Development Manager

Posted Sep 08, 2020 Jacksonville, Florida


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Application Due Dec 02, 2020


The Jacksonville Public Library Foundation is seeking a dynamic and entrepreneurial fundraising professional to create, implement and execute development and communication strategies in support of fundraising for Library programs and services. As a small operation, this is a key position for moving the Foundation forward, requiring a “startup” approach with operational responsibilities. The Development Manager will need to hit the ground running and establish systems and the necessary foundation to build out fundraising efforts. The manager will be working closely with the Board of Directors and Library team in all development and fundraising endeavors.

The Jacksonville Public Library Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) organization that supports the mission of the Jacksonville Public Library by providing financial support for Library programs and services not funded through taxpayer dollars. Through ongoing collaboration with Library leadership, the Foundation is committed to aligning fundraising strategies with Library programs and services with the highest priorities.

Please submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements to the email address provided. No phone calls, please. Thank you.

Essential duties and responsibilities

• Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward all levels of donors including major gifts. • Create and execute fundraising programs, including mailings, emails and other fundraising appeals. • Create and coordinate donor and special events and donor recognition programs. • Engage in prospect research to support the Board of Directors and others in soliciting gifts. • Oversee creative development of emails, mailings, and all collateral to support fundraising activities. • Manage upkeep and use of donor management database (Bloomerang), gift processing and campaign tracking/reporting. • Meet with prospective donors and supporters on a regular basis to establish effective communication. • Oversee and coordinate with external grant writer/consultant relative to research, proposal writing, and reporting requirements. • Manage day-to-day administrative operations, including coordination with bookkeeper and Board. • Support for board and committee meetings. Plans and coordinates the preparation of materials, reports, presentations, and logistics for meetings of the Board and its committees.


• High-level understanding of donor relations and track record of successfully cultivating, soliciting and closing major gifts directly from individuals, foundations, and other giving sources. • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal skills. • Knowledge and track-record in fundraising techniques. • Possess the skills to work with and motivate board members and volunteers. • Experience with donor management software. • Strong organizational skills and “follow through” on tasks and goals. • Display a positive attitude, self-confidence, common-sense and good listening ability.

Education and Experience

• Bachelor’s degree with • A minimum five years of progressive experience in all areas of development and fundraising. • Familiarity with Jacksonville area preferred. Additional Requirements: • Work Schedule: Monday - Friday • Must be available to work special events that occur outside of regular work schedule. • Must be highly adaptable and enjoy working independently. • Ability to life 20 pounds without difficulty


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