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Associate Director of Public Services

High Plains Library District

Administration and Support Services

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled


$44.16 to $60.42 per Hour   Calculate


Greeley, CO





Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience


Type of Library



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

Job Description

Associate Director of Public Services


Provides public services leadership, manages public services, and supervises staff.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

25% - PUBLIC SERVICES LEADERSHIP – Enables others to act by sharing information; develops new programs, evaluates library services; analyzes local and regional community needs and conditions in order to set long range and specific goals, objectives, and future needs; implements strategies and make decisions that lead to best practices in public services; assists in planning new library facilities in order to lead public services.  (Essential)

25% - MANAGEMENT OF PUBLIC SERVICES – Sets goals and arranges tasks, people and other resources to accomplish the work to assure high-quality, responsive customer services and to meet goals and objectives as outlined in the strategic plan; plans, develops, directs and implements library services; develops and interprets library policies; motivates, directs and influences staff to achieve the goals and continuously improve; monitors performance, taking corrective action as needed; provides oversight of programs, policies, procedures and services in order to manage public services.  (Essential)

20% - SUPERVISION OF STAFF – Gets information, makes sense of it, sets job-related performance objectives, organizes resources and makes decisions, hires, coaches and evaluates staff, resolves conflict, develops staff skills and knowledge and appraises performance in order to optimize the expected performance of staff. (Essential)

15% - BUDGET – Recommends budget and monitors expenditures; receives budget recommendations from direct reports and evaluates fiscal needs based upon district priorities in order to allocate budget dollars to district needs.  (Essential)

15% - COMMUNITY – Represents the organization and speaks before groups and maintains positive relations with other agencies and organizations; and advocates on behalf of libraries and librarians in order to identify community library needs and promote library services. (Non-essential)


Master of  Library and Information Science

Minimum Requirements:


Five to ten years of similar or related experience in a position with progressively more responsible experience in professional library management.

Or any combination of education and experience which provides the success factors.

District Success Factors:

Focuses on the customer


Contributes to a positive work environment

Strategic thinking

Pursues personal development

Continuous improvement

Takes pride in the workplace

Emotionally intelligent


Knowledge of public library operations


Job Success Factors:


Knowledge of public library goals, policies and services

Knowledge of the principles, methods, and practices of professional library science and administration

Knowledge of professional library literature, library technology and technology trends

Knowledge of the principles, practices, theory and applications of managing employees

Skill in oral and written communication

Skill in integrated library systems (ILS).

Skill in Microsoft office products

Skill in customer relations

Skill in leadership

Skill in management

Skill in supervision

Able to manage projects and project teams

Able to align strategy with people, processes and systems

Able to manage details and follow through

Able to model expected employee behavior

Able to budget and plan

Able to analyze issues and make informed recommendations

Able to organize work, determine priorities, handle multiple tasks, and meet deadlines

Able to maintain and convey confidential information

Able to define and explain technical accounting procedures

Able to represent the library district to outside agencies and the public through excellent oral and written communication skills

Able to make and implement difficult decisions

Able to work effectively in a team

Able to operate various office equipment including copiers

Able to transport oneself to various locations throughout service area

Able to be committed to professional library philosophies, demonstrated through strong interest and involvement at local, state and national levels

Physical Success Factors:

Mostly sitting at a computer station in a climate controlled environment.

Some lifting up to 25 lbs.

This Job Description is not a complete statement of all duties and responsibilities comprising this position.

Additional Info & Requirements

Pay Grade: 74 

Wages/Benefits: - $44.16-$60.42/hr; Full-Time Benefits 

FLSA Classification: Exempt 

Location: Administration, Greeley, CO 80634 

Hours: Full-Time; Some days, evenings, and weekends 

Supervisor: Executive Director 

Supervises: Library Managers, Outreach Manager, Facilities Manager 

Deadline: Open until filled 

The Community

Associate Director of Public Services

High Plains Library District is seeking an Associate Director of Public Services who will manage public services and provide public services leadership. This position will be based at Administration and Support Services in Greeley, CO 80631.

Are you an individual ready to take on the challenge of moving the district forward in relation to our strategic plan?  Are you a visionary, passionate about library services and desire to take public services to the next level as you meet both local and regional community needs?  Do you have strong leadership skills that can be used to motivate and direct employees to achieve excellence, access, aspiration, unity, stewardship, and literacy within our community and district?  If you are looking for an opportunity to work in a library district that values staff leaders and the chance to change lives while building a stronger community, apply at myhighplains.us.

High Plains Library District

The Weld Library District is a special taxing district that was established in 1986 under the authority of Colorado Library Law §C.R.S. 24-90-101 to improve library service to residents through the sharing of books, staff, and tax revenue. The taxing authority includes all of Weld County except the areas covered by the Windsor-Severance Library District and the City of Dacono. In some areas, High Plains Library District expands into other counties. In 2007 the Town of Erie’s Boulder County residents voted to become part of High Plains Library District. The major source of revenue for High Plains Library District is derived from a 3.249 mill levy applied to the assessed value of portions of Weld and Boulder County properties. The District serves over 245,959 residents of Weld County and parts of neighboring counties and covers a geographic area of almost 4,000 square miles.

The High Plains Library District is comprised of seven branch libraries, bookmobile services and six autonomous member libraries governed by their own separate board of trustees. Because of the growing population, the library district serves a very economically and diverse community

The Community in Weld County

High Plains Library District serves most of Weld county which has more than 32 incorporated municipalities.  Weld County has 18 school districts which offers a variety of quality education from kindergarten to high school.

The city of Greeley is home to the University of Northern Colorado which offers more than 200 undergraduate, graduate, extended campus and online programs.  Aims Community College is a two-year liberal arts and vocational college offering more than 200 degree and certificate programs with affordable tuition that is located in Greeley with a second campus in Fort Lupton. 

Arts, music, and culture are very important aspects of the city which is home to the Moxi Theater which keeps the music scene alive and vibrant in downtown Greeley.  In 2014, the Greeley Creative District was certified as an official Creative District by the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade.  The Greeley Stampede, Arts Picnic and Friday Fest are just some of the events that everyone looks forward to every year. 

With the expansive prairie out one door and towering Rocky Mountains out the other, Weld County has unlikely combinations that complement each other beautifully.  Recreational opportunities are almost endless.  Much of Weld County is within an hour’s distance of the Rocky Mountains, Estes Park, Denver, and Fort Collins. 

More information regarding the High Plains Library District; Greeley, Colorado; and Weld County is available at the following links:

·                     www.mylibrary.us

·                     www.greeleyunexpected.com

·                     www.greeleygov.com         

·                     www.co.weld.co.us

·                     www.unco.edu

·                     www.aims.edu

·                   www.greeelydowntown.com


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Posted Aug 27, 2019