The Ladies Improvement Association founded the Delray Beach Public Library in 1913. In 1938 the Delray Beach Public Library Association became a not-for-profit corporation to provide a public library in Delray Beach. Since 1950, our patrons have received library service through a successful public/private partnership between the City of Delray Beach and the Library Association. The City of Delray Beach has provided a large percentage of the annual operating budget and the Library Association has raised capital funds.
The Delray Beach Public Library exists to enrich the lives of the individuals of Delray Beach’s diverse communities by creating and sustaining superior public library services through responsive staff, dynamic collections, appropriate technology, effective programming and access to global information. Our Vision is to become the best public library in Florida.
The Educational Programs and Volunteer Manager position is integral to the Delray Beach Public Library team. The position develops, maintains, executes adult programs (except for technology classes) and library-wide events, and coordinates the Volunteer Program.
Duties & Responsibilities:
+ Reporting to the Executive Director, the Manager creates, coordinates and executes educational programs to raise community awareness, attracts new library customers, creates good will, and furthers the mission of the library.
+ Current free and paid educational programs include: Lifelong Learning Community Institute – Summer, Fall, and Winter/Spring, Authors Showcase, Sunday Musical Matinees, Book Groups, Socrates Café, Ukulele Workshop, Art Exhibits, and more.
+ Recruits speakers and instructors, identifies technical needs, coordinates volunteers, registration, payment and promotion.
+ Coordinates and manages the Lifelong Learning Community Institute Advisory Committee.
+ Showcases library resources which support program content.
+ Prepares program information for flyers, website and other promotional materials.
+ Works with the Executive Director and Director of Community Relations to implement media coverage and social media marketing of programs.
+ Maintains adult programming budget, keeps record of all expenditures, including contracts, check requests, etc.
+ Manages the Volunteer Program.
+ Consults with library staff to identify volunteer opportunities and recruits, interviews and assigns volunteers through applications submitted at the DBPL.
+ Plans and executes Volunteer Orientations and Volunteer Appreciation events
+ Attends community events and uses online portals to recruit volunteers
+ Tracks Volunteers activity and reports monthly activity to Executive Director.
+ Develops, maintains and promotes positive and professional relationships with internal staff, volunteers, members, vendors, contractors, media and the general public
+ Other duties as assigned
Education, Skills & Experience Requirements:
+ Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required. Master’s in Library Science preferred.
+ Minimum of two years of programming, supervisory and volunteer experience in a non-profit or municipal organization required. Library, programming, supervisory and teaching experience preferred.
+ Excellent oral and written communication skills and attention to detail.
+ Self-motivated, self-starter with the ability to manage multiple tasks and work under pressure to meet deadlines
+ Ability to develop and maintain excellent rapport, and cooperative and courteous relationships with supervisor, co-workers, officials, merchants, city representatives, partner organizations, and the general public
+ Knowledge of MS Office Systems and Office Suites (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, Publisher.
+ Ability to lift 25 pounds in the shifting and moving of library materials and equipment required. Ability to navigate stairs, kneel, bend, reach, stand for 1/2 hour, stretch and stoop in the maintenance of an orderly collection on the shelves required. Normal speech quality and normal hearing ability expected at level of 25 decibels through the speech frequency, aided or unaided, in order to efficiently serve the public. Ability to drive a car to perform various duties outside library building and ability to attend out-of-town meetings via commercial transportation.
Physical address where the job position is located.
Please send resume and cover letter via email to Karen Ronald at email@example.com