Manager (Youth Services)
This is a permanent, full-time, 35 hour/week position starting
August 14, 2017 or a date to be determined in consultation with
the successful applicant. This position involves working a
variety of shifts including evenings and weekends. Annual salary
range is $91,837 – $114,806 with benefits, paid on a bi-weekly
basis. This position reports to the Chief Executive Officer.
WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR
Are you a proven team leader who is passionate about services
for youth? Do you have a vision for the provision of services
that support literacy, facilitate learning and create positive
customer experiences? Do you enjoy working in a team-oriented
environment where there is strong inter-departmental
collaboration with excellent customer service as the goal? Then
Strathcona County Library has an opportunity for you.
AS MANAGER OF OUR YOUTH SERVICES DEPARTMENT
- You will lead, manage and
support all library services for youth across four diverse
audiences: preschool, elementary, teen and supporting adults
(parents, teachers and caregivers).
- You will lead the
development of customer-centred services, programs and
collections for youth by drawing on the talents of a
department of thirteen people who are passionate about
providing great library services to youth.
- You will be part of an
eleven-member management team working collaboratively to
move our library forward based on the visions set out in our
strategic Plan of Service.
YOUTH SERVICES DEPARTMENT
- Leads, manages, and
supports library services for youth (babies to 18 years) and
their caregivers by assessing community needs and
expectations, analyzing trends, and aligning plans with the
Library’s strategic plan and with professional standards.
- Develops plans that are
supported by effective budgeting, staffing models, strategic
planning, research, and evaluations.
- Directs four Librarian
Team Leaders to coordinate and evaluate programs,
collections, services, and outreach for youth and
- Recruits, hires, trains,
supervises, evaluates, and mentors a staff of thirteen.
- Employs and coordinates a
community development model to assess, plan and evaluate
with community groups and agencies.
- Develops the department
budget and monitors expenditures.
- Provides some direct
- Contributes to
library-wide planning, development and evaluation of
services as a member of the senior management team.
- Participates in the
development, implementation and evaluation of the Library’s
strategic plan and library policies.
- Works with other
departments, on a daily basis, on the delivery of services
in a highly collaborative team environment.
MLIS; five years progressively responsible professional library
experience including three years leadership and supervisory
experience. Candidates with less than minimum experience may be
considered at a lower classification level.
EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS
- Professional knowledge of
public library philosophies, principles, roles, values and
- Specialized knowledge of
theories and stages of youth development, and of theories
and models related to learning, instructions, reading,
curricula, and literature for youth.
- Experience and
demonstrated skills with collections, programming, and
community-led services to youth in a public library.
- Demonstrated team
leadership, team building, management, supervision and
- Demonstrated initiative,
problem solving, creative thinking and strategic planning
- Demonstrated ability to
apply creative thinking and to propose and implement
original solutions to problems.
- Understanding of and
experience with skill building for youth in the areas of
digital literacy and STEM learning.
- Experience in developing,
monitoring and evaluating budgets.
- Excellent communication
and interpersonal skills.
- Strong change-management
- Comfortable working in a
highly flexible environment.
- Technical skills related
to using ILS systems, online resources, MS Office, digital
technology and office equipment.
By 9:00 am. June 19, 2017, or until the position is filled.
E-mail preferred at email@example.com
Chief Executive Officer
Strathcona County Library
401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park, AB T8A 5P7
Telephone: (780) 410-8606
Fax: (780) 467-6861
Please note: Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
A criminal record check will be required for the successful candidate.