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Youth Services Manager, Concord Public Library, Concord, NH

Type of Employment:  Full Time 40 hours per week

Starting Salary Range: $62,192 to $74,006 with comprehensive benefits package.

Start Date:  December 2, 2019
 
Closing Date:  Open until filled with 1st review September 16, 2019.


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
A City Application is required. Applications may be completed online at www.concordnh.gov.  For more information on applying, please call the Human Resources Department at (603) 225-8535 (voice) or TTY at 800-735-2964 or 7-1-1.

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JOB SUMMARY:
Responsible for the operational success of the Youth Services Division of the Concord Public Library.  Accomplished through strategic planning, programming, public relations and staff development.  This position is also responsible for collection development and community engagement.


Examples of Duties:
Responsible for the overall goal setting, planning, programming, development, and implementation of services in the Youth Services Division.
 
Acts as a member of the management team as a Library division head; confers with upper management to keep them informed on key issues and progress toward objectives and to gain their support and approval; makes recommendations to assist management in making needed improvements.
 
Oversees daily operations of the Youth Services Division by ensuring appropriate staff coverage to greet and assist the public.
 
Develops, plans, and implements programs for children of all ages.
 
Plans and implements marketing and public relations strategies for the Youth Services Division.
 
Prepares budget; maintains budget records and monitors expenditures for assigned areas such as collection development and programming.
 
Prepares monthly and annual reports of Youth Services.
 
Initiates and supports cooperative efforts between the library and Concord schools, as well as other potential collaborations with organizations in the community that serve children.
 
Serves patrons at children's room circulation and reference desks; assists patrons in use of online catalog.
 
Updates children's services manuals.
 
Coordinates volunteer program in the Children's Room.
 
Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with city policies, procedures, and applicable laws, including training in job skills, appraising performance, addressing complaints, resolving problems, scheduling staff, and planning, assigning, and directing work.
 
Prepares reports, memos, and correspondence concerning areas of responsibility.
 
Participates in the development and implementation of library policies, procedures, and long-range plans.
 
Interprets and explains library policies and procedures.
 
Keeps abreast of professional library trends at a regional and national level.
 
Maintains education in library science; attends courses, workshops, and conferences.
 
Belongs to and is active in local and state library organizations.
 
Performs duties of Library Director as assigned. .
 
Monitors the physical condition of the Children's Room and facility.
 
Performs other related duties as assigned.

Typical Qualifications:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Education and Experience:

  •  Master's degree in Library/Information Science accredited by the American Library Association.
  • Three years of management experience preferred, or three years of progressively responsible experience required OR
  • Any combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities required for the job.

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