Close Date: Mar 31, 2014
Salary: $6,338.80 - $7,706.40 Monthly
Applications are being accepted for the position of Library Program Manager - Literacy Division with the City of South San Francisco.
Application Deadline: 5 p.m. Monday, March 31, 2014.
The South San Francisco Public Library is a full-service library committed to delivering quality services to a diverse community. Library services are available at three sites, including the Main Library (on West Orange Avenue) the Grand Avenue Branch Library, and the Community Learning Center (CLC). Lifelong literacy services are provided by Project Read and at the CLC. The CLC offers reading, writing, computer, parenting, and workplace literacy skills, and homework assistance for elementary school students. Both Project Read and the CLC are known for their creative grant-funded projects and collaborations with local schools, CBOs and government agencies. The Library’s annual budget is $4.2 million with a staff of 37 FTEs and a collection of 167,000 volumes. The Library is an active member of the Peninsula Library System and the Peninsula Libraries Automated Network, known for their innovative programs and management.
This is the highest class in the library’s professional management series and is responsible for our Literacy Division, consisting of Project Read and the Community Learning Center. Positions in this class plan, organize, manage, supervise and coordinate community-focused projects and programs focused on meeting the language, educational and cultural needs of the South San Francisco community. Programs under this division include homework assistance, ESL, computer instruction, citizenship preparation, literacy, health, personal finance and community partnerships. Incumbents work under the general direction of the Library Director or senior library staff and exercise direct supervision over supervisory, professional, technical, paraprofessional and clerical staff. Incumbents in this class may serve as Library Director in the department head’s absence; may function as the Library’s project manager for specialized projects; and perform related work as required.
The current position is in Literacy Services overseeing the day-to-day operations of Project Read and the Community Learning Center and securing funding for, planning and implementing programs and projects that meet the needs of our community.
Responsibilities include: recruit, select, train, and manage staff; develop a sustainable funding strategy, identify grant and funding sources, apply for outside funding, monitor project activities and budgets and submit complete, timely reports, plan and manage public programs, including development and oversight of procedures; investigate and resolve complaints and issues; evaluate operations and activities of workgroup; monitor, plan and administer program budget.
This professional managerial position requires the possession of a high degree of technical knowledge and supervisory responsibilities and is characterized by the comprehensiveness and complexity of the programs administered. An incumbent in this classification demonstrates strong professional, service-oriented leadership and interpersonal skills as well as creative, innovative problem solving skills, administration, management and financial planning and monitoring skills.
· Experienced manager with proven record of accomplishments, professional commitment, integrity, and outstanding interpersonal skills.
· Effective leader who has the ability to develop, identify, motivate and properly direct supervisory, professional, technical and paraprofessional staff.
· Able to create new opportunities for service or enhance existing services.
· Strategist who is able to set priorities and establish clear goals that will enable the Library to meet yearly and long term goals.
· Able to analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, implement recommendations in support of goals, and monitor the results.
· Experienced in researching, applying for, and managing grants to support current and new programs and services.
· Possess strong communication skills and the ability to summarize and present information about the value and direction of the Library to varied audiences, including the staff, the community and other stakeholders, and other County departments.
· Demonstrate strong management skills with solid resource management and financial skills.
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities would be qualifying.
A typical qualifying background would be:
EXPERIENCE: Three years of progressively more responsible experience in government, non-profit, education, or related service, with two years in a supervisory capacity.
TRAINING: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and a master’s degree in education or related field (for example public administration, social work, public health, or library services). Spanish language skills are desirable.
LICENSES: Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record.
SELECTION PROCESS: The process will first consist of a review of application materials and applicants' responses to the supplemental information and questionnaire. A resume may be included, but does not substitute for a completed application. The highly suitable and qualified candidates will be invited to participate in an oral interview (weighted at 100%). Upon completion of the modified assessment center, an eligible list will be established which will be used for the appointment to the position. Possession of minimal qualifications does not guarantee advancement in the selection process and placement on the eligible employment list. Top ranking candidates placed on the eligible list will be invited to the next phase of the selection process and will consist of any or all of the following: oral interview and written/practical exercise.
Submission of supplemental information may be requested. Oral panel interview is tentatively scheduled for the week of April 28, 2014.
Appeals concerning administration of an examination must be submitted in writing within two (2) business days from the date the event occurred.
Prior to a conditional employment offer being made, a thorough background check will be completed, including a fingerprint check. At the time employment is offered, applicants must be able to furnish proof of legal right to work within the United States.
This general announcement is subject to change. It does not constitute an express or implied contract.
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Salary: $6,339 - $7,706 / month
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