SUMMARY OF FUNCTION
Under the direction of the Executive Director, employee will perform any and all tasks and procedures related to meeting the library patron’s needs, as addressed in the job description, policies and procedures of the library. This is done in a pleasant and considerate manner with all patrons receiving equal courtesy. It is important that he/she provide the first impression of the library and its professionalism, helpfulness, and courtesy to the person walking through the door.
This employee will be responsible for furthering the mission of the library by conducting all gift solicitations and fundraising activities, including grant writing. A new position in the organization, the Development & Programming Manager will have the opportunity to build the development function. Employee will also be responsible for planning & coordinating public programs and promotional events to meet library goals and objectives.
Education & Experience: Bachelor’s degree in community or public relations, non-profit or public administration, journalism, marketing, or a related field; or an equivalent combination of education & experience required. Library, grant writing, and fundraising experience preferred.
ABILITIES, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:
- Knowledge of fundraising and grant writing practices, standards and reporting.
- Self starter with strong organizational and time management skills, able to work independently to solve problems with minimal supervision.
- Strong knowledge of personal computers and software, particularly Microsoft Word, Excel, and Publisher; ability to learn new software.
- Ability to maintain flexibility to adapt to a variety of workload assignments.
- Excellent interpersonal skills necessary for working with a diverse population, ability to influence & build relationships.
- Ability to develop, integrate and implement public relations, marketing and advertising campaigns.
- General knowledge of library programs and services.
- Knowledge of materials and collection of the library, as well as working knowledge of the Dewey Decimal System.
- Willingness to be flexible and participate in training and workshops to enhance the operation of the library.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTION STATEMENTS:
- Develops and executes Mancos Public Library’s annual fundraising plan, creating a strategy for largely sustained base of annual donors and maintaining ongoing relationships.
- Performs research to find grant funding opportunities, writes and manages grant proposals to acquire funding to support the library’s mission, including all grant reporting.
- Manages the library’s workshops, slideshows, entertainment & educational programs to meet the needs of a diverse community; oversee all aspects of public programming, exhibitions, and special events including coordinating staff & volunteer functions.
- Generates and distributes promotional materials for library programs and events, including monthly library event calendar.
- Provide cheerful and courteous assistance to library patrons, answer reference questions, provide information, locate books, provide computer assistance, and help facilitate a positive overall experience for the patron.
- Check library materials in and out, issue new cards, collect fines and fees, place holds, and other general library duties.
- Attend professional meetings and continuing education classes and workshops when necessary.
At 7,000 feet elevation Mancos sits on the cusp of magnificent mountains and forests where you can camp, fish, mountain bike and hike.
A few miles to the west is Mesa Verde National Park – a World Heritage site. Cliff dwelling home of the Ancestral Puebloans, it brims with spiritual wonder and silent mystery.
The town of Mancos is an historic community. The town retains its pride in history with several buildings on the State and National Historic Registers while the downtown business district offers visitors art galleries, top notch dining options, as well as a distillery, a coffee house and one of the oldest continuously operating bars in Colorado.
And this is only the beginning. Whatever the season the Mancos River Valley is here to feed the soul. Our ranchers, artists, writers and business people make sure your visit is complete. The Mancos Valley is truly where the old west meets the new.
Bachelor’s degree in community or public relations, non-profit or public administration, journalism, marketing, or a related field; or an equivalent combination of education & experience required.
Grant writing, special events and fundraising experience preferred.
Submit cover letter and resume, position open until filled.
Lee Hallberg, Executive Director
Snail mail: P.O. Box 158, Mancos, CO 81328
Phone: (970) 533-7600
Library website: http://www.mancoslibrary.org