The Lee County Library System seeks a passionate, experienced library professional with proven leadership skills to become its next Digital Services Manager. This individual is smart, strategic and innovative; with experience in project management, operational improvement and change management. The Digital Services Manager will provide vision and leadership for the library's ebranch and other virtual library services. The successful candidate will be responsible for creating, developing and managing projects related to the library system's public and internal websites, digital services, publicity, graphics and marketing. Works to manage and improve internal and external communication, including serving as Public Information Officer. The person in this position also works collaboratively with colleagues to develop and implement new technologies for the website. This on-site position is responsible for supervising three employees.
Southwest Florida's Lee County is a growing, dynamic region, ideally situated along Interstate 75, just two hours from both Tampa and Miami. Covering approximately 811 square miles, the county is home to nearly 720,000 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 information on Lee County's communities can be obtained at www.fortmyers-sanibel.com/discover/communities.
Families and businesses are choosing Lee County to call home. From sparkling, sandy beaches and lush golf courses, to an exciting sports and outdoor recreation scene, a nationally-recognized public school system, low crime rates and exceptional quality of life make Lee County a great place to live, work, and raise a family. More information on Lee County's economic indicators and demographics can be obtained at www.leecountybusiness.com.
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. A high-level organizational chart of the organization is available at www.leegov.com/aboutus/.
The expected hiring salary range for this position is: $55,813.94 - $85,000.00.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Supervise staff and coordinate workflow for effective service delivery.
• Plan, generate and manage website content; coordinate efforts of others in content development, network with other libraries, professionals and community groups for technology information, input and awareness of needs and trends.
• Develop, deliver, evaluate and improve digital services. Proactively seek better ways to apply technology on the LCLS website.
• Manage the Library System's online presence, using SharePoint Designer and SharePoint web interface, to manage the content of the website, sub-sites and associated data.
• Promote and support library system events and programs, including signature events such as the Reading Festival and Fandom Fest.
• Coordinate training to staff on systems and procedures under the purview of Digital Services.
• Oversee and generate press releases, media advisories, talking points, social media posts, video scripts, presentations, and other stakeholder communication.
• Serve on or lead library committees, county committees, and/or working groups as needed.
• Interact productively with staff from library administration, library processing, branches and other county departments.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, LICENSING
• Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Master's Degree in Library or Information Science from a graduate library school program accredited by the American Library Association, or a closely related field and two years of progressively responsible experience as a professional librarian.
• Prefer a Master's degree in Library or Information Science from a graduate library school program accredited by the American Library Association.
• Prefer editing, proofreading and communication technique skills.
• Prefer experience with SharePoint, HTML, and CSS style sheets.
• Prefer experience and/or education related to Marketing and Communication, Instructional Design or Organizational Communication.
• Possession of a valid driver's license and an acceptable driving record is required.
• Exceptional communication skills are highly preferred.
• Demonstrated leadership or management experience and the ability to work independently is preferred.
• Ability to lead and work effectively as part of a team is strongly preferred.
• Ability to learn and adopt new and emerging technologies is preferred.
• Ability to analyze the needs of the community and to identify, plan, and develop appropriate web-based and digital library services is preferred.
• Spanish speaking is a plus.
• Ability to relate positively to a diverse population, including children, teens, and speakers of languages other than English.
• Ability to use considerable independent judgment and initiative along with established policies and procedures to assure a competent staff and high-quality service to the public.
• Ability to bend, stretch, sit and stand for long periods of time.
• Ability to lift and carry objects up to 35 lbs.
• Ability to operate a variety of office equipment.
• The County may require employees to make either a temporary, or long-term, permanent transfer to another library location to accommodate the organization's business needs.
• This position requires 80 Hours Bi-Weekly; hours and days will vary to include evenings, Saturdays and some Sundays.
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