Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Chief Youth & Family Services Officer - Hartford Public Library

Chief Youth & Family Services Officer - Hartford Public Library. Responsibilities. The Chief Youth & Family Services Officer is responsible for the successful delivery of services and programs to families, children and young adults through cooperative and collaborative external partnerships; designs and executes the strategic initiatives to address needs; coordinates collection development and selects materials for purchase; and ensures effective communication with other departments and partners. Reporting to the chief executive officer and serving on the Library’s leadership team, the Chief Youth & Family Services Officer 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 ensuring the highest level of service is provided by staff to all customers. This position also 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. Qualifications. Minimum qualifications include: an ALA–accredited Master’s Degree in Library Science with a minimum of five years of increasingly responsible leadership experience in public services with a concentration in youth and family services. The successful candidate will also demonstrate the ability to think strategically at a high leadership level, proven success in system-wide and community partnerships, project management skills, sound public presentation skills, thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of modern library operation and administration, and a strong commitment to working in a team environment. Expectations also include strong oral and written communication skills and budgeting experience. Experience working in a multi-branch urban setting and a union environment is preferred. For the complete position description, please visit Chief Youth & Family Services Officer (http://www.gossagesager.com/HartfordYSjobdesc.pdf). Compensation. The position’s salary range is $79,720 - $113,533 annually and a competitive employee benefits package. For more information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates (http://www.gossagesager.com/contactus.html). To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and your résumé as Word or pdf attachments to Jobeth Bradbury, jobethbradbury@gossagesager.com, or Karen Miller, karenmiller@gossagesager.com, and apply on or before the closing date of February 1, 2015