Library Foundation Executive Director (Management Analyst IV)
The Fairfax Library Foundation enhances Fairfax County's libraries by raising private funds, obtaining grants, and creating partnerships that supplement tax dollars needed for materials, programs and services. The Foundation raises awareness of and promotes the uses of county libraries in the community.
The Fairfax Library Foundation's Executive Director plans, organizes and directs all functions and programs of the Fairfax Library Foundation. Supports the mission of the public library, exercise oversight of finances, and engage in direct fundraising. Leads program and capital fundraising through direct mail, social media, grants, corporate sponsorships, workplace giving, planned giving, commemorative gifts, and other means. Works with the Foundation's Board of Directors, the Library's Board of Trustees, system managers, Friends of the Library groups, and other supporters around fundraising and advocacy. Coordinates with the Foundation Board of Directors who are responsible for policy and support of fundraising activities. Works collaboratively on communications, sponsorships, marketing and donor recognition efforts. Strategic priorities include expanding fundraising efforts, bringing in new corporate sponsorships, building strong donor relationships, and strengthening the Board of Directors. This position reports directly to the County's Library Director, as well as to the Board of Directors. The Executive Director manages professional staff.
Note: The functional area(s) of the position are fundraising, marketing, public relations, finance, and business administration. The salary offer for the position will not exceed the midpoint (or $105,470.14) of the advertised salary range.
- Directs and manages long-term, large-scale, high-priority, sensitive programs/projects that are multi-disciplinary and involve multiple agencies;
- Manages a group of professionals engaged in diverse administrative and management support activities;
- Establishes and implements program policies, develop and manages the budget for designated programs;
- Ensures County programs reach the intended populations and targeted benefactors;
- Directs research and evaluation of trends in applicable areas of responsibility;
- Develops long- and short-term goals, objectives and solutions for division;
- Interfaces with central County staff departments (such as DMB, DHR, Finance, Purchasing and Supply Management) for seamless collaboration;
- Provides consultation on strategic planning, organizational development and redesign projects;
- Prepares for and presents to County Board of Supervisors (or Committee) regarding areas of expertise and responsibility.
- Extensive knowledge of the mission, goals, objectives, funding sources, organizational structure, workload, and staffing of the organizational unit or program to which incumbent is assigned;
- Extensive knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques relating to the functional area of business operation;
- Extensive knowledge of statutory and regulatory requirements governing application of program funding, execution of program activities, and achievement of program outcomes;
- Knowledge of the legislative and executive decision making processes;
- Knowledge of the project management life cycle and its supporting phases;
- Ability to identify organizational problems, evaluate possible solutions, and select and implement the most advantageous course of action;
- Ability to identify and determine appropriate methods for gathering data;
- Ability to make oral presentations to department management, other departments, or the public;
- Ability to write detailed, accurate reports, grants, or solicitations for pertinent areas of administration;
- Ability to manage professional and paraprofessional employees including coaching, counseling, training, and evaluation.
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in fields related to the assigned functional areas; plus five years of professional work experience within more than one of the assigned functional areas.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Driver's license required upon hire.
Bachelor's degree in marketing, communications, public relations or related field. Five or more years of experience coordinating fundraising efforts, corporate and individual donor gift drives and grant writing. Experience fundraising for libraries. Certified Fund Raising Executives (CFRE) credentialing. Experience working with Blackbaud's Raiser's Edge fundraising management software or similar software. Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office Suite applications (e.g., MS Word and Excel). Experience working in partnership with other agencies, community groups and business organizations. Expertise in public speaking. Experience in strategic planning as well as general planning, developing, and facilitating programs and events. Experience managing professional staff. Experience working with a Board of Directors and in a non-profit organization.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check, credit check, and driving record check.
Ability to input, access and retrieve information from a computer. Ability to travel to various locations throughout Fairfax County. Ability operate a motor vehicle. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
Panel interview and may include a written and/or oral exercise.
It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability 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. EEO/AA/TTY.