Employment

Applications are only accepted when openings occur. Job postings and applications are available at the following locations:

  • on this web site (check individual job postings for printable application forms)
  • at each branch location

Applications may be submitted:

  • in person at any branch location
  • by mail to:
    Ada Community Library
    ATTN: Library Director
    10664 W Victory Rd
    Boise, ID 83709

We are currently unable to accept electronic submission of applications.

Current job postings (if any) will appear below. For questions concerning employment, please contact the Library Director at 362-0181 ext 3.


VICTORY BRANCH MANAGER-ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

The Victory Branch Library is the main branch of four in the Ada Community Library system. It experiences a high volume of usage by all ages, conducts between 500-600 programs and circulates on average 350,000 items annually. The Victory Branch has 14 FTE, 31 public internet terminals, and a collection of approximately 125,000 items. Ada Community Library, an independent taxing district, is a member of the LYNX! Consortium made up of eleven libraries located in southwest and south central Idaho operating a SirsiDynix Horizon ILS.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

This full time, exempt position: Manages staff in all functions and activities of the branch in accordance with the Ada Community Library mission, budget, policies and procedures; Leads a staff team in implementation of services and engages in direct contact with patrons of all ages by performing a variety of customer service duties including circulation, reference, reader’s advisory and programming; Works closely with the administrative team to identify and meet goals; Assumes responsibility for, administration of, and speaks on behalf of, the library in the director’s absence.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS – Fundamental Position Duties:

  • Develop, implement, maintain and monitor operating procedures and practices to insure efficient and effective service, safe operation and maximum utilization of the library facility, equipment, and collection.
  • Collaborate with administrative team to identify and respond to staff and community needs and innovate.
  • Conduct hiring, training, scheduling and daily supervision of employees. Provides ongoing guidance to enhance their performance and maintain positive relations.
  • Lead staff in initiating, developing and maintaining positive community relations in-house and via outreach, working with community institutions and groups.
  • Ensure and/or provide prompt and effective circulation, reference information and reader’s advisory services to all ages. Plan, present and/or supervise children’s, teen and adult library programs, including story hours, library resource instruction and library orientation tours.
  • Participate in evening and weekend schedule rotation.
  • Compile statistics for the branch. Works with administrative team on budget, policies and planning.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS – Experience, Education and Special Skills:

  • Accredited MLS/MLIS or equivalent education and experience
  • Three to five years of progressively responsible library experience; at least two in a supervisory role
  • Strong service orientation and a passion for excellent customer service demonstrated by past successes
  • Knowledge of public library policies and procedures
  • Experience in circulation, reference services, collection development, youth programming, & information literacy
  • Proficient in MS Office products, experience with social media, and familiarity with Google docs/sites
  • Experience working independently and with a team; superior communication skills
  • Leadership characteristics including initiative, innovative and visionary thinking, adaptability, building strategic relationships, collaborative problem solving, sound judgment, and positive modeling behaviors
  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends

QUALIFICATIONS OF A SUPERIOR CANDIDATE:

  • Experience managing a branch library
  • Experience with SirsiDynix Horizon

STARTING SALARY: $46,800 (SALARY RANGE: $46,800-$72,176 – currently under board review)

Ada Community Library applications may be obtained in person at any branch or Download an application form (PDF). Send completed application, resume and cover letter to: Mary DeWalt, Library Director, Ada Community Library, 10664 W. Victory Rd. Boise, ID 83709 or submit electronically to: mdewalt@adalib.org. Application review begins August 27th 2014. Position open until filled.