Employment Opportunities

Alexandria Library is a great library system to work for, rich in history and located in a city which boasts incredible diversity. We proudly reflect that diversity, with 22 different languages spoken by our 102 staff members. Positions include full-time, part- time, and seasonal jobs in both professional and paraprofessional capacities. Vacancies are posted as they occur, so check back often. Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at Alexandria Library!

 

Positions

Please submit a completed application form for each position for which you are applying. You may download the Employment Application in PDF format or fill it out online.

 

Librarian III Youth Services Manager -- Full Time -- Beatley Central Library

Fiscal Analyst -- Full Time -- Beatley Central Library

Library Page -- Part Time -- Beatley Central Library

Library Aide -- Part Time -- Beatley Central Library

 

 

LIBRARIAN III YOUTH SERVICES MANAGER - FT/40 HOURS

BEATLEY CENTRAL LIBRARY

 

The Alexandria Library is looking for an enthusiastic individual to lead its Youth Services team.  The ideal candidate will have exceptional customer service skills and the desire to contribute to a busy, main library. Under the direction of the Central Library Manager, this position is responsible for supervising the activities of the Youth Service Department, including training and evaluating personnel, planning programs, collection development and a variety of duties that require a thorough knowledge of youth services. 

 

Duties:

  • Provides overall vision and leadership for Youth Services throughout the Alexandria Library, to include planning and coordinating initiatives and services on a system-wide basis.
  • Works as a member of the Central Library management team and submits information and statistics to the Central Library Manager for monthly and annual reports.
  • Hires, trains, and evaluates staff within the Youth Services Department at the Central Library.
  • Plans and implements educational programs and literacy initiatives including summer reading programs for children ages 0-12.
  • Coordinates collection development and maintenance for children’s materials.
  • Assists children, caregivers, parents, teachers, etc. with requests for information and library materials.
  • Coordinates activities with Alexandria City Public Schools and the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities.
  • Stays aware of professional trends and continually works to improve youth services.
  • Represents the library through interaction with community organizations and participation in professional associations on both a regional and national level.
  • Assists with grant writing for Youth Services initiatives.

 

Skills and Abilities:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of children’s and young adult literature, programming and services.
  • Management and supervisory skills, including team building, time management, and planning.
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills.
  • Knowledge of integrated library systems and technology.
  • Ability to adapt to a rapidly changing library environment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with staff.   
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.

 

Minimum requirements:

Minimum: Master’s Degree in Library & Information Science from an ALA-accredited school; experience at the level of Librarian II; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities; supervisory experience preferred. Applicant must possess or obtain, within 3 months of hire, a license to practice as a registered professional librarian by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

 

Salary:  $57,919.09 - $93,064.22.

The City’s promotional policy states that an employee who is promoted will be placed on the pay grade associated with their new job classification on the step held prior to promotion unless the increase exceeds 20%, in which case the employee will receive a salary adjustment of 20% plus placement on the next higher step of the new grade, or the minimum of the new grade, whichever is greater.  In no case may the employee's salary exceed the maximum salary of the new pay grade.

 

Schedule:

Hours are scheduled to meet the staffing needs of the library, and will include days, evenings, two Saturdays per month, and occasional Sundays at the Beatley Central Library

 

Benefits: Earns annual and sick leave and is eligible for health insurance, retirement, life insurance, supplemental life insurance, long-term disability, long-term care insurance and flexible spending accounts.

 

Send/Email/Fax Cover Letter, Resume and three references to:

Renee DiPilato, Manager, Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA, 22304-2903, Phone 703.746.1702, Fax 703-746-1789;  careers@alexandria.lib.va.us or apply  online.

 

Applications received by March 7, 2014 will receive first consideration; however, the position is open until filled.


FISCAL ANALYSTFT/40 HOURS

BEATLEY CENTRAL LIBRARY

 

Under the supervision of the Division Chief of Administrative Services, the Fiscal Analyst provides accounting and financial support for the Alexandria Library. 

 

Position Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Performs all accounting activities for the department, entering expenditures and revenues; ensures that all transactions are properly coded, approved, signed, and documented;
  • Creates journal entries of cash receipts, including electronic transfers, credit card payments, monies from debit card machines and cash registers;
  • Enters new vendors into system, processes invoices, edits and posts accounts, prints checks;
  • Responds to vendor inquiries regarding status of payments, and researches and resolves vendor inquiries on past due invoices.  Resolves various other problems regarding payment to vendors;
  • Maintains financial records and files for the Alexandria Library, Alexandria Library Foundation and James M. Duncan, Jr., Library Foundation;
  • Creates, purges and maintains an efficient filing system for all financial records; monitors fiscal condition of operating programs;
  • Reconciles Library and Alexandria Library Foundation bank statements;
  • Prepares monthly and annual financial reports;
  • Exercises responsibility for fiscal-management activities; and plans, implements and maintains department's financial management system;
  • Develops financial analyses for preparing and monitoring the department budget;
  • Monitors program expenditures & revenues and recommends solutions to identified issues;
  • Prepares information for Library and Library Foundation Board meetings, provides administrative and fiscal support for the Alexandria Library, Alexandria Library Foundation,  and James M. Duncan, Jr. Library Foundation;
  • Serves as the Library’s Kronos Administrator; uses Kronos to review and verify bi-weekly time reporting information and resolves staff payroll problems in coordination with the Finance/Accounting Department;
  • Assists in planning, developing, and preparing the annual operating budget and periodic projections;
  • Coordinates annual audit and financial statement preparation; provides supporting documentation and schedules to auditors;
  • Prepares General Fund Expenditure report for Office of Management & Budget;
  • Attends Financial Liaison Meetings;
  • Serves as Fixed Asset Manager for the Library;
  • Provides technical guidance on financial matters to employees within the department;
  • Communicates work progress and accomplishments in oral and written reports, and generates own new work assignments through feedback obtained in discussions;
  • Assists with Administrative Office functions, including answering and directing phone calls, and arranging for building and custodial maintenance;
  • Performs related work as assigned.
  • Responds to policy and procedural questions regarding budget, finance and other matters;
  • Maintains performance measures and reports to appropriate City, State, and national contacts

 

Essential Knowledge, Skills,and Abilities:

Proven knowledge and 3-5 years of experience with the following:

  • basic accounting theory, principles, practices, and their actual application;  modern principles and practices of public budgeting, grant administration, and/or client and third-party billing;
  • municipal government operations and financial management;
  • financial, accounting and budget data analysis;
  • QuickBooks, MS Office Suite particularly Excel, Word and Outlook.

 

Must have the demonstrated ability to:

  • establish and maintain effective working relationships with division and central agency officials, co-workers, and with the public;
  • communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing;
  • multi-task;
  • analyze, interpret, and report research findings; and
  • perform the tasks of the position independently and to make decisions, especially in the absence of the supervisor.

 

Minimum Requirements:

Minimum: Two Year College Degree with coursework in accounting or financial management; at least three years of progressive experience in the field of accounting and financial management; at least two years of experience with QuickBooks or another commercial financial software application; at least one year of work experience involving public accounting or public financial administration; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.  Must have strong attention to detail.
           

Preferred: Four Year College Degree in Accounting or Financial Management.  Experience creating, maintaining, and manipulating spreadsheets; experience with QuickBooks; ability to analyze, summarize and present analysis; ability to interpret fiscal accounting records and to prepare accurate and complete reports.  Financial certifications and experience with Munis and Kronos are a plus.

 

Salary: $45,382.95 - $72,921.21 depending upon qualifications

 

Benefits: Earns annual and sick leave and is eligible for health insurance, retirement, life insurance, long-term disability insurance and long-term care insurance.

 

Schedule: Typically eight work hours per day Monday – Friday; however, the hours may vary according to the needs of the Alexandria Library. 

 

Send/Fax/Email: Application, Cover Letter, Resume, and References (3) to:

Linda Wesson, Division Chief of Administrative Services, Alexandria Library, 5005 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA, 22304-2903; Phone 703.746.1701; Fax 703.746.1789;  careers@alexandria.lib.va.us  or appl online.

 

This position is open until filled; however, applications received by April 25, 2014 will be given first consideration.

 

LIBRARY PAGE - PT/15 HOURS (TEMPORARY)

BEATLEY CENTRAL LIBRARY

The Alexandria Library is looking for a dynamic team player to join the Circulation team at the Beatley Library.  The ideal candidate will have exceptional customer service skills and the desire to contribute to a busy, central library. 

 

Duties:

  • Shelving library materials;
  • Sorting book carts;
  • Checking shelf order;
  • Shifting books in order to maintain neat and appealing shelves;
  • Clearing book drops;
  • Assisting other staff as requested;
  • Assisting patrons with locating information and materials;
  • Dusting, organizing and clean up as necessary and
  • Additional duties as assigned which may include Circulation Desk functions.

 

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to read, write, count and communicate well with others in English;
  • Good alphabetic and numeric skills;
  • Be responsible and reliable;
  • Be able to work with minimal supervision;
  • Have the ability to work harmoniously with both the public and co-workers;
  • Ability to work independently on feet standing or walking for periods up to an hour; and
  • Ability to bend, stoop, lift and stretch in order to manage materials.

 

Minimum Requirements:

High School Diploma or GED is required; some college education is preferred. You must be able to physically lift and carry materials either loose or in bags/boxes weighing up to 40 pounds. Must be able to push fully loaded book carts. A knowledge of, or willingness to learn, library practices (including the use of computers and other technologies) is necessary. Previous library experience is helpful.

 

Compensation: $13.208 per hour

 

LocationBeatley Central Library, 5005 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA  22304-2903

 

Schedule:  This position is 15 hours per week, usually in three or four hour shifts, including Sundays. Hours are scheduled to meet the needs of the Beatley Library. Currently Sundays are worked on an alternating basis.  

 

This position is seasonal and not eligible for benefits. 


Send/Email/Fax Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references to:

Donald Sidbury, Page Supervisor, Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA, 22304-2903, Phone 703.746.1702, Fax 703.746.1789; careers@alexandria.lib.va.us or apply online.

 

Applications received by May 2, 2014 will receive first consideration; however, the position is open until filled.


LIBRARY AIDE - PT/16 HOURS (TEMPORARY)

BEATLEY CENTRAL LIBRARY


 

The Alexandria Library is looking for an enthusiastic individual to join the Circulation team at the Beatley Library.  The ideal candidate will have exceptional customer service skills and the desire to contribute to a busy, central library.  Under the direction of the Circulation Manager, this position is responsible for direct customer service to patrons. 

 

Duties:

  • Register patrons for library cards, check items in/out and retrieve materials for patrons;
  • Answer questions and direct phone calls;
  • Collect fines and fees associated with library services;
  • Assist patrons with searches, locating materials, using online databases, computers, printers, self-check machines, photocopiers and change machines;
  • Organize materials to be shelved and
  • Additional duties as assigned.

 

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and the public;
  • Ability to bend, stoop, lift and stretch in order to manage materials

 

Minimum requirements:

High School Diploma or GED is required; some college education is preferred. Library Page (Page I) experience is desirable.  Physically lift and carry materials either loose or in bags/boxes weighing up to 40 pounds. Must be able to push fully loaded book carts. A knowledge of, or willingness to learn, library practices (including the use of computers and other technologies is required).

 

Other library experience, customer service experience, office work, or volunteer experience can be applied.   

 

Compensation: $13.719 per hour


Location: Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA  22304-2903

 

Schedule:  16 hours per week. Hours are scheduled to meet the needs of the Beatley Library and will include every Saturday, 10am-5pm.

 

This position is seasonal and not eligible for benefits.

 

Send/Email/Fax Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references to:

Sandra Holt, Circulation Manager, Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA, 22304-2903, Phone 703.746.1731, Fax 703-746-1789; careers@alexandria.lib.va.us or apply  online.

 

Applications received by May 2, 2014 will receive first consideration; however, the position is open until filled.