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Community Outreach Coordinator, North Kingstown Free Library, North Kingstown, RI

NORTH KINGSTOWN FREE LIBRARY

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY 

COMMUNITY OUTREACH COORDINATOR (23) LIBRARY

 

General Description: This is advanced professional work responsible for one of the five major divisions of the library. The Community Outreach Coordinator is responsible for coordinating efforts to bring the library out to the community within the framework of the library's approved program of service.

 

Responsibilities

  • Supervises the library's programming and outreach efforts, trains and supervises staff and volunteers; develops & oversees related staff projects, encouraging teamwork. 

  • Plans, organizes, and conducts a wide variety of programs to ensure a well-balanced schedule of activities and acts as the liaison with program presenters, exhibitors, and outside funding sources.

  • Works closely with the Friends of the Library providing membership database support and fundraising assistance. 

  • Writes grants, gathers statistics, and works cooperatively with other library staff members, other Rhode Island librarians, and other agencies.

  • Coordinates the development of the monthly newsletter and other publicity materials. 

  • Provides outreach to the community by establishing and maintaining contacts with local community organizations, members of the press, and collaborating with other library staff on promoting the library in the community.

  • Builds and sustains strong collaborations with colleagues inside the library; participates in the library profession through committee work and by attending meetings and workshops; provides direct public service to patrons at the library's service desks.

 

Qualifications: Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association-accredited program is highly desirable. Undergraduate degree from an accredited college, university or technical school is required. Considerable knowledge of professional library principles, methods, techniques, and routines. Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with the public and colleagues; good oral and written communication skills and the ability to conduct programs for small and large audiences.

 

Hours:             Full-time, 35 hours per week

                        Includes evenings and weekend hours

 

Salary:             Starting at $44,669, plus benefits

 

APPLICATION PERIOD CLOSES THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2018

 

Please submit resume, cover letter, and three professional references via postal mail or email to: 

Cyndi Desrochers

Library Director

North Kingstown Free Library

100 Boone St.

North Kingstown, RI 02852

cdesrochers@nklibrary.org

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