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To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume.


POSTING DATE: November 18, 2022
JOB TITLE: Assistant Director of Projects and Outreach, Grade 24
LOCATION: Headquarters (System-wide)
DATE AVAILABLE: February 1, 2023
SALARY: $43,375 yearly

HOURS: 40 hours per week

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Master’s Degree from an accredited school with experience and background in Library Science, Education, Psychology, Social work, or Business Administration related to the essential functions of this position. Must complete pre-employment testing.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Supports the supervisory directives of the Projects & Outreach Department including support of daily functions of the department, communicating changes, questions, issues, assisting with staff scheduling, coordinating programs and special events, and serving as acting supervisor in the absence of the Director. 
  • Develops relationships with the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Communities within Spartanburg County and stays informed of community needs. 
  • Meets regularly with assistants in the Department to coordinate their training, guide, and supervise their work, and evaluate performance.  
  • Supports the director in overseeing department meetings and planning processes and participates in committees as needed 
  • Advocates for the Spartanburg BIPOC community among SCPL staff, departments, and committees   
  • Sets standards for the department to provide superior customer services when assisting patrons of all ages  
  • Attending regular training related to Projects & Outreach along with connecting to local services for all ages outside of the library 
  • Maintains Department Statistics and monthly reports. 
  • Stays current on literature for outreach, keeping up with trends, websites, and literature to ensure creative and innovative approaches to outreach in the BIPOC community 
  • Represents SCPL at conferences and events related to Projects & Outreach including night a weekend events. 
  • Conducts presentations to various staff and community organizations.  

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
  • Master’s Degree from an accredited school with experience and background in Library Science, Education, Psychology, Social work, or Business Administration related to the essential functions of this position 
  • 1 year or more of hands-on supervisory experience 
  • Comprehensive knowledge of outreach programming and project management 
  • Forward-thinking with the drive to set and accomplish long-term goals for Outreach Department and individual goals for reaching the BIPOC communities in Spartanburg County.  
  • Excellent written, verbal communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills 
  • Comfortable presenting to large groups of people  
  • Ability to quickly transition from one project to the next 
  • Comfortable and proficient with technology and the ability to work with a variety of devices and audio-visual equipment 
  • Ability to establish deadlines, monitor progress, develop reports, and facilitate communication among teams 
  • Strong work ethic, interpersonal, and customer service skills that display a positive attitude, cultural sensitivity, and a sense of humor with the ability to interface with people from all backgrounds and age groups 
  • Creative, organized, and flexible with the ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment 
  • Valid Driver’s license with the ability to drive to other libraries or community outreach locations 


The library accepts applications with cover letter and resume when a job position is available. Drug Testing is a part of the library’s hiring process. If you require any accommodations in applying for any position, please do not hesitate to ask. The Spartanburg County Public Library is proud to be tobacco free.


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