Large Branch Manager, Gila Bend Library

By IS Lab April 30, 2021

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Gila Bend Library

As you collaborate with staff, other branch managers, and community organizations, you will have the opportunity to enrich lives by offering innovative programs and services and establishing meaningful partnerships. Consider joining us to become the leader of a dynamic group of staff dedicated to serving a small, rural community with a new dual-use school-public library slated to open in the summer of 2021! This position is located in the Gila Bend Library in Gila Bend, AZ. It is approximately 30-45 minutes from Buckeye, AZ, the westernmost suburb in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Job Responsibilities

  • Supervises the operations of a branch library Schedules staff for work shifts and at the customer service desk
  • Monitors branch budget for part-time staff and supplies
  • Maintains a vibrant and attractive collection by employing merchandising techniques, presenting engaging displays, and following adopted collection maintenance practices
  • Implements, monitors, and reports results of strategic initiatives developed for the Library District
  • Identifies needs and provides recommendations for improving branch operations
  • Provides exceptional customer service to internal and external customers using the Library
  • District’s Great Expectations customer service model
  • Plans and conducts programs for the public
  • Understands all Library District products and material types and promotes the use by customers
  • Develops performance plans, monitors performance, coaches/counsels, and evaluates staff
  • Upholds the Library District’s service standards and model exceptional MCLD citizenship

Job Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited
  • Four (4) years of professional library experience, which includes two (2) years of supervisory experience
  • Must possess or have the ability to obtain a valid Arizona driver’s license by the time of hire
  • Experience working in a public library (preferred)
  • Experience managing a budget in a professional work environment (preferred)
  • Experience presenting and facilitating programs in a library setting (preferred)
  • Experience forming and maintaining professional relationships or partnerships (preferred)
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English (preferred)

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