Branch/Initiative Manager, Community - Pierce County Library

Location: USA - WA - Tacoma

Pierce County Library System: Branch/Initiative Manager for Community

Join a nationally recognized Library system that is dedicated to delivering innovative and exciting services to the residents of the beautiful Pacific Northwest. This Leadership position is responsible for effectively managing activities in support of the Library’s Community Initiative: coordination and development of community engagement efforts, Friends of the Library relationships, volunteer services, and partnerships that support all-ages; participates in system-wide planning and projects; actively engages supervisors, librarians and front-line staff to deliver programs and services that meet organizational objectives; engages the community and ensures service aligns with local residents’ needs; collaborates with support departments; interacts with and provides direct library services to customers.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have a vision for strong county-wide partnerships and services that supports residents in their ability to live and thrive in our community;
  • Be customer-focused, an excellent communicator and supportive supervisor, have a proven ability to influence, lead and implement change, and participate as a leader in a library system that believes in continual improvement;
  • Understand the power of collaboration and having fun, and believe that the library must be the community’s first choice for the discovery and exchange of information and ideas.


If this sounds like an opportunity for you, please be prepared to answer the following questions as part of the application process:

  • Describe the importance of equity when designing new services or programs, considering partnership opportunities, or developing collections. What responsibility and role does the public library and our staff have in helping community members participate, prosper, and reach their full potential?
  • Describe your experience in building community partnerships and collaborations with outside agencies and how these relationships benefited the Library.
  • Describe your experience working with projects, budgets, grant funding, funding partners (ex. Friends, Foundation, Grantors), and project teams. What are three priorities that you keep in mind in order to successfully run projects and budgets?
  • Describe your experience supervising, developing, and evaluating employee performance.


Compensation: Pierce County Library System offers a compensation program which recognizes qualifications and experience relevant to each position. The starting pay is established typically within the hiring range below based upon the experience of the individual hired into the role. Our compensation package also includes annual increases for each additional year of experience and tenure in the role, up to the maximum (current year maximum outlined in pay grade range below). Eligibility for overtime is exclusive to position, which are FLSA status non-exempt.

Full Pay Grade Range: $69,763.20 - $96,574.40 annually
Hiring Range: $69,763.20 - $80,870.40 annually, FLSA exempt, non-union represented

Schedule: Forty (40) hours per week, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Schedule is subject to change 

Application instructions:

Application Requirements: In addition to completing the application, a cover letter and resume are required. To be considered for this position, please apply and submit required documentation through this site no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, March 15, 2019. Applications received after the deadline and resumes received without cover letter will not be considered.

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