County of San Mateo, CA
Redwood City, CA, United States
Description The San Mateo County Libraries is seeking applicants for the positions of Library Aide . The Library Aide position is a part time, extra-help positionassigned to the Foster City Library. San Mateo County Libraries (SMCL) ignites growth through transformative experiences. SMCL connects people to exciting and valuable services, programs, resources, and more. The successful applicant will provide behind the scenes support, as well as work directly with the public. This position combines processing and shelving library materials, creating displays, merchandising and refreshing collections, greeting library patrons, and providing basic customer service. Library Aides have the opportunity to provide support to programs and outreach events that include story times, play facilitation, hands-on craft and STEM activities for children, book clubs, technology instruction, and music events for teens and adults! This is an opportunity to join a dynamic public services team and to make a positive impact in the community! Library Aides must be available to work a schedule that typically includes a combination of day, evening, and weekend shifts. The positions are part time and extra-help, and will generally work 10-20 hours per week. Extra-help staff members are limited to working 1040 hours within a fiscal year, or an average of 20 hours per week. Flexibility to cover additional shifts during library open hours (see https://smcl.bibliocommons.com/locations ) is preferred. IDEAL CANDIDATES We seek candidates who are interested in working in the library environment and maintaining a customer-friendly library. We are interested in individuals who are comfortable working both independently and with the public. Comfort with technology is desirable. In some community libraries, the ability to speak a second language is preferred, but not required. Attention to detail is critical for success in this position. Individuals who are interested in library careers have the opportunity to learn and grow in the Library Aide position. The ideal candidate will have the ability to: Shelve materials, create and fill displays, and maintain a beautiful library. Provide friendly, enthusiastic customer service. Perform physical tasks such as lifting and moving library materials. Perform tasks to aid in getting library materials shelf-ready, such as labeling and processing. Work independently, follow through on tasks, and be a self-starter. Support co-workers in providing excellent customer service, programs, and outreach. Grow and develop new skills in your position. In addition, the ideal candidate will also have: A passion for serving the community and working with people. Interest and experience working with families and children - in an educational or social services environment. An interest in, or experience working with, technology. An eye for detail, creativity, and flexibility. Bilingual language skills are preferred, but not required for this position. NOTE: This is an extra-help, at-will assignment, paid on an hourly basis.Some extra help positions are eligible for benefitsundertheAffordable Care Act. Extra help employees are not guaranteed permanent status at the end of the assignment. Qualifications Knowledge of: Library functions and purposes. Skill / Ability to: Carry out written and oral instructions about library routines; file books and periodicals according to established library systems; and alphabetize, read, and perform simple arithmetic. Application/Examination This is an extra-help assignment. Anyone may apply. Final Filing Date: Continuous If you are interested in being considered for this position, the following materials must be electronically submitted via email in a Word or PDF format: Resume A cover letter which includes your responses to the following questions: Please briefly describe why you are excited about working for the Library. Because of the diverse population in San Mateo County, some of the libraries hire Library Aides who have bilingual language skills. If you have bilingual language skills, please list any languages in which you are fluent. Describe an experience when you received excellent customer service. Please include thewords "Library Aide -Foster CityLibrary (Part Time / Extra-Help)" in the subject line of email submission.All submitted materials should be in a Word or PDF format. Submittals that do not include all required documents (Resume and Responses to the Supplemental Questions) will not be considered. Applications are not accepted online. Apply immediately. This recruitment is open on a continuous basis and selections may be made at any time within the process. Please submit all of the materials listed, via email as soon as possible to: Anna Koch, Library Branch Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org AND Elise Staples, Senior Librarian, email@example.com At the County of San Mateo, we take pride in the way our employees bring together their diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to serve our community's needs. The County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
City of Seattle, WA
Seattle, Washington, United States
Position Description Invitation to Compete #10-19 Community Partnerships and Government Relations Manager Institutional and Strategic Advancement Division - Central Library Full-time, 80 hours per pay period $87,925.68 - $106,634.16 annually (2018 Pay Rates) This application period is open until filled. First consideration for interviews will be given to those who apply by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 18, 2019. This is a regular, full-time and benefited position that is exempt from the overtime rules of the Fair Labor Standards Act. OVERVIEW The Seattle Public Library is Seattle's center of information and knowledge and one of the most popular and valued services in the city. Library staff is highly regarded by the public for their knowledge, quality of service and caring. Staff members are committed to the Library's organizational values of respect, partnership, engagement, diversity and inclusion, transparency and recognition. In particular, they demonstrate respect, engage in partnerships, and are transparent in their communications and intentions. A strategic priority of the Library is to foster an internal culture of innovation which focuses on creativity, engagement, learning and staff development. The Library supports the City of Seattle's Race and Social Justice Initiative to end institutionalized racism by eliminating barriers to access, providing the staff and public with opportunities for growth, and developing equitable access to the programs and services we offer. If you share those values and meet the qualifications, the Library invites you to apply for this position. The Community Partnerships and Governmental Relations Program Manager works with Library leadership to identify, build and maintain effective community partnerships and governmental relationships that support the Library's strategic direction. This position reports to the Director of Institutional and Strategic Advancement and is responsible for developing, maintaining, and promoting alliances with community organizations and stakeholders to achieve Library goals and objectives. This individual will also serve as a key point of contact with community leaders, elected officials, and public and private organizations on behalf of the Library to coordinate, evaluate, and explore connections that serve the mission of The Seattle Public Library. The Community Partnerships and Government Relations Program Manager will serve as a liaison between other organizations and government agencies to foster effective and mutually advantageous partnerships. This person will advocate for the Library's interests and convey the interests of other organizations as they have been expressed to the Library. This individual will represent the Library in conducting business with the Mayor's Office, other City departments, other local, state and federal governmental agencies, elected and appointed officials, Seattle Public Schools, institutions of higher education, and business and community groups. The Community Partnerships and Government Relations Program Manager will demonstrate knowledge of the challenges urban libraries face in responding to emerging changes in service delivery to library patrons, and the ability to explore, anticipate and promote opportunities for future funding in collaboration with The Seattle Public Library Foundation and the Library's Leadership Team. The Community Partnerships and Government Relations Program Manager will also partner with Library management and staff to foster a public service environment that supports intellectual freedom; promotes literacy and a love of reading; protects confidentiality of patron records; respects and embraces the community; fosters a healthy democracy; supports children and youth; forms strong partnerships and adapts and innovates to stay relevant. The Community Partnerships and Government Relations Program Manager will serve on the Leadership Team, and build interest in and support for The Seattle Public Library as part of the Institutional and Strategic Advancement Division. Job Responsibilities ESSENTIAL DUTIES Develops and recommends effective partnership and government relations strategies to Library leadership. Advocates for the adoption and integration of such strategies into Library planning and operations. Conducts an annual evaluation of the impacts/results of such strategies and recommends new approaches as needed. Anticipates, solicits, develops, nurtures and maintains relationships with Library partners to build coalitions, include public input and outreach, and ensure the Library's presence as a community partner. Functions as liaison between Library partners and Library staff in the full utilization of these partnerships to achieve Library priorities. Documents partnership commitments and ensures that the Library delivers on its promises to Library partners. Develops partnerships with external libraries (state, public, and international) to achieve objectives. Proactively identifies, assesses and mitigates potential obstacles to the achievement of Library and community partnerships, and strategic initiatives, including but not limited to policy and funding needs and restrictions. Promotes and facilitates within the Library a strategic and operational focus on such partnerships. Recommends strategies and potential outcomes to the Library leadership. Explores and assesses the opportunities of potential government grant proposals and return on investment outcomes from funded grants. Responsible for capitalizing on the Library's ability to maximize grant opportunities and ensure that they are fully utilized. Plays a key role in the packaging of grant proposals. Mentors Library staff in the preparation of proposals and funding requests. Monitors and reports on grant funding and expenditures. Works in collaboration with the Director of Library Programs and Services to ensure that grant projects are appropriately planned for, completed and evaluated consistent with accountability protocols. Advocates for the Library with elected and appointed officials, and represents the Executive Director and Chief Librarian in public forums, civic functions with elected officials, external agencies, and community, neighborhood and business organizations. Convenes and participates in meetings, forums and similar gatherings to keep informed of changing trends or emerging initiatives. Monitors library professional and local governmental publications and networks for relevant information pertaining to the Library. Communicates complex and powerful ideas to diverse audiences, engaging internal and external stakeholders in ways that foster a sense of community. Convenes and participates in meetings and monitors the initiatives and actions of various community organizations or agencies; with other staff, develops positions and white papers on issues that affect the Library; represents the Library in professional or governmental forums, groups or organizations; prepares presentations and talking points for the Executive Director and Chief Librarian on substantive issues of interest to the Library. Researches, compiles and reports data regarding issues pertaining to the Library and the library profession overall to build common understanding of current challenges and opportunities and to ensure that the Library's interests are represented. Coordinates activities on behalf of the Chief Librarian's Office with representatives of other City departments, outside agencies and organizations. Educates others, including Library staff, Library Board, Friends and Foundation Boards on the Library's position on current issues. Works in collaboration with the Communications Director to develop materials to educate partners on the issues and opportunities facing the Library. Develops multi-year strategies and legislative campaigns to advance and support library programs and services with senior leadership at the local, state, and federal levels. Utilize existing relationships and leverage the Library's position to secure legislative wins that advance innovative programs and long term stability of the Library. Builds and utilizes networks to stay abreast of Library issues and to actively seek service and funding opportunities to leverage the Library with potential community partners and to enhance the Library's programs and services. Works in collaboration with the Executive Director and Chief Librarian, The Seattle Public Library Foundation, and the Director of Library Programs and Services to actively promote, anticipate, engage and fund projects consistent with our strategic/service objectives. Works in collaboration with the Communications Director and the Head of Marketing and Online Services to actively respond to public concerns. The individual occupying this position will: Have seasoned political acumen and make sound recommendations on complex legislative, regulatory, community and governmental issues affecting the Library. Be an enthusiastic, engaging and persuasive speaker to represent the Executive Director and Chief Librarian effectively with local community groups, government representatives, committees and library professional groups. Utilize a developed network of professional community and organizational contacts to achieve the Library's strategic/service objectives. Particular emphasis on understanding and translating the Library's current and potential programs and services to various community leaders, organizations and groups. Serve as an active thought leader and advocate for potential opportunities to further leverage the Library as a community partner with other organizations. Be organized and thrive in a fast-paced environment. Be enthusiastic, diplomatic, determined and quick witted. Qualifications QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor's degree in business or the humanities required; MBA or MPA preferred. At least seven (7) years of experience in intergovernmental relations or public policy for a large, organization (500+ employees) at a senior level; experience should include: developing working agreements and relationships with at least three or more high profile (state or national) partners, developing nonprofit or for-profit partnership agreements and campaigns at the citywide or statewide level, delivering measurable and meaningful outcomes for organizations with state, county or city-wide reach, developing successful legislative proposals and relationships with elected and appointed officials at the state, county or city level, and engaging with elected and appointed officials at the state, county or city level; managing multi-year campaigns and/or projects across multiple stakeholder agencies and entities, and; previous experience in public libraries is desired. Demonstrated experience representing the interests of a large organization and speaking on behalf of an executive director is required. Ability to engage an audience, create interest and excitement while taking the complex and making it simple for effective understanding. Previous experience articulating a vision and strategic direction to a wide variety of audiences. Working knowledge of public institutions and their role within the community, with particular emphasis on fostering partnerships that support library and community success; and of the city of Seattle's political and social environment and ways in which the Library can ensure its place in local political and community engagement. Demonstrated ability in cultivating new professional connections and having existing extensive professional network of experts in the field of community relations and government relations. Excellent verbal presentation and written communication skills as well as the ability to be persuasive working with executives, community leaders, elected officials and governmental representatives. Must be a strategic thinker, collaborate effectively with internal and external partners and have inclusive leadership skills; flexibility and adaptability; and a willingness to embrace and drive change initiatives. Ability to recognize and set priorities, and to use initiative and independent management decision-making. Ability to analyze complex and sensitive organizational and governmental issues, develop and make recommendations to senior level staff and implement decisions in compliance with Library policies. Ability to carefully but quickly think through and evaluate alternatives, innovative problem resolution, proactive approaches and demonstrate initiative to resolve issues. Ability to be both a substantive issue expert on matters related to The Seattle Public Library's mission and a manager of complex political relationships. Ability to be intellectually engaging with strong interpersonal, communication and advocacy skills. An ability to influence others, negotiate to a successful resolution, and engage in effective problem solving. Excellent communication, public speaking and presentation skills are essential. A sense of humor, a positive and enthusiastic approach to public service and library staff; and a passion for learning and a love of reading. Additional Information HOW TO APPLY To be considered for this vacancy candidates must submit an online application and include: A Cover Letter describing how your qualifications and experience meet those required for the position. Resume First consideration for interviews will be given to those who apply by 5:00 p.m., Monday, February 18, 2019. If you have questions about this bulletin or general questions regarding employment at the Library, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. THE SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY PROMOTES DIVERSITY AND PRACTICES INCLUSION. If accommodations are needed during the selection process, please let us know. Closing Date/Time: Continuous