** This is a temporary grant-funded position through 6/30/2023. **
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Within the larger scope of formal and informal learning of the Programs & Services Department’s Children, Youth & Family Services division, the Assistant Coordinator of Teen Services helps ensure the quality and delivery of programs and services to middle and high school students, young adults, and their adult supporters. The Assistant Coordinator will be responsible for planning, coordinating, implementing and evaluating innovative, impactful, and culturally responsive programs and services for teen and young adult audiences. Content will include but is not be limited to digital and information literacy, high school, college, and career readiness, youth leadership, and civic engagement through in-person, virtual and hybrid programs using an array of technologies and social media platforms. The Assistant Coordinator will work with community library and program staff to develop effective techniques and tools for proactively serving teens and young adults and their support network of teachers and families. This position reports to the Coordinator of Teen Services and assists with the timely collection and accurate reporting of all program related data, including but not limited to program participation and activities, schedules, branch visits and reports to funders.
- Alongside the Coordinator of Teen Services, creates outcomes of programs and services and an assessment tool to measure educational gains, continued educational attainment, enhanced awareness of opportunities and available community services, workforce readiness, enhanced civic engagement, and improved health and wellness.
- Assists with the coordination, creation, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of programs and services in person, virtually and hybrid.
- Works with community library staff, community partners and other stakeholders to develop innovative services for middle school, high school and young adults based on Teen Services goals.
- Stays abreast of innovative ways to engage with teens through technology and social media. Plans, coordinates, implements and evaluates social media content and virtual programs.
- Shares models and opportunities with colleagues through training and presentations and through regular communication with peers and supervisors.
- Works closely with program coordinators and managers throughout the Queens Public Library system to replicate models and coordinate efforts. Leverages existing programs and talents to enhance and improve services in all libraries.
- Assists with communicating about teen programming with other departments (Finance, Marketing, IT, Purchasing and Queens Library Public Foundation).
- Collects and organizes other relevant program data (programming evaluations, surveys, etc.).
- Provides coverage at program sites if needed.
- As needed, supervises staff and manages resource allocation for Teen Services support.
- Manages select grant funded programs including their reporting and expenses.
- Creates LAMPS entries, including but not limited to, program description, attendance tracking and marketing.
- Creates and follows up on SAP entries, including but not limited to, purchase orders, requisitions and good receipts.
- Researches new partners and identifies new opportunities that will increase our existing and new audiences through collaborations.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
*This position requires local travel to community libraries and other locations. The schedule for this position may include occasional evenings and weekends.*
- Bachelor’s Degree and prior experience working with teens is required.
- Must have 1-2 years of demonstrated experience and interest in creating interactive and educational/artistic activities.
- At least two (2) years of experience coordinating events and doing outreach to vendors in the community.
- A genuine enthusiasm for working with middle, high school and young adults.
- Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population required.
- Experience monitoring programs is preferred.
ABOUT QUEENS PUBLIC LIBRARY:
Queens Public Library is a national and international leader in the delivery of public library service. Our mission is to transform lives by cultivating personal and intellectual growth and by building strong communities. Queens Public Library welcomes innovators and leaders to contribute to a long history and dynamic future of serving the most diverse county in the United States. Queens Public Library is a private, non-profit corporation with 1,700 employees serving 66 locations.
TO APPLY: Send your resume and cover letter to QLcareers@queenslibrary.org and reference “Assistant Coordinator of Teen Services - QLWEB” in the subject line. Resumes will only be accepted by email.
Starting annual salary range is $48,000 - $62,215.
The Queens Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.