Libraries are powerful partners for creating healthy, sustainable communities. With local government, business and other community organizations, libraries are key players in a strong economy, education and race and social equity.
The Urban Libraries Council connects, educates and empowers libraries by creating new techniques and building tools that concretely improve the public library’s ability to help citizens and leaders meet the challenges of the 21st century.
The Program Manager will have the opportunity to join a dynamic team to strengthen public libraries’ ability to learn from each other, innovate and engage with local government leaders. This is a full-time position, located in Washington, D.C. and works closely with the Director of Community Impact and the Director of Strategic Initiatives.
Areas of responsibility:
Help support the growth of ULC’s programs to strengthen the capacity of libraries as leaders for education, digital inclusion and healthy, sustainable communities.
Develop content for webinars, conference presentations, newsletter articles, online knowledge centers and toolkits.
Create training opportunities, peer learning events and discussions to help libraries strengthen their use of data, share innovation and increase community impact.
Support and gather feedback from public libraries participating in ULC’s programs including the Edge benchmarking tool and learning cohorts.
Assist with project management including monitoring grant requirements, program activities, timelines and budget tracking.
Bachelor’s degree required, with 3 to 5 years of program management experience; preference for candidates with demonstrated adult training experience.
Knowledge of the nonprofit arena, community digital inclusion efforts and city planning.
Possess excellent writing, communication, customer service and interpersonal skills.
Must be organized, proactive and have a demonstrated ability to independently manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
Collaborative attitude, willingness to travel and strong teamwork required.
A sense of fun and the energy to change to the world!
About Urban Libraries Council
As a membership organization of North America's premier public library systems and the organizations that serve them, the Urban Libraries Council (ULC) has spent more than 40 years enriching urban communities by strengthening their public libraries. ULC serves as a forum for thought leaders sharing best and next practices resulting from targeted research, education and emerging trends. ULC programs are recognized for creating new frameworks that invigorate public libraries and their communities. For more information, visit www.urbanlibraries.org.