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  • Programming Specialist

    The Urbana Free Library

  • Library/Organization Address

    210 W GREEN ST Urbana, IL 61801
    URBANA, Illinois 61801
  • Employment Type


  • Hourly Wage/Salary Range

    $43,306-$56,296/ year

  • About the Organization

  • Job Description and Responsibilities

    The Programming Specialist functions as a member of a team that participates in youth outreach and programming; provides excellent service to patrons; and carries out other duties as assigned. The Programming Specialist focuses on developing and executing excellent youth programs that can be taken into the community and fostering strong relationships with the community and partner organizations. The Programming Specialist reports to the Programming & Outreach Manager.

    The Ideal Candidate:
    Demonstrates substantial knowledge of outreach to specialized groups, such as teens, children, ESL students, parents, recreational readers, and non-library users.
    Develops and implements new and existing programs, outreach events, and partnerships for a diverse community using an awareness of popular culture and personal knowledge of current affairs and local events.
    Demonstrates bilingual skills (English and Spanish, French, or Chinese).
    Has excellent organizational, interpersonal, and decision-making skills.
    Excellent communication skills (written and public speaking)
  • Minimum Requirements to Apply

    Associate’s degree or higher in a youth- or education-related field or two years’ professional experience working with youth required.
    Bilingual skills (Spanish, French, or Chinese) required.
  • Benefits Offered

    Health insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Life insurance, Retirement plan, Paid time off

  • Position Start Date

    Immediately after being hired. The posting closes on October 1, and preliminary interviews will be scheduled soon after.
  • How to Apply

    Fill out an online application at and upload a cover letter and resume.
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