Part-time Development Director

Litchfield, CT

OLIVER WOLCOTT LIBRARY in Litchfield, Connecticut
JOB OPENING: Part-time Development Director

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The Oliver Wolcott Library seeks a part-time Development Director to lead, execute and support all aspects of fund-raising at the Oliver Wolcott Library. 

The Oliver Wolcott Library is located in historic and beautiful Litchfield, Connecticut. It is a highly engaged, educated community. The Oliver Wolcott Library is an innovative, dynamic and vibrant library. We are well-loved in our community and have an excellent team of staff, board trustees, volunteers and patrons. Each year, we raise more than 50% of our annual operating budget. The Development Director will help to ensure that we have the funding needed to serve our community with excellence. The Development Director reports to the Library Director but also works closely with a number of volunteers and the Board of Trustees. 

The Library currently has two primary fundraising efforts: the annual fund drive and our annual Festival of Trees held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The Development Director will lead, plan and execute all aspects of our Annual Fund Drive and Festival of Trees event. The Festival of Trees is a highly complex fundraising event. It involves extensive understanding of how to plan and execute an event,  cultivate and engage donor contacts and volunteers, creation and execution of marketing and publicity materials, coordination of various committee tasks and assignments, and the ability to work well under-pressure and with varied personalities and groups.  The Development Director will also work on planned giving initiatives. The Development Director needs to know how to evaluate and assess annual giving performance and overall revenue performance. 

Qualifications include: B.A. or B.S. Demonstrated and proven fund-raising and event planning experience. Strong leadership skills including ability to gracefully work with varied personalities and constituencies to accomplish goals.  Experience with Constant Contact a plus. Excellent Writing and communication skills. Excellent networking skills. Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision. Ability to work with frequent interruptions, work well under deadlines, and be detail oriented. Ability to work with a flexible schedule and to effectively manage time to ensure all goals and deadlines are consistently met. Ability to learn and communicate the library's vision and the need for library services. 

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From most of the year, 15 hours a week. From October through mid-January, 22 to 25 hours per week. $30 per hour. No benefits. Some evenings and weekends required. Position requires working at the library. Note: This position requires working the Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving, and the Friday through Tuesday following Thanksgiving in order to support the Festival of Trees annual fundraising event. 

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