POSITION: Branch Manager
LOCATION: Farmville, Virginia
This position is open until filled with preference given to applications received before April 7, 2018.
The Central Virginia Regional Library is seeking a dynamic Branch Manager to provide leadership for the Farmville Branch with a focus on giving patrons what they want, creating an inviting environment, marketing, and community engagement.
The Farmville Branch opened at its current location in 2010. This 19,000 sq. ft. building serves 25,000 people in Farmville and Prince Edward County. Farmville is America’s first two college town – home to Longwood University and Hampden Sydney College. Farmville is associated with the end of the Civil War and the beginning of Brown vs. Board of Education. The area offers both the amenities of a small town that has regional resources (hospital, shopping, restaurants, etc.) and a surrounding countryside rich in history and outdoor activities. The population consists of a balance of, among others, academics, students, farmers, small business owners, and retirees. The library is located about an hour from Richmond, Charlottesville, and Lynchburg.
The Branch Manager is responsible for the smooth operation of the library. This includes working the service desk; managing staff; collection development; programming; participating in community meetings and events; marketing services and programs; and helping both customers and staff use technology. The position also hires, trains, and evaluates staff; creates work schedules; promotes library services and programs; and maintains statistics. This is a small community – the Branch Manager needs to get to know the people who use the library.
The successful candidate will have significant experience working in public libraries; management experience; above average interpersonal and communication skills; relevant technological expertise; an awareness of trends and best practices in public libraries; the ability to develop and maintain working relationships with staff and community leaders; experience with Microsoft Office; and a sense of humor.
The work schedule (40 hours per week) varies and includes nights and weekends. Candidates must have at least a four year degree; an ALA accredited MLS is strongly preferred. The successful candidate must pass a criminal background check. This position includes health insurance (100% paid by the library) and vacation and sick leave. The starting salary range is $34,000 to $40,000 depending on experience and education.
Only online applications will be accepted. Qualified applicants should submit a letter of application, a detailed resume, and contact information for three references to Rick Ewing, Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Open until filled with preference given to applications received by April 7, 2018.