Statewide Initiatives Coordinator: South Carolina State Library

Statewide Initiatives Coordinator, South Carolina State Library

 Location:  Columbia, South Carolina

Job Description:

The Statewide Initiatives Coordinator plans, creates, implements and evaluates programs and special services for statewide literacy and literary initiatives to increase awareness about and encourage participation in these efforts.

To increase cultural literacy in South Carolina broadly in the literary arts by working with libraries and organizations to increase literary programs in the state. Support the work of the South Carolina Center for the Book, an affiliate of the Library of Congress Center for the Book, which includes the promotion of SC’s literary heritage and bring public attention to the importance of books, writers and reading. Support Literacy 2030: a statewide endeavor committed to increasing literacy rates in the state by 2030 through coordinated efforts including programs, projects, communication pieces, and committee work. Provides assistance in the establishment of new programs or the modification of existing programs. Maintains up-to-date knowledge of the status of programs. Reviews, evaluates and reports on assigned programs. Provides technical assistance and general support for program areas to staff, management, the public and other partners. Identifies opportunities for grant funding or partnerships to highlight a program.

Minimum Requirement and Additional Requirements:

A bachelor’s degree in Education, English, Communications, or related field.

Knowledge of laws, regulations, policies and procedures relevant to the area of employment. Ability to exercise judgment and discretion. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Ability to interpret and apply laws, regulations, policies and procedures. Ability to communicate effectively including demonstrate excellent public speaking skills. Knowledge of grammar, composition and style. Knowledge of the methods and techniques used in planning, composing and editing publications. Ability to gather, organize and present oral and written information in a clear, concise and accurate manner. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with organizations and the general public.

Preferred Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Library Science, Education, English, Communications, or related field and relevant experience. Program planning, grant implementation and data collection/evaluation skills a plus.

Additional Comments:

Work occurs in a typical office environment and is primarily sedentary.  Some travel is required.

Complete the State application to include all current and previous work/salary history and education. A resume will not be accepted nor reviewed in lieu of a completed state application to determine if an applicant has met the qualifications for the position.  Include a cover letter, resume and three professional references; reference and background check will be conducted.


Find a full position description and instructions for applying on the SC Library Jobs List:

Agency Hiring Range:    $31,805 – $45,326

Job Type:                             FTE- Full Time

Work Schedule:                               Monday-Friday (8:30 – 5:00)

Company Info:                  South Carolina State Library

1500 Senate Street

Columbia, SC 29201



Agency Specific Application Procedures:  All applications must be submitted online at

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