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Applications may be submitted in person at the Administrative Office on the 3rd floor of Central Library anytime Monday-Friday between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm.

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Current Job Openings

Position Vacancy Announcement

Executive Assistant
Administrative Services
FTE 1.0

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Position Summary: Responsible for a wide range of administrative and executive level support; manages confidential and high level projects for Director’s office and Library Board of Trustees. Duties include coordination of the Administrative office and support for department heads and staff as directed by the Library Director.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Administrative support for Library Director:
1. Provides primary administrative and information management support to Library Director to include creation and compilation of correspondence and documents; special projects as assigned.
2. Produces, analyzes, reviews and distributes library reports compiled through internal databases for both recurring and targeted measures.
3. Organizes, compiles, and distributes KPL Board of Trustee meeting packets.
4. Maintains all official administrative library records.
5. Initiates and follows up on communications inside and outside of the Library at Director’s request.
6. Represents the Director in her absence at internal and external Library events and meetings.
7. Manages donor relations; provides oversight of donor database; creates and maintains appropriate documentation and correspondence.
8. Coordinates internal and external Management Team and Board of Trustee meetings and events to include facilities and catering arrangements, communications, and travel arrangements as needed.
9. Creates and publishes minutes of Management Team meetings.
10. Develops and creates grant proposals; manages grant provisions and requirements.
11. Coordinates “banned patron” procedures and notifications.
12. Performs other duties as assigned.

Administrative support for Library Board of Trustees:
1. Serves as secretary for Library Board of Trustees as described in Board of Trustees Bylaws.
2. Creates and publishes a record of the proceedings of all regular and special meetings of the Board of Trustees.
3. Posts public notice of all regular and special meetings of the Board of Trustees; sends proper notice of all regular or special meetings to members of the Board.
4. Drafts official correspondence for the Board of Trustees.
5. Maintains all official records of the Board of Trustees.
6. Coordinates regular and special Board elections activities.
7. Performs other duties as prescribed by law or by action of the Board of Trustees.

Management of Administrative Office:
1. Performs administrative duties in support of Finance, Human Resources and other library departments as needed.
2. Coordinates shared responsibilities and space among Administrative Office, Management Services, and Marketing and Communications Office.
3. Partners with Facilities Management in the coordination of system wide booking of community rooms; acts as liaison between members of the public and staff.
4. Ensures efficient and cost effective usage of office systems and equipment.
5. Directs, performs, and monitors administrative services support work including reception desk; hires, supervises, trains, schedules, and evaluates staff.
6. Participates in departmental meetings, library wide committees, and training opportunities.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. Associates degree.
2. Two years of progressively responsible administrative/office management experience supporting executive level management.
3. Demonstrated advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word with intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Access.
4. Demonstrated professional demeanor and poise.
5. Advanced composition and business writing skills.

Desirable Qualifications:
1. Bachelor’s degree.
2. Experience with library processes and procedures.
3. Previous supervisory experience.
4. Experience in nonprofit/government setting.
5. Familiarity with organizations, institutions and community networks in the greater Kalamazoo area.

$48,000 annually; health insurance with employee contribution; fully paid vision, dental, LTD, life insurance, retirement and health care savings plan; paid vacation, holidays, and sick leave.

40 hours weekly; Monday – Friday between 8:00 am- 5:00 pm with some evening hours possible.

Application Procedure:
Interested applicants must submit a complete a KPL job application, resume, cover letter and response to the following:

1. Prepare a letter acknowledging and thanking a donor for their monetary gift to the library.

Application materials should be sent to the attention of Terry New, HR Manager.
Applications are available in the Administrative Office or at
Deadline for applications: Friday, September 5, 2014 at 5 pm

Position Vacancy Announcement

IT Internship – Digital Lab
August 2014

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Summary: Provides support to KPL digital lab users in identifying, planning and producing projects.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Provides consultation and technological support to all Hub users for available equipment and software.
• Provides one point of service functions and enforces Hub policies.
• Documents daily Hub usage and patron service concerns.
• Researches, develops and implements instructional design materials and projects based on user needs to include project cards, tutorials, blog posts, etc. Adds instructional tools to Spicynodes.
• Completes special projects as assigned.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Currently enrolled in a college degree program in Information Technology /Computer science or Library Science.
• Strong working knowledge/experience with PC (Windows 7) and Apple (OSX).
• Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud products; Photoshop, Premier, Professional Cloud storage, Dropbox, Google Drive and iCloud.
• Video and audio editing experience with working knowledge of Windows Movie Maker, iMovie and Final Cut Pro.
• Ability to communicate technical concepts to non-technical personnel.
• Evidence of excellent attendance, punctuality and dependability.
• Evidence of strong public service orientation.

Physical demands and work environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to travel independently within all areas of the library facilities. In the work environment, described below the position requires verbal and written communication with others, sitting, standing, walking; use hands to finger, handle or feel tools, objects or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Work environment: Work will be performed in an office environment and within library spaces. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

$11.25 per hour

15 hours weekly to include: Tuesday 3pm – 8pm, Thursday 10am – 3 pm and Saturday 10am - 3pm

A current application, resume and cover letter is required and should be sent to the attention of Terry New, Human Resources Manager at 315. S. Rose St. Kalamazoo, MI 49007 or

Applications are available in the Administrative Office or on our website at

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.