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Delta County Public Library District / Hotchkiss, CO

Job deadline Open Until Filled   Job salary $42,000.00 to $46,000.00 per year   Job type of library Public   This job is located in Colorado Colorado

Job Description

Reporting to the Director, provides management and oversight of the District’s communications, grant writing, and fundraising
Develops and maintains a comprehensive program to identify, cultivate, solicit, secure and steward new and existing funding sources
Writes grant proposals and administers grants with Management Team and staff, building cooperation and collaboration
Oversight of all promotional materials, press releases, and graphic design
Oversight of website development and updates
Active participant on Management Team

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
Works with Management Team and staff to identify needs and develop projects for potential funding
Identifies and keeps aware of grant prospects
Works with Management Team, staff, and project teams to clarify project goals, objectives and activities and to prepare project budgets
Works with Program and Outreach Manager to prepare AEFLA and literacy grants and proposals
Writes proposals and submits to the director for review before filing deadlines
Maintains grant statistics and promotional materials related to grant proposals
Maintains electronic and paper files for all funders and grants
Works with staff to obtain updates and statistics on progress made on achieving goals, objectives and activities
Works with bookkeeper to prepare reports on expenditures and expenses for grant programs
Writes reports according to grant guidelines and deadlines with submission to Director for review before filing deadlines with funders
Reports monthly to Director on current and upcoming grants and projects for inclusion in monthly Board of Trustees packets

Public Relations
Prepares publicity and marketing plans for the District
Oversight of all publicity materials, radio spots, and newspaper submissions for the Library District
Receives calendars and flyers from Managers and supervises weekly press releases
Writes feature stories and press releases for newspapers
Prepares and designs advertisements for media
Oversight of graphic design of flyers, posters and other handout materials
Oversight of website and supervision of website assistant
Prepares advocacy and marketing campaigns as needed
Works with DCL Board of Trustees Advocacy Committee to plan advocacy and outreach
Conducts outreach with local non-profits and community organizations to plan collaborations and projects

Assists Director and Board of Trustees to activate District Foundation
Develops a plan to cultivate donors, establish an endowment, and provide acknowledgement of donors
Works with Friends and Foundation groups in the District to promote cooperation and collaboration
Assists with outreach and publicity activities for Friends and Foundation groups

Description of Community

Located on the beautiful Western Slope of Colorado, Delta County is a gateway to both mountains and canyons and is rich with outdoor and recreational opportunities. Known for a temperate climate and home to orchards, wineries, and organic agriculture, the area is also known for a lively arts community and a variety of local festivals and activities.
Delta County Libraries serves all of Delta County and a portion of Montrose County, a population of 31,000, with five libraries and a District-wide literacy program.

Required Education

  • Bachelor's Degree

Preferred Education

  • Master's Degree

Other Education Credentials

Master’s degree in a program of Library and Information Science or in Non-Profit Management, Business Administration, Communications, or in a related field is strongly preferred. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Experience (years)

Required Preferred
Supervisor 2 4
Professional - 4
Library - 5

Other Required/Preferred Skills & Experience

Minimum five years’ experience in nonprofit and/or governmental sector, including fundraising and grant writing experience
Excellent writing skills
Highly organized and detail-oriented
Proficiency in technology and software including PC computers, Microsoft Word and Excel
Experience in website management, design and maintenance, required
Ability to plan and supervise promotional and PR campaigns in various formats and media including use of social media
Proficiency with non-profit or governmental budgeting
Commitment to promoting Public Libraries and their mission
Supervisory experience and grant administration experience required
Office space for this position is in the administration area in the Hotchkiss Library Building, but the job requires District-wide travel and collaboration. May require evening and/or weekend hours.

HR Contact Information

Please download application from the Library District website:
Send with resume and cover letter to: OR
Annette Choszczyk
Delta County Libraries
P.O.Box 858
Delta, CO 81416


Library District website:

Masters Degree in a Program of Library and Information Science

Not required

Salary Wage Calculator $42,000.00 to $46,000.00 per year

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Date Posted

October 29th, 2012

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