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Development Director - Part Time

Company: Oliver Wolcott Library - Litchfield, CT
Date Posted: December 10, 2017

Position Title: Development Director
The Oliver Wolcott Library in Litchfield (CT) seeks a part-time Development Director to lead, execute and support all aspects of development at the Oliver Wolcott Library.

The Oliver Wolcott Library is an innovative, dynamic library serving Litchfield and surrounding communities. Each year, we raise more than 50% of our annual operating budget. The Development Director will help to ensure tha we have the funding needed to serve our community with excellence.   The Development Director reports to the Library Director but also works closely with a number of volunteers and the Board of Trustees. Development Director will prepare and execute an integrated and strategic fundraising vision for the library.

The Library currently has two primary fundraising efforts: the annual fund drive and our annual Festival of Trees Gala held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The Development Director will lead, plan and execute all aspects of Festival event planning.  The Development Director will lead, plan and execute all publicity and marketing for Festival, Annual Fund Drive and any other fundraising efforts. The Development Director will lead, plan and coordinate all aspects of the Annual Fund Drive. The Development Director will enter, maintain, and manage all the data entry for and into our fundraising databases.  For a full job description including full detail of qualifications, please email 

Qualifications include: demonstrated and proven development and event planning experience. Strong leadership skills including ability to gracefully work with varied personalities and constituencies to accomplish goals. Excellent computer, writing and communication skills. Excellent networking skills: demonstrated strength at establishing and maintaining positive working relationships with colleagues and volunteers. Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision. Ability to work with frequent interruptions, work well under deadlines, and be detail oriented. Ability to work with a flexible schedule and to effectively manage time to ensure all goals and deadlines are consistently met. Ability to learn and communicate the library's vision and the need for library services. 

This is a part-time position of about 20 to 22 hours a week for most of the year, with an additional 35 to 40 hours a week from October until the end of December during the most intense fundraising period. Evenings and weekends may be required. Note: This position requires working the Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving, and the Friday through Tuesday following Thanksgiving in order to support the Festival of Trees annual fundraising event.  

Salary: $30 to $35 an hour. No benefits. 
Deadlines:  January 15 review of applications will begin. Open until filled. 
Instructions for Applying: Email a letter of interest and resume to  or mail to Oliver Wolcott Library, Attn: Ann Marie White, PO Box 187, Litchfield, CT 06759. 
Contact Person: Ann Marie White, Library Director