DATE ENTERED: April 27, 2021
POSITION: Youth Services Supervisor
LOCATION: Arlington Public Library, Arlington, VA
APPLY BY:  May 13, 2021
SALARY: $67,204.80 – $115,648.00 Annually


POSITION INFORMATION:
Arlington County's Public Library is seeking an innovative and experienced Youth Services manager to join the Public Services Leadership Team. We invite candidates who have proven leadership skills, are strategic thinkers and problem solvers, have strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills, and are dedicated to creating a welcoming and inclusive space for culture and connection.
Specific responsibilities include:

  • Providing mentorship, leadership, and management to professional and administrative staff, including development, training, and performance evaluations;
  • Contributing to the planning and evaluation of system-wide policies and best practices;
  • Directing the planning and implementation of Youth and Teen Central services, partnerships, programs, events, outreach, staffing, and volunteer support.;
  • Influencing and providing subject matter expertise relating to youth, teen and family strategic system-wide objectives;
  • Assessing, recommending, and implementing streamlined processes and procedures to ensure and maintain quality standards;
  • Making decisions based on data, including interaction reports, staffing audits, and location-specific reports;
  • Supervising the maintenance of collections, in collaboration with Materials Management Division staff;
  • Participating in Library and County committees or workgroups to further the Library's mission; and
  • Developing and maintaining community contacts

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, understand and focus on Library system-wide and County priorities, work successfully within a team, and communicate effectively;
  • An awareness of current trends in public libraries, be proficient with technology, be forward thinking, and a proven innovator;
  • Experience as a change agent with a strong background in internal workgroup dynamics and performance management; and
  • Be a problem solver and strategic thinker.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Master of Library Science degree from an American Library Association accredited college or university, plus extensive leadership and management experience in a library setting with a strong emphasis on youth and teen services, which includes experience leading change efforts, leveraging technology and leading a team to achieve strategic initiatives.

For more information and to apply online please visit: https://careers.arlingtonva.us