The Princeton Public Library seeks to hire a Development
Director to lead the Princeton Public Library’s fundraising efforts
to secure capital, endowment, annual, planned, and special purpose
gifts, and to identify grants and other sources of funding to
supplement municipal funding dedicated to the library. The
Development Director develops strategies to attain the library’s
annual and long-range fundraising goals that attract private
contributions to the library. The Development Director cultivates,
solicits, recognizes and provides stewardship for current and
prospective donors and works collaboratively with library
stakeholders to advance the overall development effort.
Renowned for the world-class university that shares its name,
Princeton is a vibrant and diverse community located halfway
between New York and Philadelphia. Considered the heart of the
community, the library is a sought-after partner to local
organizations and has been ranked as a five-star institution on the
Library Journal Index of Public Library Service for the past six
years in a row. Working alongside a creative and dedicated staff,
the Head of Adult Services will have an opportunity to drive the
future of the library through initiating and collaborating on
high-stakes projects that improve the quality of life for
Princeton’s approximately 30,000 residents.
- Provides strategic leadership for the planning, implementation,
evaluation, and administration of all fundraising activities.
- Plans and facilitates major fundraising initiatives in
conjunction with the Executive Director, Library Board of Trustees,
Library Friends and Foundation, volunteers, and other members of
the senior library staff.
- Establishes targets for fundraising campaigns, identifies
prospective donors and develops strategies for securing gifts.
- Works collaboratively with the Friends and Foundation and its
committees on fundraising initiatives including major campaigns,
the annual benefit and special events.
- Identifies grants to support library programs, special
initiatives, recognition awards, capital needs and library
materials. Prepares funding proposals for government, corporate,
public and private foundation support by working with staff, grant
writers and others.
- Increases the library’s visibility and positions the library as
an organization worthy of support. Implements innovative practices
and uses new technologies to improve operations.
- Works with the Executive Director and other senior staff to
prepare applications and/or letters of support for library and
individual recognition awards.
- Bachelor’s degree required and demonstrated experience with
fundraising and development activities for a non-profit
- New Jersey residency required by the “New Jersey First Act”,
N.J.S.A. 52:14-7 (L. 2011, Chapter 70). If you do not reside in New
Jersey, you have one year after the date you take your employment
to relocate your residence to New Jersey. If you do not do
so, you are subject to removal from your position.
- Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends.
- Bilingual Spanish language skills would be helpful.
Compensation and Benefits:
Starting annual salary is negotiable based on qualifications and
experience. Comprehensive benefits package including paid vacation,
holidays, personal, and sick time, medical/dental/vision, life
insurance, and professional development support.