CMLE needs a new Office Administrator

Sadly, Sheri Olson is leaving us, so CMLE finds itself  in need of a permanent, part-time replacement. Please share this information widely with people you know who might be a great fit for our CMLE team. Thanks!                   Patricia-

Central Minnesota Libraries Exchange (CMLE)

Office Administrator

The Central MN Libraries Exchange (CMLE) is part of a statewide network of MN multitype library systems. CMLE serves 320 libraries or K-12 school media centers. Services are driven by the dynamic needs of library and school media center personnel in the 12-county Central MN region. The person in this part-time position provides administrative and programmatic support. Visit for a better sense of what CMLE is all about!

Primary Responsibilities

  • Be a member of a team that provides library-specific communications and marketing activities so that programmatic objectives are met and professionals in the library field receive needed information and resources via multiple communication channels including social media.
  • Identify, develop, oversee, manage, or promote events that fit identified professional development needs.
  • Maintain processes and systems that support established records retention schedules, Board governance administration, and financial backup.
  • Participate as needed with special projects or initiatives, and other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate of Arts (AA) degree.
  • Comfort with computers and working in a multiple-tab window environment.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to be used across multiple venues.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, work independently, organize efficiently, manage/coordinate multiple tasks, and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to fluently use advanced features of Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Excellent customer service skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience as staff or a volunteer in a nonprofit organization.
  • Experience writing in a professional environment, e.g., newsletter articles, blog posts, promotional materials, etc.
  • Administrative experience using WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, and Google Apps.

Compensation and Perks

  • 25 hours per week, flexible schedule on site, with some possible telecommuting. Position could include more hours in the event of a funding increase.
  • Salary range of $16 – $18 per hour starting, depending on experience.
  • Pro-rated vacation, sick leave, holidays, and PERA pension.

Essential Duties

  • Communicating in English across all work areas.
  • Interacting with other employees and clients.
  • Moving office and other supplies weighing up to 40 pounds occasionally.
  • Ability to travel independently on system business occasionally.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

How to apply: Please send a print resume and cover letter indicating your interest in the CMLE Office Administrator position to: Chris Palmer, cmERDC/CMLE, 570 1st. St. SE. St. Cloud, MN 56304. Review of applications: Application review begins March 4, 2016.  Applications will be accepted until position is filled.