posting closed: library foundation executive director

Josephine Community Library Foundation (JCLF) is seeking a full-time permanent executive director to lead the foundation through a period of transition as it works to fulfill its strategic plan goals of increasing community awareness, deepening donor engagement, building new and improved facilities, and providing for organizational excellence.

about the position

The Josephine Community Library Foundation Executive Director leads the organization and manages the implementation of the library foundation strategic plan under the direction of the Josephine Community Library Foundation Board of Directors. Responsibilities include fundraising and donor development, communications, capital project oversight, organizational administration, board support, and resource management.

The Josephine Community Library Foundation Executive Director is a full-time exempt (salaried) position which reports directly to the foundation Board of Directors. The position’s salary range starts at $60,000 per year. Benefits are offered. Click to see the Executive Director Job Description (pdf).

application process

This position is open until 5 pm on Friday, August 16, 2019. To apply, candidates should prepare an application package including cover letter, resume, and completed and signed employment application (pdf format) (Microsoft Word format).

To submit the application package, email the documents all in PDF format (preferably in a single PDF file) to Mailed or delivered application packages are not accepted. Candidates are encouraged to apply early.

about the library foundation

Founded in 1987, Josephine Community Library Foundation is the fundraising arm of the library. It is a private, nonprofit organization separate from (although closely aligned with) the library district. With assets of $1.8 million and an annual operating budget of $375,000, the foundation raises funds to support special programs beyond the reach of the library’s regular tax-funded budget. The foundation focuses on funding those library projects which build community and provide open access to information.

As part of this purpose, the library foundation cultivates relationships with individuals, businesses, and granting organizations; facilitates legacy planning; manages financial assets on behalf of donors; and provides financial support for specific library programs and facility needs.

Early in 2019, the foundation completed a facilities master plan. Based on this plan, the foundation is preparing to launch a capital campaign to build two new libraries and renovate a third.

Josephine Community Library Foundation has been largely an all-volunteer organization, with contractors and advisers. Currently on contract are a bookkeeper, accountant, investment advisor, and interim executive director. Fourteen engaged volunteers serve on the board of directors. The foundation enjoys a close relationship with the Josephine Community Library District, which runs the four-branch library system.

updated 7/22/2019