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Branch Manager, Northmont Branch

The Dayton Metro Library is seeking an energetic, team-oriented Branch Manager for our busy Northmont Branch, which serves Englewood, Ohio and its surrounding diverse communities.  We are seeking a leader who is enthusiastic about serving the citizens of these communities by delivering top-notch customer service that will make a difference in the lives of our Library users.  Be a part of a passionate, patron-centric team of librarians and support staff who represent the Dayton Metro Library’s commitment to inform, enrich, and inspire those we serve!  

Essential Job Duties

  • Demonstrates and models excellent internal and external customer service.  Maintains frequent personal presence in public areas to ensure outstanding service. 
  • Establishes and implements goals and objectives for branch service which support the Library’s mission.
  • Directs all branch services such as reference assistance, readers’ advisory, outreach, circulation, and programming.
  • Hires, manages, evaluates, and schedules employees in assigned branch.  Oversees branch volunteers.  Serves as liaison between administration and branch staff. Communicates with administrative team on policy, patron, and staffing issues. 
  • Manages branch collections, oversees evaluation and processing of donated materials, and manages branch book sale.  Ensures the collection is responsive to community’s information, recreational, and educational needs. 
  • Promotes community awareness of the Library and establishes effective communication with community groups, organizations, and individuals.
  • Prepares budget requests and monitors branch facility and security needs.

Job Qualifications

  • Ability to plan, schedule, and oversee branch operations and personnel.
  • Knowledge of professional library principles, theories, concepts, policies, and procedures.
  • Knowledge and appreciation of literature, periodicals, web sites, social media, and other electronic media which constitute a diverse, current and relevant collection.
  • Ability to maintain effective relationships with community officials, leaders, organizations, the public and the staff.  Ability to present information and respond to questions from staff, patrons, and members of the community individually and in a group setting.  Ability to deal effectively with confrontational individuals and/or challenging situations.
  • MLIS from an ALA accredited program, minimum of three to five years of increasingly responsible experience in a public library setting at a professional level, and supervisory experience preferred.

Compensation and Benefits:  Starting salary is $63,985 annually with an exceptional benefits package.

Application Process:  Please send your cover letter, resume, and references to Jennifer Kadel at careers@daytonmetrolibrary.org.

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