Education/Library Manager

The Education/Library Manager is responsible for the development and supervision of the Community Library activities

Department:

Education

Pay Grade:

$16.00-18.00 DOE

FLSA:

Exempt

Job Description:

Under the Department of Education (DOE), the Education/Library Manager is responsible for the development and supervision of the Pueblo of San Felipe Community Library activities, and events and the oversight of the DOE activities and programs hosted in the library.

Duites:

  • Greets and assists library patrons and education visitors in a friendly and helpful manner.
  • Provides friendly and professional assistance to library patrons, education visitors, vendors, and others by phone, email and in-person.
  • Manages the day-to day operations and financial objectives of library programs.
  • Administers policies, makes policy recommendations to Department Education Director, and provides staff support and information.
  • Supervises library employees and volunteers; hires and trains employees; assigns and monitors work; evaluates employees; disciplines employees as necessary.
  • Works with the Education Director to prepare and support Library budgets including monitoring all expenditures.
  • Reviews and approves selection of all collections materials for purchase, donation and discard.
  • Evaluates library services and makes recommendations for improvements; works with elected officials, school officials, civic organizations, and tribal departments to develop programs and partnerships.
  • Administers maintenance of library facilities and equipment; works with appropriate personnel on facility development.
  • Monitors changing needs of the community and promotes library services through attendance at public meetings and special programs.
  • Proactively engages the community regarding education and library services.
  • Prepares and monitors state mandated plans for library development.
  • Coordinates library resources with local educational agencies and other libraries at the tribal, county, state and national levels.
  • Keeps informed on advancements and changes in the library field through active participation in library related professional organizations.
  • Plans and coordinates public relations activities.
  • Prepares, presents and interprets statistical and other reports to proper officials.
  • Communicates and works with the Library Board and other local entities.
  • Assists with the identification and development of grant proposals to supplement education and library programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • HS Diploma or high school equivalency certificate required.
  • Associate Degree in any related field required.    
  • Masters of Library Science or Masters of Library Information and Science preferred.
  • 2-years of experience in a professional setting.
  • Three (3) years of municipal library management experience, including a minimum of two (2) years of supervisory experience is preferred.
  • Keres Language speaker is preferred.   
  • Experience working with children is preferred. 
  • Must possess excellent writing skills and the ability to solve basic mathematical problems (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, measurements).
  • Must have a Grade I Certification for Public Librarians within 5 months of employment. 
  • Must have a valid State of New Mexico driver’s license. 
  • Must be able to pass a drug, driver’s license and background check.
  • High level of customer service experience a must.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to multi-task
  • Must maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work well with others and in a team setting.
  • Knowledge in professional library principles, practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge in management principles and practices as they relate to the administration of public libraries
  • Knowledge of reader interests and needs, and of books and authors 
  • Ability to interpret community interest and needs
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, employees, all tribal departments and tribal officials.
  • Ability to present ideas effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Plan, organize, develop and implement a comprehensive coordinated library service program.
  • Motivates, directs, and supervises professional, paraprofessional and clerical library personnel in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.
  • Ability to be a working manager; on the floor when needed.
  • Education:  HS Diploma or high school equivalency certificate required.  An associate degree in any related field is required. Experience/Basic Knowledge: 1-year of experience in a professional office environment is preferred.  1-year of experience working directly with children is preferred.
  • Must possess excellent writing skills and the ability to solve basic mathematical problems (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, measurements).  The ability to speak Keres is preferred.   
  • Required Licenses/Certifications: Must have a Grade I Certification for Public Librarians within 5 months of employment.  Must have a valid State of New Mexico driver’s license. 
  • Physical Requirements: Must have manual dexterity to enter and retrieve data from a computer. Ability to sit and stand for long periods. Bends and stoops regularly.  Ability to lift and move boxes up to 25 lbs

Working Conditions:

Works in an office setting.  Has extended periods of sitting and working at a computer

Additional Info:

Physical Requirements: Must have manual dexterity to enter and retrieve data from a computer. Ability to sit and stand for long periods. Bends and stoops regularly.  Ability to lift and move boxes up to 25 lbs.   

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