The Waukegan Public Library is an equal opportunity employer and invites people of all backgrounds, experiences, and abilities to apply and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Adult Services Manager
Job Type: Full-time
Salary Range: $65,000, DOQ
The Waukegan Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated Adult Services Manager to join our growing team. In this role, you will oversee 6 full-time employees in the Adult Services Department, which is responsible for developing engaging programs for adults and specialized adult education classes, promoting collections through knowledgeable readers’ advisory, delivering top-notch customer service and computer assistance, and participating in community outreach events. WPL is embarking on a new strategic plan with action steps that include the creation of a Makerspace, website redesign, robust cultural and arts programming, and initiatives that address the social, civic, career support, and health and wellness needs of our diverse community. The ideal candidate will be an emerging library leader with a desire to mentor staff and a passion for helping others and who has exceptional communication and technology skills. If you’re an organized, innovative, and hardworking library professional who thrives on fostering a positive, collaborative work environment, we encourage you to apply. This role is a key member of the library’s Leadership Team and reports to the Deputy Director.
This is a salaried, exempt position that includes 95% employer paid health insurance, life insurance, IMRF retirement fund, 457 and flexible spending plans, annual paid time off (20 vacation days, 3 personal days, 12 sick days), and opportunities for career growth through continuing education opportunities, in-house committee work, and special event planning.
Qualified candidates will have:
- An MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution
- 3 years of experience working with adults in a library setting, including 1 year in a supervisory role
- The ability to work a flexible schedule, including some nights and weekends
- Spanish language skills preferred
The Waukegan Public Library invites people of all backgrounds, experiences, and abilities to apply and does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Centered in Downtown Waukegan, the Library is located near 1-94, Route 41, and Sheridan Road, and has convenient access from the Metra Union Pacific North Station. Local attractions include the lakefront, the Genesee Theater, an active Arts Council and Historical Society, an award-winning Park District, and a variety of community events and cultural celebrations.
There are no other openings at this time. Please watch this page for future opportunities or send us your resume and cover letter to HR@waukeganpl.info and we will be in touch should your experience, skills and abilities meet the criteria of future postings.
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