The Director of the Laramie County Library Foundation (LCLF or Foundation), administers all aspects of the Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, in a responsible, efficient and effective manner. In conjunction with the Foundation Board of Directors, raises substantial funds to further the mission of the Laramie County Library System (LCLS or Library) and support operations of the Foundation.
Based on the Library request lists and Foundation Strategic Plan, the Director coordinates all efforts to develop, revise and implement fundraising plans.
The Foundation Director communicates in such a manner as to further the credibility of the Foundation within Laramie County and to promote trust and confidence in the Foundation Board of Directors, Library Board of Directors, Library Administration, employees and volunteers.
Additional Info & Requirements
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent experience
- Professional fundraising experience
- Ability to pass a background check and be bonded.
- Must have a current driver’s license valid in the State of Wyoming or the ability to obtain one within six months of date of hire
- Proficiency with a variety of software programs related to foundation operations, including Microsoft office (Word, Excel, etc.), Internet, donor tracking (such as eTapestry), etc.
- Ability to analyze complex issues, develop creative and innovative solutions to problems, and to convince others to take specific course of action
- Ability to work with limited supervision with an aptitude for detailed work and proficiency in prioritizing tasks
- Ability to work with a wide variety of people
- Excellent team leadership skills
Known for the mix of a western “Live the Legend” attitude and a city with a 21st Century spirit, Cheyenne – the capital of Wyoming – is the most-populated city in the nation’s least-populated state. Located in Laramie County (just a 90-minute drive from Denver), the high plains and great mountain ranges provide outdoor recreational opportunities. While the major businesses of Laramie County are government and service/retail trades, historically the Union Pacific Railroad, F. E. Warren Air Force Base, tourism and agriculture have shaped the community. Many new companies and businesses are entering the market, diversifying the economy and making Cheyenne one of the most desirable destinations for companies and corporations, big and small. Microsoft, Greenhouse Data and the National Center for Atmospheric Research Computing facility (NCAR) are recent additions. F.E. Warren Air Force Base has two major projects coming in the next few years that will impact growth in the city – the replacement of hangers for new Black Hawk helicopters and the change to GBDS (Ground Based Deployment System) for nuclear weapons.
Cheyenne is best known by many as the home of the annual Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo, the largest outdoor rodeo in the world.
To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to Hiring Committee, Laramie County Library Foundation, 2200 Pioneer Ave, Cheyenne, WY 82001; firstname.lastname@example.org. To be considered for an interview in early February 2019, submit by Friday February 8, 2019.