services system-wide. Recommends Library resources, including physical and virtual, so that residents have equal access to information and ideas. Implements industry best practices for merchandising and labeling. Promotes Library resources as directed. Implements quality assurance methods in programs presented system wide. Coordinates and supervises promotion of programs to target audiences. Routinely provides direct customer service, occasionally in non-routine situations. Conducts outreach into the community as directed. Maintains a safe environment for staff and public.
  • CORE LIBRARY SERVICE: Coordinates system-wide services in core Library functions. Participates with others in cross-functional teams to accomplish goals, objectives and coordinates these teams in area of focus. Applies input from community for creating and implementing system-services using established industry benchmarks. Applies established industry benchmarks in service creation and provision as directed. Maintains current knowledge of trends in Libraries and related fields. Develops and implements new services system-wide. Provides quality assurance in programs presented in their area of responsibility including off-site locations. Supervises promotion of programs to target audiences.
  • OPERATIONAL ORGANIZATION: Participates in special assignments such as prototyping new services. Supervises short-term projects outside typical area of responsibility.
  • FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY: Provides input for core service area budget. Audits spending per established procedures and limits. Participates in annual planning for library services. Provides input for anticipated local and system needs. Communicates goals and strategic priorities to direct reports. Ensures compliance with budget limits and established purchasing procedures with staff under their supervision.
  • SUPERVISION & MANAGEMENT: Hires, assigns, trains, directs, and supervises the division staff (Outreach Librarian) as well as temporary staff, volunteers, and interns in area of responsibility. Coaches on industry best practices. Administers or makes recommendations for routine personnel matters affecting direct reports including recruitment, orientation, training, setting performance goals, assigning, and reviewing work, approving timecards. approving leave, appraising, and disciplining, submitting records and documentation as required by Library and Jefferson County Policy. Conducts regular staff meetings with subordinate staff. Communicates changes in policies and procedures to direct reports and implements them as directed. Provides technical guidance and support to ensure conformity with established policies, rules, and regulations. Anticipates and solves problems as non-routine situations arise. Promotes professional development and leadership skills among direct reports and teams. Responsible for creating and implementing change management plans and strategies that maximum employee engagement and minimizes employee resistance.  Provides leadership towards the Library's mission, vision and values. Uses and continually develops leadership skills and participates in on-going professional development. Maintains skills, knowledge, and subject matter expertise in areas of responsibility and industry trends through training and professional development. Attends conferences and participates in development activities.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

*We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply

Required – 4 years’ library experience & Bachelor's Degree OR 2 years’ library experience & MLS

Required – Fluently bilingual (English/Spanish) *Language assessment will be administered to chosen candidate before final written offer dispatched

Preferred – Experience in DEI practices

Preferred – Experience in event coordination

Preferred – Experience delivering trainings and presentation

Preferred – Experience in community engagement with diverse communities

Preferred – Demonstrated Leadership Experience

The Community

Jefferson County Public Library is committed to providing an inclusive workplace. We seek individuals with the same passion and commitment to providing equal access to information and opportunities for our community. We value diversity and strive to incorporate our values: innovation, accountability and excellence in all our work and interactions.


Jefferson County Public Library will always be here to connect you to the people, ideas and inspiration for whatever's next in life.  Define your destination, and we'll help you get there.  So you can always be learning.  Always be creating.  And always be discovering something new.

We help to build an educated and vibrant community by providing equal access to information and opportunities.

We will be the essential destination where all generations connect, discover, and create.

We serve with care; everyone is welcome here.  We meet you where you are, give you our full attention, and strive to exceed your expectations. 
Our core values are Innovation, Accountability, and Excellence.


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