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Branch Manager

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Library Systems & Services
Palm Desert, California, United States (on-site)
6 days ago
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Join Our Team as a Branch Manager in Palm Desert, CA!

Are you passionate about books, community engagement, and leading a team? Does it excite you to potentially work on a college campus in the middle of a desert resort? We have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and experienced Branch Manager at the Palm Desert Public Library in beautiful Palm Desert, California. As a Library Branch Manager, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our community's knowledge hub and fostering a love for reading and learning.

 Join us in fostering a love for reading, education, and community engagement as the Branch Manager in Palm Desert, CA. Together, let's make a difference one book at a time!

Position Summary:

The Branch Manager will oversee the day-to day-operations of a branch library. The Branch Manager supports the LS&S mission, vision, and values through exceptional leadership and dedicated patron focus. This position is also responsible for ensuring operating procedures of a library branch are executed effectively and efficiently. The Branch Manager will lead a team of library professionals who are committed to creating a thriving library in the heart of their community. Effectively support and build a strong partnership with their local official(s) and managing the patron relationship.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

An individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily.

  • Demonstrate a willingness to be flexible, versatile and/or tolerant in a changing work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency
  • Understand ethical behavior and business practices, and ensure that own behavior and the behavior of others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization
  • Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques
  • Develop new and unique ways to improve operations of the library and to create new opportunities
  • Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of internal and external clients to meet or exceed their expectations within the organizational parameters
  • Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness
  • Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization
  • Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization
  • Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information and activities
  • Determine strategies to move the organization forward, set goals, create and implement actions plans, and evaluate the process and results
  • Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem
  • Assesses options and actions based on trends and conditions in the environment, and the vision and values of the organization
  • Know, understand and administer the American Library Association’s Library Bill of Rights, Freedom to Read Statement and Freedom to View Statement, recognizing that freedom of access is a fundamental tenet of a public library; in addition to these freedoms, support client discretion of materials available at your local library(ies)
  • Follow all legal and policy requirements related to patron privacy and custodianship of patron records
  • Other duties as assigned

LS&S is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and administers all personnel practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, genetics or any other category protected under applicable law.

This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the only standards for the position. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. This job description is subject to change at any time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.


  • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
  • Retirement Plan (401k, IRA)
  • Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
  • Family Leave (Maternity, Paternity)
  • Short Term & Long Term Disability
  • Training & Development
  • Salary: $64,480.00
  • Status: Full-time



An individual should possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed and meet the amount of education, training and/or work experience required.

  • An individual should possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed and meet the amount of education, training and/or work experience required
  • BA/BS required, MLIS preferred
  • Two years supervisory experience is preferred
  • Two years of progressively responsible library managerial experience and/or administrative functions of a library, or equivalent knowledge is preferred
  • Experience in a role that requires frequent interaction with customers, fulfilling the requests of customers and responsibility for addressing customer issues, questions and suggestions is preferred
  • Experience analyzing and applying financial reports and library related data (usage, demographics, trends, etc.) is preferred

Job Information

  • Job ID: 69373865
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Palm Desert, California, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Library Systems & Services
  • Position Title: Branch Manager
  • Library or Company Type: Public Library
  • Job Category: Administration/Management
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Master's Degree
  • Min Experience: 1-2 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
  • Salary: $64,480.00 - $64,480.00 (Yearly Salary)
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