Summer Reading Club (SRC) Coordinator (Competition T24-02): May – August

Cochrane Public Library (CPL) is looking for library lovers, relationship builders, and lifelong learners who would like to join our amazing team in developing, delivering, and promoting outstanding children’s programs for the Summer Reading Club. Our ideal candidate will be an all-around Library champion with the ability to engage and establish relationships with patrons, program participants, fellow team members, and within the community.

A friendly demeanor, positive attitude, and willingness to help and take on new challenges are a must in this role, as you represent CPL to our community and contribute to a fun, collaborative, and respectful workplace. We work as a team and practice our shared workplace values in all interactions with the public and with each other.
You must have the ability to communicate confidently and clearly with diverse audiences and enjoy building relationships as you interact with large groups of program participants, as well as other members of the community. You will be comfortable doing promotional presentations and advocating for the Library, which will include actively seeking contributions from the community to support the SRC program. Strong written communication skills are also essential for the preparation of clear and organized programs plans, materials, evaluations and reports, as well as professional correspondence with other team members and external parties to effectively share and gather information necessary to perform your duties.

You will support the membership services team and work to become knowledgeable and stay up to date with library materials, digital resources, program offerings, and many other services available at CPL so you can confidently share this information with patrons and provide the best service possible.

On the job training on specific equipment and programs used will be provided, along with ongoing opportunities for further skill development, but it is imperative that you can demonstrate an existing foundation of strong tech skills to perform duties specific to this role, along with the confidence and willingness to share this type of knowledge in assisting others. You will also be comfortable promoting and demonstrating the use of all technologies available at CPL (PC use, printing, scanning, photocopying) and the many available digital resources as you assist patrons with their technical challenges and questions.

This role requires the ability to manage multiple projects at a time and adjust quickly to changing plans and priorities in what can be a very active and fast-paced environment. The ability to learn and follow policies and standard procedures is necessary, as well as the ability to apply critical thinking and good judgment to finding solutions for uncommon or challenging situations.
If you would like to work with us and think you are a good fit for this position, we would love to hear from you!

Job Description:

The SRC Coordinator is responsible for planning, promoting, and facilitating the Library’s annual Summer Reading Club. This position will: deliver SRC presentations to local schools; create and distribute promotional materials for social media, online and in-house; collaborate with the SRC Assistant and/or other program staff to deliver engaging programming to children from July to August; and evaluate the success of the program.

Education and Experience Required:

  • Education Degree or Early Childhood Development Diploma
    • Equivalent combinations of education and/or experience in programming/customer service may also be considered
  • One to two years of customer service experience is required
    • Demonstrated customer service skill set (communication, issue resolution, relationship development)
    • Previous work experience in a library would be considered a strong asset

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must have the ability to meet the requirements of the grant funding body, including:
    • be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada;
    • be between 16 and 30 years of age inclusively at the start of employment; and
    • are a high school, college, CEGEP or university student in the semester preceding the YCW work assignment and intend to return to studies during or after the YCW work assignment.
  • Intermediate level of technological literacy skills
    • Confident using a PC and experience navigating a digital file system (ie: Windows Explorer, Teams)
    • Hands on experience using MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and Internet browsers
    • Familiarity with a variety of office equipment (photocopier, printer, scanner)
    • Demonstrated ability to support others with technology-related challenges
    • Experience with library-specific software and/or digital resources would be considered a strong asset
    • Experience using social media in a promotional capacity would be considered a strong asset
  • Fluency in both verbal and written English
    • Fluency in languages other than English is an asset
  • Satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Check from the Police Service
  • Valid Alberta driver’s license (may be required); ability to satisfy insurance requirements

Physical Demands & Working Conditions:

  • Lifting and pushing up to 10 kg of library materials
  • Shift work required
  • Ability to squat, kneel, bend, raise arms above shoulders, read small print
  • Repetitive hand movement for extended periods of time
  • Standing for extended periods of time

Schedule:

This is a full-time permanent position with 40 set hours per week, to be initially scheduled as follows*:

Week 1

Week 2

Sunday

OFF

Sunday

OFF

Monday

9:00am-6:00pm

Monday

9:00am-6:00pm

Tuesday

9:00am-6:00pm

Tuesday

9:00am-6:00pm

Wednesday

9:00am-6:00pm

Wednesday

9:00am-6:00pm

Thursday

9:00am-6:00pm

Thursday

9:00am-6:00pm

Friday

9:00am-6:00pm

Friday

9:00am-6:00pm

Saturday

OFF

Saturday

OFF

*This position will require occasional evening and weekend shifts

Term position

  • Start date: May 6, 2024
  • End date: August 23, 2024

Compensation:

$20.50 per hour

To Apply:

Please apply via email to HR Manager at hr@cochranepubliclibrary.ca and make sure to include your resume and a cover letter telling us why you would be a great fit for this position at Cochrane Public Library. The subject line of your email should include the Competition # for the position noted above.

Closing Date:

This posting will close at 5:00pm on Friday, March 29.
*Please note that only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted

Job Description

The Cochrane Public Library is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, Indigenous Peoples of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. The Cochrane Public Library is an equal opportunity employer. As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities. If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact hr@cochranepubliclibrary.ca