The fundamental reason that this classification exists is to develop the overall library system through fund-raising, grant writing, and marketing. The major work functions for the Coordinator include locating grant sources and developing grants, developing and coordinating the planning and execution of fund raising programs and events, managing the library's financial development, developing/designing marketing materials, coordinating fund-raising/marketing projects with vendors, disseminating information to the public and the media, and networking with groups and individuals for the purpose of gaining financial assistance and marketing the services of the library. The employee must exert initiative and independent judgment in carrying out the goals and objectives of the library. The Library Development Coordinator reports to the City/County Librarian.
Bachelor's degree in marketing, public relations, or related field and three years of experience in fund raising, marketing, public relations or a related field, including or supplemented by, one year of experience writing and/or administering grants. Or, a master's degree in library science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association and one year of experience in fund raising, marketing, public relations and/or grant writing. Qualifying education, training and experience that provide the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job will be considered.