full-time

Adult Services Librarian

Location: 
Organization: 
Shaker Heights Public Library
Hours: 
This position works a variety of day, evening, and weekend hours.
Duties: 

Shaker Heights Public Library is seeking an innovated and people-oriented Adult Services Librarian to help us meet our mission of strengthening our community and transforming lives by bringing together people, information and ideas. We are a busy, first-ring suburban library serving a diverse community.  Responsibilities include providing reference and readers’ advisory services to patrons, developing and maintaining a part of the library’s collection and creating programs and services to meet the needs and interests of the community.  Specifically, this position will be responsible for business and career services and programming. Experience or training in one or both areas is preferred.

Requirements: 

Must have strong technology skills and oral and written communication skills, thrive within a fast-paced environment and be able to adapt to change.  Must enjoy working with all kinds of people. Will serve as Senior Person as assigned.  MLS from an ALA accredited school required.   

Optional Info: 
Contact Info: 

Submit resume, cover letter, and completed application (available at www.shakerlibrary.org) to: 

 

Shaker Heights Public Library 

16500 Van Aken Boulevard 

Shaker Heights, Ohio 44120 

Attn: Human Resources 

Fax: 216-991-5951 

Email: hr@shakerlibrary.org 

 

Applications and resumes received by February 8, 2019 will receive first consideration.  

Expires: 
February 10, 2019
Job Type: 

Museum Specialist

Location: 
Westerville, OH
Organization: 
Westerville Public Library
Hours: 
M-F, occasional rotating Saturday coverage.
Duties: 
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES
The Museum Specialist has the responsibility of assisting the Local History Manager in all aspects
related to the Local History museum experience. This includes working with special historic
collections, developing a roster of historic exhibitions that engage existing and target audiences and
providing public programming.
RESPONSIBILITIES
 Assures that the user experience within the Local History museum is exceptional by responding
to customer needs and offering assistance in a pleasant, friendly and professional manner.
 Responds to collection based reference questions in print, online and in person in the Local
History/Anti-Saloon League Museum.
 Conducts presentations, tours and programs on local history related content.
 Manages the local history exhibitions for the museum from concept to implementation including
compiling histories of artifacts in relation to exhibits.
 Produces various multi-media presentations for the museum and the local history area.
 Generates, edits, publishes and shares content for the Westerville History app, Facebook page
and YouTube page that builds meaningful connections and encourages community members to
take action.
 Instructs customers in the use of local history databases and online services.
 Schedules and maintains rotation of monthly art exhibits and display cases.
 Works with library staff to coordinate displays and exhibits throughout the library.
 Coordinates and keeps detailed records of adult volunteers for the library, collaborating with
departments that have opportunities and matching with volunteer skills and interests.
 Looks for alternate funding sources for the museum including grant-writing.
 Maintains confidentiality of staff and customer needs.
 Explains library policy to customers and handles customer complaints.
 Attends and participates in library and Local-History services related committees, organizations
and workshops as required.
 Keeps current in the field and new technology through professional reading and
conference/workshop attendance.
Requirements: 
REQUIREMENTS
 Bachelor’s degree required, Masters’ Degree strongly preferred in a related discipline (i.e.
history, library science, museum studies, political science).
 Two years of experience in a public library or museum.
 General knowledge of library and museum principles, practices, technology and procedures.
 Knowledge of the methods, techniques, and procedures involved in the interpretation and
exhibition of history for diverse audiences.
 Must possess a proven capacity for full creative and technical management responsibility of
exhibit design projects.
 Excellent written and oral communication skills.
 Strong organizational skills.
 Proficiency in InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, and video editing software for MAC.
 Working knowledge of social media platforms from a business perspective including technical
ability to create and upload various types of media.
 Willingness to learn computer applications and cataloguing protocols specific to the Local
History Department.
 A positive attitude and willingness to accept change.
 Ability to interact with public and staff in a friendly, courteous and professional manner.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
 Physical requirements include: moderate activity work – exerting up to 30 pounds of force
occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently to carry, lift, push, pull or otherwise
move objects.
 Periodically requires leading a local area tour of up to three miles in any type of weather.
 Standing for long periods may be required on an occasional basis.
 The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: viewing a
computer terminal; extensive reading.
Optional Info: 
Expires: 
February 8, 2019
Job Type: 

ASSISTANT MANAGER OF ADULT SERVICES

Location: 
631 East 222nd Street Euclid, OH 44123
Organization: 
Euclid Public Library
Hours: 
Duties: 

Euclid Public Library has a full time employment opportunity for a service-oriented Assistant Manager to support the Adult Services department.  The successful applicant will have excellent customer services skills, the ability to manage and advocate for the Page staff, experience with collection development, the ability to write and analyze reports, and to work at a public service desk.

Responsibilities include: supervising the Page staff, providing reference and readers advisory services, assisting the Manager in developing and managing Adult Public Services, and serving as senior in charge of the building.

Requirements: 

Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program, a minimum of three years of experience working in a library environment, the ability to work evening and weekend hours, and proficiency with Microsoft Office Applications.

Optional Info: 
Contact Info: 

For a full description and to apply for the position, visit:  http://www.euclidlibrary.org/Jobs

Expires: 
March 1, 2019
Job Type: 

Adult Services Librarian

Location: 
Shaker Heights, Ohio
Organization: 
Shaker Heights Public Library
Hours: 
40 hours per week. This position works a variety of daytime, evening and weekend hours.
Duties: 

Shaker Heights Public Library is seeking an innovated and people-oriented Adult Services Librarian to help us meet our mission of strengthening our community and transforming lives by bringing together people, information and ideas. We are a busy, first-ring suburban library serving a diverse community.  Responsibilities include providing reference and readers’ advisory services to patrons, developing and maintaining a part of the library’s collection and creating programs and services to meet the needs and interests of the community.  Specifically, this position will be responsible for business and career services and programming. Experience or training in one or both areas is preferred.

Requirements: 

Must have strong technology skills and oral and written communication skills, thrive within a fast-paced environment and be able to adapt to change.  Must enjoy working with all kinds of people. Will serve as Senior Person as assigned.  MLS from an ALA accredited school required.   

Optional Info: 
Contact Info: 

Submit resume, cover letter, and completed application (available at www.shakerlibrary.org) to: 

Shaker Heights Public Library 

16500 Van Aken Boulevard 

Shaker Heights, Ohio 44120 

Attn: Human Resources 

Fax: 216-991-5951 

Email: hr@shakerlibrary.org 

Expires: 
January 29, 2019
Job Type: 

Curator of Dance

Location: 
The Ohio State University Columbus, OH
Organization: 
The Ohio State University Libraries
Hours: 
Duties: 

The Ohio State University Libraries seeks a dynamic and self-motivated individual for the position of Curator of Dance.  The Curator of Dance is a crucial partner in the development and provision of teaching and research in dance notation with a strong focus on Labanotation, dance, and the movement arts.  The Curator of Dance leads the Libraries’ engagement and building of distinctive collections in these areas to advance discovery and learning in an information-rich environment that respects the multiple ways in which dance is notated, documented, preserved, and represented as well as the growing importance of and opportunities for digital scholarship. The Curator of Dance is responsible for promoting the rich holdings of the Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute (TRI) through outreach to and engagement with on- and off-campus constituencies, collection development, research and reference services across the Curator’s area of coverage, and building partnerships to participate in shared professional practices that connect the Libraries’ learning environment, expertise, resources, and services with the varying needs of a diverse constituency.  This position reports to the Curator of the Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Actively engages and communicates effectively with faculty, students, and staff in assigned areas, developing strong working relationships and serving as an authoritative resource for those seeking teaching and research support in engagement with dance notation, dance, and movement arts special collections including Labanotation and other forms of dance notation.
  •  Seeks opportunities to collaborate with Dance and the Dance Notation Bureau Extension, and other academic departments to create meaningful and impactful strategies that incorporate TRI’s dance notation, dance, and movement arts holdings into the University’s teaching and research programs.
  • Builds and manages TRI’s distinctive research collections of dance, dance notation, and movement arts materials to support the curricular and research needs of the University’s faculty and students, as well as those of external researchers. The Curator will continually assess user needs and emerging scholarly trends to develop and maintain relevant, high-quality services and collections.
  • Builds cooperative collection development relationships for collaboration, access, and the development of shared resources.
  • Actively develops local, regional, national, and international partnerships and collaborations to advance the strategic directions of the Libraries; represent TRI and OSUL in appropriate forums such as International Council of Kinetography Laban (ICKL), Association of Performing Arts Libraries and Museums (SIBMAS), Dance Notation Bureau, Dance Studies Association (DSA), Dance USA, OhioDance, or similar professional and academic organizations.
  • Supports and engages in fundraising, grant writing, marketing, and outreach that strengthen the Libraries’ programs, in partnership with the University’s Office for Advancement.
  • Participates proactively on library-wide committees, task forces, and teams to integrate TRI’s dance holdings into the Libraries’ wider strategic initiatives.
  • Collaborates with Music/Dance Library librarians, Special Collections curators, Area Studies and other Subject librarians to develop interdisciplinary solutions to integrating distinctive intellectual content and services into the University’s wider academic environment.
  • Contributes actively to scholarship in special collections librarianship and academic fields related to dance notation and dance through active professional engagement and research, presenting at professional and scholarly conferences, and publishing in appropriate venues.
  • Is knowledgeable about and able to speak to a range of library issues, including scholarly communication, digital humanities initiatives, copyright issues, and the pedagogical importance of Special Collections materials in undergraduate and graduate education.
  • Participates in OSUL’s exhibition program by curating gallery exhibitions focusing on dance and dance notation.
Requirements: 

Required Qualifications:

  • An ALA-accredited master’s degree or a comparable graduate degree from a non-U.S. university, reviewed on a case-by-case basis completed by the time of appointment; or, MFA or PhD in Dance obtained by time of appointment.   
  • Intermediate to advanced level Labanotation reading skills.
  • Ability to employ a repertoire of communication skills to understand the perspectives and needs of faculty, students, and campus stakeholders, in order to best assess the needs of individuals, programs, and departments.  
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and creatively in a collaborative and complex environment and a demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Commitment to librarianship, scholarship, and service which are required criteria to meet University and University Libraries requirements for promotion and tenure. https://library.osu.edu/document-registry/docs/1017/stream

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • A professional degree, certificate, or coursework in a dance-related field, combined with relevant academic library experience.
  • Evidence of both professional initiative and flexibility.
  • Experience in special collections or archives.
Optional Info: 

Discover The Ohio State University Libraries

The Ohio State University Libraries is here to support students, scholars, Buckeyes and beyond advancing research, teaching, and learning. We offer educational resources, services, and expertise that opens minds and forwards equity, inclusion, and diversity in the pursuit and sharing of knowledge. Learn about our strategic directions.

 

Our greatest resource is our faculty and staff. Their expertise produces value beyond the collections and their commitment to continual improvement and innovation is one of the most significant ways University Libraries meets the diverse and evolving information needs of university students, faculty, staff, alongside scholars throughout Ohio and the world.

 

We provide convenient, ubiquitous resources and services – accessible from your home or office, inside one of our welcoming facilities or wherever your scholarly pursuits lead you. University Libraries gives you access to deep research collections, an extensive offering of online resources, and distinctive special collections of exceptional quality. Our facilities offer work spaces designed to facilitate diverse learning styles and research methods.  Additional information about The Ohio State University Libraries is available at http://library.osu.edu.

 

Appointment

This is a full-time, permanent, 12-month appointment as a tenure-track faculty member. The candidate will be required to meet university and Libraries requirements for promotion and tenure.  Salary, position type, and faculty rank are dependent on qualifications and experience.

 

Benefits              

All of the benefits available to you reflect Ohio State’s commitment to provide high-quality, affordable plans and represent a significant component of your total rewards for working at Ohio State.  The University offers competitive benefits in the form of 22 days of vacation, 15 days sick leave, 10 holidays, medical, dental, vision, long-term disability insurance, and life insurance at 2.5 times one’s annual salary.  State and alternative retirement choices are also available. For a summary of benefits, see:  https://hr.osu.edu/new-employees/benefits-overview.

Contact Info: 

Join Us!

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received by February 10, 2019. Please send cover letter, CV, references, and salary requirements to Brittany Steingass, steingass.14@osu.edu.  Please include “Curator of Dance” in the subject field.

 

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

Expires: 
February 10, 2019
Job Type: 

Adult Services Manager

Location: 
Westerville, Ohio
Organization: 
Westerville Public Library
Hours: 
Duties: 
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES
The Adult Services Manager has the responsibility for implementing library policies, recommending, designing, directing, supervising, and evaluating all services in the Adult Department to meet the needs and wants of the adult population of the Westerville Public Library District in accordance with the goals and objectives established by the Library Board and Library Administration.
RESPONSIBILITIES
• Develop, publicize, and implement a regular schedule of culturally and intellectually diverse life-long learning opportunities and events for Adults which encourage reading, viewing, listening and the use of library facilities and materials.
• Envisions, interprets and anticipates community needs and develops programs and services for the Adult population of the district.
• Supervises the Adult Services staff in the provision of quality library service and solves library related problems.
• Allocates to staff members specific work assignments and responsibilities pertaining to departmental operations and services.
• Interviews, hires, develops and evaluates department staff.
• Insures that department staff are responsive to customers in a consistent, friendly and professional manner.
• Insures that the user environment within the Adult Services department is pleasant, friendly and services meet the needs of customers.
• Provide reference, reader's advisory and instructional services in individual and group settings using print and electronic information resources. Directs and guides the Adult Services staff in doing the same.
• Instructs customers in use of technology.
• Resolves customer complaints in a pleasant, timely and professional manner.
• Responds in writing to customer suggestions.
• Supervises the preparation of reports and relevant statistics, as may be required.
• Maintains contact with and provides services to local organizations and educational groups serving adults.
• Collaborates with the Collection Development department to evaluate and select materials for library acquisition to meet user demand.
• Coordinates with Collection Development on an effective weeding program to assure the Adult collection is current to meet the needs and wants of the customer.
• In concert with the Fiscal Officer, administers the budget and expenditure of funds within the department and meets all requirements as established by the Fiscal Officer.
• Routinely acts as Librarian-in-Charge.
Requirements: 
REQUIREMENTS
• Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program.
• Five years library experience, two of which include supervisory experience in a public library setting.
• Knowledge of emerging technologies and project management experience a plus.
• Proven ability to direct and motivate others in an effective, professional manner.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Excellent public relations skills in interacting with library customers and community organizations.
• Ability to resolve conflict effectively between staff members and resolve customer complaints.
• Must possess a positive work attitude and have the ability to interact well with others.
• Must have a proven track record of a positive customer service orientation.
• Must possess the skills to independently plan, analyze and structure staff assignments to provide efficient and effective library service.
• Must possess a general knowledge of information technology and be committed to continued individual development.
• Must be committed to and skilled in participative management.
• Must be able to lift and push heavy book carts.
• Must be able to reach top and bottom bookshelves.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
• While performing duties of job, employee typically handles office equipment, objects or controls and frequently communicates with others. Work requires moderate physical exertion, including bending, kneeling, stooping and standing; some lifting and moving of heavy objects/book carts (up to 40 lbs).
• The majority of the work is performed in an office setting. The job involves standing for long periods of time.
Optional Info: 

Schedule is full-time working a rotating 4 week schedule that includes at least one evening a week and one weekend out of four.

Expires: 
January 16, 2019
Job Type: 

Manager, Reference and Research Services

Location: 
Cincinnati Museum Center 1301 Western Avenue Cincinnati, Ohio 45203
Organization: 
The Cincinnati History Library and Archives at Cincinnati Museum Center
Hours: 
Full-time position, 40 hours per week, normally 8:30 am-5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, but must be flexible if needed to arrive early or stay late. Must work at least one Saturday per month.
Duties: 

Position Overview
The Manager of Reference and Research Services has overall responsibility for the management of the Cincinnati History Library and Archives’ public services and for the supervision of the reference staff. The manager is responsible for the running of the library’s reading room and overseeing the research services provided to the public and staff. The Manager works in close cooperation with the collection curatorial staff. The Manager is a direct report to the AVP for Collections and Preservation.

Responsibilities/Duties:

Reference Services (60%)
• Management of the library reference services and library operations and supervision of the library staff.
• Performance of reference desk duty a minimum of four shifts per week and one Saturday per month.*
• Reference assistance via email, phone, letter, and in-person.*

Public History and Outreach (20%)
• Serve as CMC’s managing editor of the quarterly journal Ohio Valley History.
• Serve as history collections staff coordinator for CMC curator’s blog.
• Performance of library outreach and public programming activities.

Administrative Duties (20%)
• Performance of administrative duties such as reference desk scheduling to cover Monday through Saturday public hours, management of the library budget, compilation of library use statistics, training of new library staff, and special projects and other duties as assigned.

Working Conditions
• Work is performed in a typical library environment. Workspace is indoors, with adequate lighting, ventilation, and temperature. Normal office exposure to dust, noise, stress, and disruptions. Normal work place is in the library space in Union Terminal and on occasion at the museum’s Geier Collections and Research Center.

• Must have the mobility to work in an environment that includes sitting, standing, walking, bending, squatting, twisting, pushing, pulling, carrying, climbing, and overhead reaching. May sit for extended periods of time in front of a computer or may stand for extended periods of time while working at the reference desk or in the stack area or when presenting a program.

• Must be able to retrieve library materials from shelves as low as floor level to shelves up to 6 ½ feet from the floor (with the aid of a step stool or ladder).

• Must have the vision necessary to read various printed materials and a computer screen.

• Must be able to hear and speak with the public both in person and over the phone.

• Must possess the manual dexterity to use a computer keyboard as well as the ability to handle fragile library materials.

• Must be able to lift 20 to 30 pounds.

Requirements: 

• Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science from ALA accredited institution or other relevant advanced degree.
• Minimum five years of experience as professional reference librarian, and three years of experience as a supervisor.
• Good research skills.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively.
• Budget management experience.
• Knowledge of genealogical research practices and resources desired.
• Knowledge of Cincinnati-area regional history desired.

Optional Info: 

The Cincinnati History Library and Archives at Cincinnati Museum Center houses one of the most significant regional history collections in the United States. The collections contain printed works, audiovisual materials, and manuscripts and archival records. All of the library’s collections are available for use by the public in the reading room facilities located at Museum Center’s location at Cincinnati Union Terminal.

Contact Info: 

Applications will be exclusively accepted on line at
https://www.cincymuseum.org/jobs

Expires: 
November 30, 2018

Collection Development Librarian

Location: 
12701 Ravenwood Drive, Chardon, OH 44024
Organization: 
Geauga County Public Library
Hours: 
40
Duties: 

Position Summary: Under limited supervision, acts as the system-wide selector in assigned areas. Participates in system collection development including selection, classification, replacement and weeding of library materials. Regularly works at eight branches to maintain awareness of community needs.
Essential job functions: This list is not exhaustive. Additional duties may be added at any time at management discretion
• Selects new and replacement library materials in all formats and determines the number of copies to distribute to each branch using various selection resources including, but not limited to reviews, publishers’ lists, branch profiles, and patron requests. Develops the collection to meet and support various library priorities and initiatives.
• Makes recommendations and assists in monitoring of the system Collection Development budget. Adheres to assigned budget.
• Maintains close contact with branches, including regular onsite branch visits consisting of working at the reference desk and providing reference service to public, consulting with staff about branch profiles, providing weeding and merchandising suggestions if required. Updates branch profiles in assigned areas.
• Verifies branch librarian selections for addition to the collection
• Assigns Dewey Decimal Classification number and genres to titles in ordering cart
• May request original cataloging and overlays of existing bib records
• Collaborates with Marketing team to create and maintain content for the library’s intranet, internet and social media sites to promote newly selected materials
• Compiles and analyzes collection development related statistics.

Requirements: 

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics:
• Willingness and adaptability to work in a changing work environment
• Understand Library policies and procedures, Library science and information technology, Budget Planning and Administration, Cost analysis, Dewey Decimal Classification System
• Knowledge and familiarity with a wide range of books, audiovisual materials, authors and literary trends. Library material processing methods and procedures, Automation systems, Electronic information resources, Major library materials vendors.
• Excellent communications skills; ability to write concise and coherent reports with keen listening and strong verbal skills.
• Experience working with budgets and using Microsoft Excel to prepare budget reports.
• Ability to use office technology systems including personal computer, software programs (i.e., word processing, email) and other job related equipment, software and hardware. Job related software includes integrated materials purchasing and inventory system and financial software system.
• Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with leadership, peers and customers.
Minimum education, experience and Licensing Requirements:
• ALA accredited MLS degree.
• Two (2) years of public library experience with selection experience.
• A valid driver’s license is required to operate library-owned vehicles and a clean driving record must be maintained at all times.
Physical Requirements:
• Able to use hands and fingers to grasp, feel or operate objects, tools, machinery, or controls; including computers, phones and office equipment.
• Ability to lift 40 pounds unassisted. Ability to push full book carts.
• Able to read printed materials and computer screen for near-continual computer terminal use.

Optional Info: 
Contact Info: 

If interested provide: Resume, work references and Geauga County Public Library application.
Application available online at: http://divi.geaugalibrary.net/28458-2/career-opportunities/
Apply Online: GCPL.recruiting@geaugalibrary.net
Geauga County Public Library – Administrative Center
12701 Ravenwood Drive, Chardon, OH 44024

Expires: 
November 22, 2018

Fiscal Officer/Deputy Director

Location: 
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Organization: 
Cuyahoga Falls Library
Hours: 
Duties: 

The Fiscal Officer/Deputy Director manages the financial functions and records of the public library in accordance with all federal, state and local laws. 

Responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of the Library, coordinating the work of various department managers. Assists the Director as requested in implementing strategic plans and establishing policies and procedures.   Must qualify to be bonded.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  1. In cooperation with the Director, prepares the annual operating, capital and special fund budgets for approval by the Board of Trustees and for submission to the taxing authority.
  2. Oversee the automated accounting (CMI) system and serves as liaison to accounting system hardware and software vendors.  Controls financial transactions within the approved budget, including issuing purchase orders, verifying and paying of invoices, processing payroll, writing and disbursing checks.
  3. Receives deposits, disburses all monies, balances bank statements, and manages library’s investments in depositories approved by state law.
  4. Completes and files payroll records, employment, financial and tax reports, insurance forms, retirement plans, unemployment and workers’ compensation data.
  5. Reviews and makes recommendations for improvement on information from routine reports including circulation cash intake, payroll, paid time off/sick leave, materials acquisition, and others. Maintains paper and digital records/files for the respective departments. Establishes internal controls for the library’s system of accounting.
  6. Signs contracts involving financial obligations for the library and in accordance with the policies adopted by the Board of Trustees.
  7. Maintains inventory of fixed assets and provides secure storage for all vital business records including accounting back-up disks and legal documents.
  8. Management responsibilities include hiring, coaching, managing, training, evaluating, counseling staff, and interpreting policies and procedures.  Sets individual performance measurements for assigned staff and holds them accountable.
  9. Provides direction to managers regarding staff, coworkers, patrons, vendors, training or technology.
  10. Secures adequate current property and liability insurance for the library, employees, and Board of Trustees.
  11. Attends and records minutes of the Board of Trustees and participates in special meetings where the financial obligations of the library are discussed. Provide reports on library usage and attendance statistics and analysis of current financial conditions of the library to the Board of Trustees and Director on a monthly basis and projected financial conditions on a periodic basis.
  12. Evaluates new or updated policies, procedures, products and services and vendors in order to recommend action to Director and Board.
  13. Provides information and supporting documents to auditors during financial audit.
  14. Maintains knowledge of current library trends by attending workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks and participating in professional library organizations.
  15. Assumes additional responsibilities and performs special projects as needed or directed.

 

Requirements: 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education:   Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field.  Preferred Masters of Library Information Science from an ALA accredited institution.

Experience: Minimum 2 -4 years’ progressive supervisory experience in public library environment.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics

1. Advanced skill level with Microsoft Office applications, accounting and outsourced payroll software; ability to establish and maintain a comprehensive record keeping system and office procedures.

2. Ability to maintain confidentiality and use appropriate judgment in handling information and records; ability to resolve complex problems appropriately and to multitask with pending deadlines.

3. Ability to express self effectively and concisely, both orally and in writing.  Ability to tactfully and effectively deal with the public, staff and patrons of all ages.

4. Ability to work independently with minimal direction.

 

Certifications, Licenses, Registrations:  None

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Experience with strategic planning and budget management.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Nature of work requires an ability to operate standard business office equipment. Requires ability to communicate and exchange information, collect, compile and prepare work documents, set up and maintain work files. Position may require occasional lifting of up to 20 pounds. Travel by automobile /air and overnight lodging is required occasionally.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

Work performed in a general office environment. May require availability for extended hours during peak periods.

This job description is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties or skills required for the job and is subject to review and change at any time, with or without notice, in accordance with the needs of Cuyahoga Falls Library. Since no job description can detail all the duties and responsibilities that may be required from time to time in the performance of a job, duties and responsibilities that may be inherent in a job, reasonably required for its performance, or required due to  the changing nature of the job shall also be considered part  of the jobholder’s responsibility.

 

 

Optional Info: 
Contact Info: 

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity email: ewuest@cuyahogafallslibrary.org or mail to Cuyahoga Falls Library, 2015 Third Street, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221 with a cover letter and application.

 

Expires: 
November 3, 2018
Job Type: 

Director of Strategic Marketing and Communications

Location: 
The Ohio State University Columbus, OH 43210
Organization: 
The Ohio State Universtiy
Hours: 
Duties: 

The Ohio State University Libraries, one of the nation’s leading academic research libraries, has proudly served Buckeyes, the local community, national and global partners and other stakeholders for generations. Pairing a rich heritage with a drive to constantly push the boundaries of the modern academic research library, our organization is simultaneously grounded and visionary. As University Libraries continues to propel forward and deliver on our mission, we are seeking a dynamic thought leader experienced in strategic marketing and brand management to join our team. 

 

Reporting to University Libraries’ Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), the Director of Strategic Marketing and Communications (DSMC) will lead the development and execution of modern marketing and communication strategies that align with University Libraries mission and effectively advance our strategic agenda. We seek a candidate who will innovatively and collaboratively lead organizational efforts around strategic marketing and sub-brand strategy, content strategy and execution, media relations, public awareness, communications strategy and integrated omni-channel planning, campaigns and analytics including but not limited to: website, social media, digital platforms, print and graphic media, multimedia. 

 

The DSMC will develop a deep understanding of our audiences to create marketing initiatives that optimize the dissemination and impact of key messages, by audience, working collaboratively across the whole of University Libraries and in partnership with University Marketing to ensure consistency and brand alignment.  They will act as a brand steward and strategic marketing champion for University Libraries bringing to life user-centric strategies, marketing plans and experiences that drive awareness, engagement and choice with key audiences.

 

This professional will work closely with the University Libraries Executive Committee, OSUL department heads, our Development Officer and key stakeholders to create and execute comprehensive plans that tell our story, that promote our organization’s programs, services, and outreach and further build on the momentum created by the recent release of our strategic directions (https://library.osu.edu/strategic-directions), the University’s Strategic Plan (https://president.osu.edu/strategicplan/) and the President’s 2020 vision.  This professional will lead efforts to effectively communicate our authentic value proposition and elucidate how our people, places, collections and services align with and support the needs of our users, create impactful outcomes, and contribute to the successful achievement of our goals and that of the broader university.  The DSMC will be a visionary strategist, strong project manager, and expert writer across traditional, web and multi-media platforms.  The selected candidate will lead and continuously develop a staff currently sized at three. 

 

Select Areas of Focus:

  • In concert with the Vice Provost and Director of University Libraries and the CAO, provide leadership and direction for all aspects of OSUL’s marketing and communications.
  • Develop initiatives to advance the relevance, resonance and distinctiveness of the University Libraries brand by leveraging disciplined and modern marketing practices that measurably grow and deepen audience perceptions, including their understanding of our value proposition; Create approaches to effectively communicate the breadth and depth of the people, services and resources available to users.
  • Uncover and synthesize the story threads of faculty, staff, student and stakeholder achievements and highlight the impact of the Libraries partnership in those achievements.
  • Drive editorial strategy and content development; formally and informally lead a team of content creators to leverage consistency across all channels (web, digital, social and print) and adherence to core messaging, voice, style, tone and guidelines along with educating and advising on channel placement; provide key support, knowledge, training, and tools to departments within the Libraries to address local marketing and communications needs.
  • Build out the existing University Libraries messaging strategy framework to shape alignment and create shared understanding on how to effectively and impactfully communicate with different audiences and personas; develop key messages to support and differentiate the Libraries and its units/departments.
  • Represents University Libraries at appropriate university-level functions and develops collaborative working relationships with marketing, communications, advancement/development, student, and alumni engagement professionals across the university.  Engage with consortial partners, including OhioLINK, Big Ten Academic Alliance and others to leverage industry best practice and advance the reputation of University Libraries among peers.
  • Other related responsibilities, as required.

 

Requirements: 

Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, business or other discipline related to the marketing field of practice or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Seven to ten years of relevant experience in brand management and strategic marketing.
  • Demonstrated experience in translating insights into sound omni-channel marketing strategies and integrated marketing plans in alignment with organizational goals and objectives.
  • Demonstrated ability to combine strategic thinking with creative writing and effective tactical execution
  • Previous experience in audience segmentation, brand positioning, and messaging development.
  • Proven ability to be creative in identifying and executing media opportunities as well as managing successful social media campaigns across varying platforms based on channel preferences.
  • Excellent oral, written and presentation skills.

 

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in marketing, communications, business or other related area.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and innovatively in a collaborative and complex environment that has multiple stakeholder audiences.
  • Ability to work comfortably with ambiguity, to progress multiple priorities/projects simultaneously and flexibility to accommodate shifting priorities.
  • Proven ability and success in leading, developing and supervising a team.
  • Experience in higher education marketing and knowledge of alumni relations and/or fundraising marketing.

 

Optional Info: 

Discover The Ohio State University:

For 148 years, The Ohio State University's campus in Columbus has been the stage for academic achievement and a laboratory for innovation. It's where friendships are forged. It's where rivalries and revelry are born.

The University's main campus is one of America's largest and most comprehensive. As Ohio's best and one of the nation's top-20 public universities, Ohio State is further recognized by a top-rated academic medical center and a premier cancer hospital and research center. As a land-grant university, Ohio State has a physical presence throughout the state, with campuses and research centers located around Ohio.

University Libraries promotes innovative research and creative expression, advances effective teaching, curates and preserves information essential for scholarship and learning at Ohio State, and shares knowledge and culture with the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world. Our libraries provide access to deep research collections, an extensive offering of online resources available anytime anywhere, and special collections of exceptional quality and distinction. University Libraries participates actively in OhioLINK and Big Ten Academic Alliance. The Ohio State University Libraries is proud to be a member of ACRL’s Diversity Alliance.  Additional information about The Ohio State University Libraries is available at http://library.osu.edu.

 

Contact Info: 

Please apply online at https://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/87580 from June 23, 2018 through July 15, 2018.

 

 

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

 

 

Expires: 
July 15, 2018
Job Type: 
Ohio