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Job Announcement: Children's Partnerships and Program Coordinator


  General Job Information
  Salary Range:   $62,499 - $79,959
  Agency:   DC Public Library
  Area of Consideration:   Open to the Public
  Opening date: April 1, 2013
  Closing Date:   May 1, 2013
  First Screening Date:   April 14, 2013
  Duration of Appointment:   Career Appointment
  Number of Vacancies:   One (1)
  Promotion Potential:  None
  Tour of Duty:   Full time, 40 hours per week including evenings and weekends
  Collective Bargaining Unit (Non-Union):   This position is not in a collective bargaining unit.
  Brief Description of Duties:   This position functions under  the  supervision of the Assistant Director, Programs and Partnerships, who coordinates a continuum of quality programming for all ages across all library locations and community venues and support the necessary partnerships and collaborations that ensure community input and engagement.  The department also conceives and develops new programs or services to address emerging needs or underserved populations.

This coordinator position is responsible for partnering with a number of DC Government agencies, non-profit and community-based organizations that work with children and their parents, caregivers and teachers as well as library staff.  The position is also responsible for assisting in the training of library staff; lends support with the planning execution and evaluation of programs and services for children.  Leads key library program initiatives such as Summer Reading and promotes programs in all mediums and may assist in the development of collections and services for children ages 0-12.  Educates the community on the importance of best practices related to early literacy and provides content for the appropriate sections of the DCPL website.  Oversees vendor and contractor relations by providing for program logistics and arrangements and venue management.  Attends meetings and events with community partners and agencies.  Develops program contents, managing marketing campaigns, serving as liaison with program participants and presenters.

  Specialized Experience:  This position requires a Master's Degree and a minimum of three (3) years of demonstrated experience performing similar job duties, including managing programs or projects; demonstrated skill in oral and written communication.
  Ranking Factors
  Submission of Ranking Factors:   The following ranking factors will be used in the evaluation process.  All applicants MUST respond to the ranking factors.   Please respond specifically to the ranking factor(s) by either typing directly into the free form area provided or by pasting from a text document.   Please describe specific incidents of sustained achievements from your experience that show evidence of the level at which you are applying.  You may refer to any experience, education, training, awards, outside activities, etc. that include the degree to which you possess the job related knowledge, skills and abilities described in the ranking factors.  The information given in response to the ranking factors should be complete and accurate to the best of your knowledge.  FAILURE TO RESPOND TO ALL RANKING FACTORS WILL ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.
  Ranking Factor #1:   Knowledge of principles and practices of producing public events and programs including marketing campaigns, contracting, scheduling, logistics and venue management.
  Ranking Factor #2:   Ability to work collaboratively with external agencies and organizations and develop meaningful partnerships.
  Ranking Factor #3:  Comprehensive knowledge of a wide range of theories, objectives, principles and techniques of childhood development.
  Ranking Factor #4:  Comprehensive knowledge of literature for children, ages 0-12.
  Ranking Factor #5:  Demonstrated ability to work independently and to exercise sound judgment in the implementation of organization initiatives.
  Conditions of Employment
  Other Significant Factors:  Pursuant to the Child and Youth, Safety and Health Omnibus Congressional Review Amendment Act of 2004 and Mayor's Order 90-27 Drug-Free workplace Act of 1988; the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to complete a Drug and Alcohol Test and Criminal Background Check.  Employment with the DCPL is subject to satisfactory findings.
  Employment Benefits
  Employee Benefits:   Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the District of Columbia government's retirement plan.  However, if selectee was previously employed in the District of Columbia government under an appointment for which he/she was eligible for Civil Service Retirement (CSR), contributions to CSR will resume upon re-employment.
  Residency Requirement
  A person applying for a position in the Career Service, Educational Service, Management Supervisory Service, an attorney position in the Legal Service (series 905) other than in the Senior Executive Attorney Service (SEAS), who is a bona fide District resident AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION for the position, may be awarded a 10-point residency preference over non-District applicants, unless the person declines the preference points.  If selected, the person shall be required to present no less than 8 proofs of bona fide District residency and maintain such residency for 7 consecutive years from the effective date of the appointment.  Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the 7-year period will result in forfeiture of employment.
  How to Apply
  How to Apply:   Submit an on line application with ranking factors and resume via dclibrary.org
  Closing Statement
  Notice of Non-Discrimination:   In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, source of income, or place of residence or business.  Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act.  In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act.  Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated.  Violators will be subject to disciplinary action