ADULT PROGRAM COORDINATOR – inspiring adults through fun and lifelong learning


PPL’s Adult Program Coordinator is a member of the LIFE (Literacy is for Everyone) Department, and is responsible for planning classes and events (programs) for adults and teens, and cultivating community partnerships. The role requires a collaborative, creative, and organized person who is dedicated to public service.


  • Dream Big: Create and implement a vision and strategic direction for adult programming; plan and implement classes and events
  • Listen: Plan classes and events based on research into current trends and innovations; collect and analyze statistics to evaluate and improve programs
  • Get Out of the Box: Build community partnerships that encourage sustainable and innovative programming; connect target communities with library services
  • Get the Word Out: Promote library programs through electronic newsletter, social media, and traditional media; create eye-catching graphics for web promotion and posters
  • Engage: Regularly contribute blog articles, record podcasts, contribute to the library’s social media, and share your skills by teaching classes
  • Collaborate: Get involved with library projects outside of core responsibilities according to your passions and interests
  • Grow: Learn and apply new work methods, skills and technologies
  • Organize and Communicate: Use Trello and Google Apps to organize programming ideas and plans, and to communicate with library staff


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Strong project development and coordination abilities including organizational and research skills and the ability to manage conflicting priorities
  • Interpersonal skills including the ability to collaborate, communicate ideas, generate support, negotiate and resolve conflict
  • Ability to work across a range of projects
  • Graphic design skills, familiarity with Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.
  • Ability to produce quality documents, reports and communications in a variety of formats for both internal and external audiences
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion


  1. Kindness and empathy; treats everyone with courtesy and respect, eye contact, and a smile
  2. Sense of humor
  3. Motivated by creativity and public service
  4. Quick learner
  5. Self-starter; independent
  6. Humility; willingness to seek help and collaborate within a team
  7. Can-do attitude
  8. Enthusiasm; passionate about customer service, intellectual freedom, community, and culture
  9. Professional demeanor; excellent written and oral communication skills
  10. Adept with technology
 To apply, send your resume and cover letter to