Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Job Posting | OKC

Coordinator – Friends of the Metropolitan Library System
@ Downtown Library

Job Summary: As the Coordinator for a very active non-profit organization you will be working with literally hundreds of people of all ages, stages, personalities, and abilities. Responsibilities include providing administrative coordination of the activities of the Friends of the Metropolitan Library System (FOL); provide administrative support for the Executive Committee, Board of Directors, Booksale Sort Site, Booksale Committees, and special Friends groups; and communicate with approximately 2000 members and 800 to 900 Booksale volunteers.

Salary and Hours: $25,000+ annually based on education and experience. Normal working hours will be Monday – Friday 7:30am to 4:30pm. This is a non-exempt position that is frequently called upon to work evenings and weekends.

Benefits: You will receive health benefits that include medical, dental, vision, and Rx coverage. You will receive twelve vacation days, fifteen sick days, and eleven paid holidays per year set by commission: nine fixed days when all libraries are closed and two floating holidays (subject to date of hire restriction). A first-rate retirement plan and possible scholarship reimbursements for full-time employees are just a few of the many offered benefits.

Location: The Friends support the entire Metropolitan Library System which in turn serves all of OklahomaCounty. This opening is located at the Downtown Library, 300 Park Avenue, OKC.

Qualifications: Associate’s degree required (Bachelor’s degree preferred), including experience in one-person department responsibilities. Extensive experience in projects, planning and training is helpful. Experience in or knowledge of libraries and Friends of the Library is helpful. Experience as an officer or member of a non-profit board is helpful, as is knowledge about meeting procedures, such as Roberts’ Rules of Order and experience using Raiser’s Edge fundraising software.

Licenses and Certifications: Valid Oklahoma driver's license, safe driving record, and reliable personal transportation to attend multiple meetings and errands away from the building.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Administrative skills, including motivation, recruitment, interviewing, assigning, and managing. Office administrative and secretary practices and procedures, such as letter writing and the operation of standard office equipment, including a personal computer. Intermediate Microsoft Word and Excel experience is a must. While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is frequently required to sit or stand for extended periods of time, speak and hear, and occasionally lift and/or move objects weighing between 50 to 100 pounds.

To Apply: Library applications forms are required (resumes alone are not sufficient). Applications are available at any system library and may be returned to the same, or mailed to address on application form. Applications are also available online at (Employment Opportunities). Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted.

Filing Period: Applications will be accepted until final selection is made; however, applications received before September 11, 2007, may be given priority consideration.

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