The Fairfax Library Foundation enhances Fairfax County's libraries by raising private funds, obtaining grants, and creating partnerships that supplement tax dollars needed for materials, programs and services. The Foundation raises awareness of and promotes the uses of county libraries in the community.
The Fairfax Library Foundation's Executive Director plans, organizes and directs all functions and programs of the Fairfax Library Foundation. Supports the mission of the public library, exercise oversight of finances, and engage in direct fundraising. Leads program and capital fundraising through direct mail, social media, grants, corporate sponsorships, workplace giving, planned giving, commemorative gifts, and other means. Works with the Foundation's Board of Directors, the Library's Board of Trustees, system managers, Friends of the Library groups, and other supporters around fundraising and advocacy. Coordinates with the Foundation Board of Directors who are responsible for policy and support of fundraising activities. Works collaboratively on communications, sponsorships, marketing and donor recognition efforts. Strategic priorities include expanding fundraising efforts, bringing in new corporate sponsorships, building strong donor relationships, and strengthening the Board of Directors. This position reports directly to the County's Library Director, as well as to the Board of Directors. The Executive Director manages professional staff.
Note: The functional area(s) of the position are fundraising, marketing, public relations, finance, and business administration. The salary offer for the position will not exceed the midpoint (or $105,470.14) of the advertised salary range.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in fields related to the assigned functional areas; plus five years of professional work experience within more than one of the assigned functional areas.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED: Driver's license required upon hire.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in marketing, communications, public relations or related field. Five or more years of experience coordinating fundraising efforts, corporate and individual donor gift drives and grant writing. Experience fundraising for libraries. Certified Fund Raising Executives (CFRE) credentialing. Experience working with Blackbaud's Raiser's Edge fundraising management software or similar software. Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office Suite applications (e.g., MS Word and Excel). Experience working in partnership with other agencies, community groups and business organizations. Expertise in public speaking. Experience in strategic planning as well as general planning, developing, and facilitating programs and events. Experience managing professional staff. Experience working with a Board of Directors and in a non-profit organization.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check, credit check, and driving record check.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to input, access and retrieve information from a computer. Ability to travel to various locations throughout Fairfax County. Ability operate a motor vehicle. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
SELECTION PROCEDURE: Panel interview and may include a written and/or oral exercise.
It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.
Internal Number: 18-02543
About Fairfax County Government
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