Thursday, August 14, 2014

Library Development Manager, Part-Time - E.C. Scranton Memorial Library, Madison

Library Development Manager, Part-Time - E.C. Scranton Memorial Library, Madison. The E.C. Scranton Memorial Library provides public library service to the Town of Madison, CT. We are a 501c(3) organization governed by a volunteer-member Board of Trustees. The Town provides approximately 85% of our total operating budget while the remainder is funded primarily through fundraising, grants and donations. In an effort to increase our ability to raise private funds, we have a new opportunity for a Library Development Manager. $20,000/year, 15 hours/week. Position Summary: The Library Development Manager will create and implement a comprehensive fundraising plan to increase financial support of the E.C. Scranton Memorial Library. The Development Manager works under the supervision of the Library Director and as a member of the Community Relations Committee of the Board of Trustees. Responsibilities include developing and implementing fundraising campaigns and events of various size and reach, building and improving relationships with current and prospective donors, maintaining the donor database and producing reports as requested, preparing the Annual Fund Appeal, researching and identifying potential grant and other funding sources, designing and marketing planned giving and endowment programs, working with the Library Director and Board of Trustees to draft annual fundraising goals, and collaborating with the Scranton Library Friends to coordinate fundraising activities. Along with annual fundraising efforts to support the Library’s operating budget, the Development Manager will be immediately responsible for working with the Board of Trustees to coordinate and implement a capital campaign for our upcoming library building project. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Experience in nonprofit financial development including grant writing and capital fundraising. Current knowledge of development principles and practices. Proficiency with fundraising software and computer applications such as Microsoft Office. Experience creating marketing materials and performing community outreach. Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills. Ability to work independently as well as part of a team. Can interact courteously and professionally with all Library stakeholders. Understanding of public libraries and their role in the community. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Beth Crowley, Library Director at by Friday, September 5, 2014.