Thursday, October 30, 2014

Library Development Manager - Stratford Library

Library Development Manager - Stratford Library. Position Summary: The Stratford Library is seeking a Library Development professional to create and implement a comprehensive fundraising plan to increase financial support of the Stratford Library. The Development manager works under the supervision of the Library Director and as a member of the Development Committee of the Stratford Library Board. Responsibilities include developing and implementing fundraising campaigns and events of various size and reach, building and improving relationships with current and prospective donors, participating in the selection and implementation of donor management software, producing reports as requested, researching and identifying potential grant and other funding sources, designing and marketing planned giving and endowment programs and working with the Library Director and Board of Trustees to draft annual fundraising goals. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Proven track record in nonprofit financial development, including grant writing and capital fundraising. Current knowledge of development principles and practices. Proficiency with fundraising software and in a Windows desktop environment (including, but not limited to Microsoft Word and Excel). Experience creating marketing materials and performing community outreach. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Ability to take oral and written directions, organize and prioritize assigned work and set goals. Demonstrate self-motivation, initiative, flexibility and independent judgment as well as excellent writing and verbal communication skills. Ability to interact courteously and professionally with all Stratford Library stakeholders. Understanding of public libraries and their role in the community. Bachelor’s Degree or combination of education and relative experience. Part Time Contract: Salary: $375/week (for a period ending June 30, 2015). Approx. 15 hrs./week. Send resume and cover letter to Barbara Blosveren,