Job title: Director of Strategic Partnership Development (part influencer, part fundraiser, part relationship builder)
Business Unit: Development Office
Hiring Pay range: $78,346 to $90,097 DOE
Job Type: Full-time; exempt; benefited
You are driven by the idea of building strategic partnerships that are in synergy with Anythink’s mission. Your leadership and passion align with Anythink’s strategic initiatives. You understand the importance of sharing Anythink’s story with our community and the world to inspire individuals, organizations, businesses, and foundations alike to support our cause. You are a sleuth at heart; uncovering and securing potential partners and grants that help bring Anythink’s vision to fruition. You are a networking natural, able to develop relationships with VIPs as well as members of the library team and make connections for our Board of Trustees and Anythink Foundation board. You are able to see the big picture, and identify strategic partners and initiatives that translate into resources that position Anythink as the catalyst for innovation in our community.
Ready to join in a bold opportunity to help us take community library services to an entirely new dynamic realm?
Who you are:
•You believe in the power of the public library, its products and programs that create a positive impact
within a community.
•You are a charismatic leader, impactful and influential.
•You are naturally curious and inquisitive – a lifelong learner.
•You are the voice of wisdom and provide sage advice.
•You are eternally optimistic and believe that anything is possible.
•You build trust with others through committed and collaborative teamwork.
•You lead and inspire others within the organization to seek and implement continuous improvements and
•You help others to be successful by providing opportunities and challenges to develop their unique skills.
•You are a collaborative leader, building effective working relationships with the Administrative and
•You are a strategic thinker, able to implement and translate visionary goals to achieve key initiatives.
•You are an effective communicator, excellent at interpersonal and communication skills.
•You are an active listener with lots of patience.
•You inspire problem solving and creativity throughout the organization.
•You are open and honest in dealing with others.
•You inspire fun in the people around you.
•You develop overall long- and short-term partnership goals that directly link to Anythink’s strategic initiatives: Community, Culture and Career.
•You are passionate about Anythink’s mission and share your enthusiasm with potential partners and sponsors.
•You are an explorer of partnerships that enhance our library services and programs.
•You are a genius at making both external and internal connections to accomplish key initiatives.
•You are a wizard at identifying and developing relationships with key community stakeholders.
•You understand the power of collaboration and have a knack for building relationships with key players to support related initiatives.
•You support the Anythink Foundation board, developing relationships and lending your leadership and strategic influences to guide the funding efforts for the district.
•You identify possible grant opportunities to help fund Anythink’s innovative projects and services.
•You are the champion of grant writing for the district, using your passion for Anythink to write grants and other proposals for potential funding opportunities.
•You love to throw a good party, working closely with the Innovations team and the Foundation board to implement fundraising events that capture the spirit of Anythink.
•You understand what inspires individuals and corporations to give, finding new and creative ways to
reach new donor audiences.
•You extend Anythink’s hospitality to sponsors and donors, ensuring each one feels acknowledged and part of the Anythink family.
•You collaborate with our Boards and library staff to understand funding needs.
•You are actively engaged and add value to Anythink’s leadership team in goal setting and strategic planning.
•You are a born organizer, as well as a self-starter with lots of initiative and independence.
•You are not afraid to ask for the moon. You know how to close a deal.
•You love our products. You are a voracious reader, listen to a diverse range of music, and love a good movie.
•You demonstrate excellent communication skills with our community, library staff, Board of Trustees, Foundation Board, and district leadership.
•You think like an entrepreneur. You understand budgeting and what it takes to develop, oversee and actively manage project budgets.
•You do the right thing. Every decision you make and action you take is an opportunity to demonstrate our collective integrity.
Additional Info & Requirements
Your job will involve your being “on the move” in our libraries: You will stand, walk, crouch, stoop, squat, twist, climb, push/pull up to 50 pounds, and lift up to 25 pounds.
Do you have what it takes?
- You have 7+ years of partnership development or foundation fundraising/nonprofit experience.
- You have been an integral part of a business, library, or nonprofit organization’s success story.
- You have a bachelor’s degree; master’s degree preferred.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize effectively, adapt flexibly to changing priorities, and meet deadlines with a high-speed environment.
- You are tech savvy. You are computer literate, including a working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, online resources and expert searching capabilities for internet tools.
We are guided by these shared values:
Compassion for our customers and each other
Passion for our product
Eagerness to learn
Everyone is creative
Optimistic attitude – we believe that anything is possible
Why Anythink? A job with Anythink is a chance to use your knowledge and experience to enable transformations every day. You will be instrumental in helping our customers have fun, whether they’re sitting by the fireplace with a newspaper, surfing the Internet, gaming in the teen room or learning something new at one of our many intriguing and entertaining programs. As you help and inspire others, you will also be inspired. This job will have you loving Monday mornings again.
If you are interested in joining our team, please visit our Job Center on our website at https://www.anythinklibraries.applicantpro.com/jobs/
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For more information about this position and our library district, visit our website at www.anythinklibraries.org.