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Are you passionate about providing public library service that builds an educated and vibrant community? Do you believe in the values of innovation, accountability and excellence? Are you both a coach and role model for staff? If you are ready to be a leader in achieving Library objectives, this library manager position may be for you!
We are looking for Library Managers who believe in the values of innovation, accountability and excellence – leaders who advocate for libraries, are up-to-date on current trends in the profession and are passionate about providing public library service that builds an educated and vibrant community, and a new kind of patron experience. You will manage/supervise staff in your area of responsibility, create an environment that reflects JCPL's values of serving with care, welcoming all, meeting people where they are, giving them full attention and exceeding customer expectations. You will manage/audit system resources with budgetary and decision-making authority over those resources. You will create partnerships and relationships in the community through outreach.
Jefferson County Public Library(JCPL) is poised to position itself at the forefront of library service. Our organizational structure is evolving and expanding to meet the growing needs of our community. As a result, we have exciting individual Manager opportunities in each of these 4 areas:
- Columbine Library
- Arvada Library and Diversity & Inclusion services
- Lakewood Library & Library to You services
- Mountain Libraries & JCPL Patron Experience
- Recruits, assesses, hires, trains, supervises and evaluates Library staff.
- Models best behavior practice for customer service.
- Directly supervises up to 5 supervisors and/or coordinators.
- Uses established industry benchmarks to determine gaps in service provision and quality.
- Develops metrics, performance measurement and goal setting.
- Creates a flexible environment for implementing new library services and leads tactical plan initiatives through project management.
- Serves as a member of the Public Services Management Team to develop overall strategy, tactical objectives, and short and long-term planning for deployment of resources.
- Directs work groups, monitors assignments to their completion and works with multiple levels of staff, assuring alignment with strategic plan.
- Works in direct patron contact 4-8 hours per month.
- Acts as a spokesperson responsible for delivery of our message to internal and external customers.
- Demonstrates advanced skill in using computers and electronic resources.
- Accountable for budget planning and expenditures.
- Resolves customer service issues, routinely makes decisions on policy enforcement including dealing with law enforcement and first responders.
- Always be an innovator who designs and implements new efficiencies and experiments with new ways to accomplish work in public libraries.
- Always be a communicator who illustrates expectations and collaborates with others in cross-functional teams to accomplish strategic goals and objectives.
- Reports to Assistant Director of Library Experience.
- Position must comply 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.
- Persons hired in this position must be able to perform all the essential tasks required by the position. The above statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other nonessential or peripheral duties that may be required. JCPL retains the right to modify or change the duties or essential and additional functions of the job at any time without notice.
Additional Info & Requirements
- Must be able to work days, some evenings, some weekends and holidays as required.
- Offer of employment contingent on criminal background check, education verification and Motor Vehicle Record check
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- Minimum of 3 years library experience is preferred.
- Minimum of 2 years management experience is preferred.
- Computer and technology skills appropriate for the position.
- Intermediate reading, writing, and math skills required.
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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