Development Officer -- Friends of the Library

Indianapolis, IN

Do you love annual giving? Do you like planning mailing segments for the best responses? Boosting a growing monthly-giving program? Would you like to grow your skills in proposal writings for foundation and corporate donors? 

If so, you might be the ideal next Development Officer - Friends of the Library for The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. 

The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that raises private contributions to support The Indianapolis Public Library. The Development Officer – Friends of the Library is a part of the Development Team, managing the Library Foundation’s annual fund program and a portfolio of foundation, corporate and organization donors. Our new Development Officer will be a person who loves the written word in fundraising letters and grant proposals combined with the challenge of developing top-notch donor acquisition ideas and strengthening an already-good donor retention rate. The Development Officer will also assist with marketing the Indy Library Store (the Library’s used book sale).

This position requires a bachelor’s degree with at least 2 years of fundraising experience. We seek a highly motivated, organized individual with excellent written/oral communication capabilities. Enthusiasm for the Library and a sense of humor are also desired, along with commitment to the Foundation's values of service, innovation, collaboration and diversity, equity and inclusion. A hybrid schedule with two remote workdays per week is available after the first 90 days of successful employment.

Salary: $42,000 - $50,000

Benefits: 100% of the premiums for an individual employee's health and dental insurance and an annual contribution (10% of salary) to employee's 403b retirement account; nine paid holidays and PTO. 

See the full job description here.

Please submit a cover letter, résumé, three business references with contact information, and a fundraising-related writing sample by Thursday June 30, 2022, at 5 p.m. to apply. 

The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation is an equal-opportunity employer.