Position Available: Community Services Manager (Full-time)

The Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library invites applications for Community Services Manager, a full-time position with benefits.

Are you interested in working for a vital and active community organization? Does working with the public energize and excite you? Are you an enthusiastic and supportive supervisor and a strong leader? If you answered “yes” to these questions, we encourage you to apply for this position to learn more about joining our team and the opportunity to offer library services in an encouraging, innovative, and collaborative workplace.

Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library is an award-winning library serving Bristol Borough and surrounding areas. Our mission is “Opening doors, inspiring minds, connecting community.” We achieve this through outstanding and personalized customer service, high quality programming, free and open access to technologies and the internet, specialized services to support research in the areas of local history, nonprofits and grantseeking, and active community outreach. The Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library is funded by The Grundy Foundation, which also supports the Grundy Museum. For more information about the Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library, visit our website.     

Primary duties: Reporting to the Library Director, the Community Services Manager plans, develops, evaluates, and coordinates the activities and operations of the Community Services department. Responsible for the supervision of all departmental library staff, this manager creates schedules, fosters development, evaluates performance, and provides strong leadership. Typical areas of management responsibility include reference & information services, collection development, youth services, programming & outreach and grants. Oversees and facilitates website development and maintenance. Coordinates activities with other departments and outside agencies. Actively participates on library teams including the library administrative team to assist in developing and evaluating library services, monitoring budgets, strategic planning, grant development, formulating policies and procedures, and staffing decisions. Works with the Library Director to ensure continuity of services by assisting in the management of day-to-day library operations. Serves in lieu of the Director during absences and at the request of the Director.

Required Education and Experience:

Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science from an A.L.A. accredited school, or equivalent

Minimum of three years management and supervisory experience in a public library setting

Required Qualifications:

Commitment to excellence in the provision of library service and broad knowledge of public library organization, administration, and services

Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills

Exceptional organizational and project-management skills

Demonstrated capacity to lead, motivate, assess, and supervise people and processes

Ability to think analytically, solve problems, and make independent decisions based on good business practices and library philosophy

Evidence of good judgment, tact, and discretion. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships and to interact diplomatically with all levels of staff and management throughout the organization

Ability to supervise staff using effective business models and motivational methods

Ability to create and perpetuate a team environment

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with desktop design tools including Canva and Microsoft Publisher

Experience with OCLC Wise integrated library system

Experience using online databases for research purposes

Ability to understand, speak, and write Spanish

Physical Abilities: Good stamina; ability to stand on feet and walk most of the day; easily operates computer keyboards, mice, printers, and other office equipment; ability to kneel, bend, stoop, and reach repeatedly; lift and carry library material weighing 25 lbs. and push book carts weighing 125 lbs.

All library positions require criminal background and child abuse clearances.

Hours: 40 hours per week including some evenings and weekends.

Compensation: Annual salary range $58,000-70,000 (dependent on education and experience); competitive benefits package.


Please submit a cover letter of application, current resume, and three references to Dana Barber, Library Director, Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library, 680 Radcliffe Street, Bristol, PA 19007 or email them to db@grundylibrary.org. Review of applications will begin immediately. Position open until filled.