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Coordinator of Elementary School Services
Queens Public Library is a national and international leader in the delivery of public library service. Our mission is to transform lives by cultivating personal and intellectual growth and by building strong communities. Queens Public Library welcomes innovators and leaders to contribute to a long history and dynamic future of serving the most diverse county in the United States. Queens Public Library is a private, non-profit corporation with 1,700 employees serving 66 locations.
 
Within the larger scope of formal and informal learning of the Programs & Services Department (PSD) and reporting to the Director of Programming, the Coordinator oversees system-wide programs and services for children in grades K-5 and their caregivers, including content and skill-based programs, materials and services that meet the needs of the diverse and changing populations of Queens as well as training children’s librarians at all local branches. 
  • Develops goals and benchmarks to advance a love of reading for an elementary school age audience by engaging them in innovative activities all year round (in person and virtually) by prioritizing equity and inclusion in programming and materials.
  • Researches, creates, implements, and evaluates K-5 programs and services in libraries and schools during the school day and during out-of-school time hours in collaboration with staff in libraries, schools, and CBOs.
  • Oversees special initiatives (some grant funded) to engage specific audiences and neighborhoods such as Summer Reading, South Jamaica Reads, MyLibraryNYC, Summer Meals and Project ART in collaboration with community agencies and the New York City Department of Education. 
  • Collaborates with the Coordinators of Early Learning, Teen Services, and other PSD divisions to recommend program policy and procedures related to children and families.
  • Proactively identifies external non-profit, cultural and community based organizations as partners to advance vision and goals.
  • Works with the Collection Development Division for system-wide acquisition of juvenile materials as well as special projects and initiatives.
  • Develops strategies and processes collaboratively with data services, marketing and development to best develop, promote and fundraise for programs.
  • Represents QPL on city, state, and national committees as they relate to library services to children.
  • Develops goals and benchmarks to advance a love of reading for an elementary school age audience by engaging them in innovative activities all year round (in person and virtually) by prioritizing equity and inclusion in programming and materials.
  • Researches, creates, implements, and evaluates K-5 programs and services in libraries and schools during the school day and during out-of-school time hours in collaboration with staff in libraries, schools, and CBOs.
  • Oversees special initiatives (some grant funded) to engage specific audiences and neighborhoods such as Summer Reading, South Jamaica Reads, MyLibraryNYC, Summer Meals and Project ART in collaboration with community agencies and the New York City Department of Education.
  • Collaborates with the Coordinators of Early Learning, Teen Services, and other PSD divisions to recommend program policy and procedures related to children and families.
  • Proactively identifies external non-profit, cultural and community based organizations as partners to advance vision and goals.
  • Works with the Collection Development Division for system-wide acquisition of juvenile materials as well as special projects and initiatives.
  • Develops strategies and processes collaboratively with data services, marketing and development to best develop, promote and fundraise for programs.
  • Represents QPL on city, state, and national committees as they relate to library services to children.
  • Oversees administrative responsibilities including but not limited to creating requisitions, contracts and purchase order as well as budget management and reporting.
  • Collects and reports on data thoughtfully to find trends and insights in collaboration with the Office of Organizational Assessment.  
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
The schedule for this position will include occasional weekends and evenings.
Position: Coordinator of Elementary School Services
Organization: Queens Public Library
Location: Jamaica,  NY 
United States
Salary: $77,491
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 8/2/2023
Requirements REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • ALA accredited Master’s degree, a New York State Public Librarian’s Certificate.
  • A minimum of 4 years of Library Service, at least one of which shall have been in a managerial position at the Supervising Librarian level.
  • Must have demonstrated knowledge of library policies and procedures while exhibiting independent judgment when necessary.
  • Must possess a strong familiarity with children’s literature.
  • Must demonstrate success in leading in-person and virtual programming along with the know-how to use and train others on virtual platforms.
  • Able to creatively engage the community to maximize their library experience and usage and has a broad view on a library’s mission and responsibility.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work with schools, children and/or families.
  • Possess a customer-focused, flexible, forward thinking approach and thrives in a fast paced environment. 
  • Possess superb verbal and written communication skills with demonstrated ability to build effective relationships with both internal and external customers and can handle multiple project and tasks.
 
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license.
TO APPLY:  Please email your resume and cover letter to: QLcareers@queenslibrary.org and reference “Coordinator of Elementary School Services – EXTERNAL” in the subject line. Resumes will only be accepted by email. 
 
Starting annual salary is $77,491.
 
The Queens Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Status: This listing expires on: 10/1/2023
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Organization Information
Name:
Queens Public Library
Address:
89-11 Merrick Boulevard

Jamaica,  NY 11432
United States
Email:
QLcareers@queenslibrary.org
Phone:
(718) 990-0873
Fax:
Contact:
Rachael Bhola