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Neighborhood & Adult Literacy Manager, Springfield City Library (Springfield)

Join our team as the newly-established Neighborhood & Adult Literacy Manager! Among your duties will be responsibility for the implementation and oversight of adult literacy and basic education programs throughout the library system. You will also have responsibility for a branch library. For over 25 years, teachers at our adult basic education program, Read/Write/Now, have worked with community members to change their lives in learner-identified ways: achieving a driver's license, learning to read so they can help their children with homework or read a bedtime story, getting a library card, earning a promotion at work, and becoming U.S. citizens. Now it's time to spread this good work across our 9 location library system in proven and innovative ways.  If you have experience and a degree in education or librarianship, please consider this challenging and rewarding position.

The manager will be responsible for administrative and professional work in the management of personnel, services, and operations of adult literacy programs and branch teams. Work is performed with professional independent administrative judgment in accordance with the policies and objectives of the Library Department, with review by the Library Director through reports and conferences. Supervision is exercised over other employees as assigned.


Demonstrated ability to plan, assign, coordinate and supervise the work of a library department.
Extensive knowledge of library programs, functions, operations, policies and procedures.
Thorough knowledge of rules, regulations, laws, and ordinances governing the work performed.
Thorough knowledge of the practical application of relevant computer software and hardware.
Ability to assemble, develop, evaluate, and analyze data in special administrative areas and to make recommendations affecting policies and procedures based on this work.
Ability to plan, assign, supervise and review the work of subordinates.
Ability to make independent work decisions in accordance with governing policy, law, rules, and regulations.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with administrative officials, team members, and the general public.
Ability to express oneself clearly and concisely orally and in writing.

Bachelor’s degree plus completion of a Master’s degree in Library Science and/or a Master’s degree in Education.
Minimum of five years library or education experience, or a combination of the two, with some experience in supervision or management.

Full/Part Time

Full Time




$66,696.05  / year

Salary Notes

A generous benefits package is available after a 6 month probationary period. Thirteen paid holidays include Juneteenth.

Closing Date

Sunday, October 2, 2022 at 11:59 pm

How to Apply

Please upload a cover letter when you apply so we can get to know you better.


2022-09-23 |  Quick link to this job