Library Branch Manager-Arlington County Public Library
Arlington County's Public Library is seeking an innovative and experienced 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 duties 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 services, partnerships, programs, events, outreach, staffing, and volunteer support;
-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:
-Experience as a hands-on manager, and be a problem solver and strategic thinker;
-An 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, and
-Experience as a change agent with a strong background in internal workgroup dynamics and performance management.
For further information and to apply online, please visit: https://careers.arlingtonva.us/
This recruitment is open until the position is filled with a preferred filing date of Thursday, August 19, 2021.