Library Coordinator Learning and Community Programs

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Celia Rice, Senior Coordinator, Libraries and Learning
Contact Number
(03) 8325 1904
Location
Moonee Valley City Council, VIC

 

Library Coordinator Learning and Community Programs

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Reference Number 13097
Position Title Library Coordinator Learning and Community Programs
Employment Type Permanent Part Time
Directorate Planning & Development
Department Leisure
Location Ascot Vale Library, Avondale Heights Library & Learning Cntr, Flemington Library, Niddrie Library, Sam Merrifield Library
Banding Band 7
Salary $49.91 to $56.56
Position Summary

Library Coordinator Learning and Community Programs

Reference number: 13097

Closing date: 11:45pm, Sunday 9 February 2020

  • Permanent Part-Time
  • 22.80 Hours per week
  • Classified as Band 7
  • $49.91 – $56.56 per hour plus 9.5% superannuation

About Us

Moonee Valley City Council is a vibrant and diverse municipality. We are a local government within the north-west metropolitan area of Melbourne, providing a range of services to some 118,000 residents and over 10,000 businesses.

Moonee Valley City Council’s Leisure department aims to support citizens to enhance their emotional and physical health, and to create social capital. The Leisure department has responsibility for planning for services, places and spaces that encourage participation within the areas of; Performing Arts and Culture, Visual Arts and Culture, Festivals and Events, Libraries and Learning and Leisure Facilities.

The Opportunity

Moonee Valley City Council provides library services at five locations across the municipality; Ascot Vale Library, Avondale Heights Library and Learning Centre, Flemington Library, Niddrie Library and Sam Merrifield Library (Moonee Ponds).

As a member of the senior leadership team, this position will see you contributing to the achievement of Leisure strategic objectives through the development of adult programs that meet the learning and recreational needs of the Moonee Valley community.

You will be responsible for the following:

  • Playing a key strategic role in the implementation of the MV2040 strategy;
  • Managing the strategic development and design of adult programs across the library service;
  • Coordinating programs that deliver on themes and learning outcomes of the Libraries and Learning programs framework;
  • Responding to MV2040 priorities by extending the reach of library programming across the thirteen neighbourhoods;
  • Conducting regular community needs analysis and searching to consolidate community learning needs, gaps and opportunities; and
  • Managing Leisure employees through the provision of advice, leadership and support.

About You

In order to be suitable for this position, you will possess the following:

  • A tertiary qualification acceptable for professional membership (librarian) of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), together with extensive work skills and experience in the operation of library services;
  • Demonstrated experience in engaging with a range of community groups and organisations with successful outcomes;
  • Extensive experience in development and delivery of learning programs and events;
  • Extensive experience in public libraries;
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in managing and motivating staff in a team based work environment; and
  • Proven experience in developing educational and learning programs within a community context.

What We Offer
At Moonee Valley, our greatest strength is our people. We recruit people who can be better than ourselves and retain people by allowing them to grow at their own pace, providing training opportunities and offering a safe environment where they will be rewarded for their contributions.

We recognise the needs of employees with family responsibilities and we want to help them balance their home and work life. Council provides a number of benefits to our staff including generous paid parental and pre-natal leave, carer’s leave, salary sacrifice options, flexible work opportunities, and an alternate model of employment where staff may purchase up to six additional weeks of annual leave.

Our Culture of Inclusion

We don’t just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our services and our community. With a focus on inclusion, accessibility and flexibility, we'll support you at every stage of your career. We recognise the importance of balance and embrace work agility, understanding that this means different things to each and every one of our employees.

Moonee Valley City Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Child Safe employer and we value diversity and encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, people of any age or gender, people identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse, intersex and/or queer (LGBTIQA+) and people with disability. If you have a reasonable adjustment, support or access requirement, we encourage you to let us know through your application or email hradmin@mvcc.vic.gov.au or call 03 9243 1122.

Next Steps
If this sounds like an exciting career challenge that aligns with your personal goals and expertise, we want to hear from you!

Applications must be submitted through our online system https://mooneevalley.mercury.com.au/
and should be in line with the Moonee Valley City Council Application Guide found at the bottom of the advertisement. Applications that do not meet these requirements may not be considered.

For further information please view the Position Description or contact Celia Rice, Senior Coordinator, Libraries and Learning on (03) 8325 1904.

Selection Criteria
  • Essential: A tertiary qualification acceptable for professional membership (librarian) of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), together with extensive skills and experience in the leadership and management of public library services.
  • Essential: Demonstrated leadership skills in managing and motivating staff in a team based work environment.
  • Essential: Proven experience in developing educational and learning programs within a community context.
  • Essential: Highly developed project management skills, with demonstrated ability to plan, implement, manage and deliver multiple projects and innovative programs within budget.
  • Essential: Proven experience in strategic and operational planning and policy development with a high level analytical and conceptual capability.
  • Essential: Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to act as an advocate for the library in a range of situations.
  • Essential: Proven ability to develop and maintain significant internal and external strategic relationships, partnerships and networks.
  • Essential: Demonstrated financial management skills, including budget preparation and management.
  • Essential: Current Victorian drivers licence preferred.
Contact Person Celia Rice
Contact Number (04) 0061 8005
Closing Date 09/02/2020
Position Description
Position description is available for download above under Document/s  
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