Member Programs Librarian
American Theological Library Association
ATLA (American Theological Library Association) seeks a creative and
collaborative Member Programs Librarian to manage membership engagement,
retention, and recruitment by administering member benefit programs, design
and execute member and prospect outreach activities, and maintain strong
relationships with ATLA's individual-type and institutional-type members. The
Member Programs Librarian will provide timely, professional, and accurate
information regarding ATLA benefits and programs to current and potential
members. This position is responsible for conducting research, developing, and
implementing new and improved programs for members. This position is
responsible for managing relationships and projects with members, committees,
task forces, working groups, regional groups, interest groups, vendors,
consultants, and colleagues as appropriate
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Coordinates responses to inquiries with Member Programs Assistant and provides
premier service to members and potential members in person and by email and
phone on a timely basis.
Develops and oversees information and processes relating to membership
including benefits, programs, criteria, and application procedures. Ensures
clear and accurate information is available and communicated appropriately via
multiple communication channels (web, email, print, etc.)
Contributes to and edits content for ATLA properties and publications
including the newsletter, website, and social media.
Oversees ongoing implementation of existing programs such as Cataloging
Funnels, Reciprocal Borrowing, and Consortial Licensing. Coordinates with
member leaders, business partners and others to effectively administer these
programs. Assesses member satisfaction, develops and executes activities to
grow participation in these programs.
Designs and executes member and prospect outreach and community-building
activities. Performs follow-up to ensure conversion of prospects to members
and welcomes new members.
Conducts research to identify potential new members, evaluate current
programs, and create new benefits of interest to members. Develops new,
improves existing, and sunsets programs using knowledge gained by interaction
with members, research, and experience with the library market.
Maintains strong relationships with regional groups. Explores opportunities
for closer interaction with and between regional groups and forges sustainable
relationships that are mutually beneficial.
Adds, updates, and maintains member and prospect data in the Customer
Relationship Management (CRM) software. Utilizes the CRM to manage member
interactions, participation in programs, prospecting campaigns, etc.
Works closely with the Member Programs team, other internal staff, and
consultants to enhance and improve member and prospect interactions both in
person and online such as through the website, online portal, online community
site, and communication vehicles (email, newsletter, social media).
Develops, coordinates, and/or conducts professional development opportunities
including webinars, workshops, and presentations online and/or in person.
Represents the association at member visits, conferences, workshops, symposia,
regional meetings, etc.
Master's degree in library and information science or equivalent field; or
four to ten years related experience and/or training
Two years' experience working in a library, cultural heritage organization, or
affiliated educational, nonprofit, or professional organization
Proven proficiency in developing and executing outreach activities
Demonstrated experience with providing customer service
Experience coordinating the activities of a small team toward discrete goals
Familiarity with trends, current technologies, and best practices in libraries
Demonstrated ability to work in collaborative environment
Professional experience building relationships
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Experience working in a theological or religious studies library
Supervisory experience including planning, assigning, and directing work;
appraising performance; and rewarding and disciplining employees
Evidence of potential to succeed in a rapidly changing environment
Must be willing and able to travel throughout North America via plane, train,
automobile, and other means. Occasional international
Must have a valid driver's license and passport (or legal ability to acquire
Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
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