Cultural Liaison: Karen – Saint Paul Public Library

Salary: $20.62 – $27.79 Hourly
Location: Saint Paul, MN
Job Type: Part Time
Department: Libraries
Job Number: 18-014680O
Closing: 1/14/2019 4:30 PM Central

General Duty Statement
Performs intermediate level technical work promoting library services to targeted communities of color including immigrant communities. Facilitates and delivers library services with a focus on programs that contribute to children’s literacy development and school readiness as well as programs for adults such as job searching, and digital literacy. Provides direct services in English and/or a language other than English such as leading English language learning, providing translation and interpretation services, and delivering cultural competency training to Saint Paul Public Library staff and the public. Improves the effectiveness of Library communication with communities of color by developing and maintaining key contacts within the Communities. Serves as an internal consultant regarding specific communities of color to Saint Paul Public Library staff. Performs other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Information regarding this position:
Are you looking for a part time opportunity working in Libraries? Candidates for this position should be able to communicate fluently in Karen. Work locations for this position include: Rondo Community Library, Rice Street Library, Arlington Hills Library, Dayton’s Bluff Library, and the Giant Wash Laundromat. This is a part time position working approximately 6 hours per week including evening and weekend hours.

The Cultural Liaison position will provide story times and facilitate computer classes at the library locations listed above. In addition, this position will work on the Saint Paul Public Library’s equitable books project.

Essential Functions are the functions that the individual holding the position must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation. The Essential Functions for this position are identified in the Supplemental Information section of the Cultural Liaison Job Description.

The City of Saint Paul has established a Racial Equity Strategy with goals of ending racial disparity in the City as an organization, achieving racial equity in city services and engagement, and eliminating race-based disparities in our community. This citywide effort is designed to ensure that race does not predetermine opportunities in education, employment, housing, health and safety.


Must meet one of the following, as designated in the job announcement:
A bachelor’s degree.
Two years of college (60 semester credits) and two years of reference and referral library services experience.
A Certificate in Urban Library Services or equivalent certification and one year of library services experience.
Four years of experience in a social service agency providing direct client service and one year of library services experience.
Four years of experience in a social service agency providing direct client service plus 12 college semester credits.

If applying for a position delivering services in a language other than English, must read and write fluently in the respective language.

By Closing Date, you MUST

Submit a City of Saint Paul online application, including answers to the Supplemental Questionnaire.
Upload the following required documents via the online application system. You will not be able to submit your application without these documents attached. (Zip files and web links will not be accepted. Each uploaded attachment is limited to 10MB.)

A legible copy of your proof of certification in Urban Library Services (if applicable).
A legible copy of your resume (required).
A legible copy of your proof of education (unofficial transcript is acceptable), if meeting the minimum qualifications with education.

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Selection Process Information

Qualifications Rating:
The Qualifications Rating is an assessment of your completed application, answers to the Supplemental Questionnaire, and your resume (required).


Open Job Posting: This posting is open to anyone who meets the position requirements.

Eligible Lists: Eligible lists typically are created from a pass/fail assessment. Those who pass the assessment will be placed on an eligible list for approximately one year. Hiring Managers may interview/hire anyone from the list.

Final Selection Process: A Hiring Manager will consider applicants placed on the list of eligible candidates. You will be notified if you are invited to participate in the final selection process which may include an interview, job simulation, work sample submission, or other evaluation method.

Condition of Employment: This position requires a background check which may include criminal history, employment history and proof of education as a condition of employment. Candidates will be required to submit proof of education to Human Resources upon conditional job offer. The City of Saint Paul encourages individuals to apply for positions regardless of criminal history.

Human Resources Contact Information:
Diane Turnbull at 651-266-6506
200 City Hall Annex
25 West Fourth Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Fax: 651-266-6490

To refer back to this information, we recommend you print this job posting before you apply. For technical assistance regarding the online application, please call 1-855-524-5627 during regular business hours.

Veteran’s Preference for Promotional/Internal Candidates: If you are a disabled veteran and would like to receive Veteran’s preference in accordance with MN Statutes 197.455 you must submit a photocopy of your DD214 and confirmation from the Veterans Administration of a permanent service-connected disability rated at fifty percent (50%) or more preferably at time of application. Click here for more information.

Veteran’s Preference: If you are a veteran and would like to receive Veteran’s preference in accordance with MN Statute 197.455, you must submit a photocopy of your DD214 preferably at time of application. Click here for more information.

The City of Saint Paul is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Veterans, women, persons of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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