Coordinator, Adult and Senior Programs – Library (Full-Time)
Job type: Permanent Full-Time
Hours of work: Average 35 hours per week including day, evening, weekend and holiday shifts; flexibility in scheduling is required as there may be the occasional requirement to change shifts or work extra hours as necessary
Reporting to the Library Chief Executive Officer, the Coordinator, Adult and Senior Programs is responsible for day-to-day oversight of Library efforts to provide programs, events, speakers, exhibits, and partnerships which respond to patron needs, support library services, enhance the Library’s mission and goals, and inspire life-long library users, all primarily aimed at an adult audience. The position requires consultation with other library staff, especially those who provide programming to other age groups and who promote the Library’s overall programming and outreach efforts. The main duties and responsibilities of the position are in the areas of: community engagement; well-being, equity, diversity and inclusion; and, administration and accountability.
Experience and Qualifications:
1. OSSD and two (2) years of related experience in a public library. Library Technician’s Diploma, a university degree, or a SOLS EXCEL Certificate in Small Public Library Management would be an asset.
2. Experience developing and delivering successful programs for members of the public, specifically seniors and adults.
3. Ability to calmly and sensitively manage high stress situations.
4. Comprehensive working knowledge of Microsoft Windows and Office applications, internet, standard office equipment and Integrated Library Systems (ILS). Strong keyboarding skills and willingness to learn new software applications.
5. Excellent organizational, problem-solving, time management skills together with the ability to multi-task and capacity to work in a changing environment.
6. Ability to deal effectively and courteously with the public, staff and external agencies and internal/external library groups. Possess the ability to work independently and in a team environment.
7. Ability to demonstrate tact and discretion in handling matters of a confidential nature, and to maintain confidentiality. Familiarity with the Municipal Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy Act. Ability to cope with a high level of interruptions, exercise discretion and good judgement.
8. Valid Class “G” driver’s license and reliable vehicle to use on corporate business. Ability and willingness to travel within the community as required.
9. Possess a Vulnerable Sector Check (Level 3) with results satisfactory to the employer, and a valid standard first aid & CPR/AED Level C certification (or willing to obtain).
Full Job Description (PDF)