PROGRAMS AND EDUCATION MANAGER
Full-Time Exempt Position
Reports to the Executive DirectorJOB SUMMARY
The programs and education manager oversees all aspects of a robust year-round schedule of programs, special events, classes, and educational outreach efforts to promote lifelong learning. The person in this position defines and coordinates public presentations and lectures; oversees ongoing classes, such as tech help desk hours and English as a Second Language classes; assists with special events, including stewardship events; and coordinates educational outreach initiatives. The programs and education manager also will help launch and administer the new Hemingway Writer-in-Residence program. The person in this position needs to demonstrate intellectual curiosity, a love of literature, collaboration and organizational skills, and positive communication and public presentation abilities. The manager of programs and education works closely with and reports directly to the executive director. It is a full-time (40 hours/week) salaried position that frequently involves evening hours.JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
· Research and develop program ideas and identify presenters, proactively generating topics and contacts from news sources, staff members, board members, patrons, community leaders, bookstores, other organizations, etc.
· Coordinate and document all aspects of speaker and teacher arrangements, including travel, lodging, honorarium (if applicable), audiovisual needs, etc.
· Organize and maintain current schedules of all programs, coordinating internally and externally, and checking against other community calendars. Keep the program calendars current (internal calendar via Outlook, website calendar via Wordpress, and community calendars online).
· Promote programs with staff, board, public, and local media.
· Generate the weekly program e-newsletter.
· Work with the communications associate to create publicity material, including website banners, display ads, flyers, digital displays, and on-site book displays.
· Manage the programs budget.
· Manage the spatial and technical requirements for programs, including setting up the room and operating lights and audiovisual equipment, and taking down each program after the fact.
· Provide public introductions at the time of programs and events, consistent with the Library’s mission and branding.
· Measure and document outcomes of programs, tracking attendance and gathering feedback from presenters, audience members, staff, and board members.
· Develop professional connections with community partners, including teachers and nonprofit leaders.
· Work closely with the executive director on the launch and administration of the Hemingway Writer-in-Residence program.
· Continue to develop signature programs aligned with the Hemingway Legacy Initiative, including the annual Hemingway Distinguished Lecture and the annual Hemingway Seminar.
· Continue to develop the ongoing “West Where We Are” programs to advance the regional history aspects of the Library’s mission.
· Oversee all aspects of ongoing classes, including supervising two ESL instructors.
· Work on other projects as assigned by the executive director.JOB REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS· A minimum of a bachelor’s degree is required.
· Public presentation and/or teaching experience preferred.
· Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, for coordinating effectively with presenters, patrons, staff, board members, and community partners.
· Well-developed interest in literature as well as a broad range of topics and current events.
· Proficiency in and adaptability to a variety of computer applications, including the Office Suite, Outlook, Google, Constant Contact, WordPress, and Adobe.
· Ability to operate audiovisual equipment, including microphones and LCD projectors.
· Strong organizational skills for facilitating and documenting all aspects of programs and classes.
· Ability to contribute to a spirit of diversity and inclusion consistent with the library’s aims.
· Bilingual skills in English and Spanish are advantageous.
Work is performed primarily in an office environment while sitting at a desk or computer terminal, or while standing at a counter or a podium, particularly during programs. Events and programs may occur offsite and can involve frequent moving around and standing for longer periods. Physical exertion may be required to lift office supplies, library items, files, boxes, chairs, and tables. Heavier lifting must involve the assistance of other staff members.
The position is open for applications through Wednesday, June 27. To apply, candidates must submit a cover letter and a resume as pdf attachments via email to the Operations Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Programs and Education Manager” in the subject header.