Job Title: Division Manager – San José Public Library
Salary Range: $90,515 – $138,249
Closing Date: July 27, 2015
Apply online: www.sanjoseca.gov/cityjobs
Contact Information: Heidi Dolamore, Assistant Director at Heidi.Dolamore@sjlibrary.org or at (650) 515-2356.
About the Position
A Division Manager is part of the San José Public Library System’s seven-member Library Management Team, responsible for providing leadership and direction in ensuring quality service to best meet the needs of the customer. Division Managers direct major library divisions, such as branch management, King Library oversight, staff development, joint facilities, early education, adult literacy, training, and youth services. The ideal candidate will have strong, demonstrated skills in leadership, management, communication, teamwork, planning and problem solving; have knowledge of current automation technology and trends; be aware of and support, practice and promote the Mission, Vision and Value statement of the City of San Jose and the San José Public Library, including the principles and strategies for improving customer service. We are looking for bright, energetic, innovative, risk-taking, thoughtful, idea-filled and dedicated candidates who are interested in working to improve library services to a very diverse city.
San José Public Library, located in the Capital of Silicon Valley, is the largest public library system between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Serving a culturally diverse population of more than one million in the country’s 10th largest city, SJPL focuses its efforts on knowledge access, community learning and public technology. Award-winning staff strives to ensure library services reflect the city’s rich diversity and that every library customer’s experience is exceptional. SJPL is recognized for its innovation and leadership. It was named the 2004 Thomson Gale/Library Journal Library of the Year and recipient of the 2011 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor for a library. For more information, visit sjpl.org.
Education: Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university.
Experience: Six years of progressively responsible experience, including three years of supervisory experience, or any equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.