Foundation Director

High Plains Library District

Administration and Support Services

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled


$26.59 to $35.97 per Hour   Calculate


Greeley, CO




Not Required

Minimum Education

Bachelor's Degree

Library Experience

Not Specified

Supervisory Experience

Not Specified

Type of Library



Job Description

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:


GRANTS & SPONSORSHIPS – Seeks grants from federal, state, and private entities. Writes and presents (or assists library staff with) proposals, monitoring compliance and distribution of monies received.  

SPECIAL EVENTS – Develops and coordinates special events and projects by evaluating the fundraising potential of events. Coordinates set up, volunteers, administration, promotion of events.  Evaluates effectiveness of events.  

CAMPAIGN MANAGEMENT – Plans and implements fundraising campaigns to obtain donations from individuals and corporations for library initiatives. Oversees major capital campaigns for renovation of and new library facilities.

DONATIONS – Raises funds through donations from individuals and corporations. Identifies new donors and builds lasting relationships with existing donors in order to secure major and planned gifts. 

15%  - STRATEGIC PLANNING - Works with directors and managers to be involved in direction and planning of programs, services and capital improvements throughout the District in order to determine funding needs. (Essential)  

15%  - ADMINISTRATION - Monitors expenses incurred, and funds received.  Manages funds earmarked for capital projects, endowment, memorials, programs and services.   Keeps external and internal communications and websites current.  Prepares mailings and brochures for promotion and solicitation.  Maintains fundraising database and financial transactions.   Reports activities and results of the Foundation Board of Directors.  Other duties as necessary for the smooth operation of the Foundation. (Essential)

10% - VOLUNTEER ADMINISTRATION - Designs and implements a District-wide volunteer program. Solicits and trains volunteers and works with library volunteer coordinators to coordinate volunteers. Launches and grows a Friends of the Library group. (Essential)

10% -  FOUNDATION BOARD STEWARDSHIP AND MANAGEMENT - Creates agendas, schedules meetings, and strategizes fund raising goals / projects in order to coordinate Foundation Board activities.  (Essential) 

Minimum Requirements:


Bachelor’s Degree 


3 – 5 years of experience or any equivalent combination of education and experience which meets the goals of the success factors.

District Success Factors:

Focus on the customer


Contribute to a positive work environment

Strategic thinking

Pursue personal development

Continuous improvement

Takes pride in the workplace

Emotionally intelligent


Knowledge of public library operations


Job Success Factors:

Knowledge of public library services and purpose

Knowledge of principles, practices, and methods of marketing

Knowledge of grant writing procedures

Knowledge of 501c(3) rules and regulations

Knowledge of board management

Skill in customer relations

Skill in oral and written communications 

Skill in Windows, Word, Internet Explorer, Outlook, and Excel

Skill in developing and implementing fund raising strategies, including major and planned giving

Skill in campaign management, capital campaign or large campaign ($500,000+) experience preferred

Skill in volunteer coordination

Able to create financial reports

Able to operate office equipment including copiers

Physical Success Factors:

Able to work in an office setting, but may be assigned more physical duties such as transporting office supplies and equipment.

This Job Description is not a complete statement of all duties and responsibilities comprising this position.

Additional Info & Requirements

Pay Grade: 53

Wages/Benefits:  $26.59-$35.97 /hr; Full-time benefits

FLSA Classification: Exempt

Hours: Full-Time; Some days, evenings, and weekends 

Location: Administration and Support Services, Greeley, CO, 80631

Supervisor: Executive Director

Supervises: None

Deadline: Open until filled


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Posted Oct 6, 2020