Communications Coordinator

Website Haliburton County Public Library

The Haliburton County Public Library is seeking a COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR.

Located just a couple of hours northeast of the Greater Toronto Area, the County of Haliburton covers an area of more than 4,000 square kilometers. Better known as the Haliburton Highlands, the county is well-known for its stunning natural beauty and 500+ lakes. It’s an outdoor adventurer’s paradise! Ten percent of the county is located within Algonquin Park and popular activities in the county include canoeing, kayaking, hiking, fishing, geocaching, skiing, and cycling. The county has a robust arts community and a world-renowned arts college.

The Haliburton County Public Library offers library services to full-time and seasonal residents and has reciprocal borrowing agreements in place with several adjacent municipalities. HCPL’s Administration Office is located in the village of Haliburton. The Haliburton County Public Library has 8 libraries.

This part-time position (28 hours per week) is responsible for developing and implementing strategies which increase the community’s awareness of, and engagement with, library services and programs. This position communicates information to internal and external audiences and is responsible for providing administrative support to library staff.

Preference will be given to candidates who have a post-secondary diploma or degree in Marketing/Communications, or a Library Technician diploma, or a Master of Library and Information Studies degree. Three years of customer service experience is required.

The successful applicant must have the following:

  • Excellent communications skills.
  • Must display a commitment to customer service excellence for patrons of all abilities, including those with specialized needs, and an ability to manage difficult patron interactions with a calm and patient demeanor.
  • Must be a self-starter and an independent worker with a high level of comfort in organizational decision-making. Proactively identifies problems and recommends solutions.
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing innovative communication, website and social media strategies.
  • Experience creating graphics, including use of image and video editing software and a keen eye for design and detail.
  • Experience developing and managing the production of marketing materials.
  • Successful experience working in cross-functional and collaborative teams.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships at all levels.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office suite of products, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams.
  • Proficiency in ILS, MS Office, Canva, BiblioCommons Product Suite (or other discovery layer services), and a range of social media platforms.
  • Capacity to learn and integrate new technologies and platforms quickly and efficiently

The hourly wage range for this position is $31.05 to $36.32.

Job Description

To apply, please email your cover letter and resume in PDF format to info@haliburtonlibrary.ca no later than July 25, 2024, at 4:30pm.

We thank all who apply for this position; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The County of Haliburton is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodation can be provided in all steps of the hiring process. Please contact efenwick@haliburtoncounty.ca for further details.

In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the information gathered will be used solely for the purpose of job selection.

Compensation:  Hourly wage range for this position is $31.05 to $36.32

Closes: 25 July, 2024

To apply for this job please visit www.haliburtoncounty.ca.