DATE ENTERED: January 13, 2021
POSITION: Assistant Director, Libraries & Information Services
LOCATION: Newport News Libraries and Information Services Department, Newport News, Virginia
APPLY BY: 1/26/2022 11:59 pm Eastern


Position:  Assistant Director, Libraries & Information Services
Location:  Newport News Libraries and Information Services Department, Newport News, Virginia
Job Type:  Full-Time
Closes:  1/26/2022 11:59 pm Eastern

The City of Newport News Department of Libraries & Information Services is seeking an energetic, team-oriented Assistant Director with a passion for libraries and their communities.  The Assistant Director is responsible for working collaboratively with the Director of the Department of Libraries & Information Services in planning, evaluating, and directing the operations of the Library.  May serve as Director in the absence of the Director.  Serves on the Department’s Executive Team.  

The Assistant Director is responsible for the effective supervision and administration of the Public Services Division to include budget management and monitoring expenditures including purchasing and financial transactions; staff development and training, succession planning, performance management, employee relations, prioritizing and assigning work and related activities.  Evaluates the organizational structure of the Public Service Division by assessing staffing needs and recommends changes to allocated positions and divisional structure as needed.  Establishes and implements management systems within the Public Service Division to effectively meet operating goals and objectives.  

Participates in professional meetings, serves on local, city and community committees, acts as a liaison with the local community by working with library users, Library Board, Friends of the Library, Library Foundation, local government and civic organizations, education agencies, and other libraries.  Works with library management to determine library needs, performs community analysis, and informs the public of available library services.  

Job Requirements:  Requires a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited library school and 5-7 years of progressively responsible experience in managing a library system with 3-5 years of supervisory experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Requires certification as a professional librarian by State Board for the Certification of Librarians/the Library of Virginia.  

$71,707.60 - $123,525.50

Apply online and view full job description at Employment opportunities (nnva.gov)