Job: Manager of Library Programming and Community Outreach

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Manager of Library Programming and Community Outreach

Number position available:

$72,775.48 - $131,628.20 Annually

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Position REQUIRES a Master's degree from an ALA accredited program.


Lee County Library System seeks a self-motivated Library professional with a strong background in programming, event planning, and community outreach.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate vision, enthusiasm for public service, and an appreciation for the role that libraries can play in building strong communities. We seek someone who has excellent interpersonal skills and enjoys working with colleagues in a collaborative environment, someone who can motivate others and be a leader in embracing and effecting change. Building relationships is crucial to this position and the successful candidate will encourage and support branch staff, foster connections, and promote the library to all parts of the community. 

This position is responsible for coordinating programming and community outreach for the Lee County Library System. Responsibilities include oversight of branch programming, planning and implementing system-wide programming and outreach initiatives, coordinating large- scale events, and developing and maintaining relationships with community organizations. The person in this position serves on the library system's senior management team that meets regularly to discuss operational concerns and works with the library director on policy and strategic planning. The position supervises a staff of 3-5 people.


Southwest Florida's Lee County is a growing, dynamic region, ideally situated along Interstate 75, just two hours from Tampa and Miami. Covering approximately 811 square miles, the county is home to nearly 675,000 residents in the Cape Coral-Fort Myers Metropolitan Statistical Area. Fort Myers is the county seat of Lee County, which also includes the communities of Cape Coral, Bonita Springs, Sanibel, Estero, and Fort Myers Beach. More and more families and businesses are choosing Lee County to call home. From sparkling white sandy beaches and lush golf courses, to an exciting sports and outdoor recreation scene, Lee County's nationally recognized public school system, low crime rates and exceptional quality of life make it a great place to live, work, and raise a family.


Lee County provides a full complement of programs and services to its citizens. A five member Board of County Commissioners, elected by all voters representing districts in which they live, acts as the chief policy making and legislative body for the County. 

The Lee County Library System has 13 branches including six regional libraries, two mid-sized libraries, and five community libraries as well as a bookmobile and a Talking Books library. The library currently has a collection of almost 2 million items in a variety of formats and circulates around 7 million items per year. More than 283,000 Lee County residents are registered users.


  • Requires any combination of education and/or experience equivalent to a Master's degree in Library Science from a graduate library program accredited by the American Library Association, five years of progressively responsible experience in professional library work, including library programming, and three years' experience in event programming/coordinating, public relations, or community outreach.
  • Two years of prior supervisory experience is required.
  • Possession of a valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record is required.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check. 
  •  Ability to lift 35 pounds.
  • Ability to make recommendations to supervisors about budgetary needs, which may include Capital Improvement Plan and grant funds.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, volunteers, and the general public.
  • Ability to plan, organize, supervise and evaluate the work of professional and clerical personnel.
  • Ability to become proficient with existing technology systems, software and computer equipment used by the library system, adapt to new technology developments and changes, and learn teaching skills to assist patrons with technology.
  • Ability to share new resources with staff and the public.
  • Ability to present ideas and communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated leadership or management experience is preferred.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, procedures and techniques of library science and library administration and management.


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Library Type:
  • Public Libraries

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Job Place:
Lee County Library System Administration

Job Location:
Southwest Florida

2345 Union Street

Fort Myers



Institution Information
Institution Name :
Lee County Library System

2345 Union Street

Fort Myers



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Contact Name:
Brenda Skiba

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How to apply


Lee County is an equal opportunity and at-will employer, Veteran's Preference may apply.  Apply at or in person at Lee County Human Resources, 2115 Second Street, First Floor, Fort Myers, FL  33902.  You may mail your application to Human Resources at PO Box 398, Ft. Myers, FL  33902.  Your application must be received in Human Resources BEFORE the posting closes.  If Human Resources does not receive your application BEFORE the posting closes, we will NOT be able to consider you for the position and your application will NOT be processed. 


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