Come work with Califa!

Califa is looking for a library professional with all of the energy, enthusiasm and companion superpowers to step into the role of Member Services & Outreach Manager. From our new homebase in San Francisco, you will be the primary contact and communicator with vendors and member libraries, and a driving force in helping get the innovative products and services that fit, cost-effectively, into California libraries. You’ll also be part of the Infopeople team, helping to market and support Infopeople courses and webinars. 

This is a great opportunity for the motivated, experienced, self-starter looking for a chance to exercise your considerable skills to help libraries innovate on a statewide level. You’ll be joining a small, but mighty team. Come help us move mountains.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Investigate and evaluate new products and negotiate new product offers
  • Manage product purchasing and renewals with vendors and members
  • Track member interest in trials and coordinate group purchases
  • Liaise with the Product Advisory Team to identify new products for consideration.
  • Market Califa & Infopeople services online
  • Provide support for online services including enki, SimplyE and Infopeople courses/webinars
  • Maintain vendor and member contact information, contracts and purchase information online via our new Consortia Manager platform
  • Travel to conferences to meet with vendors and present on behalf of Califa
  • Assist with planning Califa events such as the Vendor Fair
  • Coordinate and provide product trainings onsite and online
  • Participate in new product development and participate in grant project administration, as assigned

Your Skills:

  • Project Management: you can manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines!
  • Customer service: you like helping people!
  • Communication: you like talking to people!
  • You can write!
  • You have great computer office skills and enjoy a good spreadsheet!
  • You like to present and train! 

Your Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and 3 years’ experience in a library, consortium or related organization preferred. Master’s in library and information science from an ALA accredited school also preferred.
  • Experience with electronic information resources in a library setting or private industry.
  • Participation in regional, state and national professional associations.

Deadline:  Submit resume and letter of interest by August 10, 2018 to Paula MacKinnon, pmackinnon@califa.org, or through ALA JobList.

Hours:  40 hours, Monday-Friday. Telecommute 1 day per week optional. Some travel required.

Work Location:  330 Townsend St., Suite 133, San Francisco, CA (across the street from Caltrain!)

Salary Range:  $65,561 - $87,859/yr. 

About Califa

Califa Group (califa.org) is a 501c3 nonprofit library membership consortium of more than 230 libraries and is the largest library network in California. Founded in 2004, Califa brokers and facilitates the procurement of library products; works closely with the California State Library in administering statewide projects supported by federal Library Services and Technology Act funds; offers innovative eBook services to libraries including the enki Library eBook platform and the SimplyE multi-platform eReader; and offers library staff Continuing Education and Professional Development training through the Infopeople (infopeople.org) project.