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Program/Outreach Coordinator

Department:Library
Open Date:December 29, 2017
Close Date:January 11, 2018
Salary Range:$17.05 - $26.39/Hour (Starting salary commensurate with qualifications)
Number of Openings:1
Employment Type:Full-time

Job Description

General Purpose
Under general supervision from the Library Director or Deputy Director, plans, markets, facilitates and conducts library and joint sponsored programs for library patrons. 
Example of Duties
(Any one position does not include all of the duties listed; nor do the listed examples include all duties which may be found in positions of this class).   Oversees, develops and implements system programming and marketing plans, techniques and tools that support the rapidly changing library environment and reflect community needs.  Oversees publicity outreach for library system, including press releases, social media and web content.  Develops social media strategies based on county policy as well as library’s best practices; collaborates with staff to develop and deploy timely and compelling content.  Provides assistance and guidance to library patrons by responding to reference questions, including readers’ advisory; locates information sources; provides guidance regarding specific books and authors; researches reference questions using the library’s electronic information services and other reference duties as assigned.  Plans and implements a regular schedule of programs such as book discussion groups, community focused programs and author visits; facilitates the delivery of a variety of programs that encourage involvement from patrons of all ages.  Designs and executes strategies that inform community groups, partners and organizations of library events and services that would be of interest to their specific audiences.  Builds and manages community partnerships with government agencies, schools, non-profit organizations and social groups.  Prepares community analysis and conducts surveys regarding current and future programming needs.  Researches, writes and acquires grants to support library programming.  Evaluates the success of programs and marketing efforts and submits reports and statistics as requested by the Director.   Operates a motor vehicle in a safe manner and in compliance with all Utah laws and regulations.  Performs related duties as assigned.
Education and Experience
Education and Experience:  Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree, plus two (2) years of library experience.  Experience must include the following:

    • Scheduling venues;
    • Procurement of vendor, including contract negotiation;
    • Publicity, including social media;
    • Coordinating staffing for the event and program evaluation. 

Preference for experience in a city or county library system.

Special Qualifications
Must furnish personal transportation for on-the-job travel.  Must possess a valid driver license; new employees with an out-of-state license must obtain a valid Utah Driver License within sixty (60) days of hire date (exceptions for military personnel and their dependents).  Employees driving a personal vehicle while on county business must maintain the minimum vehicle liability insurance as specified in the Utah Code.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  Working knowledge of:   recreational and educational needs of adults, young adults and children, community interests, trends and resources, current trends in library services, literature and other materials for all ages, standard library procedures, current information technology, internet, computer and database search capabilities, library reference sources, and the Dewey Decimal system.  Skill in using all applicable computer hardware and software applications.  Ability to:  analyze information to determine library programming needs; oversee a budget allocation; work day and evening shifts, and rotating Saturdays; follow written and oral instructions; communicate effectively (verbally and in writing) with patrons and other employees; establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, employees, other agencies, and the general public.
Important Information

Davis County is a drug-free workplace.  All successful applicants for positions in the County must successfully pass a drug screen prior to employment.