Community Engagement Assistant for Public Library (Summer Contract)

Township of Selwyn, Corporation of the
Job Description
POSITION: Community Engagement Assistant
REPORTS TO: CEO/Chief Librarian
SALARY $14/hour from July 3rd - August 24th
Send Applications to: Sarah Hennessey, CEO/Chief Librarian 836 Charles Street Bridgenorth -or- by May 30th @ 12 noon

Job Summary:
The Community Engagement Assistant is responsible for fostering community connectedness for the Selwyn Public Library through outreach and programming initiatives, as well as developing new and innovative avenues for promotion of the Selwyn Public Library and its three New-To-You Stores.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Under the general guidance of the CEO/Chief Librarian, the Community Engagement Assistant’s duties and responsibilities would include assisting with increasing our exposure and presence within the community through the creation of promotional and advertising material through multiple media, including print, newspapers and Internet publications.
2. Develop a marketing plan for the New-To-You stores which would aid in streamlining processes and attracting attention to the products that the stores have to offer.
3. Gather and organize information to help with decision-making regarding media placement, campaign length, featured products and services.
4. Conduct market research (determine our community profile, population trends, market trends).
5. Conduct evaluations of library services. This would include in-library, online, and following library programs in order to determine potential gaps and community needs.
6. Produce and maintain any forms, records, reports and correspondence as required.
7. Develop connections and explore potential for partnerships with various community businesses and organizations.
8. Represent the library at community events and celebrations.
9. Work with staff to develop programming opportunities for the Selwyn Public Library.
10. Adhere to the worker responsibilities outlined in the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Municipal Health and Safety Policy.
11. Ensure the confidentiality of all information in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy Act.
12. Other duties as assigned.
This position may require the incumbent to supervise teen volunteers
Internal: With the CEO/Librarian and co-workers for the purpose of obtaining and sharing information to complete work assignments.
With volunteers of the library system, and its’ various fundraising agencies, for the purpose of obtaining and sharing information to complete work assignments
External: With, schools and local businesses, agencies and organizations to provide and obtain information and resources.
With the general public to provide information and programming, ensuring polite and tactful relations.
 All students must be currently enrolled in a secondary, or post-secondary institution or within six months of graduation and have reached the age of 15 and not yet reached the age of 25 upon commencement of employment or up to 29 years for persons with a disability, if disabled, within the meaning of s.10 of the Ontario Human Rights Code, R.S.O. 1990, c. H.19.  Students must be residents of Ontario during the period of employment.  Students must be eligible to work in Canada and have a Social Insurance Number (SIN).
Exposure to normal library environment.
Must possess a minimum of one year Post Secondary education.
Knowledge of computer technology, personal computers and hands-on experience with word processing, the internet.
Good organizational and communication skills. Proven ability to deal with the public and develop and deliver programs.
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