Executive Director




Reports To: Board of Directors


Classification: Part-Time, Salaried Employment


Work Schedule 

20-25 hours per week, hours vary depending on programs and events


Summary of Position

The Executive Director is the Chief Administrator, spokesperson, and fundraiser for the Shasta Library Foundation (SLF) and is responsible for the overall management of all activities. The Director coordinates the activities of the Board of Directors and its Committees, and all fundraising activities which provide current and long-term support for the library needs as well as continue to grow the SLF Endowment. The Director works closely with the City of Redding Library Director to ensure the SLF mission is consistent with the goals and organizational capacity of the Shasta County Libraries and works with City of Redding officials and staff as appropriate and necessary.  The Director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for the SLF programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. She or he will initially develop deep knowledge of field, core programs, operations, and long term plans.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Fundraise through systematic approaches and personal contacts, both independently and in cooperation with Board members. This includes individual gifts, annual campaigns, major gifts, planned gifts, sponsorships, lifetime giving and foundation giving and grants.
    • Ensure ongoing local programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications, and systems; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals.
    • Actively engage and energize board members, event committees, partnering organizations, and funders.
    • Develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Directors; serve as ex-officio of each committee; seek and build board involvement with strategic direction.
    • Ensure effective systems to track scaling progress, and regularly evaluate program components, so as to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the board, funders, and other constituents.
    • Educate the public regarding the county library needs and goals and articulate the vision of the SLF to stakeholders and constituents in the community and beyond.
      • Develop effective, positive, cooperative connections in new markets, establishing relationships with the funders, and political and community leaders in Shasta County.
      • Be an external, local and state-wide presence that publishes and communicates program results with an emphasis on the successes of the local program.
      • Foster effective, positive, cooperative relationships with library staff, library trustees and Friends of the Library.
      • Oversee legal and fiscal responsibilities of the SLF, ensuring the Board is advised of its obligations, while maintaining and properly managing all necessary financial and legal records.
      • Prepare an annual budget to use in planning yearly activities of the SLF.
      • Organize, with the oversight of the Board President, regular Board of Director meetings and reports to them the affairs of the SLF. Carries forward the policies and directives of the Board and Committees. Ensures that committee action receives Board approval.
      • Prepare marketing materials including fundraising campaigns, newsletters, direct mail solicitations, planned giving materials, program materials, electronic materials and other collateral materials as needed.
      • Organize a series of public programs that serve to create awareness of the SLF mission, build new audiences, cultivate relationships with friends and donors, create opportunities for publicity and marketing, increase capacity of mailing lists and electronic communication, and offer excellent free public service that furthers the library mission.
      • Organize an orientation process for Board members and works with the Board President to plan and organize an annual board retreat to include Board development and short and long-range planning activities in order to attain the goals an objectives of the Board
        • Expand local revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations and regional expansion.
        • Deepen and refine all aspects of communications—from web presence to external relations with the goal of creating a stronger brand.



  • Professional background with a minimum of five years’ previous fundraising, relationship management, executive administration and project management experience including experience working with a non-profit board.
    • Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships
    • Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills
    • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning
    • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
    • Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed
    • Successful grant writing experience and large-scale fundraising event management experience.
    • Ability to manage multiple projects and initiatives simultaneously, and exercise discretion regarding priorities and workflow;
    • Ability to manage a flexible work schedule including evenings and weekends for programs and events
    • Effectively and efficiently supervise staff and contractors to manage work flow and deliver results.
    • Preferred experience includes working with Microsoft programs, Quickbooks, content marketing, donor management and social media tools.


Organizational Details & Resources

The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors. The Executive Director works closely with a Certified Public Accountant on financial oversight of the Foundation and prepares documents for monthly and annual review by the Board of Directors.

The Executive Director works closely with the Finance Committee and independent investment advisor to provide the Board of Directors with financial management strategies that protect and grow the Foundation’s endowment and other investment income.

The Executive Director works closely and with oversight by the Executive Committee and Board President on all SLF personnel matters.

The Executive Director supervisory responsibilities may include:

  • Part-time Administrative Assistant
  • Marketing Consultant
  • Special Events and production professionals
  • Other vendors or contractors as needed.


Salary & Benefits Compensation based on experience. Compensation package range: $34,000 to $40,000.


APPLICATION PROCEDURES To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume by email to:  SLFExecutiveDirector@gmail.com


Application deadline: Open until July 15, 2017


Start Date: Mid-September 2017


For more information please visit our website: www.shastalibraryfoundation.org.