Full Time (40 hours per week)
Summary: Manages and expands North Central Regional Library’s STEM and education outreach activities. Develops and instructs the STEM team to enhance delivery of quality educational programming for all ages and demographics that enriches and entertains. Works consistently within NCRL standards and policies and all applicable laws. Supports the library’s mission: “Connecting the people of North Central Washington to vital resources and opportunities that foster individual growth and strengthen communities”.
Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Programming and Outreach
- Works to understand and be responsive to the communities’ educational needs and the needs of branch libraries throughout the system.
- Researches, develops, and supervises programs for all ages at branch libraries, schools, and community groups.
- Monitors and evaluates statistics to ensure programs are effective.
- Supervises programs led by branch staff.
- Oversees the introduction of new technologies to the public.
- Prioritizes projects and ensures both long and short-term goals are achieved.
- Provides professional development in content knowledge, effective teaching strategies, and instructional materials.
Staff Hiring, Development, and Supervision
- Hires and determines the assignments and schedules of STEM staff.
- Manages three-year training plans for STEM staff, ensuring staff development aligns with organizational goals.
- Supervises assigned employees in a manner conducive to high morale, productivity and positive public service.
- Examines staff work for quality and for conformance to policies and procedures.
- Provides effective leadership that motivates STEM staff.
- Works with Human Resources to foster a positive work environment and take corrective action when necessary
- Develops and oversees train-the-trainer classes for district staff.
- Supervises STEM activities and resources in assigned branches.
- Provides assistance and support to branch staff as needed.
Inventory and Maintenance
- Works with branch staff to solve common tech problems related to STEM equipment.
- Maintains an inventory of STEM supplies.
- Builds effective partnerships with schools and community groups to promote STEM knowledge and additional educational opportunities.
- Works collaboratively with branch staff, supervisors, and the administrative team to implement all STEM initiatives.
- Prepares reports indicating current progress and anticipating future needs.
- Models professionalism for colleagues and staff while promoting a positive organizational culture by word and by example
- Promotes and models courteous, respectful, and timely communication in all situations.
- Gives and welcomes constructive, respectful feedback while building positive team spirit.
- Writes and speaks clearly, courteously, and effectively.
- Listens actively and well.
- Prioritizes the learning of new technologies.
- Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks and participating in professional societies.
- Cultivates skills in collaboration and leadership and effective project management.
- Stays abreast of library policies and procedures.
An essential function of this position is consistent and punctual attendance.
- Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university.
- Three to five years related experience in STEM technology and a minimum of three years in a supervisory capacity.
- Must have public speaking experience with the ability to present information to public groups while representing North Central Regional Library.
- Thorough knowledge of services, programs and materials available to present in North Central Regional Library programs.
- Experience with budgeting processes.
- Must be able to recognize and set priorities, plan, organize and direct the work of others.
- Ability to use diplomacy and tact to establish and maintain long-term, positive relationships with employees, peers, patrons and community.
- Communicates effectively in both written and verbal forms with a diverse population.
- Effectively plans and develops educational programs for all age groups.
- Master of Information and Library Science (MLIS) degree from an American Library Association accredited school of Librarianship and Washington State certification as a Librarian.
- Fluent in English and Spanish.
Benefit package: medical, dental, vision, life, sick leave, vacation leave, retirement through State of Washington
January 17, 2019 - 4:00 p.m.
This position may have unsupervised access to children, vulnerable adults, and vulnerable persons.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk, sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance on a stool. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move 10-25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but can be louder during programs.