Job Posting: Head of Adult Programming and Community Outreach

Position Overview:

This position entails duties covering a wide array of library services with an emphasis placed on library programing, technology instruction, and promotion of library services via partners and at off-site locations. A person in this position will be expected to cultivate and maintain partnerships and contacts within the Chester community and collaborate for both one-time and ongoing programs. This is a full-time department head position. Flexibility in scheduling is required and will include some evening and Saturday hours.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Promote the understanding and use of the library and its resources to the community at large. Represent the library and library interests within the community.
  • Plan and direct library programming for adults both on location and off-site.
  • Analyze and identify service population needs and develops plans to meet those needs.
  • Network with other agencies to provide and obtain materials and services.
  • Develop, market, and deliver technology/digital literacy training programs for staff and patrons.
  • Provide one-on-one training/troubleshooting of customers use of library technology.
  • Assist in the implementation, maintenance, and expansion of library technology
  • Develop and maintains strong relationships with government entities, local non-profits, and other community partners.
  • Support the Head of Youth Services in maintaining the social media presence for the library.
  • Collaborate with other department heads in the daily administrative tasks needed to keep the library functioning efficiently.
  • Work with the library’s board and the Head of Children’s Services to release a library newsletter on a monthly basis.
  • Participate in collection development and expansion with other department heads.
  • Prepare a professional development plan to support the development of the staff.
  • Assist the Head of Youth Services in the execution of their programming when needed.
  • Additional duties may be assigned as needed.


  • A Bachelor’s degree is required. Master’s degree is preferred.
  • Teaching experience strongly preferred.
  • Library and/or customer service experience preferred.
  • Reliable transportation is required for this position as the responsibilities will often require travelling to community partners.
  • 3 clearances must be completed prior to employment offer:
    • PA Child Abuse Clearance
    • PA Criminal History Clearance
    • FBI Fingerprinting Background Check
  • Standing, lifting (25lbs), bending, the ability to read small print are all physical requirements for the position.
  • The applicant should enjoy working with and assisting individuals of all ages in Chester’s diverse community.
  • Respect for supervisors, coworkers, and patrons is essential along with sensitivity to patron privacy.


The salary for this position has been established at $40-45,000 annually and includes fully-paid health and dental insurance. Optional enrollment in TIAA-CREF.

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