SENIOR DIRECTOR OF
About Little Free
The Little Free Library (LFL)
nonprofit organization was built around the belief that everyone
deserves access to books. Today there are more than 150,000 Little
Free Libraries in 112 countries and on all seven continents.
Through this literacy-loving network, more than 250 million books
have been shared. Little Free Library believes all people are
empowered when the opportunity to discover a personally relevant
book is not limited by time, space, or privilege.
A Bold New Goal:
has grown significantly since its founding and is now poised to
make an impact at a whole new level. The team and national Board
have declared a bold and achievable goal: to place and sustain a
book-sharing box in every book desert in the country over the next
three years. LFL will accomplish this by developing national and
community-based partnerships, engaging and mobilizing an expanding
network of volunteers, and building organizational capacity and
resources. Bolstering staff capacity in fundraising and volunteer
coordination was identified as a critical strategy, resulting in
the creation of a key new leadership role within the
Little Free Library is seeking
a Senior Director of Advancement to deepen, strengthen, and amplify
its fundraising and community engagement programs on a national
. This new leadership position will establish and
implement comprehensive initiatives that advance the organization’s
philanthropic support including individual, corporate, and
foundation donations; sponsorships and special events; volunteer
programs, and data analysis. Little Free Library has a
robust earned revenue stream and loyal customer base from its
network revenue, as well as solid fundraising achievement. This
position will build on and leverage these strengths to provide new
strategic leadership in the national expansion of the
organization’s fundraising success. This critical new role has the
opportunity to be a key driver in the transformational future
growth of the entire organization.
The position will report to the
Executive Director and will serve as advisor and co-strategist,
providing sound counsel and confidentiality. S/he/they will
directly supervise the Director of Corporate Partnerships and the
Community Engagement Manager, as well as contract grants writers.
Little Free Library recently re-located from Hudson, WI, to Saint
Paul, Minnesota, in alignment with its strategic growth
Little Free Library is looking for a
new Senior Director of Advancement who is:
- A high-performance team builder and leader who fosters an
organizational environment of collaboration, trust, and creative
- A visionary, persuasive, and articulate communicator with
strong written and oral communication skills. Someone comfortable
representing the organization in public forums, conferences,
special events, and partner activities.
- A respected individual with a “can-do” entrepreneurial
leadership style, who is solution-oriented and has a bias for
- A proven leader in the utilization and application of data
analysis and quantitative metrics using appropriate technology
- Someone who has worked with and has respect for diverse
communities and people of all ages, ethnic backgrounds, and
- A mission-driven individual who brings integrity, passion, a
sense of humor, flexibility, an open mind, and a positive attitude
to the workplace.
- Bachelor’s degree or commensurate life experience
- At least five years nonprofit fundraising experience, with
demonstrated success in developing, implementing, and evaluating
strategic and tactical fundraising initiatives.
- Experience with community engagement and volunteer
- Experience representing programs and organizations effectively
to external stakeholders.
- Strong computer skills including the Microsoft Office Suite,
Google Applications, and CRM platforms (Salesforce preferred).
a full-time position. The salary range is $75,000 to $90,000,
depending on experience. Benefits include healthcare premium
support, short-term disability insurance, a retirement plan with
employer match, and paid time off. There is the opportunity for
remote work with a hybrid work situation.
Candidates are encouraged to
apply by Friday, September 9th, 2022.
Please submit a
letter of introduction and resume to the Cincinnatus online portal
Little Free Library has been awarded
the World Literacy Award and Guidestar’s respected Platinum Seal of
Transparency, as well as recognition from the Library of Congress,
the National Book Foundation, the Women’s National Book
Association, and more.
Little Free Library embraces diversity
and equal opportunity.
We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of
backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are,
the better we will fulfill our mission.