Learning Program Associate for Older Adults

Denver Public Library

Central Location

Application Deadline

Apply By Feb 7th, 2020


$21.05 to $30.73 per Hour   Calculate


Denver, CO




Not Required

Minimum Education

High School (or Equivalent)

Library Experience

Not Required

Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library


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

Job Description

What You'd Do

This full-time position will manage the delivery of library programs and services to older adult communities, assisted living communities, and skilled nursing and memory care facilities throughout metro Denver. The LPA will select which communities and facilities to serve. The LPA will ground the programs and services in research and best practices and will align them with the library's mission and values.

This LPA will report to the library's Administrator of Older Adult Services and will work closely with the library's Mobile Services team.

The LPA will forge connections with staff in these facilities and communities to deliver and facilitate all types of classes and events -- including health and wellness, creative aging, technology and information, and memory-friendly engagement. The LPA will provide experiences for residents that are designed to promote healthy and creative aging and combat social isolation.

The LPA will work with other library departments and staff to essentially bring the library to residents in these communities and facilities. The LPA will connect staff at neighborhood branches with the facilities and communities in their service areas.

This is a limited term, grant-funded position from the Denver Regional Council of Governments. The LPA will be responsible for all reporting requirements under the grant. 

You Have

Knowledge and experience in programming, facilitating, and presenting information for older adults and caregivers. Skill at collecting data and tracking outcomes of programs and services. Skill in choosing appropriate materials and presenters for programming and outreach. Demonstrated passion for older adults and for connecting them with their community and resources. Experience at providing excellent customer service. Ability to exercise initiative, judgment, and decision making to meet organizational objectives. Ability to thrive working in an environment with constant public contact with people from different backgrounds. Ability to work remotely and travel to a wide variety of locations throughout the City and County of Denver. Ability to facilitate group conversations. Ability to relate to the needs of customers of all skill levels, including those without English language proficiency. Ability to demonstrate positive attitude, excellent interpersonal skills, cultural sensitivity, and a sense of humor in working with customers, coworkers, and community partners. Ability to creatively solve problems, negotiate, and handle stressful situations in a positive manner. Ability to multitask and prioritize. Ability to use extensive workplace and other technology including email, Internet databases, eMedia, social media, and other software. Ability to pass a background check after the offer to hire has been made.

A Bachelor's degree in a related field of study such as librarianship, gerontology, social work or other relevant field (additional appropriate experience may be substituted for the education requirement).

Two years of experience teaching and/or presenting information to older adults and their caregivers.

Additional Info & Requirements

Find information about the application process here.

Although the full salary range for this position is provided, starting salary is typically made at or near the range minimum. The City and County of Denver benefit package will be offered.

The schedule will be determined by the needs of the department and will include evening and weekend hours. 

Posted Jan 24, 2020