Youth Services Coordinator
Nederland Community Library District / Nederland, Colorado
Apply by June 30th, 2017
$17.00 - $20.00 / hour depending on education and experience.
Don’t just tell stories, experience them! Here in Nederland, wild animals aren’t just in picture books, you’ll see foxes and moose on the trails and near the library. There are days – sometimes in April or May! – when you can snowshoe or ski in town. And that quiet parent in storytime? There’s a good chance that they’re a leading scientist or a well-known musician. Working in a small town is not unlike a jigsaw puzzle: as you get to know people and learn how their stories fit together, your understanding of the community deepens.
We recently completed a new strategic plan, after doing a community survey. We reaffirmed that the focus of our programming is early literacy alongside programs for elementary aged children and teens. We are seeking a Youth Services Coordinator who will create memorable learning experiences through programming. The ideal candidate will foster a welcoming environment and connect with our community’s children and teens. You’ll have a lot of flexibility and also the resources to support you: wonderful staff and volunteers, engaged parents, a great facility and stable funding.
An effective Youth Services Coordinator will have knowledge of children’s literature and know that giving the right book, at the right time, to the right child, can be transformative. They will have experience planning, carrying out and evaluating programs for a range of ages. And they will be familiar with both the work required and the resulting joy that comes from creating community through outreach and relationship building.
Description of Community
Nederland, Colorado is perched in the Rocky Mountains at 8,200 feet with a community of about 3,500 people (1,500 town population, 2,000 in the surrounding area). It has a history rich in mining and music. It is surrounded by National Forests and wilderness areas, so whatever your outdoor passions are, you can find them here. Yet it is close enough to “civilization” that it is possible to ski fresh tracks in the morning, have lunch in Boulder and then visit a museum or catch a symphony in Denver. The local elementary school has nearly 300 students and the local middle/high school 250. There are a couple preschools and also a fair number of homeschoolers. The library had over 50,000 visits last year.
Required: Bachelor’s Degree in education, library science, or a related field.
Preferred: An ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library or Information Science.
Other Required/Preferred Skills & Experience
Check out the formal position description at www.nedlib.org/ysc for the complete required and preferred specifics.
Please send a non-generic cover letter and professional resume. In your letter, include an answer to the following question: “Please provide a couple examples of how you have used reader’s advisory and programming to reach out to children.”
Professional references are not required for initial-stage applicants, but will be required of finalists for the position.
Apply by sending your material to Jay Mann, Library Director via email: email@example.com
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303.258.1101.
Complete Job Description: http://www.nedlib.org/ysc