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Assistant Branch Manager – Children’s (Fairbanks Branch Library)

Assistant Branch Manager – Children’s (Fairbanks Branch Library) Overview:

This position is responsible for library services that include but are not limited to identifying and interpreting user needs; planning and implementing a variety of children’s programs to encourage library usage and to foster community relations; providing exceptional customer service, reference, and reader’s advisory; and assisting Library patrons in the use of library services, facilities, and equipment. Leads literacy initiatives for the branch. Exemplify the high standards and expectations for the library system in its daily operations and services.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provides direct supervision and management of the assigned staff, establishes goals and priorities
  • Plan, coordinate, and promote services and programs for children, including summer reading and other special events
  • Cultivates cooperative relationships with external stakeholders and actively participates in outreach to the community
  • Develop an engaging and attractive library collection through awareness of current children’s literature
  • Provides direct supervision and management of the assigned staff, establishes goals and priorities
  • Identifies information needs in the community and presents recommendations to the Branch Manager
  • Supervises the library in the absence of the Branch Manager
  • Attend staff meetings, activities, and professional conferences, and actively serve on committees
  • Implement knowledge of current trends in services and programs
  • Exemplify the high standards and expectations for the library system in its daily operations and services
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Harris County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

If you need special services or accommodations, please call (713) 274-5445 or email ADACoordinator@bmd.hctx.net

This position is subject to a criminal history check. Only relevant convictions will be considered and, even when considered, may not automatically disqualify the candidate.

 

Requirements

Education & Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies or a related field from an accredited university or college
    • Consideration will be given to individuals currently pursuing a master’s degree in Library Science and will be completing the degree within the next four (4) months. Proof of completion of the degree will be required for permanent status in the position.
  • Two (2) years of library experience working in a variety of roles displaying administrative, supervisory, or leadership skills in community engagement and planning, collection development and reference services, digital and Library technology, program management, or data analysis for the effectiveness of programs, services, and resources.

OR

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Four (4) years of full-time library experience working in a variety of roles displaying administrative, supervisory, or leadership skills in community engagement and planning, collection development or reference services, digital and Library technology, program management, or data analysis for the effectiveness of programs, services, and resources.

OR

  • Associates degree in any field or 60 hours of secondary education credits from an accredited college or university
  • Seven (7) years of full-time professional library experience working in a variety of roles displaying administrative, supervisory, and leadership skills in community engagement and planning, collection development and reference services, digital and Library technology, program management, and data analysis for the effectiveness of programs, services, and resources.

OR

  • High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent
  • Nine (9) years of full-time professional library experience working in a variety of roles displaying administrative, supervisory, and leadership skills in community engagement and planning, collection development and reference services, digital and Library technology, program management, and data analysis for the effectiveness of programs, services, and resources.

Additional Requirements:

  • Unofficial copies of transcripts are required along with the application

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to maintain the highest standards of ethical behavior, exercising honesty and integrity, respect, confidentiality, and fairness in the execution of their official responsibilities.
  • Principles and practices of professional library work, including modern library methods, practices, techniques, and terminology
  • Principles and practices of supervision, training, disciplines, and performance coaching and evaluation
  • Policies, procedures, and functions of the library system
  • Establish and implement goals and objectives for the Library
  • Ability to exercise initiative and act with discretion
  • Analyze and respond to community needs and requests
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Proficient with Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) and using the internet
  • Working Knowledge of Office 365
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and foster teamwork in a diverse environment
  • Ability to work well with public and staff members
  • Ability to exercise initiative and act with discretion
  • Must use your personal mobile device for our Multifactor Authentication process

 

NOTEQualifying education, experience, knowledge, and skills must be documented on your job application. You may attach a resume to the application as supporting documentation but ONLY information stated on the application will be used for consideration. “See Resume” will not be accepted for qualifications.

 

Preferences

Experience:

  • Experience working with children’s groups
  • Experience with budgeting and financial resource management

Language:

  • Bilingual

 

General Information

Position Type and Typical Hours of Work:

  • Full-Time | Regular 40 hours a week.
  • Typical shifts are Day, Evening, Nights, Weekends, etc.
  • May require attending meetings, council session, or after-hours events and off-site meetings.

Salary:

  • $28.13  Per Hour
  • Paid Biweekly

 

Work Environment and Physical Demands:  

  • This job typically operates in a professional office environment with overhead lighting and long periods of screen time.
  • Daily use of a computer, keyboard, copier, scanner, printer, calculator, phone (desk and cell).
  • Daily use of software programs, including Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook, Word, Excel, and GPS.
  • At times, work may be performed in an outdoor environment and may have possible exposure to inclement weather or various temperature changes.
  • Driving: Available and reliable transportation for work-related duties.
  • Sitting for long periods; light physical activity that may include walking, standing, stooping, bending, reaching, lifting, and carrying.
  • Ability to lift, carry, and exert up to 25 pounds. Occasionally lifts, carries, and exerts up to 40 pounds.

Reporting Relationships:

  • Reports To Position: Branch Manager
  • Supervises Positions: Librarian, Library Specialist, and Library Technician

Work Location:

  • Fairbanks Branch Library–7122 North Gessner, Houston, TX 77040

Employment may be contingent on passing a drug screen and meeting other standards. 

Due to a high volume of applications positions may close prior to the advertised closing date or at the discretion of the Hiring Department.

Post expires at 11:59pm on Thursday February 29th, 2024