Contra Costa County has exciting opportunities for Senior Community Library Managers.

The Contra Costa County Library is a forward-looking department of the County with 26 community libraries serving as the pulse of their respective communities. The mission of Contra Costa County Library is “Bringing people and ideas together”. Contra Costa County Library is the pulse of our community. Working together, we spark imagination, fuel potential, and connect people with ideas to each other. The Library is looking to fill vacancies for Senior Community Library Managers at various branch locations throughout the County.

Senior Community Library Managers oversee the activities of one or more community libraries and serve as the Library’s liaison to their communities.

We are looking for someone who is:
• able to exhibit sound and accurate judgement;
• excited to work with community partners;
• customer-service oriented;
• adaptable to changing situations;
• able to motivate staff, encourage growth, and foster improvement when needed;
• organized;
• as well as, effective in interpersonal interactions.

What you will typically be responsible for:
• Developing and implementing goals in line with a strategic plan
• Coaching staff, guiding them regarding opportunities for professional growth, and providing improvement feedback as needed
• Cultivating positive working relationships with community partners and staff, including regular communication
• Keeping abreast of current trends in the library industry
• Responding to customer concerns in a courteous fashion
• De-escalating conflicts
• Working with individuals of diverse cultures, abilities, and backgrounds

These are a few reasons you might love this job:
• You will have an opportunity to work in diverse communities that appreciate the library
• A strong management team and staff community will support and collaborate with you
• There will be several opportunities to serve your community
• There is a variety of professional development opportunities available
• You will work in an organization committed to racial equity and inclusiveness

Here are a few challenges you might face in this job:
• You may be required to deal with changing conditions arising from the pandemic
• Sudden staffing changes may occur, so remaining adaptable is crucial
• Complex customer service issues may arise that require delicate handling
• You will need to remain ready to adapt to changing library technologies

Competencies required for this position:
• Legal and Regulatory Navigation: Understanding, interpreting, and ensuring compliance with laws and regulations
• Professional & Technical Expertise: Applying technical subject matter to the job
• Attention to Detail: Focusing on the details of work content, work steps, and final work products
• Innovation: Imagining and devising new and better ways of doing things
• Oral Communication: Engaging effectively in dialogue
• Writing: Communicating effectively in writing
• Professional Impact: Presenting self as a positive representative of the organization
• Leadership: Guiding and encouraging others to accomplish a common goal
• Managing Performance: Ensuring superior individual and group performance
• Valuing Diversity: Appreciating the benefits of varied backgrounds and cultures in the workplace
• Business Process Analysis: Defining, assessing, and improving operational processes and workflow
• Managing Organizational Complexity: Maneuvering through complex political situations and functions within the organization

The eligible list established from this recruitment process will be valid for 6 months. To review the full classification specifications for this class please follow this link: Senior Community Library Manager


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