Regular, Fulltime, Benefit eligible position
Reports to Deputy Town Administrator or other Director
Coordinates, plans, and manages all Library operations, activities, facilities and staff; develops Library collections; plans and implements Library programs and services to reflect the needs of the community; and manages the Library operating in conjunction with Finance and the Management Analyst as well as the Library budget. Must be willing to be a working manager at all levels of the Library.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Manages day-to-day operations for the Library.
- Acts as a role model for Library staff, presents a courteous, positive image of the library, and maintains confidentiality in customer and staff interactions. Provides excellent direct customer service.
- Provides leadership, guidance and supervision to staff. Works alongside HR to create staff development plans. Fulfills the role of hiring manager when filling vacated or new library positions. Manages the onboarding and training of new staff. Provides coaching and, in conjunction with HR, corrective action as necessary for staff. Conducts performance reviews. Develops, documents and implements operating procedures for library staff.
- Works in conjunction with state-wide library support organizations and the Library Advisory Board. Takes an active role in library professional organizations.
- Works with Library staff to provide programming that is responsive to community needs.
- Evaluates and manages the library collection.
- Promotes library services through programming, outreach and partnerships within the community. Works with the Marketing and Communications Specialist to promote all aspects of the Library.
- Conducts ongoing analysis of community demographics and information needs. Informs and provides input to the Town and the Library Board regarding strategic goals and objectives.
- Prepares annual budget, monitors expenditures, and oversees accounting of fees, deposits and other expenditures.
- Researches and writes grants or supervises others in the writing of grants in order to obtain alternate funding sources for the Library. Collaborates with Management Analyst on grant management and issues.
- Attends regular staff meetings, Wellington Library Friends Board meetings, Library Advisory Board meetings, and all-staff meetings.
Minimum Qualifications: • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Library Science or related field • 5 years of progressively responsible public library experience, prefer fulltime experience with some supervision of library staff • Knowledge of budgeting and program principles • Reading, writing, and math skills • Computer and technology skills: Microsoft Office (knowledge of spreadsheets is a must), Library database software (Koha/AspenCat preferred), Knowledge of WordPress a plus • Demonstrated ability (a minimum of 2 years’ experience) to plan, direct and supervise the work of others; knowledge of group dynamics, change management, and personnel principles. To Apply: Send a cover letter, resume and three professional references to email@example.com. For full consideration materials must be received before the closing date and time. Late applications will not be considered unless a hire from the full consideration pool is not made.
WORKING CONDITIONS: • Frequent reaching, sitting, standing, walking, talking, seeing, hearing and manual dexterity • Occasional lifting and carrying up to 35 pounds • Work is typically performed inside an office setting CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: -Must pass pre-employment drug test. -Must pass criminal history check. -Must pass motor vehicle records check. -Must participate in direct deposit.
Additional Info & Requirements
The Town of Wellington is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and it is the equal opportunity employment policy of the Town to make all recruitment, hiring, and placement decisions, as well as, other employment decisions on the basis of the qualifications of the individuals considered for the position to be filled, without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex or national origin. All applicants must be physically able to perform the essential job functions outlined above, with or without reasonable accommodation.
Wellington is a rapidly growing community in Northern Colorado, 11 miles north of Fort Collins and roughly 30 miles south of Cheyenne, WY. The town is located at the intersection of Interstate 25 and Highway 1 in the northeast corner of Larimer County and sits at an elevation of 5,201 feet above sea level. Still maintaining it's farming roots, the town of Wellington offers an affordable option for residents and businesses alike.
To Apply: Send a cover letter, resume and three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org. For full consideration, materials must be received before the closing date and time. Late applications will not be considered unless a hire from the full consideration pool is not made.