Library Communications Administrative Coordinator – Vermont Department of Libraries (Barre, VT)

Application Deadline Date:  09/07/2022
Req ID:  39383
Department:  Libraries
Location: Barre, VT, US
Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $23.55


The Library Communications and Administrative Coordinator provides communications for the Department of Libraries and administrative coordination for the Library Advancement division. Typical public relations and communications work includes writing, website and desktop electronic publishing, graphic design, and other promotional activities for the Department. Administrative duties include event and program planning and coordination, materials processing, data tracking, program management, and general office management.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the principles of effective communications
  • Applied knowledge of effective office management or administrative coordination
  • Knowledge of and the ability to use appropriate informational and social media channels
  • Knowledge of English usage, spelling, punctuation, and grammar and of writing and editing techniques
  • Working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite, desktop publishing, web content management systems, and design platforms
  • Strong computer skills and the ability to learn and use new technologies
  • Ability to write, edit and design reports and other publications covering a wide range of subject matter within timetables and deadlines
    creatively and effectively
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships, including with representatives of the media
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Ability to speak effectively in public
  • Ability to attend meetings or perform other assignments at locations outside the office

Who May Apply

This position, Library Communications Administrative Coordinator (Job Requisition #39383), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed in an office setting. Must have valid driver’s license, available private transportation, or the ability to travel to a state fleet vehicle pickup location. Occasional weekend and evening duty may be anticipated. Certain promotional activities, required convention attendance, etc. may require occasional overnight stays away from home.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, marketing, journalism, advertising, English, or technical and business writing AND two (2) years or more of experience in communications, public or media relations, or marketing.


Four (4) years or more of experience in communications, public or media relations, or marketing.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in office management or administrative support
  • Working knowledge of library practices, systems, and procedures
  • An understanding of library services and programming
  • Knowledge of children’s and youth literature

– Posted 9/1/22