Director of Children’s & Young Adult Online Content & Collections – TeachingBooks.net

Director of Children’s & Young Adult Online Content & Collections

Job Purpose:
Direct all facets of this digital collection of instructional materials about children’s and young adult books by…
• Managing and growing the collection of digital resources
• Striving to provide each reader resources for the books they are reading
• Mentoring and supervising staff
• Engaging in company-wide leadership and planning

Qualifications:
• Experience in and passion for the field of children’s and young adult books
• MLS or equivalent experience with Collection Development policies and managing classification processes
• Experience in the field of education and/or public libraries with a dedication to improving K–12 education
• Experience with online technologies
• Supervisory and/or mentorship experience
• Experience in leadership
• Positive, organized person
• Passionate advocate
• Commitment to serving a diverse society

Reports to:
Founder & Executive Director

Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
• Direct all components of the TeachingBooks.net online collection, including materials associated with every book title, author, series, award, and booklist
• Be accountable for the integrity and growth of the online collection
• Train and supervise staff of the Content Department
• Manage the Collection Development Policy and Classification Manual
• Communicate with customers and business contacts to maintain partnerships
• Maintain the office’s physical library of books and periodicals
• Contribute as an active member of the Leadership Team

Necessary Skills:
• Manage and successfully maintain accurate data
• Exercise strong organizational and technical skills, with attention to detail
• Demonstrate competence with databases, Microsoft’s Office Suite, and Google Apps
• Provide excellent customer service
• Demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills
• Take initiative, working independently and in collaboration with others
• Be articulate and excited about the TeachingBooks mission

Terms of Employment:
Position is full-time with competitive salary and benefits, including health insurance.

View the complete position description (PDF).

Location:
This position works out of the TeachingBooks.net office, located on the west side of Madison, Wisconsin, near the University Hospitals.

About TeachingBooks:
TeachingBooks.net LLC is a small company that strives to equitably give all readers insights and opportunities to deepen their understanding and joy of the books that they are reading. The TeachingBooks.net online collection includes tens of thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction books used in the K–12 curriculum, teacher education institutions, and public libraries. Every resource in the collection is selected to encourage the integration of multimedia author and book materials into reading and library activities. About 33,000 schools currently subscribe.
Apply:

Submit a cover letter and resume that highlights experiences relevant to the qualifications, responsibilities and accountabilities, and skills outlined in this position description.

Nick Glass, Founder & Executive Director
hiring@TeachingBooks.net
(608) 257-2919