County of Marin

Reporting to the Deputy Director of Library Services, the Branch Manager and Education Initiatives Coordinator of the Marin City Library (Senior Librarian) is responsible for managing a team of staff at the Marin City branch and Sausalito Marin City School District’s two school libraries. The Marin City Branch is home of the Webstars program, MCFL’s youth, technology and leadership initiative, and the branch features emerging technologies, a curated collection of library materials designed to meet community needs, and programming for all ages. This position is a key member of the Marin County Free Library’s Leadership Team and provides direct supervision of professional and para-professional staff, collection management, programming, and outreach activities.

This position is responsible for managing branch operations, programming, outreach and engagement, branch collections, and communicating library policies and procedures at the Marin City Library. The Branch Manager will also develop, coordinate, and provide leadership in coordinating school library services and programs at two satellite school sites in partnership with the Sausalito Marin City School District TK-8 schools and the Sausalito Library.

In addition to supporting library staff and managing the day-to-day operations of a small branch library, this position is responsible for building and maintaining strategic partnerships supporting education initiatives of MCFL in the Marin City community, while collaborating with existing community partners to inform the scope and direction.
The Library works closely with families, school districts and community partners to design inclusive, culturally responsive, multilingual programs to advance the following Education Equity goals:

Increase Kindergarten Readiness and Third Grade Literacy success through partnerships and interventions in key schools
Promote youth leadership and racial equity in youth services across the county
Create targeted education programs and partnerships to promote 21st century learning outcomes and STEAM education, including project-based learning and immersive learning environments
Engage students, parents, and caregivers in opportunities for self-development
Celebrate Cultural Identity and Heritage to enliven and amplify a sense of belonging

This position will work in collaboration with the South Novato and West Marin Branch Managers and Education Initiatives Coordinators to assess community needs and develop county-wide education initiatives that support student success and close the opportunity gap.

Marin City Branch Manager & Education Initiatives Coordinator
The ideal candidate is an innovative and enthusiastic community leader who is passionate about building authentic relationships with community partners, managing teams for equitable outcomes, and working in school library environments. The ideal candidate strongly supports MCFL fulfilling its vision to be a critical component in advancing racial equity and improving educational outcomes for all students in Marin County and will thrive in a team-oriented environment. The ideal candidate has a proven track record of successful library and school partnerships and experience working with/in school library settings.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate creative problem solving, adaptability, and flexibility to meet evolving service needs as well as a commitment to explore and embrace new models of service. Relationship building, teambuilding, and collaboration with community partners come naturally to this library leader. The ideal candidate actively develops and maintains community contacts to promote library services, and provides leadership, professional expertise, and direction in the planning, structure, strategies, execution, and evaluation of library initiatives and programs.

We recognize your time is valuable, so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required Minimum Qualifications:
Equivalent to an American Library Association approved Master’s degree in Library Science, Library and Information Services or similar curriculum and three years of experience as a professional librarian. Overall work experience must include two years of supervisory experience which may be obtained in a position other than a professional librarian. Experience using current library technology in the primary area to which assigned is required. Experience in a public library setting is highly desirable. For more information about this classification please click here.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early in the process. The first 50 applicants meeting Minimum Qualifications will be reviewed for first consideration.
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Testing and Eligible List: Depending on the number of qualified applications received, the examination may consist of a highly qualified review, application screening, online assessment, written examination, oral examination, performance examination, or any combination to determine which candidates’ names will be placed on the eligible list.
The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancy and any future vacancies for open, fixed-term, full-time or part-time positions which may occur while the list remains active.

Important Information: Important Information: Depending on work assignment and applicable Public Health Order, some employees may be required to be fully vaccinated and/or consent to weekly COVID-19 testing. To help mitigate transmission, the County strongly recommends all individuals wear face coverings when indoors in workplaces and public settings.

Disaster Service Workers: All County of Marin employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

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