State Library Aid and Grant Program Administrator – MN Department of Education (Minneapolis, MN)

State Library Aid and Grant Program Administrator – Library Dev And Svcs Spec
Job ID 58039
Location Minneapolis
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Unlimited


Minnesota Department of Education

Leading for educational excellence and equity. Every day for everyone. The Minnesota Department of Education serves a wide and diverse range of customers: approximately 850,000 K-12 students and their families; 118,000 young children participating in a variety of early learning programs including Head Start and ECFE; 82,000 adult learners participating in adult education programs including GED and citizenship programs; Minnesota’s 339 school districts, 165 charter schools, and over 52,000 licensed teachers.

MDE Values:

Collaboration- Partner and serve for the greater good.

Leadership- Take ownership and responsibility.

Equity- Innovate for justice, fairness and inclusion.

Job Details

Job Class: Library Development And Services Specialist

Working Title: State Library Aid and Grant Program Administrator

  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 08/04/2022
  • Closing Date: 08/25/2022
  • Bid Open: 08/04/2022
  • Bid Close: 08/10/2022
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Education Department / MDE-Central Office-MAPE
  • Division/Unit: Education-St Paul / St Libraries & Expand Learning
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift
  • Days of Work: M-F
  • Travel Required: No
  • Salary Range: $29.92 – $44.38/hourly; $62,472 – $92,665/annually
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 – MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE
  • FLSA Status: Exempt – Professional
  • Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes

Job Summary

In this role, you will work to administer state and and grants for regional public library systems, multi-county multi-type library systems, and public libraries. You will work to develop and implement transparent processes for program administration, and will build relationshps with aid/grant applicants and recipients to ensure they feel supported, and are accountable to the program. Duties include:

– Administering the regional library basic system support, regional library telecom, and multi-county multi-type state aid programs for 12 regional public library systems and seven multi-county multi-type library systems so that Minnesota’s libraries receive state support;

– Managing the library support and notification processes so that cities and counties are aware of their financial obligations;

– Administering public library construction grant programming to improve the ability of public libraries to serve Minnesotans in an accessible and up-to-date way;

– Participating in statewide groups related to Minnesota’s public libraries.


Minimum Qualifications

Four (4) years of professional experience working in library programming or grants administration/management;


A bachelor’s or master’s degree and three (3) years of professional experience working in library programming or grants administration/management;

Experience must include:

– Experience working with or managing grants;

Preferred Qualifications

– Experience working with multiple types of libraries. Including, but not limited to, regional, multi-county, city, state, tribal, and/or rural libraries.

Application Details

Why Work For Us

GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

Our differences make us stronger and leveraging them helps us create a workforce where everyone can thrive. The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to embedding diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility at our workplace. We do this by developing strong leaders and advocates, increasing cultural competence and understanding among all employees, and removing institutional barriers and attitudes that prevent employees from advancing as far as their talents will take them. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), marital status, familial status, receipt of public assistance, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, or age.

How to Apply

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If you have questions about the position, contact Kelsey Baumann at or 651/582-8550.