[Michlib-l] Closes May 10! Youth Services Advocate position-Houston (TX) Public Library

Jobeth Bradbury jobethbradbury at gossagesager.com
Mon May 5 09:29:55 EDT 2014


Youth Services Advocate-Houston (TX) Public Library

Link to a world of opportunities by joining the Houston Public Library
<http://www.houstonlibrary.org/home>  as the new Youth Services Advocate.
Houston Public Library seeks a leader who is knowledgeable about current
issues impacting youth, conversant about cutting edge youth services and
technology trends, and is able to facilitate the fusion of traditional and
nontraditional library services for youth and their caregivers. If you are a
dynamic, energetic, uniquely talented individual focused on youth services,
this could be your next position. This is your opportunity to become a vital
member of an organization that is progressive, forward thinking, and
customer focused. The successful candidate is creative and innovative and
will have experience working successfully in a large, diverse, urban
environment; will be responsible for modeling excellent customer service;
and, for providing collaborative leadership for system-wide planning and
delivery of stellar youth services for Houston residents. The Houston Public
Library serves 2.1 million citizens over 634 square miles through a network
of 44 unique facilities. In 2012, the library staff circulated just under 7
million items to 4.2 million visitors. 

Alive with energy and rich in diversity, Houston <http://www.houstontx.gov/>
is a dynamic mix of imagination, innovation, talent and first-class
attractions that make it a world-class city. Long noted for excellence in
healthcare systems and top ranked hospitals, Houston is home to The Texas
Medical Center, the world’s largest medical complex. Living in America’s
fourth largest city has its perks. Houston’s Theater District is second only
to New York City, giving Houstonians access to more than 500 cultural,
performing and visual arts venues. 

Boasting the second lowest cost-of-living among American cities, Houston has
a winning combination of low cost-of-living and high quality-of-life. With
the most affordable housing of the nation’s 10 most populated metropolitan
areas, Houston offers a variety of choices. Houston’s diverse population
speaks more than 90 languages. This rich diversity not only fuels the city’s
vast cultural experiences but also more than satisfies the population’s
multiple international palates. With more than 11,000 award winning
restaurants, a wide variety of foods are offered from around the world. With
all that Houston has to offer, it’s no wonder that Houston topped Forbes
Magazine’s 2012 list of
<http://www.forbes.com/sites/morganbrennan/2012/07/26/houston-tops-our-list-
of-americas-coolest-cities-to-live/> "America's Coolest Cities to Live. For
additional information on the Library and the City, see Houston Links.
<http://www.gossagesager.com/Houstonlinks.htm>  

Responsibilities. Responsibilities include developing policies, standards,
and procedures, developing new and assisting with existing programs,
assisting with materials selection, and planning workshops and training in
the area of youth services. The YSA manages change, fosters team building
and provides guidance, mentoring, and leadership for the system’s children
and youth services staff. The individual in this position represents the
library throughout the community and to agencies and organizations serving
children and youth. This position reports to the Deputy Director for
Customer Experience and serves as an Administration Manager with system-wide
youth services responsibility. 

Preferred qualifications. ALA–accredited Master’s Degree in Library Science
or a degree in youth services or a closely related field; with at least
three years in a leadership capacity; minimum of six years working with
youth in a public library or closely related experience. Additional
preferred qualifications are a solid knowledge of current and future trends
in library services to children and teens; superior communication and
technology skills; demonstrated creativity and innovation in services to
youth; knowledge of issues impacting today’s children and youth; at least
three years of management or supervisory experience; experience working in
an ethnically and culturally diverse environment; ability to communicate and
work collaboratively on all levels of the organization; ability to build and
nurture community partnerships with agencies and organizations serving
children and teens. For the complete job posting, visit Youth Services
Advocate (Administration Manager) PN#12193.
<http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=802909> 

Compensation. Salary range of $61,000.00 - $73,000.00 annually and an
excellent fringe benefits package. 

If you are a visionary and transformational leader with exceptional customer
service skills who values creativity and innovation, we would like to hear
from you. Contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates
<http://www.gossagesager.com/contactus.html>  via email or telephone for
additional information. To start the application process, send a meaningful
cover letter and your résumé as Word or pdf attachments to Karen Miller
<mailto:karenmiller at gossagesager.com>  or Jobeth Bradbury
<mailto:jobethbradbury at gossagesager.com>  and apply online at Youth Services
Advocate (Administration Manager) PN#12193
<http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=802909>  on
or before the closing date of May 10, 2014. 

 

Jobeth Bradbury

Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates <http://www.gossagesager.com/> 

4545 Wornall Rd, Ste. 805

Kansas City, MO 64111

816-803-7087 (cell); 816-531-2468 (office)

 

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