JOB: Fund Development Manager, Sonoma County Library

Under general direction of the Library Director, this position is responsible for overall coordination and direction of the Sonoma County Library’s fundraising efforts, including annual giving, major gifts, grant writing, public/private partnerships, advocacy, development-related marketing, and fundraising events.

To apply, visit the Sonoma County Library page on CalOpps. 

TYPICAL TASKS include, but are not limited to:

  • Serves on the Operations Management Team to ensure appropriate matches between Library operations and management and objectives of the philanthropic community.
  • Assists the Library Foundation in managing its fundraising operations including reports, board development, committees, and communications.
  • Develops overall goals and objectives for successful fundraising in coordination with Library Management.
  • Provides analytical and technical assistance in the Library strategic planning process and implementation of activities to financially build and sustain library programs and services.
  • Creates and implements an annual giving campaign, as well as individual donor campaigns, including mail campaigns, personal visits, fundraising events, and relevant publications.
  • Researches grant opportunities to support identified Library projects and programs; writes and submits grant applications in partnership with applicable Library staff; submits grant reports and documentation as required.
  • Participates in community relations activities as necessary to promote the Library and cultivate donor relationships.
  • Develops and distributes marketing materials and communications for donors and community members in consultation with the Community Relations Manager.
  • Coordinates legislative lobbying efforts through the Library Foundation and assists Library Director in advocacy efforts through the public library at the local, state, and federal levels.
  • Serves as liaison to potential funders including the Library Foundation, community organizations, governmental agencies, and the branch libraries.


Education: Possession of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university with major coursework in business administration, public administration, or a related field.

Experience: Four (4) years of successful fundraising or similar work experience.


May be required to work flexible schedules including evenings and weekends.

$88,088.00 to $110,032.00 annually plus benefits

 Open until filled, first review on Wednesday, June 26, 2019