Jobs at the Library
How to Apply
To apply for San José Public Library jobs, please visit the City of San José’s employment page at www.sanjoseca.gov/cityjobs and click on the "all City Job Opening" link.
We will be accepting applications for the following jobs:
*All dates subject to change. Visit www.sanjoseca.gov/cityjobs for official posting periods.
Why work at San José Public Library?
It is an exciting time in San José! With overwhelming support from our communities and our City Council we are increasing our open hours at all of our library branches. Would you like to work for one of the most exciting and innovative library systems in the nation? Now is your opportunity!
San José Public Library offers:
- Culturally diverse population of nearly 959,000 in the country's 10th largest city.
- One of the busiest library systems nationwide with an annual checkout rate of nearly 14 million items.
- Award-winning innovation and leadership: 2004 Thomson Gale/Library Journal Library of the Year and 2011 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor for a library.
- New expanded hours for all branch locations
- Library Parcel Tax expansion recently approved by San José Voters
Current Employment Opportunities Descriptions
Job Title: Community Programs Administrator - Partners in Reading
Salary: $80,620.80 - $98,217.60
Posting Dates: 7/27/2015 - 08/10/2015
Partners in Reading (PAR) is a department within SJPL that delivers adult and family literacy services to residents of San José. Volunteer tutors attend a 14-hour training and are matched with adults to assist with reading, writing, problem solving, computer and life skills. Over the last 25 years, PAR has trained over 4,000 tutors who have instructed over 5,100 adult learners. PAR has expanded beyond one-to-one and small group tutoring and has developed and delivered vocational literacy programs, and enhanced its family literacy program. PAR has also been offering basic and advanced ESL classes at libraries and community centers.
The ideal candidate will be responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating the above mentioned programs as well as have a strong understanding of current trends in adult and family literacy that may result in the development of new programs and services for PAR. Other duties will include: directing and evaluating staff; writing, implementing, and monitoring grants; monitoring budgets; collaborating with community organizations, volunteers, other library jurisdictions, City Departments, and other key partners; collaborating with internal library departments such as Early Education and Centralized Programming/Instruction; working with California Library Literacy Services (CLLS) at the State Library; representing SJPL in community meetings as the adult and family literacy advocate; and understanding current technological trends for adult/family literacy purposes.
Education: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in public administration, social work, sociology, psychology or a related field.
Experience: Four years of increasingly responsible professional experience related to adult and/or family literacy.
How to Apply
To view the full announcement for this exciting opportunity and apply online with the City of San José, please visit the City of San José’s employment page at www.sanjoseca.gov/cityjobs.
SJPL Employment Notifications
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- Join our mailing list by emailing Personnel@sjlibrary.org
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Library Career Employment Workshops and Webinars
SJPL hosts and participates in various library employment workshops and webinars. To be notified of future and workshops email Personnel@sjlibrary.org.
- None scheduled at this time. Check back soon.
SJPL has an extensive volunteer program. To find more information on current volunteer opportunities and to start gaining valuable and rewarding experience working in a library, go to the SJPL’s Volunteer page to sign up.