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Youth Educational Outreach Coordinator, Boston Public Library (Boston)

Overview:
Position Overview
Performs any or all phases of work in support of central library and neighborhood outreach services and provides administrative guidance to the library’s program to provide Homework Assistance and out of school time activities.



Reports to
Assistant Manager of Youth Services



Supervises
As assigned, support staff
Responsibilities:
Scope of Responsibility

Provides development, oversight, guidance and coordination for library programs providing homework assistance and out-of-school-time activities. Works with Youth Services management in setting and evaluating goals for the program. Prepares reports as needed.
Hires and trains mentors and volunteers involved in the program. Provides additional mentorship as needed.
Collaborates with community groups, city agencies, non-profits, and others to bring enhanced library programs providing homework assistance and out-of-school-time activities across the library system.
Works with administrators and staff system-wide to deploy and support outreach services for children and teens. Services may include but are not limited to pre-school and youth programming, and teen services.
Assists the Assistant Manager of Youth Services in the development and coordination of innovative, educational block programming for children and teens system-wide as needed.
Communicates effectively with internal and external partners. Works with appropriate staff to procure materials necessary for successful programs. Facilitates payment for performers and presenters.
Works with Communications and Web Services departments to provide homework help and after-school programming content for calendar/press coverage, social media tools, and targeted outreach plans.
Provides professional staff support for outreach events at locations throughout the city.
Works with staff to evaluate outreach services.
As assigned, represents library at local and national conferences.
Performs other related and comparable duties as assigned.
 

Competencies

Proficiency with MSWord, Publisher, Power Point, and Excel. Familiarity with and interest in a broad range of social networking and online collaboration tools.
Ability to execute library policy.
Ability to plan and supervise the work of others.
Demonstrates initiative and independent decision making skills.
Communicates effectively and presents ideas clearly.
Exceptional organizational skills
Ability to think creatively and innovatively.
Identifies, plans and prioritizes job responsibilities and tasks; determines and implements project timelines.
Demonstrates flexibility and the ability to adapt to change.
Ability to collaborate with library staff, external partners and resources.
Familiarity with Google applications.

Qualifications

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:
Education

Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university and a master's degree in education or library and information science. Two years of professional library or educational programming experience. In exceptional circumstances, specialized training/experience may be substituted for all or part of the educational requirement.



Experience

Programming experience with children and teens desired. Knowledge of broad-based library or educational programming practices, including current trends in youth outreach services. Excellent knowledge of online communications and social networking tools.



Requirements

Ability to travel to BPL locations as well as to off-site locations.
Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.
Residency - Must be a resident of the City of Boston upon the first day of hire.
CORI - Must successfully clear a Criminal Offenders Record Information check with the City of Boston.
Terms

Union/Salary Plan/Grade: PSA / P / 2 

Hours per week: 35
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The City of Boston is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment. Therefore, qualified applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category.

The City of Boston has played a role in causing and perpetuating the inequities in our society. To break down these barriers, we are embedding equity and inclusion into everything we do.

We define equity as ensuring every community has the resources it needs to thrive in Boston. This requires the active process of meeting individuals where they are. Inclusion is engaging every resident to build a more welcoming and supportive city. We are building a city for everyone, where diversity makes us a more empowered collective.

Full/Part Time

Full Time

Education

MLS/Masters

Salary Range

$59,666.83 - $77,960.89  / year

Closing Date

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please visit the direct link at the City of Boston Career Center Portal. 

Posted

2022-12-29 |  Quick link to this job