COMMUNITY PROGRAM SPECIALIST I/II
Bilingual Skills Preferred
San Mateo County Libraries
$5,125 - $7,176 / Month
Do you want to be a part of an award-winning team and work with amazing people? Are you someone who can make a difference through diverse outreach, helping create a literate and informed community, providing amazing customer service and participating in exciting programming? If you answered "yes," consider meeting us and joining our team!
Apply for a Community Program Specialist position with San Mateo County Libraries (SMCL) and join us in igniting growth through transformative experiences!
San Mateo County Libraries are an invaluable community resource, an amazing family, a springboard for opportunities, and our staff is what makes it so special. We're champions of learning, sharing and exploration of open minds, new ideas and bright futures. It's our mission and our passion to strengthen our community by creating an inclusive sense of place and an environment for learning. We seek enthusiastic team players, creative risk takers and flexible individuals who proactively search for new opportunities to make public library services relevant to all members of the community.
The eligible list generated by this recruitment may be used to fill current and future vacancies throughout San Mateo County Libraries, which includes locations in Atherton, Brisbane, Belmont, Foster City, Half Moon Bay, East Palo Alto, Portola Valley, Millbrae, Woodside, Pacifica and San Carlos, as well as our administrative offices in San Mateo. The current vacancy is subject to change but is expected to be filled in the Community Learning program, which includes Adult Literacy. Successful candidates will be excited about new challenges, eager to learn and energized by working with people from a variety of backgrounds. We respect, value and celebrate diversity, and bilingual skills are always a plus.
The ideal candidate will have the ability to:
- Visualize, adapt and deliver non-traditional and innovative services that benefit the needs of the community
- Maintain current and develop new programs that support adult learners, with a particular focus on critical skills and knowledge, including but not limited to English as a Second Language (ESL), literacy, citizenship and workforce development
- Identify and implement research-based methods, practices, techniques and pedagogy that help adult learners succeed
- Recruit, train, manage and retain volunteers to support Community Learning programs
- Provide training and support for library staff working in program areas
- Collect and maintain program records and statistics and create reports as needed
- Establish cooperative working relationships with community services providers, program participants, volunteers and co-workers
- Plan, schedule, coordinate and carry out programming, workshops, classes and at special events, along with outreach activities to community groups and agencies, ranging from tabling to public speaking
- Use technology as a tool, staying on top of new technology trends that support program areas
- Work in a collaborative teamwork setting and inspire fun in the workplace
- Take initiative and work independently and with others
- Provide excellent customer service to patrons of any age in a busy public library
- Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
Because of the diversity of the communities we serve, bilingual language skills are preferred for this position, but not required. Specifically, we seek applicants with the ability to read, write and speak fluently in both English and Spanish, and/or in both English and Chinese (Cantonese and/or Mandarin).
Education and Experience: Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to qualify is:
Community Program Specialist I: Two years of experience in an organization providing social services which has included responsibility for community service program development such as planning, evaluating, monitoring or coordinating projects.
Community Program Specialist II: Four years of experience in an organization providing social services which has included responsibility for community service program development such as planning, evaluating, monitoring or coordinating projects.
Final Filing Date: September 30, 2019
To learn more about the position and to apply online, visit our website at http://jobs.smcgov.org. Applications are only accepted online.
At the County of San Mateo, we take pride in the way our employees bring together their diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives to serve our community's needs.
The County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
Location/Region: San Mateo County