Pueblo City-County Library District,
|Salary: $47,112 to $70,720|
Does the idea of opening and managing a new community library within a progressive library district inspire you? Then don’t miss this opportunity!
The Branch Manager provides leadership in a community library with focus on encouraging visits, circulation, program attendance and use of digital resources. The position manages staff and is accountable for achieving key results. The position works collaboratively with the management team on programming, services and change initiatives. Management of the facility, grounds and fiscal responsibility are key elements of this position.
The Branch Manager reports to the Director of Public Services and manages a team of exempt and non-exempt staff. This position has overall responsibility for customer service at the branch; resolves escalated issues and addresses problems as they occur. The position works closely with other departments including support services. Builds relationships with people and organizations in the community that support and expand library services and programs. Networks with peers and professional organizations to stay current on trends in public libraries and in relevant technology.
Education and Experience: A Masters Degree in Library Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association is required. Two years professional level library experience is required. Two years of experience working with the public is required. Supervisory experience is preferred.
Skills and Abilities: Leadership skills including the ability to plan, implement and influence others. Knowledge of professional library principles, methods and practices. Current knowledge of trends in libraries. Excellent communication skills necessary to establish and maintain good working relationships with library staff and customers; able to communicate well with people of all ages, demographics, ethnic backgrounds and ability levels. Problem solving skills with the ability to ease tense situations. Supervisory skills including scheduling work and managing performance. Strong computer skills with the ability to quickly learn and use a variety of computer equipment /programs, digital devices, e-resources and new technologies. Ability to conduct complex reference interviews, to analyze requests and to apply research skills to locate specialized information or provide customers with alternative sources. Ability to provide efficient, courteous public service and present a positive image of the library in attitude, appearance, and performance of duties. Ability to apply policies and use independent judgment within procedural boundaries.
Physical Requirements: Must be able to lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds and push/pull a fully loaded book cart weighing up to 200 pounds.
Other Requirements: Must be able to work a flexible schedule including days, evenings and weekends. Must submit to and successfully pass a criminal background investigation.
Equal Opportunity Employer
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