Branch Volunteer Coordinator

Douglas County Libraries

Castle Pines, CO & Roxborough CO

Application Deadline

Apply By Jun 28th, 2019


$16.04 per Hour   Calculate


Castle Rock, CO


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Minimum Education

High School (or Equivalent)

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience

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Type of Library


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Job Description

Douglas County Libraries elevates our community by 
inspiring a love of reading, discovery and connection.

The Branch Volunteer Coordinator position assumes responsibility for administering and coordinating the effective recruitment and placement of volunteer talents for their respective library branch (es). Collaborates with internal teams to determine the volunteer needs for programs and events. Plans activities in recognition and in support of volunteers. Work is performed under supervision of the District Volunteer Services Supervisor.


Motivating Others - Creates a climate in which people want to do their best; can motivate team or project members; can assess each person's hot button and use it to get the best out of him/her; pushes tasks and decisions down; empowers others; invites input from each person and shares ownership and visibility; makes each individual feel his/her work is important; is someone people like working for and with.

Peer Relationships - Can quickly find common ground and solve problems for the good of all; can represent his/her own interests and yet be fair to other groups; can solve problems with peers with a minimum of noise; is seen as a team player and is cooperative; easily gains trust and support of peers; encourages collaboration; can be candid with peers.

Planning - Accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks and projects; sets objectives and goals; breaks down work into the process steps; develops schedules and task/people assignments; anticipates and adjusts for problems and roadblocks; measures performance against goals; evaluates results.

Additional Info & Requirements



  • Supports DCL core values, code of ethics; maintains strong awareness of and compliance with DCL policies, processes, procedures and strategic initiatives at all times.
  • Integrate "one DCL" approach into all job-related activities.
  • Create premium experiences for patrons through effective and efficient completion of duties; serve as professional, positive representative of DCL in attitude, appearance and communications with internal and external customers.
  • Maintain strong proficiency in skills, functions and technologies required to perform job duties.
  • Leverage strong interpersonal skills in low-stress and high-pressure situations to foster cooperative, collaborative and productive working relationships with staff, volunteers and business partners.
  • Recruits, trains, places and coordinates volunteers to serve branch needs, including teen volunteers, community volunteers, court-ordered volunteers, and volunteers associated with local programs such as A/D Works.
  • Works closely with branch staff to determine appropriate volunteer task assignments. Plans recognition of volunteers at a branch and district level.
  • Seeks and coordinates additional team projects to create a "premium" experience for both staff and volunteers supporting volunteerism both at DCL and in the surrounding community.
  • Educates staff and implements volunteer opportunities, consistent with a Service Enterprise certified volunteer program.
  • Addresses requests for volunteer reassignments, problem solving and terminations, in conjunction with Department Head Volunteer Services.
  • Must communicate effectively using English. Must read, write and understand English at a level appropriate to the position.
  • Practices effective personal and branch safety procedures.
  • Collaborates with and supports our volunteers.
  • Supports DCL efforts to promote a safe and enjoyable work environment by complying with safety procedures in performing work-related duties
  • Performs other library work-related duties as assigned.

The Community

The pioneer spirit, accompanied by the beauty of the mountains, foothills and plains, is gloriously evident in Douglas County.  In 1861, the Colorado Territorial Session Laws created Douglas County, named after Stephen A. Douglas. Known as the “Little Giant.”

Douglas County is virtually the geographic center of Colorado.  Located in the Denver South Metro area, Douglas County is one of the fastest growing areas in the state with over 303,000 in population. The County is approximately 843 square miles, of which 48,741 acres are permanently protected land through the Douglas County Open Space Program.  Recreational areas include more than 146,000 acres of Pike National Forest, Roxborough State Park, Castlewood Canyon State Park and the Chatfield State Recreation Area.

The County’s strength, as the centerpiece of the Denver/Colorado Springs development corridor, is a perfect blend of quality lifestyle and business environment.

Douglas County ranked particularly well in the household income, homeownership rate and educational attainment categories.  Combine those with our great location, excellent schools, outstanding libraries, wonderful weather and outstanding recreational and cultural opportunities, and you will understand why Douglas County is recognized for being one of the most family-friendly communities in Colorado, offering a quality of life unmatched elsewhere in the state. Douglas County has also been nationally recognized as a great place to live, work and raise a family.

Douglas County Libraries has been blazing a trail and thriving in Douglas County for decades, due very much to the generous support, patronage and growth of our community. Douglas County Libraries is the fourth largest library system in Colorado. Our mission is to be a passionate advocate for literacy and lifelong learning, and we play a vital role in the life of our community. We lend more than eight million books, CDs, DVDs, magazines, e-books, and audiobooks every year, including more children’s materials than any other Colorado library.

Our seven locations offer a large collection of popular materials, children’s books, reference materials, downloadable audio, video and e-books, wireless access, public computers for kids and adults, and friendly, professional staff. Study rooms and large public meeting rooms are available to the public. We offer reading programs for all ages, used book sales, more than 75 Storytimes each week, writing groups, book clubs and a wide variety of fun and interesting programs for all ages.

Online resources include research databases, homework help, the library catalog, downloadable audiobooks and e-books, account access for reserving and renewing items, reading recommendations, links to Douglas County history and community information. We also offer reference assistance via phone, email or text, and access to accounts and many services.

We are excited to respond to our community’s growth and demand for innovative new library spaces and services. Our new libraries are Castle Pines Library, Castle Pines, CO; Lone Tree Library, Lone Tree, CO; and  Parker Library, Parker, CO – Stop in at any of our libraries and be amazed!

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Posted Jun 8, 2019