The Adult Services Programming Coordinator will oversee and coordinate system-wide programming for Adults, as well as, provide support to branch staff for adult programming. Contributes to the strategic plan for programming to ensure equitable patron experiences at programs throughout the CCPL system, regardless of facility or region. Guides staff in adult program planning, including the type, number, frequency, and location of programs to be offered. Identifies opportunities for special programs, and coordinates with the Strategic Programming Manager in advance a strategic, system-wide programming response to high-interest events and observances. Ensures appealing, high-quality programs that enrich the lives of adult patrons.

Provides general oversight in the development and delivery of Adult library programs, including Summer Reading, to ensure that program offerings achieve the vision of the strategic programming plan. Identifies and engages talented groups and individuals that can deliver quality programs in accordance with the plan. Works with internal stakeholders to promote library programs and services. Performs coordination of sponsorship opportunities with the Communications Department to eliminate repetitive solicitations on behalf of the library, secures funds through sponsorship for system-wide programs, coordinates the distribution and use of those funds for programming and ensures a consistent message in those solicitations.

The ability to motivate or influence others is a material part of the job, requiring a significant level of diplomacy and trust. Ability to foster and build relationships with outside partners and entities. Ability to learn and subsequently train staff on adult program-related topics. Knowledge of 21st century library trends, technology, and innovation, best practices, policy and procedure writing, literacy, social media, knowledge of generational and multicultural issues. Demonstrates the ability to manage multiple, simultaneous projects and work assignments from a variety staff. Intermediate skills in contract negotiation and ability to manage effective vendor relationships. Ability to focus on the customer, show integrity, be inclusive, enjoy learning and have fun. Passionate about the mission of public libraries and comfortable with the principles of intellectual freedom.

REQUIREMENTS: ALA-accredited Master of Library Science degree preferred. Bachelor’s Degree required with three (3) or more years of public library experience or related field. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office suite, with the ability to learn and use new methods, policies and technical advances. Must be flexible to assume additional responsibilities as needed to maintain branch operations. Ability to work with teens of varied backgrounds and ages. Knowledge of teen literature and materials required. Must use tact, courtesy and good judgement when communicating with co-workers and the public. Must be able to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends. Travel 100% of time as needed between branches. Must have stamina for periods of walking, standing, reaching, and bending. Must be able to lift library materials including books, AV equipment, program materials and maneuver loaded book carts weighing approximately 50 to 100 pounds. Bilingual - English/Spanish a plus.

MLIS candidates must eligible for or hold South Carolina State Library certification. A valid South Carolina driver’s license with a safe driving record.

Hiring Salary Range: $46,945.60 - $52,873.60 annually depending on qualifications.

Closing Date: Open until position is filled.

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