The Massillon Public Library is looking to hire a Branch Manager for the Pam S. Belloni Branch Library. The branch is located in the Fairless Elementary School in Brewster, Ohio.
Position Title: Branch Manager
Reports To: Outreach Services Manager
Position Type: Non-exempt, Hourly (Pay Grade 25)
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time (34 hours per week)
Rate of Pay: $14.08/hour
Retirement: Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS)
(Library contributes 14%; Employee contributes 10%)
A Bachelor’s Degree in a related field is preferred. In lieu of a bachelor’s degree, a combination of education and related work experience will be considered at the Library’s discretion. Supervisory experience preferred.
Candidates must pass a criminal background check and comply with drug-free workplace policies.
Proof of auto liability insurance is required.
Must have reliable transportation and a working phone.
BCI/FBI background checks are required and will be conducted post-job offer. Results of BCI/FBI background checks may affect employment decision.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of popular authors/books, performers, performing arts, and audiovisual materials.
Knowledge of library principles, methods, techniques and procedures.
Working knowledge of electronic resources used in library applications.
Excellent listening, reading, comprehension and communication skills (oral and written) of English language.
Basic computer/word processing and Internet/e-mail skills.
Ability to assume responsibility for actions; use professionalism, leadership and organizational skills and diplomacy when dealing with others.
Ability to evaluate/interpret community interests and needs, and develop appropriate library services.
Consistently present Massillon Public Library and Fairless Schools in a positive manner.
Work effectively as a team member.
Work efficiently, independently and make sound decisions.
Handle physical aspects of position which include, but are not limited to: bending, crouching, kneeling, reaching, standing, lifting, moving, sitting carrying and moving supplies/equipment; manual dexterity required to operate office equipment (i.e., computer, copier), and lifting up to 35 lbs. Ability to push/pull loaded carts.
Directs all Pam S. Belloni Branch services, which includes: reference, circulation, programs, publicity, outreach and use of facilities.
Establishes goals and objectives for branch in accordance with community and school needs.
Interviews, selects, trains, supervises, schedules and evaluates branch staff.
Keeps supervisor apprised of branch’s needs and activities.
Adheres to and enforces policies and procedures set forth by the library and the Fairless Local school district.
Maintains a professional image of the school district and the library.
Promotes effective communication and assistance. Uses problem-solving techniques to tactfully address questions/concerns. Refers policy interpretation inquiries to school or library administration as appropriate.
Upholds the student conduct code. Maintains high expectations for behavior and performance.
Ensures adherence by staff to library policies and standards.
Plans, presents, and evaluates adult and children’s programs.
Keeps current on trends in public library service.
Maintain the library’s presence in the community and supports community partnerships that enhance district programs
Keeps the branch’s collection and facilities appealing and accessible to school and non-school patrons.
Provides direct reference and reader’s advisory service.
Performs routine tasks at the branch’s circulation desk.
Assists with training and support activities that enhance school staff and student access to library/media resource materials and equipment.
Collects and reserves material for classroom assignments when requested.
Prepares and presents special topics to classes when requested.
Expends materials budget based on analysis of collection use and community information needs.
Keeps collection current through selection and weeding of appropriate materials.
Maintains accurate records and statistics. Submits reports on time.
Oversees proper shelving of library materials.
Promotes the proper use, care and security of school property.
Complies with school district policy regarding student overdues, fines and fees.
Uses effective communication strategies to introduce new library/media resources to patrons.
Provides regular orientation sessions for patrons. Works with staff to improve student learning through the effective use of library/media resources.
Helps patrons use library computers and equipment.
Handles patron concerns in a courteous, tactful manner, providing clarification of the appropriate policies and procedures.
Respects personal privacy. Maintains the confidentiality of privileged information.
Uses story-sharing activities to promote enthusiasm for reading. Supports an inclusive educational environment. Helps students with disabilities participate in appropriate learning activities as directed.
Helps students take full advantage of the learning environment (e.g. access and proximity to activities, use of adaptive equipment, etc .)
Upholds the student conduct code. Maintains high expectations for behavior and performance by using effective pupil management procedures.
Develops and maintains a positive learning environment that stimulates student interest, enthusiasm and inquisitiveness about subjects and events.
Reports suspected child abuse and/or neglect to civil authorities as required by law.
Takes precautions to ensure safety.
Monitors situations that may indicate a problem.
Provides appropriate student supervision.
Works with supervisors to manage or eliminate risk factors
_________________________________________________________________________________________________WORKING CONDITIONS – Duties May Require:
Prolonged use of computer keyboard and monitor.
Working under time restraints to meet deadlines.
Potential for interaction with aggressive, disruptive and/or unruly individuals.
Serves on Materials Selection Committee for the library.
Attends meetings, workshops and activities as required for the position.
Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.
NOTE: This position description states the nature and level of assignments normally given in this position; its list of tasks is not exhaustive.
Hours/Week: 34 (this is full time status)
Work Schedule: To be determined by the Manager
HOW TO APPLY:
To apply for this position, download an application from: http://www.massillonlibrary.org/sites/default/files/employmentapplication2011_2.pdf
Please submit the completed application, a cover letter, and resume by mail to:
Sherie Brown, Director
Massillon Public Library
208 Lincoln Way East
Massillon, OH 44646
The documents may also be scanned and submitted as email attachments to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for application: February 28, 2014
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