Monday, June 05, 2017

Director of Advancement - New Haven Free Public Library Foundation

Director of Advancement - New Haven Free Public Library Foundation. This position oversees the operations of the New Haven Free Public Library Foundation, the development and fund-raising arm of the New Haven Free Public Library system. Working in consultation with the Executive Director and Foundation Board of Directors, this position is responsible for setting and meeting fundraising targets, planning and executing development projects and campaigns, expanding giving capacity and building a culture of philanthropy within the library system.
      Work spans all functional areas of development and advancement: individual and institutional giving, grant writing, data management and analysis, event planning, donor relations, board development and marketing / communications. A successful candidate will have a broad range of experience with fundraising and nonprofit administration; analytic and creative thinking and communication skills; a track record of success; and a passion for supporting the important work of public libraries.
      Responsibilities include: Set fundraising strategy, annual calendar and budget, and develop an action plan to raise money in support of the New Haven Free Public Library’s mission. Manage the annual fundraising campaign: solicitation, donor recognition and acknowledgement, data maintenance and analysis, grant and proposal writing. Plan one, annual large-scale speical event and smaller gatherings, celebrations, workshops and discussions throughout the year. Execute fundraising efforts for the Stetson Branch Library capital campaign: prepare solicitations and materials, assist co-chairs with planning and committee management, record and track giving, manage campaign events, website and social media. Supervise all day-to-day Foundation operations with assistance from part-time bookkeeper and clerical staff. Support the Board of Directors and prepare regular meetings. Assist Executive Director and library staff with strategic priorities and projects.
     Qualifications: BA (required), advanced degree or relevant certifications preferred. Demonstrated effectiveness in working with a nonprofit board. Demonstrated success in developing and delivering donor revenue goals and fundraising benchmarks in a cost-effective way. Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills. Knowledge of Donor Perfect (or similar fundraising database), Quickbooks, website management and social media platforms preferred.
     Terms of Work and Benefits: This is a full-time salaried position (37.5 hours a week) open effective immediately. 12-month renewable contract. Competitive salary and generous paid time-off package. Medical benefits or insurance are the responsibility of the employee. Applications received by June 15, 2017 will receive priority review. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Martha Brogan, Executive Director, NHFPL Foundation, 133 Elm Street, New Haven, CT 06510;; 203-946-8139.
      The mission of the New Haven Free Public Library is to ensure that all of New Haven’s citizens have full and unlimited access to information and knowledge so that they may meet the needs of daily living, have opportunities for self-education, and participate successfully in self-government.