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Program Manager - BookSeeker - Flexible Location

Library for All

This is no ordinary opportunity.

Our Program Manager (BookSeeker) has the power to change the lives of millions of children around the world.

Working with a global team of highly engaged education, publishing and technology specialists you'll use your exceptional relationship and networking skills to find and acquire illustrated children's books from around the world to add to our digital library. No two days will ever be the same as you methodically work across our existing network in more than 100 countries from Bhutan to Kenya and Indonesia to Madagascar to search the world for incredible stories that could change the lives of millions of children.

We've already changed the lives of more than 412,000 children around the world, and with your help we can grow that to 20 million before the end of this decade.

Library For All is no ordinary not for profit.

As a not-for-profit enterprise of Save the Children Australia, our mission is to make knowledge accessible to all, equally.

We have a proud history of using technology to disrupt traditional publishing models, and we leverage technology and innovation in our everyday work to improve educational outcomes for children around the world.

As a trusted partner to many of the world's leading development agencies, we're laser focused on scaling our impact to create measurable change for millions more children.

Want to know what it's like to work for one of the world's most innovative education technology organisations? Take a look at our Cultural Reference Guide.

Where you come in:

In this part-time, flexible, one-year maximum-term position (with the potential for extension), based in your choice of location anywhere in Australia, you will build new relationships within our existing network to identify and acquire illustrated children's books for our class-leading digital library. You will join our people leaders' team and report to our Head of Program Services.

You will make an impact by:

  • Delivering a large and complex international book acquisition program to source and publish new books for Library For All's digital library
  • Developing relationships with hundreds of new stakeholders around the world to assist in identifying and cataloguing suitable books
  • Managing the design and implementation of the program, including the budget, schedule, strategy and reporting to achieve program objectives
  • Assessing catalogued books against a multi-lingual curatorial framework and prioritising books for acquisition
  • Negotiating with content and rights owners to acquire rights and original files for the publication of books to our digital library
  • Working with our Publishing team to digitise and publish acquired books

Does this sound like you?

You are an exceptional relationship builder with a passion for meeting new people around the world. You have strong inter-personal skills, well-developed stakeholder relationship management skills and a flexible communication style including in multilingual environments. You have a strong understanding (or passion for) literacy development through your experience as a literary or educational professional, and equally strong organisational skills with a bias to action and a strong attention to detail. You thrive in a highly agile, flexible and high performing environment and you have a thirst for disruptive thinking, setting ambitious goals, and challenging the status quo. Importantly, you share our passion for delivering better educational outcomes for children using technology as an enabler.

This role requires:

  • Extensive experience in stakeholder management, network building or non-financial support raising
  • Extensive experience in volunteer management, ideally with a focus on language, education or books
  • Strong experience in literacy development for children in an education, education programming, development or aid field OR equivalent experience in a literary book publishing field such as publishing, curation, librarianship, OR comparable experience
  • Experience delivering programs in a formal program management structure
  • Demonstrated experience writing strategy, working with budgets, setting schedules and program reporting
  • Demonstrated success in delivering an ambitious program in a fast-paced environment
  • Exceptional interpersonal and stakeholder management skills
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills

Desired knowledge or experience:

  • A working knowledge of the International Non-Government Organisation sector
  • Awareness of cross-cultural literacy needs for children
  • Understanding of copyright and intellectual property rights in a publishing environment
  • Experience successfully delivering program outcomes in multilingual environments around the world (ideally, virtually)
  • Experience leading innovation, negotiation, collaboration, problem solving

Desirable qualifications and/or accreditations:

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant field such as Social Services, Business, Program Management, Librarianship, Education or Publishing

Working at Library For All is more than just a job.

It's the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for children and working with others who feel the same.

In addition to working at the leading edge of education technology alongside a team of highly engaged processionals you will have access to:

  • Opportunities to work on additional projects alongside business as usual
  • Individual learning plans to assist in your career development
  • Access to a network of marketing professionals through Save the Children globally
  • Internal employment and development opportunities within Library For All and Save the Children Australia
  • Friendly and highly flexible work environment' including working from home and flexible hours
  • Competitive salary + superannuation
  • Full salary packaging benefits
  • Additional annual leave options available

Sound interesting?

We'd love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking on one of the buttons in the 'Apply' section.

Position Description - Program Manager (BookSeeker)

In this role you will have the opportunity to base yourself from one of our offices in Brisbane, Sydney, or Melbourne or to work from home or an alternative location.

At Library For All, we seek a workforce that is as diverse as our society - in race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexuality, cultures and beliefs - and reflects the communities we work in. We believe diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and core values and we demonstrate this commitment through all our employment practices. Our inclusive workplace culture contributes to making Save the Children a great place to work.

Library For All is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check where necessary, and sign our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.

Library For All supports the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. If you are successful in your application, we will request consent to access HR held information pertaining to your last 5 years of employment. You can read about the Scheme and our commitment to Safeguarding here.

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