Manager of Development, Affinity, and Events

Manager of Development, Affinity, and Events
Salary Range:$65,095 – $88,083.84
Application Deadline: This position will remain open until filled. Candidates who apply before April 20, 2023 will be given preference.
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Position Summary
Under the direction of the Director of Development, Affinity and Events, this person is responsible for helping develop and implement the Library’s strategic fundraising plan, including all grant writing, and working with and managing the Library’s affinity organizations and volunteer program. The incumbent will have exemplary leadership, development, and grant writing skills and will ensure a customer service culture within the sphere of responsibility. The Manager of Development, Affinity, and Events will demonstrate a commitment to TLCPL’s mission and values by supporting and promoting a culture that is welcoming, innovative, objective, accountable, and collaborative.
Primary Responsibilities
  1. Under the direction of the Director of Development, Affinity and Events, assists in oversight of the department, while actively supporting and assisting the entire team.
  2. Will attend and work all major events managed by the department.
  3. Works to execute fundraising plans, including but not limited to annual campaigns, fundraising events, and donor cultivation meetings.
  4. Will cold call donors and sponsors to solicit support for the library.
  5. Develops relationships with donors, partners and key decision makers.
  6. Assists in maintaining the accuracy of the Foundation’s donor database.
  7. Actively searches for grants that meet the Library’s Strategic Priorities and goals.
  8. Writes and prepares grants and proposals, working closely with library staff to gather program and budget information
  9. Keeps accurate records of the grant process and works and submits reports in a timely manner.
  10. Collaboratively creates volunteer policies and guides the training plan.
  11. Manages the Library’s Affinity Coordinator in daily tasks and project assignments.
  12. Administrative liaison for related volunteer workgroups.
  13. Drives and manages the creation of new Friends of the Library chapters and oversees the management of chapter meetings and book sales in partnership with the Affinity Coordinator.
  14. Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge and Abilities Required
  1. Proven experience leading, coaching, training and supervising the work of others.
  2. Knowledge of local, state and national foundations, corporations, and funding sources. Demonstrated knowledge of development programs, including membership, annual giving, major gifts and deferred giving programs.
  3. Demonstrated knowledge of the concepts and practices of donor research and prospect identification. Working knowledge of marketing techniques and research methods.
  4. Ability to set and meet clear objectives, measure and monitor progress and effectively communicate results.
  5. Ability to analyze data and prepare statistical and operational reports.
  6. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  7. Excellent presentation skills in both small and large group settings.
  8. Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work well with colleagues and to gain consensus and commitment for ideas, plans and goals.
  9. Ability to maintain existing Library relationships and build new ones.
  10. Ability to make a strong and positive impression and to work effectively with individuals at all levels of government and corporate organizations.
  11. Ability to understand the culture of an organization and ability to achieve results within those frameworks.
  12. Actively supports diversity, equity, and inclusion; promotes a culture where all staff and customers belong.
  13. Ability to effectively manage and execute multiple projects simultaneously.
Requirements and Qualifications
  1. Bachelor’s degree required.  Coursework in business, finance, marketing, public relations or related field preferred.
  2. Significant history of successful fundraising and development experience, including planned and major giving, the identification of potential donors, on-going campaigns and benefit events required.
  3. Three years of substantial grant writing experience required.
  4. CFRE certification preferred.
  5. Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position and be able to meet the varied scheduling requirements of the department and Library, including weekend and evening hours as needed.
  6. Must be able to stand for long periods of time (4-6 hours at a time) for events, as well as assist with lifting items (up to 20 lbs) during setup.
  7. Valid driver’s license must be insured and meet Ohio’s minimum coverage requirement for auto insurance.
  8. Must meet insurance eligibility requirements of the Library’s insurance carrier under the Library’s Motor Vehicle Use Policy.
Physical Requirements
  1. Must be able to lift up to 20 lbs., repetitively.
  2. Must be able to stand/walk for long periods of time (up to 4 hours) at an event.
Work environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those employee encounters while performing the major functions of this position.
BCI/FBI Criminal Background Record Clearance and MVR history required.
A drug screen to be completed prior to start date.