Assistant Director

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Grade 2 – Assistant Director
FLSA Exempt
Base Pay: $47,285.68
40 hours per week


  • Oversees the execution of programs and services provided by the Adult, Public, and Youth Services departments.
  • Supervises the managers of the Adult Services, Youth Services, and Public Services departments and the Technology Specialist.
  • Coordinates with the Director and supervises daily operations and functions of the Library according to established policies and procedures.
  • May temporarily act on behalf of the Director when the Director is not available to make decisions.



  • Coordinates the implementation of library policies and procedures.
  • Oversees programs and services provided by the Adult, Youth, and Public Services departments.
  • Coordinates the implementation of technology-related programs and services.
  • Ensures that staff provide an exceptional level of customer service.
  • Reviews assigned departments’ budget requests and expenditures.
  • Assists the Director with measuring and evaluating library programs and services.
  • Assists the Director with the implementation of the library’s long-range plan.
  • Works with Director to ensure compliance with Indiana public library standards and certification requirements.
  • Assists the Director with a variety of administrative tasks.
  • Participates in appropriate regional, state, or national library organizations.
  • Participates in professional conferences & workshops plus reads professional journals.
  • Performs other duties related to library operations or administration as assigned.
  • May temporarily act on behalf of the Director when the Director is not available to make decisions.


  • Works with the Director to supervise and train the Person in Charge (PIC) team.
  • Supervises, trains, and evaluates assigned employees.
  • Reviews and approves work schedules for assigned departments to ensure adequate coverage during public service hours.
  • Reviews and approves time cards for assigned employees.


  • Analyze and evaluate performance measures related to library programs and services.
  • Maintain knowledge of public library best practices.
  • Work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Organize, coordinate, and supervise the work of others.
  • Communicate effectively verbally, in writing, and by listening.
  • Adapt to multiple demands and changing priorities.
  • Use technology of various types in daily work to present ideas or provide instruction.
  • Support the principles and ethical standards of the library profession.
  • Serve the public with friendliness, tact, diplomacy and professionalism.
  • Perform duties as required to support the needs of library administration and operations.


  • Must have post-secondary degree
  • May have some library experience (preferred)
  • Must have at least one year of supervisory experience
  • Must have prior work experience
  • Must have, or be able to obtain, at least Librarian Certificate 5 within the first three years of employment. Details about Indiana Librarian Certification are available at 


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