Outreach Assistant (Temporary)

Outreach Assistant (Temporary)

The Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, part of The New York Public Library, serves patrons who are eligible to borrow materials from the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) in the five boroughs of New York City and Long Island. For more information see talkingbooks.nypl.org

The Library is seeking a Outreach Assistant to build connections and increase awareness of and enrollment in library services for people with print disabilities in New York’s Spanish speaking communities. The incumbent should be a creative and organized community-builder and an adept communicator, with cultural competencies and a passion for helping people with disabilities explore resources in ways that allow them to follow their interests and discover new ones.

This position is temporary through November 2020.

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    Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably with a strong, well-rounded liberal arts background, or a community-based background (ie social work, education, community organizing)
    • Successfully demonstrated public service experience with the ability to work well with a diverse patronage
    • Successfully demonstrated interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
    • Successfully demonstrated ability to work as part of a team
    • Strong organization and planning skills, including the ability to perform multiple projects or tasks simultaneously
    • Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports
    • Strong computer and other related technology skills, including MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Google applications, PCs, Macs and e-reader devices
    • Spanish Fluency
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  • : 03/23/2019
  • : Part-time
  • : Library
  • : Visitor Services
  • : Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library