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Monday, September 17, 2012

F/T Director of Educational Programs (NYPL)

Director of Educational Programs

Job ID:  2012-7064 # of Openings Remaining:  1
Location:  US-NY-Manhattan Type:  Full-Time Regular
Department:  LSS, Library Sites and Services

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Position Description:
External Overview:
The New York Public Library comprises simultaneously a set of scholarly research collections and a network of community libraries, and its intellectual and
cultural range is both global and local, while singularly attuned to New York City. That combination lends to the Library an extraordinary richness. It is special also
in being historically a privately managed, nonprofit corporation with a public mission, operating with both private and public financing in a century-old,
still evolving private-public partnership.

Currently The New York Public Library seeks a Director of Educational Programs who  will provide leadership in creating educational standards, facilitating the development of a progressive education and programming curriculum. 

 Additional accountability will include developing metrics to measure success and to drive continuous improvement. 

The Director will also have ownership of the relationship between The New York Public Library and the New York City Department of Education (DOE) as the Library expands its program of partnering and providing resources to New York City schools.

External Responsibilities:
  • Craft an overall vision and execution strategy for branch programming and education initiatives
  • Create a new innovative program in the area of extended day, out of school time learning for the city’s youth
  • Lead a team that works closely with branch leadership to develop innovative educational programs for the diverse patron base of The New York Public Library, including students   K-12, as well as the various special needs communities throughout the three boroughs served by NYPL
  • Oversee all external educational and programmatic partnerships to ensure quality, relevance and creativity
  • Design metrics and establish goals to ensure high quality delivery and continuous improvement
  • Overall project management for outreach efforts for the DOE project
  • Overall accountability for successful delivery of ESOL programs
  • Overall accountability for successful delivery of public technology training delivered through the branch library network
  • Budget management
  • Represents The New York Public Library at local and national conferences and learning events

External Qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree in Education or related field required
  • 10 years experience in education/teaching with a minimum of 5 years experience in a management/leadership capacity
  • Experience working with all age ranges, as well as special needs populations
  • Familiarity with a wide range of teaching modalities for all age groups and populations
  • Extensive experience leading the creation of a broad range of programs for ages ranging from toddlers to teens
  • Experience using social media to engage and grow audiences
  • Outstanding communication skills, both oral and written
  • Strong user of technology, including Microsoft based products
  • Excellent demonstrated project management skills
  • Experience building and developing a team