Manager, Country Hills Community Library
Kitchener Public Library
“We know that today’s libraries are not just places for consuming content, but also for creating it. We also recognize that many in our community lack access to the tools needed to bring their dreams to life. Providing the latest in technology and learning opportunities is an important part of our new strategic plan, and to our ongoing commitment of ensuring digital literacy is a possibility for everyone.” Mary Chevreau, CEO, Kitchener Public Library
At Kitchener Public Library, we welcome our community to engaging spaces where people connect, ideas flourish, and lives are transformed. Our goals are to work together, foster belonging, ignite community conversation and provide bold leadership. The role of Manager, Country Hills Community Library, is an exciting opportunity to deliver on these goals and build our library and community’s reputation as innovators, creators and game changers.
Country Hills Community Library is a partnership with the Waterloo Catholic District School Board located in St. Mary’s High School in the rapidly expanding Country Hills neighbourhood. This vibrant location features a Children’s Programming and Discovery Room, open concept computer centre, laptop bar and large community meeting room. In this environment, you will assess and respond to community needs through program planning, outreach and developing community partnerships. You will develop a strong customer service team, provide leadership in the overall management of the library system through standing committees and strategic projects and ensure that the library’s resources are accessible and meet community needs and interests.
The successful candidate for this role possesses an MLIS or MLS and two to three years of professional experience with at least two years at the supervisory level. The position also requires excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong planning and organizational skills, excellent customer service skills and a strong interest in effectively building partnerships with the community.
For a full description of responsibilities, go to www.kpl.org/jobs.
Posting open until filled. Review of applications begins Monday, January 22, 2018.
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If you are interested in this opportunity, please forward a cover letter and résumé to:
Manager, Human Resources
Kitchener Public Library
85 Queen Street North
Kitchener ON N2H 2H1
Salary range: $64,892 - $75,244
No telephone calls please.
We thank all applicants in advance and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Applications already on file will be considered. Personal information on your résumé is collected under the authority of the Public Libraries Act, R.S.O. 1990 and will be used to determine eligibility for employment. Questions about the collection of personal information should be directed to the Human Resources Department.
Kitchener Public Library is committed to providing an accessible environment during each step of the recruitment process. Accommodations are available upon request for applicants with a disability. Please contact Human Resources Staff by phone 519-743-0271 ext. 239 or TTY 1-877-614-4832, or by email at email@example.com.