Do you have a strong desire to empower and engage seniors? Are you experienced with networking and fostering relationships in a community? The Schaumburg Township District Library is looking for a creative, enthusiastic and outgoing Senior Services Coordinator. This position will design, coordinate and deliver programs and services for seniors and develop connections with individuals and local organizations that serve seniors in our community. Successful candidates will be comfortable working with seniors, from first-time empty nesters to those with geriatric and disability issues, and have experience with establishing and/or maintaining collaborative partnerships. Hours and work week will be shaped by the opportunities created by the position.
The successful candidate will:
• Be patient and possess a sense of humor
• Love variety and be a skilled multi-tasker
• Have outstanding verbal communication skills
• Be results driven, team oriented, and enjoy working in an ever changing environment
• Have a positive, can-do attitude, and a strong desire for professional growth
• Have previous experience working with seniors and/or in community engagement
The Senior Services Coordinator is responsible for strengthening and nurturing relationships between senior residents, local organizations that serve seniors, and the Library. The Senior Services Coordinator creates and delivers specialized services and programs to seniors that directly address senior needs and help fulfill the Library's mission. The Senior Services Coordinator is also responsible for coordinating Pop-Up Libraries at senior living facilities and senior organizations throughout the community.
Please see website for full job description and employment application: http://www.schaumburglibrary.org/about/employment
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Develop and maintain contacts with senior residents.
Develop new partnerships and maintain and build upon existing relationships with senior organizations in the district.
Serve as liaison with community and municipal groups, and identify and analyze emerging community issues and needs to help determine direction for programs and services.
Recommend, develop, implement and evaluate new programs and services that meet the needs of Schaumburg Township's senior residents.
Coordinate the schedule for and staff Pop-Up Libraries at senior living facilities and senior-serving organizations throughout the community.
Select and maintain a collection of Outreach DVDs and book club books, in coordination with the Programs & Outreach Manager.
Maintain an awareness of new literature, technology, and trends in the profession
Identify possible grant opportunities to help fund programs and services for seniors and assist in the grant application process.
Collaborate with Outreach Associate to ensure library services are provided to patrons who are unable to visit the Library, register patrons for the Home Delivery service, and promote community awareness of the Library's outreach services.
Attend workshops, classes, webinars and conferences to enhance knowledge of community engagement, outreach, and services and programs for seniors.
Attend local networking meetings for outreach, community engagement, and senior services staff.
Manage and complete special projects as assigned.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university is required; or four years related experience and/or training in community engagement and/or seniors required; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to use workplace technology including email, internet, intranet, and Library database systems.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions or complaints from managers, board of directors, business community members, and patrons.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry, fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Ability to define and solve practical problems, collect data, and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
A valid Illinois Driver's License is required for this position.
Please submit cover letter, resume and application to firstname.lastname@example.org w/HR-Senior Services Coordinator in the subject line: or mail to HR-Senior Services Coordinator, 130 S. Roselle Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60193. Online application and job posting can be found at http://www.schaumburglibrary.org/about/employment.