The Latinx Program Manager position:
- Has an emphasis on monolingual and limited English proficient Spanish speaking residents;
- Identifies and communicates the needs of Pima County's Latinx community to library administration and staff;
- Builds upon existing partnerships with the Mexican American, Mexican immigrant and Latinx community and community-based organizations and seeks opportunities to create new partnerships
- Assists with budget preparation and purchasing procedures, ensuring effective use of resources by tracking expenditures;
- Develops, coordinates, and promotes public library programs throughout Pima County in Spanish and English;
- Supervises support staff;
- Has an understanding of the impact of systemic oppression and its potential impacts on Mexican American, Mexican/Latinx immigrant patrons seeking library services
- Works closely with community partners in the development of new programs and services as specified and/or requested by the Latinx community and evaluates programs' effectiveness;
- Works closely with other library departments/teams to identify, develop, coordinate and promote programming, services and outreach events relevant to the Latinx community throughout Pima County, in English and/or Spanish;
- Attends community meetings and programs relevant to Pima County's Latinx residents to promote library services and programs;
At the Pima County Public Library we don't just accept difference; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for our employees. We are committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
An Arizona driver's license is required for travel throughout Pima County to our 26 libraries spanning the 9,200 square mile service area. Visiting library locations will be required.
Preference given to current Pima County employees.
(Work assignments may vary depending on the department's needs and will be communicated to the applicant or incumbent by the supervisor.)
- Develops program goals, objectives, policies and procedures and establishes short- and long-range program performance plans subject to management review;
- Manages and administers program activities and evaluates program effectiveness and success;
- Develops, negotiates, monitors, and administers contracts, intergovernmental agreements, and/or financial and service agreements for the program managed;
- Monitors program contract compliance and takes corrective action as required;
- Performs as a program representative within the community, delivers informational news releases, serves as a program contact person and participates in community awareness activities;
- Develops and maintains effective working relationships and coordinates program activities with other county departments, public and private agencies, organizations and groups to promote the program and its goals;
- Analyzes federal, state and local legislation and ensures program compliance with applicable regulations and policies;
- Directs organizational and management studies for the purpose of identifying problems and alternative solutions to the problems;
- Develops, writes and administers the program's annual budget, prepares program-related financial forecasts and identifies funding sources to support program activities;
- Reviews and analyzes routine and special reports detailing the status and/or success of the program, prepares recommendations and/or initiates corrective action;
- Evaluates management problems and makes decisions regarding the proper course of action;
- May supervise the activities of county staff and evaluate performance;
- May make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors regarding program objectives;
- May direct the preparation and submittal of proposals and grant applications;
- May access or maintain specialized databases containing program-specific information to review information or generate reports.
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
- principles and procedures of public administration, management, and program planning, development, and evaluation;
- federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations;
- principles and practices of budgeting, accounting, purchasing, contracting and financial management;
- contract and grant application preparation, negotiation and administration;
- community agencies, organizations and resources;
- data and statistical analysis techniques and application to planning studies and projects;
- principles and techniques of effective communication to include written composition and public speaking;
- applications of automated information systems.
- Some positions within this classification require knowledge of program-specific terminology, principles, practices and procedures.
- planning, developing, evaluating and managing programs and projects;
- preparing and administering budgets, grants and contracts;
- researching, analyzing and reporting data;
- presenting, explaining and interpreting program goals, objectives, policies and procedures to the public;
- directing staff and planning, organizing and coordinating program activities;
- communicating effectively;
- establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with service groups and organizations;
- establishing, reviewing and modifying procedural and technical guidelines to enhance program effectiveness;
- use of automated information systems to maintain or produce data.
(1) A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in a program-related field, as defined by the appointing authority at the time of recruitment and four years of professional level experience in coordinating, monitoring, administering or managing program or specialized work unit activities. (Relevant professional level experience and/or education from an accredited college or university may be substituted.)
(2) One year of experience with Pima County as a Program Coordinator.
Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application. Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see resume" on your application.
Preferred Qualifications: (Be specific in describing your experience in your application. Ensure the descriptions provided illustrate your competencies, specifically addressing the required and preferred qualifications.):
Fluent and proficient in oral and written Spanish and English.
Extensive experience with the Mexican and Latinx immigrant community.
Proficient interpreting and analyzing social, economic, housing, and demographic data using statistical methodologies.
Excellent public speaking, facilitation, and organizational skills.
Knowledge of the traditions, values, and customs of the Mexican American and Latinx community being served.
Strong cultural sensitivity and competency abilities.
Excellent oral and written presentation skills with an emphasis on the ability to build strong interpersonal relationships.
Experience teaching and training others.
Experience presenting programs.
Experience working in a library setting.
Experience supervising paid staff and/or volunteers.
Experience working with linguistically and literately diverse Latinx populations.
Experience working with a wide age range.
Additional Information: Applicants meeting minimum qualifications will be evaluated further based on their supplement questionnaire responses. Applicants will also be evaluated against some (or all) of the preferred qualifications listed above. Forty (40) hours per week is the standard calculation measurement for full time experience; for less than forty (40) hours, the calculation of time is prorated accordingly. Top scoring candidates will then be offered an oral interview (date/time – TBD) will be held in person at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library located in Tucson, Arizona. Only oral interviews will be offered and may include practical or work sample testing with a focus on an applicant's level of competency in a particular area. Candidates should be prepared to demonstrate their ability to communicate effectively in Spanish and English, both in written and verbal form. No phone or Skype interviews will be offered for our first round of interviews.
Pima County Human Resources Department reserves the right to admit to the selection process only those candidates that meet the minimum/desired qualifications. All applications will be assessed based on an evaluation of the listed education and experience. Candidates meeting the minimum/desired qualifications may be further evaluated/scored against any advertised Preferred Qualifications. The hiring authority will interview and select the successful candidate from a referral list provided by Human Resources. Additional assessments/testing may be required as part of the selection process.