Jackson County Library Services
  • 21-Sep-2022 to 12-Oct-2022 (PST)
  • Rogue River, OR, USA
  • 70433-88216 per year
  • Salary
  • Full Time

JCLS offers a competitive benefits package including 401(a), medical, dental and vision coverage to employees and qualified dependents. Life insurance, long-term disability and supplemental additions are included. In addition, JCLS provides vacation, sick leave and 11 paid holidays.




$70,433 TO $88,216 PER YEAR

$33.86 TO $42.41 PER HOUR



The Areal Manager is responsible for overseeing strategic initiatives, innovation, and delivery of effective and efficient library services for assigned region. The Area Manager creates and maintains an enriching environment that promotes and sustains accountability, efficiencies, collaboration, continuous learning, and high-quality customer service. This position oversees the day-to-day operations of assigned branch(es) in their region and directly supervises a team of paraprofessional and professional staff. This position also provides leadership to staff throughout the library system to organize and promote excellence in community engagement efforts with the goal of creating a thriving library in their Jackson County community.



  • Performs the duties of a branch manager for one of the branches in the region.
  • Administrative oversight of one or more branches in the region.
  • Develops goals and strategies for the successful operation of district libraries that promote the district's mission, values, and priorities.
  • Investigates and responds to citizen inquiries if/when complaints and concerns cannot be resolved at appropriate staff levels.
  • Establishes means to ensure library activities are coordinated effectively among other departments, coordinators, managers, and supervisors.
  • Creates an environment where diverse views are welcomed and respected; facilitates productive and timely discussions that generate effective results.
  • Assures that the library facilities are well maintained by successfully working with relevant library staff and with the Facilities Department on renovations, repairs, and purchases.
  • Assists with the development, planning and implementation of JCLS short and long-term goals and objectives for library services and programs.


  • Participates effectively as a member of the leadership team that provides district-wide management consistency.
  • Participates in the development of district strategic plan and initiatives.
  • Serves as primary liaison between library administration and assigned staff.
  • Provides clarification for policies, procedures, guidelines for JCLS staff and customers; provides direction as needed.
  • Hires, supervises, develops and leads a dynamic team of library staff who are responsible for services to the communities in the Jackson County Library District.
  • Assists with the development, planning and implementation of JCLS short- and long-term goals and objectives for library services and programs.
  • Participates effectively as a member of the leadership team that provides district-wide management consistency.
  • Works closely with appropriate managers and supervisors for effective use of measurements to monitor and assess the efficiency and effectiveness of library services.
  • Assists in the preparation of JCLS' annual budget, estimating service and resource needs based on current and future trends and activities.
  • Seeks ways to gain efficiencies through ongoing review of all services and processing.
  • Prepares a variety of effective reports and communications for the staff.
  • Creates and presents effective prepared and impromptu presentations.
  • Promotes continuous life-long learning at JCLS.
  • Regular attendance.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Print and electronic resources, including ready reference and collections for adults, teens, and children.
  • Professional library principles, practices, techniques, and standards as they pertain to the delivery of public library services and/or outreach services, proactive customer relationships, and confidentiality of information.
  • Library/leadership trends and practices, including demonstrated expertise managing staff with a wide range of skills, knowledge, and abilities.
  • Effective organizational, time management, project management, and problem-solving skills. Ability to work in a self-directed environment with minimal guidance.
  • Demonstrated success building and maintaining excellent interpersonal relationships.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Managerial principles for the administration and organization of a complex multi-branch library system or large-scale outreach program.
  • District policies and procedures.
  • Project management, administrative analysis, and report preparation.
  • Effective measurement tools and systems.
  • The role of a public library as an information agency and "third place" for the JCLS community.
  • Budget preparation and monitoring mechanisms.
  • PC applications for library operations including library software, word processing, spreadsheets, email, Internet, presentation software, and data management.
  • Actively supports and respects diversity in the workplace.



  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution, OR the equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the duties as described.
  • Three years of supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated ability and experience to achieve library outcomes while effectively leading a team whose members have a wide range of skills, knowledge, abilities, and responsibilities.
  • Success in presenting oral and written material for a variety of situations.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.


  • Five years of supervisory experience.


  • Criminal background check required.
  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 per JCLS Board Policy.
  • Must have valid driver's license and required mandatory insurance when operating a privately owned vehicle for business purposes.
  • Must be able to travel to other locations to perform work, and/or attend work-related meetings, workshops or conferences.
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