Thursday, December 03, 2015

Youth and Family Services Director (full-time)

Hartford Public Library The Youth & Family Services Director is responsible for the successful delivery of services and programs to families, children (birth to 13) and young adults throughout the Library; designs and executes the strategic initiatives to address needs; coordinates collection development and selects materials for purchase; ensures effective communication with other departments. This position acknowledges and accepts the library’s vision, mission and core values, respects the library’s confidentiality policy and maintains the integrity of Hartford Public Library. The Youth & Family Services Director performs professional, managerial, and administrative work of a highly responsible nature in directing and coordinating the activities of the library program. With considerable independent judgment, discretion, and initiative, this position develops youth collections, plans, and implements services and activities to meet present and anticipated community needs. This position ensures the highest level of service is provided by staff to all customers. The incumbent works closely with the Teen Services Director to ensure a robust continuum of service to youth from birth to 18 years old. Minimum requirements:  Masters’ Degree in library science from a school accredited by the American Library Association is required. Minimum five to seven years of increasingly responsible leadership experience in public services, with a concentration in youth and family services is required. Three to five years of management/ supervisory experience is required. Union environment experience is preferred. Ability to establish and maintain system-wide collaborations with community agencies is required. Full requirements, job description and application are available online at or Administrative Office, Hartford Public Library, 500 Main Street, Hartford, CT  06103A completed signed application must be received in order to be considered for this position. Position open until filled. Hartford Public Library requires a Criminal Background Check and Pre-employment Drug Testing on applicants who are selected as a finalist for the position. Applicants will be provided a copy of any positive drug test results. A criminal record does not necessarily eliminate you from employment with Hartford Public Library. Each conviction will be reviewed with respect to the offense, circumstances, seriousness and the position for which you apply. E.O.E.