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POSITION AVAILABLE

 

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP + ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES

The Partnership + Engagement Coordinator is a three-year grant funded position responsible for supporting collaborations with multiple sectors including public libraries, community based organizations, employers, funders, state agencies, educational institutions and community members. The Partnership + Engagement Coordinator actively develops collaborative relationships to support the PPL Department of Education with establishing their federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant funded teen workforce development collective impact model program, Library U.  The Partnership + Engagement Coordinator reports to the Director of Education.  

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work closely with the Director of Education and Teen Educator/Librarian to facilitate collaboration and communication among organizations within the Library U collective impact group including organizing partner and participant meetings;

  • Participate in the recruitment of participants and delivery of teen education and workforce development programming including helping to coordinate volunteers;

  • Work with community organizations, employers, government agencies and workforce development organizations to help inform and address the needs of under and unemployed Rhode Islanders and develop substantive internships and volunteer and learning opportunities for youth to develop and share their skills;

  • Coordinate with library staff to ensure integration with other library resources and programs;

  • Document best practices and create dissemination materials allowing for the ease of replication at other public libraries;

  • Collect data including outcome measures for project activities;

  • Help in the identification and writing of grant proposals and reports;

  • Work with library staff to establish an online and social media presence and create marketing materials for community engagement; and

  • Other responsibilities as required for the success of the program.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated success in collaborating with community partners, specifically in workforce development, youth education and/or service learning;

  • Demonstrated ability to build consensus and positive relationships at all levels within an organization;

  • Demonstrated record of developing imaginative solutions to complex problems and creating support for solutions;

  • Comfort with agile program development;

  • Excellent consultative and collaboration skills and a demonstrated commitment to broad-based, diverse community outreach efforts;

  • Experience with data collection, analysis and reporting;

  • Strong computer and technology skills including use of social media; and

  • Strong written, verbal, organization, analytical, and interpersonal skills;

  • Demonstrated commitment to continuous learning.

EXPERIENCE & TRAINING

  • Bachelor's Degree required with community engagement and experience with teens preferred.

  • This position is a 20 hour per week position with benefits.

HOURLY RATE:  $20.00  

DEADLINE FOR RESUME:  September 30, 2016

RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO:  HR@provlib.org


AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


September 15, 2016

 

Human Resources
Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903
Email:  hr@provlib.org