Opportunity

Are you excited about the opportunity to work with patrons of all ages? Are you eager to find ways to connect with the community and engage adults with all the library has to offer? Do you enjoy managing projects and designing outreach efforts? Are you curious about how to build strong community organizations and constantly thinking of ways to connect with library users? Does managing a world languages collection entice you? Are you motivated to reach out to those who are under served? Are you a skilled communicator and someone others come to for your positive problem-solving? If so, check out this job opening at Cedar Mill Library.

About Us

Cedar Mill & Bethany Community Libraries serve 80,000 residents in the unincorporated communities of Washington County, less than 10 miles from downtown Portland. Our libraries are members of the Washington County Cooperative Library Service (WCCLS) that provides funding, technology, courier and other vital support. Cedar Mill & Bethany Community Libraries is a non-profit organization that is a much-loved community asset with more than 2 million items borrowed each year.

To apply, submit:

  1. Letter of application
  2. Resumé
  3. Answer the following questions:
    1. Describe a project you managed that demonstrates your ability to work with multiple stakeholders (colleagues and organizations/agencies outside the Library).
    2. How do you measure if a program or event is successful? Give 3 examples of quantitative and qualitative measurements you use.
    3. Provide one example of an outreach service that would fit within the Cedar Mill & Bethany Libraries’ service area. Describe the audience, the objectives, and the plan to implement it.

Applications by email are preferred and should go to cedarmill@wccls.org. Begin the subject line with Adult Services Librarian. Attachments should be in PDF. If submitting by mail, send to: Search Committee, Cedar Mill Community Library, 1080 NW Saltzman Rd. Portland, OR 97229.

Applications will be reviewed beginning February 12, 2023.

Pay is based on qualifications and may include a non-English language differential; range starts at $27.00 per hour. Benefits include Kaiser Health insurance, Vision, Dental insurance, Life and Disability insurance for employee. Health and Childcare Flexible Spending Account available. Library contributes to a 403(b) retirement plan after 1 year but employees may contribute sooner. The position is 40 hours per week, currently Tuesday through Saturday and is based at the main Cedar Mill Library.

Full job description (PDF) (DOCX).