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COMMUNITY PROGRAM SPECIALIST I/II

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County of San Mateo
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Redwood City, CA
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Published 11 days ago

COMMUNITY PROGRAM SPECIALIST I/II

San Mateo County Libraries

Bilingual Language Skills Preferred

$5,489 - $7,687 / Month


Do you want to be a part of an award-winning team and work with amazing people? Apply for a Community Program Specialist position with San Mateo County Libraries and join us in igniting growth through transformative experiences!


At San Mateo County Libraries you can make a difference in our communities by helping to create an informed community through creative outreach, exciting programming and innovative technology. If you want to be part of our friendly customer service team that provides opportunities for discovery, enrichment and uplifting the community, consider meeting us and joining our team! We respect, value and celebrate diversity, and bilingual skills are always a plus as we serve a variety of communities in the county.


The eligible list generated by this recruitment may be used to fill current and future vacancies throughout San Mateo County Libraries. The current vacancy is subject to change but is expected to support youth and families and the East Palo Alto community. Because of the diversity of the communities we serve, bilingual language skills (Mandarin, Cantonese or Spanish) are strongly preferred.

 

The ideal candidate will have the ability to:

·        Provide excellent customer service to a diverse community of all ages in a busy public library.

·        Design, adapt and deliver non-traditional and innovative services that benefit the needs of the community.

·        Maintain and develop programs that support child learners, with a particular focus on critical skills and knowledge, including but not limited to English as a Second Language (ESL).

·        Identify and implement research-based methods, practices, techniques and pedagogy that help learners succeed.

·        Establish cooperative working relationships with community services providers, program participants, volunteers and co-workers.

·        Use technology as a tool, staying on top of new technology trends that support program areas.

·        Provide training and support for library staff working in program areas.

·        Plan, schedule, coordinate and carry out programming, workshops, classes and at special events, along with outreach activities to community groups and agencies, ranging from tabling to public speaking.

·        Collect and maintain program records and statistics and create reports as needed.

·        Work in a collaborative teamwork setting and inspire fun in the workplace.

·        Take initiative and work well both independently and with others.

·        Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.


Salaries:

·        Community Program Specialist I: $65,873.60 - $82,368.00 Annually

·        Community Program Specialist II: $73,777.60 - $92,248.00 Annually


San Mateo County Libraries:

San Mateo County Libraries is a Joint Powers Authority comprised of the cities of Atherton, Belmont, Brisbane, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Half Moon Bay, Millbrae, Pacifica, Portola Valley, San Carlos, Woodside and the unincorporated areas of San Mateo County including North Fair Oaks.

 

San Mateo County Libraries are an invaluable community resource, an amazing family, a springboard for opportunities, and our staff are what makes it so special. We're champions of learning, sharing and exploration -- of open minds, new ideas and bright futures. It's our mission and our passion to strengthen our community by creating an inclusive sense of place and an environment for learning. We seek enthusiastic team players, creative risk takers, and flexible individuals who proactively search for new opportunities to make public library services relevant to all members of the community. 


For more information about San Mateo County Libraries, please visit www.smcl.org


Qualifications


Education and Experience: Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to qualify is:

 

Community Program Specialist I: Two years of experience in an organization providing social services which has included responsibility for community service program development such as planning, evaluating, monitoring or coordinating projects.

 

Community Program Specialist II: Four years of experience in an organization providing social services which has included responsibility for community service program development such as planning, evaluating, monitoring or coordinating projects.

 

Knowledge of:

·        Principles, practices and administrative requirements of the program to which assigned.

·        Contemporary social, political and economic trends and problems related to community services.

·        Principles of social planning and program development related to community services.

·        Specialized technical knowledge related to assigned program area.

·        Monitoring and evaluating systems for community services programs.

·        Formulation and function of community and volunteer organizations.

·        Current social and community needs.

·        Principles and practices in community development and services planning.

·        Methods applied to the collection and evaluation of statistical data.

·        Principles of community organization.

·        Applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations and County and program policies and guidelines.

·        Computer applications related to the work.

·        Office administrative practices and procedures, including records management and the operation of standard office equipment.


Final Filing Date: April 8, 2021


To learn more about this career opportunity and how to apply, read our job posting at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sanmateo/jobs/3003133/community-program-specialist-i-ii-bilingual-language-skills-preferred-open-p?page=2&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs or visit the County jobs portal page at https://jobs.smcgov.org. Applications are only accepted online.

 

The County of San Mateo is a diverse, inclusive workplace, where employees are valued and respected for their different perspectives, experiences, backgrounds, and contributions. We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

COMMUNITY PROGRAM SPECIALIST I/II

San Mateo County Libraries

Bilingual Language Skills Preferred

$5,489 - $7,687 / Month


Do you want to be a part of an award-winning team and work with amazing people? Apply for a Community Program Specialist…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    April 8, 2021

Salary

$5,489 - $7,687 / Month

Level of Language Proficiency

Because of the diversity of the communities we serve, bilingual language skills (Mandarin, Cantonese or Spanish) are strongly preferred. 

Because of the diversity of the communities we serve, bilingual language skills (Mandarin, Cantonese or Spanish) are strongly preferred. 

Location

On-site
Redwood City, CA

How to Apply

To learn more about this career opportunity and how to apply, read our job posting at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sanmateo/jobs/3003133/community-program-specialist-i-ii-bilingual-language-skills-preferred-open-p?page=2&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs or visit the County jobs portal page at https://jobs.smcgov.org. Applications are only accepted online. 

To learn more about this career opportunity and how to apply, read our job posting at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sanmateo/jobs/3003133…

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