ULC offers employees a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, disability and life insurance and an employer-funded retirement plan.
4 Year Degree
Telecommuting is allowed.
The Urban Libraries Council (ULC) is an innovation and action tank of North America’s leading public library systems. We drive cutting-edge research and strategic partnerships to elevate the power of libraries as essential and transformative institutions. ULC is a hybrid working environment and collaborative team.
Libraries are impactful community leaders for democracy, race equity, economic opportunity, education and inclusion and central to the future of healthy cities.
The ULC National Program Manager will catalyze action for meaningful change by strengthening research and peer learning communities and capturing data to maximize community impact. This full-time position is located in Washington, D.C. and reports to the Director of Research and Data and Director of Racial Equity and Community Impact.
The Program Manager will have the opportunity to:
Bolster public libraries’ ability to collaborate and learn from each other to innovate and meet their communities’ needs.
Manage research and programs that strengthen communities and improve data on library impact and provide analysis of their community outcomes.
Reinforce an understanding of anti-racism to support libraries in applying an equity lens at the system level as part of their role building healthy, sustainable communities.
Areas of responsibility:
Develop and strengthen member resources, data visualization and products 25%
Support and develop metrics, surveys, reports, ecosystem maps, and data to support each of ULC’s research and grant funded projects.
Manage member surveys and data collection across programs and function areas.
Support action team(s) and member discussion groups.
Support creation of member knowledge resources.
Manage research and demonstration projects 25%
Manage implementation of complex multi-year research and demonstration projects. Key responsibilities include:
Research, surveys and field scans
Peer learning cohorts
Evaluation, data and metrics
Knowledge resources and publications
Program and project management
Grant reporting and results and budget monitoring
Manage library benchmarking platform and data initiatives 50%
Manage engagement of benchmarks, comparison data, representative samples and capacity-building workshops to ensure engagement in ULC platforms, tools and resources.
Manage state library / province-wide peer learning cohorts currently focused on strengthening data fluency and building digital inclusion.
Support libraries engaged in topic area benchmarks, resources and capacity building on anti-racism, democracy, digital equity and economic opportunity.
Manage customer support, communications, feedback and engagement.
Manage online knowledge resources and data visualization reports.
Bachelor’s degree required, with a minimum of 3-5 years of program management experience executing large scale projects.
Preference for candidates with a demonstrated understanding of equity, diversity and inclusion and a demonstrated interest in strengthening urban communities.
Experience in content creation and/or development of tools and resources.
Knowledge of the nonprofit arena; equitable community impact efforts in anti-racism, democracy, health, economic opportunity; and/or city and library planning.
Excellent communication, writing, data management, customer service, facilitation and interpersonal skills.
Must be organized, proactive and demonstrate an ability to independently manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
Collaborative attitude, and a sense of teamwork required. Willingness to travel.
Founded in 1971, ULC is an innovation and action tank of North America’s leading public library systems. ULC drives cutting-edge research and strategic partnerships to elevate the power of libraries as essential, transformative institutions for the 21st-century. ULC identifies significant challenges facing today’s communities and develops new tools and techniques to help libraries achieve stronger outcomes in education, workforce and economic development, digital equity and race and social equity. For more information, visit www.urbanlibraries.org.