Development Director - Full Time

Cleve J. Fredricksen Library is looking for a Full-Time Development Director who will be responsible for designing and implementing a broad multi-year fundraising program through relationships to secure financial support for the mission and strategic priorities of Fredricksen Library. The effective Director will help forge new relationships to build Cleve J. Fredricksen Library’s visibility, impact, and financial resources, while maintaining and nurturing existing relationships. Highly developed interpersonal skills, project management, event planning, and creativity are critical to the position. EOE.

Pay Rate: $20.00 - $22.00 per hour

Essential duties and functions:

Identifies and develops business, community, foundation, municipal and individual prospects for the Library’s fundraising priorities

Builds relationships with those identified in the first item to advance the mission and fundraising goals of the Library, including but not limited to delivery, acknowledgment, and data retention

Represents the Library before a variety of individuals, groups and organizations

The Development Director with the Library Director, will work to acquire funding and to coordinate with Board of Trustees and the Development Committee to maximize all aspects of fund solicitation and acquisition

Organizes and coordinates special events and develops new opportunities for fundraising

Acts as liaison between the staff and the Friends of Fredricksen

Prepares regular reports on progress, budgets, receipts and expenditure related to fundraising and the management of development activities. Monitors expenses and analyzes budget reports on development activities and recommends changes as necessary

In conjunction with Marketing Coordinator, develops and organizes fundraising materials for events, appeals, and other development projects

Oversees the administration of a donor database which respects the privacy and confidentiality of donor information

Works with department heads and administration to design and develop department specific funding proposals, to include grant writing

Attends staff and other professional meetings. Participates in and strengthens Library and Branch teams. Keeps current on fundraising developments and complies with continuing education requirements

Other projects and responsibilities may be added at the Library Director’s discretion

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Creativity/Innovation: Develop unique ways to create new opportunities to improve the finances of the Library
  • Build Relationships: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the Library
  • Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen and write in a clear, concise manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques
  • Focus on Donor Needs: Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of donors to meet or exceed their expectations within the Library’s strategic parameters
  • Foster Teamwork: Works cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness
  • Lead: Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the Library
  • Make Decisions: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the Library
  • Organize: Set priorities, develop a working schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information and activities
  • Technology: Ability to effectively use technology, online resources, information management tools and must be comfortable learning new technologies.


  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of `1 year experience in development with non-profits, marketing, public relations or related field

Employment Clearances: Must have FBI criminal history, Pennsylvania Child Abuse, and Pennsylvania State Police Criminal History clearance that qualify the individual for employment as outlined in the library system’s Employee Clearances policy.