Job is Expired Development Director

Clear Creek County Library District / Georgetown & Idaho Springs

Job deadline Apply by May 17th, 2018   Job salary $42,000.00 per year   Job type of library Public   This job is located in Colorado Colorado

Job Description


The new Development Director position is an integral member of the Clear Creek County Library District (“Library District”) management team and is responsible for the overall development, implementation, and coordination of the organization’s development program.  Under the direction of the District Library Director, this strategic position is responsible for managing all aspects of fundraising in order to expand the Library District’s ability to serve the community now and in the future. The Development Director must have both a strategic vision and hands-on expertise in executing fundraising activities of many types, sizes and scope.  

Marketing activities to promote the Library District and its programs are also to be managed by the Development Director, thereby conveying a cohesive message to our community and potential donors in order to sustain effective and efficient fundraising pursuits.  Working collaboratively with Library District staff, the management team, the Program Coordinator, the District Library Board of Trustees, the Friends of the Library groups, volunteers and Library patrons, the Development Director will deploy a unified message to communicate fundraising goals and activities.  Communication and collaboration will be critical to the success of the Development Director so as to effectively align development efforts with the activities of the Library District.



  • Report to the Library District Director and assists in the supervision of all staff and volunteers


  • Adhere to all District Library Board and Building Advisory Committee policies and procedures, and all laws and regulations as they pertain to the management of the libraries  
  • Assist in the enforcement of all policies of the Library District and recommends changes and/or suggestions for new policies to the Library District Director


  • Oversee a comprehensive development strategy for the organization
  • Research and assess funding opportunities and prepare grant and sponsorship proposals
  • Ensure grant terms are met with compliance, records are maintained, and that funders are acknowledged in a timely manner
  • Collaborate with management team to prepare a strategic plan with short- and long-range goals to meet Library District funding objectives, and enlist support from staff members and District Library Board Trustees
  • Plan, organize, and direct all ongoing and special project funding programs for the Library District
  • Identify and engage with new funding opportunities, including cultivating and managing relationships with major donors
  • Assist District Library Director with the production of an annual budget, prepares budgetary recommendations and budget oversight
  • Prepare and meet annual goals, strategic initiatives and budgeting targets


  • Collaborate with the Technical Services Manager to execute web-based marketing efforts
  • Manage marketing efforts to promote the Library District and all Library District programs  
  • Oversee social media marketing and networking efforts


  • Other duties as assigned



Demonstrated success in designing and leading major fundraising efforts.

Minimum of 1-3 years of marketing experience.

Minimum of 1-3 years of experience in nonprofit/government development.

Knowledge of Board governance and skill in cultivating Board engagement preferred.


Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.  

Master’s Degree or equivalent experience preferred.


Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as a passion for writing and storytelling in order to promote engagement with our mission and to invite participation in Library District activities and fundraising efforts.

Strong organizational skills are essential to the success of this position.  Must be able to apply the principles and techniques of library science and operations with training; must be proficient in budget management; must be proficient in word processing, spreadsheets, accounting, using the internet and general computer knowledge; requires good professional judgment and excellent interpersonal skills as well as a demonstrated capacity for leadership, the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, as well as having the ability to maintain positive community relations.


Work is primarily performed in an office environment.  Must be able to perform the following physical activities: standing, walking, sitting, lifting, bending, keyboarding, carrying, pushing, and pulling.  Must be able to lift 30 pounds. Clear Creek County Library District provides reasonable job-related accommodations for disabled persons.

Description of Community

Located in the mountains just 20 miles west of Denver along the I-70 corridor, Clear Creek County includes the historic mountain communities of Idaho Springs, Dumont, Downieville, Lawson, Empire, Georgetown, and Silver Plume.  A haven for history buffs and outdoor enthusiasts alike, Clear Creek County has something for everyone.  Picture yourself in the life of a Clear Creek County resident: start the day by hitting the slopes at either of the two ski areas within the county, followed by a mine tour and then a visit to one of the three local breweries before heading to Denver for some evening entertainment!  

Our Library District serves the county-wide population of 9,000+ people via two community library locations as well as a new Archives Library that was recently opened last year.   

Required Education

  • Bachelor's Degree

Preferred Education

  • Master's Degree

Experience (years)

Required Preferred
Supervisor - 1
Professional - 1
Library - 1

Language Skills

  • Spanish is Not Required

Other Required/Preferred Skills & Experience

Previous grant writing experience required.  

Application Requirements

Please send resume and cover letter to

HR Contact Information

Cameron Marlin, HR Director/Administrator



Masters Degree in a Program of Library and Information Science

Not specified

Salary Wage Calculator $42,000.00 per year

Hours per week







Paid Sick
Vacation/Holiday Leave

Date Posted

April 17th, 2018

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