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BIRMINGHAM (AL) PUBLIC LIBRARY
DIRECTOR OF DEVOLOPMENT
CENTRAL LIBRARY/DEVELOPMENT OFFICE/ADMINISTRATION
2/18/2014 through 3/18/2014
This is a professional position requiring a broad knowledge of fundraising and development. The Director of Development plans, coordinates and assures implementation of strategies to develop donors and contributions to support the Birmingham Public Library System. The Director of Development assures development and maintenance of appropriate systems to fund development including, but not limited to donor management, research and cultivation, gift processing and recognition. Maintains accountability and compliance standards for donors and funding sources. Works under the general guidance and direction of Library Director. EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS
- Reports to Library Director.
- Participates with the Birmingham Public Library Board, Director, and staff in charting the library’s course in fund development.
- Plans and oversees all development and fundraising activities and programs for the library including but not limited to direct mail, membership, major gifts, grant writing, capital campaigns, and planned giving.
- Manages and supervises assigned staff.
- Works with the Birmingham Public Library Foundation and the Friends of the Birmingham Public Library and to coordinate fundraising activities.
- Evaluates the effect of internal and external forces on the library and its fund development, recommends short and long-range fund development plans and programs that support the library’s values, mission and general goals and objectives.
- Prepares goal oriented funding and development strategies.
- Supervises the maintenance of records including donations, prospects, and associated activities.
- Manages all communications with prospective and actual donors.
- Plans, publicizes and implements fundraising events and programs.
- Helps establish performance measures, monitors results and helps the director, development committee(s), the board and the library foundation evaluate the effectiveness of the organization’s fund development program.
- Works with consultants and all boards on campaigns, including an upcoming capital campaign to renovate the two Central library buildings.
- Provides general oversight of all the library’s fund development activities, manages the day-to day operation of the development function, and monitors adequacy of activities through coordination with staff, appropriate committees, and the board.
- Ensures compliance with all relevant regulations and laws, maintains accountability standards to donors and ensures compliance with code of ethical principles and standards of professional conduct for fundraising executives.
- Appropriately represents the library, its board, and director to donors, prospects, regulators, development committees and fundraising volunteers.
- Designs and assures implementation of cost-effective fund development programs, while maintaining an acceptable level of quality and solid return on investment.
WORK ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
- Knowledge and practice of good customer service skills
- Knowledge and experience in the nature and dimensions of philanthropy, ethics, motivations for giving and volunteering, research and cultivation practices, and standard fundraising techniques
- Knowledge of and experience with computers and various computer software applications, peripherals, online databases, online searching, and the Internet.
- Knowledge of and ability to use fundraising software, preferably Giftworks.
- Knowledge and experience in social media especially as relates to fundraising.
- Knowledge of Birmingham philanthropic community preferred.
- Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
- Ability to maintain cordial and effective relationships with associates, volunteers, and potential donors.
- Ability to drive a car and possess means of transportation.
- Comprehensive management skills and experience in fund development planning and implementation.
- Baseline certification in fund raising, the Certified Fund Raising Professional a plus.
- Excellent presentation and public speaking skills.
- Proven record of fund development and fund raising.
Physical requirements include the ability to stand for long periods of time; eyesight sufficient to read and understand information from microforms and PC monitors, and the manual dexterity necessary for the regular use of PCs; ability to stoop, twist, turn and move materials from place to place in the library. Ability to lift up to 20 pounds.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and three years’ experience in fundraising and development is required. Background check is required. Possession of, or the ability to obtain a valid State of Alabama driver’s license is required.BENEFITS
80 hours biweekly, Grade 25, with beginning salary range from $50,835.41to $61,690 annually, depending on experience. All positions may include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours, including Sundays. Employees may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs. Vacation and sick leave, 12 paid holidays, group medical and dental coverage, life insurance, pension plan, and other excellent City of Birmingham benefits.METHOD OF APPOINTMENT
Instructions for applying can be obtained at (https://joblink.alabama.gov/ada/). Applications will be forwarded to the Personnel Officer of the Birmingham Public Library. Library employees need not go through the Alabama Career Center but can submit applications directly to the library Personnel Office. A resume and college transcript must be submitted prior to the interview. Qualified applicants may be contacted for an interview. You must pass a pre-employment health screen before you may be employed by the Birmingham Public Library.
This job description should not be interpreted as all inclusive. It is intended to identify the major responsibilities and requirements of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this specification.