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Program and Outreach Coordinator

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Program and Outreach Coordinator
Job Status Regular Full-Time
About Us
At North Vancouver District Public Library, we inspire learning, discovery, creativity and collaboration in our community. Serving almost 90,000 residents at three full-service locations and one Express Library throughout the beautiful District of North Vancouver, we are proud to provide free and equitable access to welcoming spaces, diverse collections and digital resources, a wide range of technology and computers, including StoryLab, and so much more. Proudly late fine free, our libraries are the destination for our growing community to connect, share, and inspire.   
Position Overview
NVDPL is looking for a regular full-time Program and Outreach Coordinator to be responsible for creating and implementing plans, system-wide projects and outreach initiatives in alignment with strategic directions.
What we can offer you
At NVDPL, we believe in building community and relationships, nurturing innovation while honouring tradition, embracing exploration, creativity, and fun, and supporting human potential and enabling excellence.

Reporting to the Manager, Community Connections, you will monitor progress of the plans, projects or initiatives; identify issues; propose solutions; and report on milestones. This position leads, creates and implements plans, system-wide projects and outreach initiatives in alignment with strategic directions such as maintaining Indigenous relationships, activating a digital creation space, climate change initiatives and developing community outreach and engagement.

What you’ll be doing
Aspects of the role will include:

  • Monitoring progress of the plans, projects or initiatives; identifying issues; proposing solutions; and reporting on milestones
  • Conducting research; reviewing intended outcomes; implementing steps to reach the intended outcomes; addressing actions required, including staffing levels; and making recommendations for necessary training and capacity building.
  • Representing the library in the community through outreach and participation on community action tables 
  • Providing customer service at the Information Desk; managing public spaces; performing collection maintenance tasks; and serving on staff committees
  • Directing the work of Librarians on collaborative projects; and may supervise Library Services Advisors and Library Technicians.
What you’ll need to succeed 
  • Master of Library and Information Science degree or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program, along with a minimum of three years of relevant professional experience
  • Sound knowledge of the principles related to intellectual freedom, inclusiveness and service excellence. 
  • Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of librarianship and of the objectives, organization, development and maintenance of the collection. 
  • Ability to lead the development, analysis and measurement of program and project impact with key metrics and objectives. 
  • Ability to plan, coordinate and evaluate programs, initiatives, and community outreach and engagement. 
It’s great if you have
  • Exceptional people skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with the public and library colleagues, as well as the ability to plan, organize, supervise, motivate, and coach 
  • Considerable knowledge of the community served and in community outreach and engagement
  • Ability to lead projects and coordinate the work of others
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and translate goals and objectives into tangible results and outcomes
The pay range for this unionized position is $37.92 – $44.78 based on a 35-hour workweek, plus a generous benefits package. This work requires flexible availability, including evenings and weekend shifts.
North Vancouver District Public Library is an equal opportunity employer, committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, barrier-free work environment. If you have a passion for connecting community, sharing knowledge, and inspiring stories, and you are interested in joining our dynamic team, then we’d like to hear from you!
Qualified applicants are invited to apply online only with your cover letter and resume at to be considered for this competition. This position will remain open until filled.

Our libraries are located on the traditional territories of the səl̓ílwətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) First Nations. We are grateful for the opportunity to connect community, share knowledge and inspire stories on unceded Coast Salish Territory.
Compensation $37.92 – $44.78 based on a 35-hour workweek
Posting Detail Information

Posting Number JP#23-16L
Job Open Date 11/17/2023
Job Close Date
Special Instructions to Applicants

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • High School Diploma/GED
    • Technical/Trade School Certificate/Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
  2. * How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-3
    • 3-5
    • 5-7
    • 7+

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Other