VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT!
NEWS DATE: 06/01/2016

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT!

The American Corner Stip is seeking a reliable, responsible individual who has strong communication skills to fulfill a position as a Part-time (20 hours per week) Resource Center Specialist

 

POSITION:  American Corner Staff- Resource Center Specialist

AMERICAN CORNER STIP

OPENING DATE:    June 1st, 2016  

CLOSING DATE:    June 10th, 2016

 

WORKING HOURS:  Hiring for part-time (20-hours per week) position on a honorarium contract basis for a period up to nine months (with 3 month renewal)

Starting date: July 1st, 2016

 

RESPONSIBILITIES 

GENERAL

American Corner Stip (AC Stip) is a resource center located within the National Institution/ University Library “Goce Delcev” in Stip. It is the fourth Corner opened in Macedonia and first in the region of Eastern Macedonia. This American Corner is a partnership between the Public Affairs Section at the U.S. Embassy in Skopje and the National Institution/University Library "Goce Delcev" in Stip.  It includes a collection of books, audio-visual materials, periodicals, on-line resources and other information about the U.S.A., in English.  AC Stip is designed to provide information and to encourage dialogue and cooperation between the people of the U.S.A. and of the Republic of Macedonia.  AC Stip serves as a venue for speeches, discussions, film or video showings, holiday observances, English language conversation groups, meetings of people who have studied or traveled in the U.S., and other events as scheduled.  AC Stip receives support from the U.S. State Department, and is administered through the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Skopje.

The American Corner personnel provide assistance to clients who visit and use AC Stip; design and implement programs, speakers and events designed to enhance mutual understanding between the U.S.A. and Macedonia; coordinate user instruction and registration; maintain and safeguard materials, equipment and premises. 

 

SPECIFIC

Essential Functions: 

Include the following.

  • Directs and handles the day-to-day activities of the American Corner.
  • Inventories library collection and assesses future needs.
  • Makes input on data of all books into library software.
  • Assists AC users in locating and using reference materials.
  • Creates, designs, and organizes programs and events, in cooperation with the other AC staff and Embassy.
  • Prepares venues, publicity materials, handouts, logistics, etc., for programs and events.
  • Trains volunteers, residents, and community members to assist with AC Stip programs.
  • Establishes and maintains linkages with other American Corners, English language libraries, cultural centers and similar institutions.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Carries out special projects as needed.
  • Keeps accurate records of usage of materials, numbers and types of clients, visitors, etc.
  • Prepares statistical and narrative reports on activities.

Qualifications:

 

To carry out this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing in English. Similar abilities in Macedonian and Albanian are preferred, but not mandatory.
  • High school or University degree in English Language or other relevant field, with substantial or relevant experience.
  • Knowledge of computer-based instruction. Skill in using a wide range of current computer applications, including Internet, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office (Word processing and spreadsheet), and web page design.
  • Good typing and data-entry skills.
  • Knowledge of the history, values, society, culture, and education of the United States of America.
  • Some knowledge of publications and indexing systems, and understanding of library principles and practices.
  • Familiarity with reference tools and procedures.
  • Competencies and experience in working with people, including youth, adults, elderly and disabled individuals.
  • Ability to maintain a budget.
  • Ability to prepare and update written reports and correspondence, and to maintain accurate records.
  • Skills in prioritizing work assignments.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from supervisors, customers, and the general public.
  • Skill in communicating appropriately and courteously with other AC’s, the Library, and U.S. Embassy staff, and with members of the public.

TO APPLY

 

Interested candidates for this position should submit current Curriculum Vitae and Cover letter to the following email address: acshtip@gmail.com, no later than June 10th, 2016! Please use: ”ACS vacancy” in the subject line.

 Only the selected candidates will be contacted for an interview!

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