Executive Director

Eugene Public Library Foundation

Main Library

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled


$55,000.00 to $70,000.00 per Year   Calculate


Eugene, OR




Not Specified

Minimum Education

Bachelor's Degree

Library Experience

Not Specified

Supervisory Experience


Type of Library


This job is more than 3 weeks old or the application deadline has passed.

Job Description

Come join our team. The Eugene Public Library Foundation (EPLF) is seeking a self-starter with good community relations, organizational, and managerial skills to serve as the full-time Executive Director (ED). The Executive Director carries out Foundation goals and raises funds for the library and for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library of Eugene program, collaborates with Eugene Public Library staff and City of Eugene staff and officials to ensure the EPLF mission is consistent with goals and needs of the library. The ED is responsible for the Foundation’s financial management, stewardship and development, and administration of policies and procedures. Our community and Board require respect for diverse cultures, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and religious beliefs.

Lead. The Executive Director provides leadership in maintaining a positive, productive relationship among the EPLF Board, Friends of the Library Board, Library administration and staff, and the community.

Fundraise. Establish goals that challenge and motivate participants to increase support for the library via individual gifts, annual campaigns, major gifts, planned gifts, sponsorships, lifetime giving, foundation giving, and grants, both independently and in collaboration with Board members and library management.

Educate. Spread the word to the public regarding the library’s value and purpose, needs and goals. Articulate the goals and visions of the EPLF.

Strategize.  Create giving opportunities, strategies, and incentives for charitable giving. Build partnerships in the community to further this goal.

Oversee.  Manage legal and fiscal responsibilities of EPLF, ensuring the Board is advised of its obligations. Maintain required financial and legal records.

Budget. Coordinate with Board Treasurer to develop an annual budget.

Create. Oversee the production of marketing materials including fundraising campaigns, newsletters, direct mail solicitations, planned giving materials, program materials, and electronic materials.

Organize. In collaboration with the Board president, organize monthly Board meetings and monthly meetings with the Eugene Imagination Library Advisory Board. Provide monthly reports on ELPF affairs and status of Imagination Library finances and registrations.

Organizational Details and Resources

Executive Director:

  1. Reports to the Board of Directors.
  2. Works with Certified Public Accountant, Board Treasurer, and President on financial oversight and to assist with preparation of a budget and financial documents for monthly and annual Board review.
  3. In collaboration with the Treasurer and Certified Public Accountant, assists with preparation of annual federal and state tax returns, and if needed, audit/quarterly/annual comprehensive financial reviews.
  4. Works with the Finance Committee, and with professional, independent investment management firms to provide strategies to protect and grow the Foundation’s endowment and other investment income.
  5. Works with the Executive Committee and Board President on EPLF personnel matters and to determine staffing needs.
  6. Hires and supervises as needed an office administrator, hourly bookkeeper, graphic and marketing design professionals, and special events professionals.
  7. Maintains Foundation website to increase community visibility.

Additional Info & Requirements


Experience preferred working with eTapestry, Excel, Word, QuickBooks, and MailChimp or similar marketing automation platforms. Should have a working background with a minimum of three years’ experience in fundraising, administration, and management, with a good understanding of office procedures and practices, and experience working with a nonprofit board. Previous successful grant writing and large-scale event management required. Must have excellent interpersonal skills, writing skills, and computer skills. Ability to prioritize and manage workflow in fast-paced environment. Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings for programs and events.


The Community

Located at the southern end of the Willamette Valley, Eugene, Oregon has a great mix of small town and big city offerings, from a vibrant arts and music scene, academic and educational opportunities, sports venues, wonderful dining and microbreweries, trails and pathways for biking and hiking, and easy access to the Cascade mountains and the spectacular Oregon coast. With a population of 168,000, Eugene is Oregon's third largest city, and home to the University of Oregon. The crown jewel of Eugene's downtown is its library, which hosts over 3000 patrons a day. This beautiful, award-winning facility is beloved by Eugeneans, and has a long history of strong community support. 

HR Info

Shelley Smolnisky, Administrator, eplfed19@gmail.com

To apply, please submit a letter of interest and resume to: eplfed19@gmail.com

Application deadline: First consideration will be given to candidates who respond on or before July 1, 2019.


No phone calls please.

Posted May 22, 2019