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October 31, 2014
** PROGRAM AND OFFICE ASSISTANT (FULL-TIME) **
Reporting to the Director of Senior Services, the Program and Office Assistant’s primary responsibility is to provide administrative assistance to the Director and to the Council on Aging (COA) staff by performing secretarial, administrative, bookkeeping and other activities that assist the staff in carrying out their responsibilities and ensure the smooth operation of the COA. The incumbent acts as the contact person for all persons or groups contacting the COA, on the telephone, in person, via email and mail.
The work requires knowledge of Departmental practices and procedures; knowledge of the operations of other Town departments and state and local agencies; attention to detail, organizational and computer skills; and the exercise of initiative and independent judgment within the framework of Departmental practices. The incumbent frequently interacts with seniors and their families and the general public, requiring strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to maintain confidentiality. Work is performed quickly and accurately under tight deadlines, with minimal supervision.
Requirements: Associates Degree; working knowledge of elder network; three to five years of progressively responsible experience in clerical, secretarial or administrative work or an equivalent combination of education and experience; personal computer application skills to include word processing, database management, spreadsheets, and general accounting; ability to operate a keyboard and standard office equipment at efficient speed; ability to perform arithmetic computations accurately; excellent organizational, interpersonal, and verbal and written communication skills; ability to do accurate and detailed work, to prioritize workflow and to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment; ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with others; ability and skill to handle crises, following protocol for reporting and
seeking help; ability to act quickly, calmly and professionally in urgent situations; and sensitivity to the concerns of the senior population and ability to maintain confidentiality. Familiarity with MUNIS is a plus. This is a full-time position, 35 hours/week, and fully benefitted. Hourly rate of pay is $20.91 - $26.05, depending on qualifications. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to the Human Resources Department, 525 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482 or e-mail as a Word document or PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 5, 2014. AA/EOE
** LIBRARY DIRECTOR **
The Wellesley Free Library Board of Trustees is seeking a dynamic, visionary leader to fill the position of Library Director. The Board of Trustees seeks a progressive, collaborative team-builder who is an experienced and committed professional with proven management and administrative skills. The successful candidate must be aware of current and emerging trends and best practices in public library services. Anticipated starting date Winter 2015. The Town of Wellesley, with a population of 28,000, is a predominantly residential community located approximately 13 miles west of Boston. Wellesley has an excellent school system and three thriving colleges within its boundaries. The Wellesley Free Library serves the Town of Wellesley through a main library and two branch libraries, with a unionized staff of 68. Other
relevant statistics include a budget of $2.25 million, annual circulation of 855,000, and a collection exceeding 300,000 items. This library has a long history of providing high quality, innovative services.
The Director is the chief administrative and chief financial officer for the library and reports to the elected six member Board of Library Trustees. The Director is responsible for all library operations including personnel administration, service delivery, financial management including budgeting, strategic planning and institutional advancement. He or she works closely with other Town departments, professional organizations, and other libraries. The successful candidate will have proven experience as a library administrator, including demonstrated financial management abilities, the ability to articulate a vision for library service and inspire others, the capacity to interact effectively with multiple constituencies and to serve as the library’s representative throughout the community.
Demonstrable leadership and skills in the areas of technology, long-range planning and personnel and financial management are essential. The successful applicant will be an excellent communicator with strong written and verbal communication skills as well as possessing the personal qualities of integrity, dedication, energy, an entrepreneurial spirit and enthusiasm. Minimum requirements include a MLS from an ALA accredited school, six years of progressively responsible supervisory/management experience in a library setting. Salary range $75,000 to $115,000 commensurate with experience and an excellent benefits package.
** SCHOOL CROSSING GUARDS **
Excellent opportunity for individuals concerned about the safety of children. The Town of Wellesley is currently looking to hire School Crossing Guards. We are seeking dependable individuals to assure the safety of school children crossing the streets as they go to and from school. Interested individuals need not be Wellesley residents. The morning shift is from 7:55 a.m. to 8:25 a.m. and the afternoon shift is generally from 3:05 p.m. to 3:35 p.m. On Wednesdays, the afternoon shift is from 12:05 p.m. to 12:35 p.m. Salary is $13.87/hour plus a $5.00 stipend for each shift. Fresh air and smiling children's faces are included. Please apply at the Human Resources Department, Town Hall, 525 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482. AA/EOE
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