Coordinator, Youth Services – Collingwood Public Library

Job Details

Job Id #:
Job #2023-53:Coordinator, Youth Services – Collingwood Public Library
Date posted:
September 18, 2023
Closing date:
October 3, 2023 - 4:00pm
Job type:
Permanent Full-Time

Coordinator, Youth Services – Collingwood Public Library

Job ID#: 2023-53

Job Description:

Job Title:                    Coordinator, Youth Services

Date Posted:             September 18, 2023

Closing Date:            October 3, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.

Job Type:                  Permanent Full-Time

Pay Range:               $55,528.20 to $70,834.40 ($30.51 to $38.92 per hour)

Hours of Work:          Normal hours of work average thirty-five (35) hours per week.  Shifts are usually seven (7) hours per day plus a one (1) hour unpaid meal break and scheduled shifts include days, evenings, and weekends. Flexibility in scheduling is necessary as there may be the occasional requirement to change shifts, work holidays and/or work overtime as required/assigned.

Start date:                  October 2023

Work Location:         on-site

Do you love to read and have a passion for creating educational experiences for teens and new adults? Why not consider working for the Collingwood Public Library! Working for the Library can be a rewarding experience with opportunities to grow both personally and professionally, gaining valuable skills and work experience. If you have an interest in pursuing a career in a Library setting this job is for you!

The Coordinator, Youth Services provides library services to teens (typically ages 13 to 18) and new adults (typically ages 19 to 30) by designing and implementing creative and relevant programs and services. The position works to create a bridge to and among youth community organizations, reinforcing the library’s role as a safe place youth can participate in programs, discussions, and access resources. The Coordinator is responsible for the acquisition, cataloguing and maintenance of a timely young adult collection that encourages reading, viewing, listening and use of library materials, programs and facilities. The position provides library information, ready reference, and customer service, while promoting and supporting library services and events. The main duties and responsibilities of the position are in the areas of programming, outreach, crisis support, collection development and maintenance, cataloguing and processing, and general library support.

The preferred candidate possesses the following:

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

  1. Diploma in Library and Information Technology or related discipline.
  2. Mental Health First Aid and/or ASIST training an asset.
  3. One (1) year of creative and constructive programming experience with teens and children, as well as in advocacy or community engagement, preferably in a library setting.
  4. Ability to calmly and sensitively manage high stress situations.
  5. Excellent administrative, communication, interpersonal, organizational, time management, and public relations skills, together with the ability to use tact and discretion and to deal courteously and effectively with the public and fellow staff members.
  6. Ability to multi-task, cope with interruptions and work under pressure to meet multiple deadlines, exercise discretion and good judgment particularly when handling highly confidential/sensitive information. Possess a high degree of initiative and personal integrity.
  7. Working knowledge of Windows and Microsoft Office applications, Integrated Library Systems, internet, database management software, and office equipment.
  8. Ability and willingness to travel within the community and out of town as required.
  9. Possess a current Vulnerable Sector Check with results satisfactory to the employer, and a valid standard first aid & CPR/AED Level C certification (or willing to obtain).

We welcome you to submit your application for consideration and be part of the Collingwood Public Library Team! To apply to this position, submit your cover letter and resume to quoting the Job # listed above. In the event you require an alternate method of submitting your application, please contact the Town of Collingwood’s Customer Service team by calling 705-445-1030. For more information on this position, please review the attached job description below.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Applicant Information is collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used only for candidate selection. As an equal opportunity employer, the Collingwood Public Library abides by all current legislation relating to individuals’ rights to employment under the Human Rights Code and Accessibility Standards.

The Collingwood Public Library is committed to making our interview process fully accessible for people of all abilities. Accommodations will be provided upon request, to support candidates’ participation in all aspects of the recruitment process. If you are selected for an interview, please let us know if you require an accessibility accommodation.

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