Employment Opportunities

Librarian

(Position Opening for 2018-2019)

Job Description

Green Hedges School seeks to hire a full-time Librarian to join the faculty and staff in carrying out the mission of the School through a vibrant, connected Library program.  Green Hedges is a private independent preschool through Grade 8 school with approximately 150 students in Vienna, VA, fourteen miles west of Washington, DC.

BASIC FUNCTION: The Librarian is responsible for curating the School’s library collection and for developing and maintaining developmentally appropriate and engaging programming to serve the Pre-K through Middle School student population and its faculty. In addition, the Librarian will work with the administration in providing educational resources and support for faculty and parents.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • A bachelor’s degree, master’s preferred, in Library Sciences, or equivalent work experience
  • Experience in a school setting
  • Leadership skills and expertise to ensure the school library program is aligned with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school, and is an integral component of the curriculum
  • Mastery of library management systems
  • Ability to work directly, effectively, and collaboratively with primary, elementary, and/or middle school students and faculty
  • Command of school-based technology and knowledge of online resources to support and enhance curriculum
  • Experience managing a budget and meeting deadlines
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Successful completion of required background check

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead and oversee the selection, acquisition, evaluation, and organization of information resources and technologies in all formats.
  • Perform professional duties efficiently, manage resources effectively, and meet deadlines and meeting schedules set by the School.
  • With classroom faculty, provide instruction and guidance to help students develop the understanding and ethical sensibility to access and navigate information, both digital and print, in a safe and responsible manner.
  • Partner with faculty and administration to build and strengthen connections and learning opportunities between classroom curriculum, learning goals, research needs, and information resources both in the library and online.
  • Plan and implement meaningful experiences that will promote a love of reading and lifelong learning.
  • Effectively recruit and manage library volunteers.
  • Manage the school book fair fund raiser.
  • Network with librarians at other schools—independent and public—to make sure Green Hedges is current with and adhering to best practices.
  • Collaborate with Parents Association.
  • Participate actively in school community.
  • Play active role in the independent school accreditation process.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Head and/or Assistant Head. These duties include but are not limited to recess duty, lunch duty and carpool duty.
  • Work to be a positive advocate of Green Hedges at all times.
  • Attend and participate in faculty meetings.

Reports to:     Assistant Head of School

Salary:            Commensurate with experience

Contact:         Interested candidates should submit 1) letter of interest, 2) three references and 3) resume to: hr@greenhedges.org