Collaborates with and provides professional level support to the Fairfax Library Foundation in development, fundraising and communications to enhance the Fairfax County Public Library; participates in planning, management, execution, and analysis of projects and campaigns in fundraising, development, communications and marketing, grant procurement, promotional presentations and solicitations, reports, correspondence and in production of special events. Manages organizational functions, including accounts, purchasing, human resources, contracts, information management and data analysis. Note
:The assigned functional areas of the position are fundraising, marketing, communications, and grants management
: The selected applicant's starting annual salary will be in the minimum to midpoint range ($57,382.00 - $76,509.26) of the advertised compensation range. ( Note: Compensation rules apply per county personnel regulations for current Fairfax County Government and Fairfax County Public Schools employees .)Schedule
: Scheduling flexibility is imperative. Occasional overtime may be required.
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" Illustrative Duties
(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position description.)
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities
- Conducts professional-level work in functions or activities, such as financial, budgetary, procurement, contract administration, human resources, training, information technology, and similar functions;
- Assists with a variety of technical and professional work related to monitoring and reporting on departmental business processes, activities, and outcomes;
- Performs designated segments of projects or programs with well-defined objectives, including activities such as data collection, synthesis of data gathered to support analysis, and documentation of findings and recommendations;
- Performs data collection activities in support of existing studies, projects or programs, including conducting research; participating in interviews; administering customer, organizational or employee surveys; assisting in the facilitation of focus groups; participating in work group collaboration; and mapping or charting of workflow processes;
- Assists with measuring and analyzing indicators of performance, quality, quantity and efficiency of services;
- Compiles and provides business information to management;
- Maintains index or log of standard forms for gathering information from a variety of audiences;
- Formats data sets and performs qualitative and descriptive statistical analysis to aggregate and assimilate data for displaying potential patterns and trends;
- Assists in implementing business improvements, such as changes to policies, work practices, processes and procedures;
- Contributes to position papers, evaluation reports and presentations.
(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list).
Employment StandardsMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
- Basic knowledge of mission, goals and objectives of the organizational unit, program or activities to which incumbent is assigned;
- Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques governing management, organization, operations and programmatic services;
- Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques relating to the functional area of business operation (e.g. personnel, budgeting and financial management, contract administration and management);
- Ability to identify possible solutions for solving business problems;
- Ability to perform a variety of fact-finding techniques (e.g., interview, case analysis, observation, research, benchmarking) to gather information in support of programs, projects, studies, assessments and evaluations;
- Ability to aggregate and assimilate data to identify major patterns, trends and themes regarding organizational and program effectiveness and efficiency;
- Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing;
- Ability to use word processing and presentation software to prepare documents, and to use spreadsheet and statistical analysis software packages to store, manipulate, analyze and present data;
- Ability to train, lead, and/or supervise paraprofessional staff.
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for " Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to")
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in the field related to the assigned functional area.BRIDGE CLASS EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS:
Four years of increasingly complex technical experience in the assigned functional area, comparable to experience at the Admin Assistant IV, or higher, level. This class can serve as a bridge class enabling individuals who do not meet the educational or professional experience standards listed above to qualify for this class by possessing four years of increasingly complex technical experience in the assigned functional area, comparable to experience at the Admin Assistant IV, or higher, level.
The purpose of this bridge class is to promote upward mobility within the Fairfax County workforce. However, persons qualifying for this class on the basis of their technical experience may not substitute this technical experience for education, or for professional experience, in order to qualify for other employment opportunities.CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Not applicable.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
- Bachelor's fegree in marketing, communications or related field.
- Three or more years of experience coordinating fundraising efforts, corporate and individual donor gift drives and specific foundation grant writing.
- Experience developing and implementing planned giving campaign, charitable trusts, endowments, and related development programs.
- Experience conducting grant research, developing grant or relationships, grant writing, grant financial tracking and reporting.
- Experience actively building relationships with new, existing, and past donors and seeking new funding from a variety of sources and representing organization at engagement meetings.
- Experience working with Blackbaud's Raiser's Edge fundraising management software or similar software preferred.
- Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office.
- Experience working in partnership with other agencies and organizations.
- Expertise in public speaking.
- Experience planning, developing, and facilitating programs and events.
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to travel to various locations throughout Fairfax County to attend meetings and trainings. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds. Ability to input, access, and retrieve information from a computer. Physical requirements are applicable to all duties. Ability to input, access, and retrieve information from various data sources, including computer screen. Ability to communicate with others verbally and in writing. Must be able to operate keyboard driven equipment. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview and may include exercise.
The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others
) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. DHREmployment@fairfaxcounty.gov