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Multiple Positions, Hartford Public Library, Hartford, CT

The link to the website for further information about the jobs is: http://hplct.org/about/job-openings



Branch Manager

Hartford Public Library seeks a person who has overall responsibility and accountability of all functions of a library branch. This includes the management of the public service operations including circulation, adult services, youth services, and security. This position is also accountable for training, scheduling and evaluating staff and assists in short-term and long-term planning in the assigned branch. The Branch Manager works with the development of the branch's collections and programming efforts, and supports in all areas of administration. This position ensures the highest level of service is provided by staff to all customers.

Requirements: 

Master's in Library Science or Master's in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution required. Minimum three years of increasingly responsible leadership experience in a public library. Minimum of two years of supervisory experience is required. Position includes evening, and weekend assignments. View the complete job description and requirements at hplct.org/about/job-openings. Required online application. Open until filled. EEO.



YOUmedia Mentor (Part-time)

Hartford Public Library seeks a person who will be part of the team at YOUmedia Hartford, a digital learning center for teens. The YOUmedia Mentor is an instructor, artist, and technologist who guides youth as they explore digital media and library resources. This position will assist with the implementation and use of various technologies and is also responsible for trouble-shooting technological difficulties and the set-up for YOUmedia events. This position ensures the highest level of service is provided by staff to all customers.

Requirements:

Two years college experience required. Four years college experience preferred. Instructional technology, web or graphic design, music production, or a related discipline preferred. Minimum one year of experience teaching digital media, or one year of professional career experience in a related technological field is required. Experience working with teens is required, including a demonstrated sensitivity and commitment to the needs of teens. Experience using social media technology (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.) is required. Position includes evening, and weekend assignments with availability of 25 hours per week.  View the complete job description and requirements at hplct.org/about/job-openings. Required online application. Open until filled. EEO.


TAP Manager

Hartford Public Library, The American Place (TAP) offers basic adult education, workforce literacy and citizenship services.  The individual will manage a range of key projects related to the smooth delivery of The American Place services. TAP provides services to adults ages 17 and above with an emphasis on basic education, citizenship and workforce readiness. Management includes: overseeing the roll out and execution of project activities; monitoring deliverables and milestones; identifying opportunities to streamline and improve operations; identifying options to overcome project challenges; supervising staff as well as coordinating public-facing services on a day-to-day basis.

Responsibilities:
Operations Management

  • Manages multiple grant activities and budgets. This includes data aggregation and analysis; timely statistical and budget reporting; hiring and monitoring contractual employees and assistants.
  • Manages the development and implementation of a centralized electronic administrative system tracking TAP client intake from multiple program entry points, referrals, and outcomes.
  • Develops and maintains a regular cycle of program evaluation, identifies key successes, makes recommendations for improvements, maintains up-to-date policies and procedures.
  • Manages programs within available budgets and makes decisions for how programming budgets are distributed, monitors project spending, contractual employees, invoices, and submits timely reports accordingly.  
  • Manages staff including evaluating performance, goal setting, training and coaching. Prepares and submits performance reviews. Ensure adherence to company policies and procedures.

Teaching & Learning

  • Manages the delivery of online and on-ground curricula with quality control measures to meet goals of technology-enhanced teaching and learning environment; in collaboration with department staff evaluates effectiveness of instructional activities in promoting knowledge, literacy skills acquisition and workforce readiness.
  • Formulates and provides professional development to support the delivery of e-Learning resources and devices.
  • Leads training efforts and maintains open communication flow to support uniform and quality delivery of TAP-related services system wide. Provides branch staff with sound program development and logistical recommendations, encourages effective planning and shares information on best-practice principles to related programming/services.

Outreach and Relationship Building

  • Maintains effective working relationships and rapport with students, staff, and partners, notably, Capital Workforce Partners, CT State Department of Education, USCIS, and Hartford Public Schools, Department of Adult Education, while maintaining a focus on client service.
  • Develops new programming partnerships with businesses, non-profit organizations and government agencies, coordinates contracting and/or MOUs//MOAs.
  • Helps to sustain a supportive and collegial environment for staff system wide, both through regular in-person meetings and online communications
  • Contributes content to communications tools (e.g. HPL e-Newsletter, Facebook, etc.)


Required:

  • Masters in Library Science or Masters in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution required.
  • Three years' experience delivering educational/informational services to adults in a not-profit urban setting.
  • Experience with federal grant projects and implementation.
  • Strong project development, implementation and management abilities including demonstrated organizational skills and the ability to manage conflicting priorities
  • Minimum two years' experience supervising both professional and support staff 
  • Ability to work well under pressure, meet deadlines and perform detailed work accurately;
  • Experience in program design and implementation across a network of locations
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement, identify and assess problems and act decisively to implement appropriate solutions or recommendations
  • Demonstrated experience coordinating work with many different constituencies, including external partners, and have experience working with diverse populations
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills including ability to produce quality documents, reports and verbal information confidently to a range of audiences
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to collaborate, communicate ideas, generate support, negotiate and resolve conflict
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with rapidly shifting responsibilities
  • Knowledgeable (or willing to attend trainings to attain knowledge) of State of Connecticut's Adult Education policies and procedures and U.S. immigration.
  • Strong technology and data entry skills with experience in Excel and familiarity with learning management systems.
  • Experience facilitating staff training and supporting professional development

Apply:
To start the application process, log onto the Hartford Public Library website for the link to apply online. Interested candidates must complete an on-line application, attach a cover letter, and resume.

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