Saturday, July 14, 2007

Community Outreach Coordinator - Jacob Edwards Library, Southbridge, MA

Community Outreach Coordinator - Jacob Edwards Library, Town of Southbridge, MA. The Town Manager's Office is accepting applications for the position of Community Outreach Coordinator. This position is primarily responsible for library programs and services to adult seniors and to young adults (grades 6-12). Duties: Initiates, plans and conducts a variety of programs and activities to encourage the use of the library and promotes programs and services through press releases, flyers and other public relations channels. Makes presentations to community groups to explain library programs and services. Participates in developing goals, policies and procedures related to Senior Adult Services and Young Adult Services. Studies funding possibilities and seeks grants to support services and programs. Trains and supports other staff members in the provision of services for adult seniors and young adults, as appropriate. Coordinates volunteers as assigned. Assists library users in the use of the library and its resources. Plans, organizes, and maintains the library's young adult collection. Reads, reviews, and selects books and other material for purchase. Provides reference and reader's advisory service for young adults. Maintains a pleasant, inviting, safe environment for young adults. Involves young adults in planning and implementing services for their age group. Advocates for young adults and young adult services with other Town and community agencies. Collaborates with public and private schools and other town agencies to serve young adults. Knowledge, abilities, skills: Strong customer service and outreach skills; knowledge of young adult literature; supervisory experience; computer and Internet literacy; excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to function as a member of a team; ability to liaise between the Library and other Town agencies. Experience with grant writing, family literacy, and multicultural programs desirable. The Town of Southbridge is located along the Massachusetts-Connecticut border of Northeast Connecticut. The Jacob Edwards Library is known for its exemplary customer service and exciting library programming. We serve a diverse population through our recently renovated and expanded facility. To join our team, please submit a completed employment application (download in MS Word), letter of interest and resume to Clayton R. Carlisle, Town Manager, Town Hall, 41 Elm Street, Southbridge, MA 01550. Recruitment for this position will remain open until position is filled.