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Position Title:


Assistant State Librarian

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Work Location:


1201 Brazos - Austin, TX 78711

Working Hours:


M-F 8-5

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Monthly Salary:


$9,418 - $10,400 /Month

Date Job Available:


February 1, 2022

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Performs advanced senior-level policy administration and managerial work with strategic planning, state agency program administration, working closely with the Director and Librarian on the day-to-day program operations of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Also performs senior-level legislative work and oversees the agency’s digital strategies. Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of the agency's communication team and coordinates staff activities related to digital initiatives. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative an independent judgment.

Assists in identifying strategic agency objectives and designing programs to achieve those objectives.
Conducts strategic planning and other goal-setting activities.
Works with staff and external partners to identify opportunities to advance the agency’s digital operations, resources, and programs and leads planning and implementation efforts to carry out strategic digital initiatives
Supervises agency communications team, and Center for the Book Coordinator.
Participates in agency activities related to the legislative session.
Assists in the development of communications to the legislature, governmental agencies, and the public.
Reviews and analyzes agency program operations to evaluate the performance of the agency and to identify areas of potential program modifications and improvements.
Participates in the preparation of budget requests, grant applications, and performance reports.
Oversees and/or prepares, reviews, edits and approves agency reports and studies.
Supports policy and rule making activities of the commission and advisory boards.

Represents and/or acts on behalf of the director and librarian.
Monitors and reports changes in federal or state law, policy, or procedures.

Master's degree, in library and information science, business administration,  or comparable field.
Six years successful professional experience in a library, archives, or related organization.
Six years experience in the management of a multifaceted organization.
Experience in policy administration and management work.
Experience in project management
Experience in managing technology innovations, digital services, and digital resources.
Excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing
Ability to make effective presentations, speak before large groups and testify before elected or appointed officials.
Ability to lead and motivate staff.
Ability to analyze data, to formulate conclusions, and to write reports.
Ability to direct and organize program activities, to establish program goals and objectives that support the strategic plan.
Ability to identify problems, evaluate alternatives, and implement effective solutions.
Ability to develop and implement agency policies and procedures.
Ability to prepare concise reports and meet established deadlines.
Ability to conduct planning or business meetings.
Ability to analyze issues, to work under pressure, and meet close deadlines.
Ability to plan, assign, and supervise the work of others.
Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocations, and leadership techniques.
Knowledge of accounting, budgeting and financial principles.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration and management.
Skill in compiling, evaluating, and presenting legislative information.
Skill in problem-solving and negotiating.

Masters degree in public or business administration or six years of experience as a public sector manager with responsibility for staff and budget.
Experience in the application or design of automated information systems to library, archival, records management, or business problems.
Experience working with the federal or state legislature, legislative staff or research services.
Knowledge of local, state and federal laws and regulations.
Experience with digital transformation initiatives

Complete college transcripts.
Portfolio of analytical reports and writing samples.
Applicants selected for interview will be asked to make a short presentation.
Overnight travel by personal automobile and commercial aircraft occasionally required.
Overtime and evening/weekend work may be required.

Reports to the director and librarian. Supervises the Communications Team, 4.0 FTE

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