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Ontario Branch Manager

Salary: $22.39
Grade: 28
Reports to: Deputy Director

Position posted until Oct. 25,2013.  Only candidates chosen for interviews will be notified.

Equal Opportunity Employer

General Summary:

Under general supervision of the Deputy Director, manages all aspects of branch operations, and represents the Library in community activity, events, etc.  Branch Manager II branches include Bellville, Lexington, Ontario.

 

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science  
  • Library experience preferred 
  • Experience in training and supervising others a plus, including work delegation, scheduling, evaluating performance, etc. 
  • Strong analytical ability; collaborative problem solving skills 
  • Excellent organizational skills 
  • Effective communication, listening and interpersonal skills
  • Good attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to act as a leader, and able to assist others to adapt to growth and change
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Professional demeanor, including tact, good judgment, dependability and courtesy
  • Valid Ohio driver’s license

 

Knowledge of:

  • Library policies and procedures (may be acquired after hire)
  • Library online circulation system, catalog and resources (may be acquired after hire)
  • Basic Internet searching and general computer skills
  • Safe work practices

 

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Work independently in the absence of supervision
  • Provide oral and written instructions in a clear and concise manner
  • Work with numbers accurately
  • Handle multiple activities or interruptions at once
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisor(s) and general public
  • Analyze and resolve complex situations
  • Willingness to assume responsibility
  • Proven ability to plan and supervise the work of others as well as manage in a fair and consistent manner
  • Stand, walk, climb, push and lift materials and furniture, which may include loaded book trucks, or delivery bags weighing between 40 – 60 lbs.
  • Carry out essential duties and responsibilities reliably with 12 months of on-the-job experience and training

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Note:  The duties listed below illustrate but do not limit the tasks performed by this classification.

  • Oversees and can adequately perform all aspects of branch operations
  • Develop, deliver and continually evaluate and improve branch services
  • Supervise, train, motivate, schedule and evaluate all branch employees; guide staff toward the highest standards of customer service
  • Takes lead role in providing reference and readers’ advisory services to customers
  • Maintain effective working partnerships with schools, community groups, etc.
  • Supervise and delegate the daily money collection, including its safe keeping and appropriate delivery to the Business Office
  • Works with other staff to plan and conduct branch activities and programs
  • Oversee building and property management functions, communicating any needs or problems to the appropriate person(s)
  • Participates in branch collection development including adding and deleting of all formats of materials
  • Implements and interprets library policies and procedures to staff and customers
  • Prepares narrative and statistical reports, etc., as assigned
  • Holds regular staff meetings
  • Handles conflict situations, including corrective action procedures

 

Additional Duties:

  • Attend meeting[s] as scheduled by the Deputy Director and Administration
  • Adheres to, supports and effectively implements Administration and Board policy, procedures, and core values
  • Responsible for the training and supervision of branch volunteers
  • Attend Staff Development Day, workshops, seminars, and conferences as appropriate
  • Maintain an awareness of developments and changes in the profession through meetings and professional reading
  • Performs additional duties and assignments, as requested
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