Development Officer

This new position is a half-time position, with the option to work mostly from home.  Probationary term of one year.  The funding of the position will be reevaluated annually.

Specific duties:
Community Relations:
*Identify, develop and build strategic partnership relationships with donors, volunteers, foundations, colleagues, local businesses, nonprofit organizations and other city departments.
*Devise means of communicating with Library users and non-users.
*Prepare periodic columns for local news distribution.
*Builds and maintains partnerships and collaborations in all areas of the county with a wide range of organizations and service providers.

Grants and fundraising:
*Identify grant prospects, and write and submit letters of inquiry to potential funders.
*Work with director to build relationships with funders.
*Raise funds for the Library.
*Maintain grants database and files.
*Write proposals and reports to submit to director for review before filing with funders.

*Facilitate the establishment of a foundation.

*Create account for email marketing service and initiate opt-in for patrons.  Maintain records.
*Other duties as assigned.

Education and experience:
Required: Experience in effective grant writing.  Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills with a high affinity for networking.  Fundraising experience. Demonstrated ability and initiative to work independently with minimal supervision, to pay close attention to detail, and to carry tasks to completion.

Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in related field (Business Administration, Communications, Marketing, Public Relations) and 3-5 years of related work in field.  Experience in creating and maintaining a foundation a plus.

Does this posting sound like you?  Please submit a letter of interest and a resume to Meg Wempe, Director, at  Consideration of applicants will begin immediately.

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