Communications and Connections Coordinator – Allegheny County Library Association

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Do you love working with a wide range of organizations and individuals?  Do you love capturing success stories?  Are you looking to make a tangible impact in your work?  Then consider joining our team.  The Allegheny County Library Association is accepting applications for a full time Communications and Connections Coordinator.  If interested please submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirements and three professional references by April 30 to

ACLA’s Communications and Connections Coordinator will develop and manage partnerships that bring benefit to library service and ACLA-member libraries. S/he will oversee a range of communications in collaboration with other ACLA staff.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Build relationships and coordinate connections with outside agencies that can complement and support public libraries and library service.
  • Represent ACLA on task forces for countywide initiatives where library connections are constructive to overall project objectiv
  • es (e.g., Live Well Allegheny and Community Blueprint).
  • Collaborate with community partners and other ACLA staff to implement professional development opportunities for library staff.
  • Adapt advocacy messaging into collateral for local library use, in collaboration with the advocacy team.
  • Work with the marketing team to develop messaging.
  • Manage and monitor social media platforms and analyze performance metrics.
  • Oversee, in collaboration with other ACLA staff, the content of organization’s website and wiki.
  • Prepare various writing and communications pieces, including grant applications, as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to accomplish each essential duty with satisfactory results. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functio.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Undergraduate degree in pertinent field (e.g., communications, journalism, public relations, public affairs, etc.).  Minimum 3-5 years’ experience building connections with outside agencies, coordinating programs, and working with various communication platforms.  Web publishing and grant writing experience desirable.

SKILLS: The successful candidate must possess outstanding oral and written communication ability, strong project management skills, and the ability to establish rapport with a wide variety of people. Must also be proficient in the use of various software applications including Microsoft Office and versant in the use of social media tools.