DATE ENTERED: December 18, 2020
POSITION: Branch Manager (Senior Library Manager)
LOCATION: Prince William County Public Library, VA
APPLY BY: January 13, 2021 11:59 p.m.

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY GOVERNMENT invites applications for:
Job Title: Branch Manager (Senior Library Manager)
Department:  LIBRARY  
Closing Date/Time:  January 13, 2021 11:59 p.m.
Salary:  See Position Description
Job Type: Full-Time / Exempt
Location:  County-wide

The mission of Prince William Public Libraries is to bring people, information, and ideas together to enrich the lives and community in a welcoming and inclusive environment. To deliver on this promise, we provide access to physical and digital resources throughout Prince William County.

The Prince William County Public library has over 1.4 million visitors to branches every year, and logs over 1 million website users. In addition, the system provides more than 3.6 million materials borrowed every year to the residents of the Prince William area. Prince William Public Libraries is seeking two dynamic and enthusiastic Branch Managers (Senior Library Manager) to provide leadership and direction to a team of public service professionals at Chinn Park Regional Library and Montclair Community Library.

The Branch Manager position is ideal for a leader with strong management skills who is ready to impact the third year of our current strategic plan. The Branch Manager must have a passion for creating an environment of teamwork that embraces change and excellent customer service. He/she must possess effective management skills and experience and be knowledgeable about the administrative and programmatic operations of public libraries in a busy, high profile, suburban setting. The Branch Manager will have the ability to impact the future of library services and affect culture and organizational change, as we continue offering/phasing in library branches in a regional area acutely impacted by the nationwide pandemic.   


  • Supervises management staff, including creating and writing annual evaluations, facilitating the staff discipline process and managing employees to improve/maximize performance.  
  • Provides branch budget oversite, including managing the aspects of the Friends of the Library and sub fund budgets; completing all applicable financial paperwork.  
  • Facility management.
  • Engages in communication with our stakeholders and provides excellent internal and external customer service.     
  • One position will manage the Chinn Park Regional Library, which is the busiest branch in the system. The second position will manage Montclair Community Library.   


The successful candidate will possess the ability to oversee the daily operations of all facets of public services in the branch, which includes programming, technology assistance and access while navigating the new reality of required social distancing and new service models.  Preferred experience includes a minimum of:

  • 2-3 years demonstrated successful management of a similarly sized library branch or department and in managing Supervisors  
  • 2-3 years managing para-professional and professional staff  
  • 2-3 years serving on system wide workgroups, focus groups and leadership teams  
  • 2-3 years of experience with ILS, meeting room/Event software, reading program software  
  • 1-2 year implementing strategic plan objectives  
  • 1-2 years overseeing budget, payroll, managing grant, non-profit funding  
  • 2 years customer service experience  
  • 2 years of facility management

SCHEDULE:  These are full-time, 37.5 hours per week exempt positions. Both branches are currently open 6 days a week, with an anticipated return to a 7-day schedule in 2021. The schedule includes days, evenings, and weekends. Schedule may vary depending upon the needs of the library.   

ENTRY SALARY RANGE:  $79,009 - $96,452.50

SCHEDULE:  Prince William County Public Library is a seven day per week operation.  This is a full-time exempt position. Hours will vary.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Master's degree in library or information science and 6 years of related experience.
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Prince William County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports workforce diversity.

Prince William County determines the legal employment status of all County employees by utilizing a two-step process. Document verification is the first step of the process which is required of all employers as set forth in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. The second step in our process is E-Verify, an Internet-based system made available by the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration. This system permits the County to electronically confirm legal employment status of all new hires.