DATE ENTERED: February 11, 2020
POSITION: Assistant Branch Manager
LOCATION: Chesterfield County Public Library, Chesterfield, VA
APPLY BY: 11:59 pm February 16, 2020

Assistant Branch Manager
Chesterfield County Public Library
Hiring Range:  $51,850 - $61,022
Deadline:  11:59 pm February 16, 2020

WHO WE ARE:  
Chesterfield County Public Library (CCPL) is a forward-thinking library system with a passion for providing access to information, facilitating engaging customer experiences, and enriching the lives of our community in innovative ways.  CCPL currently has an opportunity for a full-time Assistant Branch Manager.  Be an integral part of a vibrant library system moving forward to create new, outcome-driven programs and services for the Chesterfield community.  

The Assistant Branch Manager will assist in supervising the operations and activities at Central Library, a branch of CCPL, which also houses CCPL's law and local history collections and a sizable MakerSpace.  Recommend and assist in the implementation, application and monitoring of library policies, procedures goals and objectives; participate on system-wide teams to plan and develop innovative library programming; provide engaging learning experiences for library customers; assist in supervising, training and evaluating library professionals and other staff; use data-driven decisions to form program and service recommendations.  Perform all duties of a professional librarian and model behaviors for staff.  Perform other work as required.

Successful candidate will possess a master's degree in library science; three years of experience in a public library to include a wide range of experience with technology, advanced search skills, and using social media applications; one year of experience in a supervisory or lead capacity which can include the supervision of volunteers; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.  Strong interpersonal skills and the desire to help people learn.  Knowledge of and experience in applying the basic skills of management in a large organization.  Demonstrated project management and program development experience to include translating a learned skill/innovative ideas into practice.  Demonstrated ability to work in a large, team-based collaborative environment and get quantifiable results.  Ability to develop strong community relationships and partnerships.  Considerable knowledge of current principles and practices of library science.  Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing to include making presentations to large groups; to operate a personal computer and related software and other technologies; to interact with a variety of people from different cultures and backgrounds and of varying ages; to develop and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external customers; to supervise staff and to understand and implement the Chesterfield County Public Library strategic approach.  Experience in managing and communicating change.  Experience in managing a library branch preferred, but not required.  Must possess or be able to obtain a Librarian's Professional Certificate by the state of Virginia.  Pre-employment drug testing, FBI criminal background check and education/degree verification required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:  Work is performed in library office, library locations and other professional settings; extensive use of computers and devices required. Light to medium, occasionally heavy, physical requirements which may include:  sitting, standing, walking, reaching, pushing, pulling, lifting, climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, keyboarding, grasping, repetitive motions, talking, hearing, visual acuity to perform an activity such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; viewing a computer terminal and reading; not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.  

A Chesterfield County application is required and must be submitted online by deadline.  Visit chesterfield.gov/careers to view instructions and to complete and submit an application.  (804) 748-1551.

An Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Workforce Diversity