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Teen Center Site Coordinator

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Teen Center Site Coordinator facilitates all operational aspects of Teens Services at Queens Library Teen Centers and/or Community Library Young Adult spaces.  Responsibilities include coordinating the administration of after school and special programming services, maintaining a youth focused environment, developing programs, participating in managing grant budgets, providing and managing data/reports, and supervising part-time youth counselors and teen-net mentors.  Provides public service support to community libraries.

  • Develops, implements, and manages programs for teens and their families that focus on academic enrichment, literacy, career and college planning, job readiness, technology training, health and well-being, social skills, and general library services. Monitors successful completion of program requirements and communicates shortfalls in a timely fashion.
  • Continually assesses the programming needs of youth. Collaborates with staff to complete the program calendar and coordinates the use and maintenance of space between staff and presenters. Markets and recruits for program participants.
  • Performs outreach and liaises with community based organizations and educational institutions in the local community. Identifies and secures new program partnerships.  Maintains positive relationships with program partners.
  • Provides basic circulation, customer interaction, programming, and outreach support to the Far Rockaway Community Library.
  • Attends grant funding meetings. Accurately manages and tracks the spending of grants that have been awarded to the Teen Center/Community Library.  Manages expenditures to ensure compliance with the terms of the grant.
  • Responsible for facilitating the daily operations, ensuring adequate staff coverage, opening and closing of the building/service area, and maintaining an inventory of supplies. Regularly supervises and audits the appearance, operation, and condition of the library’s public service areas, book stacks, and physical space. Ensures proper building maintenance and operating standards are upheld.
  • Immediately communicates concerns about the physical environment and cooperatively involves Capital & Facilities Management and Community Library Services Administration to facilitate a resolution of physical environment concerns. Partners with the Information Technology Department to resolve and report computer/technical issues.
  • Maintains program participation, computer usage, customer feedback, and other required data for grants and BOOST reporting. Analyzes program outcomes to ensure grant goals are met. Provides regular reporting & forecasts projections.
  • Performs other duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree is required. Concentration in Youth or Community Development or Social Services preferred.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience working with youth between the ages of 12-21, including implementing successful youth programs required.
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience supervising staff required.
  • Experience working with grant funded programs is preferred.
  • Must have extensive experience in program planning and coordination.
  • Must have advanced internet/computer skills, including: MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Must have experience and knowledge of basic social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, etc.

ABOUT QUEENS LIBRARY:

Queens Library is a national and international leader in the delivery of public library service. Innovation and leadership are the hall marks of Queens Library. Our mission is to meet the needs of the community by offering lifelong learning opportunities and ensuring there is a positive impact in the community. Queens Library fulfills its goals by embracing innovation and change. With a history of offering pioneering programs that meet the diverse needs of the most diverse county in the US, Queens Library is a place where innovation and leaders are welcomed. Queens Library a private, non-profit corporation located in Queens, New York and includes 65 service locations with 1,700 employees.

Queens Library is the proud recipient of the following awards: 2009 Library Journal, Library of the Year, 2014 ALA/Information Today, Library of the Future, 2013 ULC Top Innovators, 2013 American-Architect's Building of the Year (Queens Library at Glen Oaks).


TO APPLY: Please email your resume and cover letter to: QLcareers@Queenslibrary.org and reference “Teen Center Site Coordinator, Far Rockaway - QLWEB” in the subject line. Resumes will only be accepted by email. 

The Queens Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.