Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Berkeley - Berkeley Public Library - Deputy Director of Library Services - Full Time

Closing Date/Time:          Mon. 11/28/16 5:00 PM Pacific Time

Salary:   $9,528.00 - $12,522.00 monthly

Job Type:             Full-Time

Location:             Berkeley, California

  • The Berkeley Public Library is pleased to announce we are seeking qualified candidates for the position of Deputy Director of Library Services.  The Deputy Director is an executive level position reporting to the Director of Library Services with primary oversight for operations, including public services, collections, IT, and facilities. The Deputy Director works in partnership with the Director to administer all aspects of Library service, serving as a lead member of the management team.

This job is for you if you like to:
  • Stimulate and actively initiate change within the organization
  • Mentor and develop employees to build organizational capacity
  • Encourage collaboration across organizational silos
  • Facilitate team performance and individual accountability
  • Employ empathy and transparency in communications
  • Develop and communicate a shared vision for library services
  • Learn, grow, and have fun at work

Your skillset:
  • Wide-ranging project management experience
  • Adept at both strategy and implementation
  • Commitment to exceptional customer service
  • Expertise in data-driven analysis and evaluation
  • Possess a sophisticated awareness of current best practices in libraries
  • Ability to anticipate trends affecting library collections, customer service, and technology
  • Major responsibilities may include:
  • Assists in developing and implementing goals, objectives, policies, procedures, programs, and work standards for the Library System;
  • Studies and analyzes library systems and recommends improvements;
  • Prepares or directs the preparation of reports, studies, public relations material and correspondence;
  • Coordinates the Library budget development process;
  • Confers with representatives of other City departments, other public agencies and private contractors in arranging for goods and services;
  • Represents the Director at meetings, conferences and similar functions;
  • Assists in interpreting policies and procedures to staff;
  • Assists in setting work priorities and coordinating and scheduling assignments, monitors developments related to library operations, evaluates their impact and recommends improvements;
  • Acts in the absence of Director of Library Services
  • For more information on this exciting career opportunity, please follow this link to the recruitment brochure.

Required Qualifications:

  • Equivalent to graduation from a college or university with a Master's degree in Library Science or a closely related field.

  • Six (6) years of management or administrative experience which has included three (3) years as a professional librarian managing programs and services at least three (3) years of supervising and evaluating professional and technical staff. Progressively responsible related experience may be substituted for the college coursework on a year-for-year basis.

Other Requirements
  • A valid California driver's license is desirable.
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends.

Knowledge and Abilities:

Knowledge of:
  • Principles and practices of public library objectives, organization, program planning, and systems development;
  • Administrative principles and methods, including goal setting, program and budget development, and work planning and organization;
  • Principles and practices of effective employee supervision, including selection, training, work evaluation, and discipline; applicable laws and regulations.

Ability to:
  • Plan, organize, administer, review and evaluate the work of assigned professional and technical library staff;
  • Coordinate assigned programs and services with other City departments and outside agencies;
  • Assist in developing, implementing, and interpreting goals, objectives, policies, procedures, work standards and internal controls;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with individual citizens, community groups and other public agency representatives;
  • Prepare clear and concise correspondence, reports, and other written materials;
  • Exercise sound, independent judgment within established guidelines;
  • Orally present ideas and recommendations;
  • Work closely with other Library management team members to provide comprehensive services for patrons and solve a broad range of service delivery, programmatic and administrative problems.

Application Process:
Applicants must submit the following:
  5. SIX PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES (Two Supervisors, Two Peers, and Two Subordinates)

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