DATE ENTERED: February 19, 2021
POSITION: Community Outreach Coordinator
LOCATION: Danville Public Library, Danville, VA
APPLY BY: 03/18/21 11:59 PM

CITY OF DANVILLE invites applications for the position of: Community Outreach Coordinator

SALARY:     $3,379.17 Monthly/$40,550.00 Annually
DEPARTMENT:     Parks & Recreation
DIVISION:     Public Library
OPENING DATE:     02/18/21
CLOSING DATE:     03/18/21 11:59 PM

The Danville Public Library Community Outreach Coordinator cultivates partnerships through community outreach initiatives, educational opportunities, and programming in order to further align library services with the needs of the community. Acts as a liaison between patrons, staff, and community partners to provide the most accurate and useful information to current and future patrons. Serves as an integral part of the management team and actively participates in the continual assessment of library services and community need.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS   The essential functions of the job are not limited to those listed in the job description.   The City retains the discretion to add to or change the duties of the position at any time.

  • Works with the Director of Library to develop library service priorities and long/short term objectives in association with the strategic plan and community needs
  • Increases public awareness of the Library in community through public speaking engagements, educational outreach efforts, and engaging agency partners in joint programs
  • Oversees and reviews the publicity and advertisements for library events and services as well as community information pertinent to patrons.
  • Effectively manages, develops, and evaluates staff in providing informational, law, and genealogy services in person, over the phone, or via email. Ensures community outreach staff is well trained in order to provide accurate and up to date information while conveying principles of information literacy whenever appropriate.  
  • Plans, schedules, and executes cultural/thematic programs or program series that appeals to a wide range of interests and backgrounds that feature humanities, science, arts, creative arts, and that encourage community and civic engagement.  
  • Actively participates in providing informational services directly to members of the community in the Library or on location throughout the City of Danville.  
  • Continually evaluates this fundamental library service to ensure efficiency, usability, and effectiveness to a wide range of users.   
  • Assists with collection development and evaluation of materials and databases based on local and national trends in interests and needs. Participates directly in the weeding and maintenance of the collection using set standards and timelines.  


  • Performs additional duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree with broad knowledge in general professional or technical field and one to three years of experience.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered in lieu of the specific requirements listed above


Valid Driver’s License with acceptable driving record according to City Criteria

Job Knowledge
Advanced knowledge of the subject matter. Complete comprehension of the subject area to solve common and unusual problems, able to advise on technical matters, and serve as a resource on the subject for others.

Advanced:  Ability to read literature, books, reviews, scientific or technical journals, abstracts, financial reports, and/or legal documents.  

Advanced:  Ability to write editorials, journals, speeches, manuals, or critiques.  

Intermediate:  Ability to deal with a system of real numbers; and practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement.  

Communication Skills
Requires providing basic information to others outside direct reporting relationships on procedures or general policies.  Contact may require the consideration of different points of view to reach understanding and gain cooperation and acceptance of ideas.

Independence and Decision-Making
Normally performs the duty assignments with substantial discretion and within broad parameters defined by general organizational requirements and accepted practices. Overall results determine job performance.

Technical Skills
Work requires a comprehensive, practical knowledge of a technical field with use of analytical judgment and decision-making abilities appropriate to the work environment of the organization.

Fiscal Responsibilities
Completes research for documents, compiles data for computer entry, and/or enters or oversees data entry.  Has responsibility for monitoring budget/fiscal expenditures (typically non-discretionary expenditures) for a work unit of less than department size (programs, activities, projects or small organizational units) or responsibility for fiscal management of capital project(s). May recommend budget allocations.

Supervisory Responsibilities
Supervises and monitors performance for a regular group of employees or department. Provides input on hiring, discipline, work objectives/goals, performance evaluation and work assignments.   Typically, a first line supervisor.

Work is sedentary in nature, requiring occasional light physical exertion. Requires adequate vision, hearing and talking to use a computer, telephone and communicating effectively with others.


  • Responsible for appropriate use and maintenance of City equipment, tools and other resources, including work time.  
  • Regular and predictable attendance is expected.
  • May frequently experience time pressure, frequent change of tasks, performing multiple tasks simultaneously, working closely with others as part of a team, tedious or exacting work, and noisy/distracting environment.
  • May occasionally experience emergency situations and irregular work schedule/overtime.


Typically requires use of standard office equipment, including computer and related hardware and software; microfilm reader and printer; and any other equipment as appropriate or required.

The work is typically performed in an office setting, primarily at a desk in a quiet environment, where the employee is not normally exposed to environmental hazards.

The employee is expected to use appropriate protective equipment for the assigned task; and any other equipment as apparent or assigned.


427 Patton Street
Danville, VA 24541
[email protected]
Position #1001718