Engagement Manager II

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Under the direction of the Library Manager, the Engagement Manager II provides leadership and direction for the youth and Adult Engagement Supervisors at a large library, or the Downtown Library. Assumes overall responsibility for supporting the Library's Strategic goals and initiatives by working with Learning Experiences staff and Engagement staff to provide relevant and timely programs and services inside and outside the library.

Our next application review will be Thursday, September 28, 2017.

About the Metropolitan Library System: 

Governed by a 27-member appointed Library Commission, this large, diverse system of urban, suburban and rural libraries consisting of 14 full service libraries and four community libraries, serves 750,000 Oklahoma County residents. In 2016, MLS welcomed 2.9 million visitors and circulated 5.6 million items. With its vast array of programs, services and events, the Library promotes flexibility and change as it reaches out to the many communities throughout the County. The Friends of the Library raise funds, volunteer, and advocate for the Library and the Library Endowment Trust provides an excellent opportunity for contributions to be invested on a permanent basis.

This position will be assigned to the Northwest Library at 5600 NW 122nd Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73142.  The Patience S. Latting Northwest Library opened on May 22, 2012 as the first new Metro Library location in more than 30 years. This 35,000 square foot library features imagery of the Oklahoma prairie including study areas housed in glass that resemble oil derricks. Wood-slat walls are reminiscent of the oilfield equipment crates that were historically used as temporary housing. Also unique are the outdoor patios for children and adults. Shelving end-panels feature scenes from the Oklahoma prairie such as wheat fields and windmills. Oklahoma-themed outdoor art sculptures include a 7’ tall saurophaganax dinosaur, a 7’ long collared lizard, a raccoon, and cowgirl Lucille Mulhall with her shelter dog, Wall-E. These whimsical sculptures by artist Solomon Bassoff of Faducci Studio are constructed of steel armature covered with hand sculpted cement and enhanced with applied Italian glass mosaic.  The Northwest Library has broad sustainability features that will allow it to become the first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified public library built in Oklahoma. 

 

About The Oklahoma City Metro Area: 

Residents and visitors of the Oklahoma City metro experience an energetic atmosphere which is even stronger with recent revitalization efforts. The metro is part of a spirited urban renaissance which includes the Bricktown Entertainment District, Film Row, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, and the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. Dubbed “Loud City,” sports fans cheer on the NBA basketball team, the Oklahoma City Thunder, and its developmental league team, the Oklahoma City Blue. Baseball and soccer fans enjoy the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Triple A baseball team, the Oklahoma City Dodgers, and the United Soccer League team, OKC Energy FC. Families enjoy a wide range of events throughout the year including Olympic Rowing, Kayaking and Canoeing in the Boathouse District on the Oklahoma River, the Red Earth Festival, deadCENTER Film Festival, the Festival of the Arts, and the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon.

Oklahoma City has been ranked one of the “Top 10 Places to Live.” It has been ranked #1 of the “Top Budget-Friendly Metros,” #2 of the “Ten Best Cities to Raise a Family,” and #4 of the “Top 15 Aspirational Cities.” Fast Company magazine ranked Oklahoma City #8 in “American’s Top Cities for Employee Satisfaction,” Business Insider ranks Oklahoma City as one of the “Top 35 Best Cities for People Under 35,” and Forbes magazine has recognized Oklahoma City as one of the best cities for good jobs, one of the fastest growing cities, and #9 of the Happiest Cities for Job-Seeking College Grads.

Qualifications: 

Minimum Qualifications Required:

Education and Experience:

  • Masters's degree from an ALA accredited college or university in Library and Information Science.
  • Two or more years of management experience.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Valid State Driver's License.
  • Current motor vehicle insurance.

Highly Preferred Qualification and Competencies:

  • Enthusiasm for public service and the ability to work well with a diverse patronage.
  • High level of comfort with program planning, implementation and evaluation.
  • Experience building sustainable community relationships.

Please include any additional skills, experience, etc. that might be applicable to the position in your cover letter and resume.

Salary and Benefits: 

The anticipated starting salary for this position: $49,192.00 - $62,192.00 salary.  Final salary is dependent upon experience and qualifications.  This position is exempt from the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.

Full time benefits:

  • Health benefits that include medical, dental and prescription coverage
  • Vision coverage paid in full
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Vacation Leave @ 8 hours per month
  • Sick leave @ 8 hours per month
  • Eleven paid holidays (subject to date of hire)
  • Defined Contribution Retirement Plan
  • Voluntary Deferred Compensation Retirement Plan
  • Scholarship reimbursement opportunities
  • Life and AD&D Insurance paid in full
  • Voluntary dependent life insurance
  • Long Term care paid in full
  • Voluntary Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability paid in full

 

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