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  • Full Time
  • St. Louis City
  • Salary: $46,154 per year
  • Organization Type: Art/Culture

St. Louis Public Library Foundation

Development Coordinator

St. Louis Public Library Foundation


St. Louis Public Library is seeking a Development Coordinator to work with the Library’s Foundation managing communications and events. Our ideal candidate is someone who is a strong communicator, is able to build relationships with colleagues, donors, and vendors and is someone who is enthusiastic and passionate about the mission of public libraries.

The successful candidate will be an adaptable problem-solver with strong interpersonal and time-management skills committed to providing excellent customer service and serving a diverse community.

The Development Coordinator is responsible for the generation and coordination of Foundation communications, organization of Foundation events, and raising philanthropic support for St. Louis Public Library.

In this role you will:

  • Write content for donor communications; acknowledgement letters, direct mail, and email.
  • Develop and execute strategies to secure sponsorship support of key Library programs and events.
  • Coordinate all fundraising events, including committees, logistics, and sponsorship.
  • Develop and implement strategies for online giving.
  • Develop, coordinate, and manage production of monthly e-newsletter and annual impact report.
  • Coordinate and manage the production of all Friends of the Library premiums.
  • Coordinate all planned giving communications.
  • Manage all paid and in-kind advertising.
  • Develop, coordinate, and manage all Library Foundation print projects.
  • Monitor and report on Library Foundation marketing efforts using various analytic and/or survey tools.
  • Provide necessary research data on individual, corporate, and foundation donor prospects.
  • Coordinate communication with the Library’s Marketing department.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

You will need to be:

  • Able to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Able to convey information effectively through written and verbal communication.
  • Able to maintain confidentiality.
  • Able to be flexible, positive, and willing to work with donors and staff to successfully resolve problems.
  • Available to occasionally work extended hours, including evenings and weekends.

You will need to have:

  • Experience using the following:
  • Donor software, preferably OneCause, and ETapestry.
  • MailChimp
  • Google Suite
  • Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook and Word).
  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university and 3 years of related experience in a non-profit organization; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

You will receive:

● Competitive salary range starting at $46,154

● Medical, dental, and life insurance

● Paid vacation, holidays, and sick days

● Pension plan through the Employees Retirement System of the City of St. Louis

● Professional development

Hours for this position are:

Monday – Friday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM / Occasional evenings and weekends

About SLPL:

St. Louis Public Library (SLPL) is a true urban library, representing the historic center of the St. Louis region: the City of St. Louis. Established in 1865, St. Louis Public Library has a long history of innovation and service, a large and historic collection and a diverse and dedicated staff.

Technology is a major resource throughout the City and beyond, and the Library makes an enormous investment in technology annually to meet the needs of our community. We operate 16 locations in the City of St. Louis. These range from our magnificent Central Library – one of the world’s great public libraries – to regional and neighborhood libraries that vary in size and design but are each centerpieces in their communities. St. Louis was an early, passionate supporter of library services to children, and that remains a core value and mission today. Outreach into our varied communities, marketing the Library’s remarkable strengths, and working with civic and cultural partners to benefit St. Louisans are all closely held values and goals.

About St. Louis Public Library Foundation:

First organized by the St. Louis Public Library’s Board of Directors in 1989, the St. Louis Public Library Foundation was reorganized in 2003 and given the charge to increase private-sector support to benefit the growing needs of the St. Louis Public Library.

The St. Louis Public Library Foundation is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization registered with the IRS and the State of Missouri. All donations to the Foundation are fully tax-deductible as allowed by law.

About the neighborhood:

This position works at St. Louis Public Library’s (SLPL) Administrative Building located at 1415 Olive Street in Downtown West in the City of St. Louis. SLPL’s administrative offices are just west of Central Library, the heart of the St. Louis Public Library system.

To apply:

If you are interested in this opportunity, please visit, and submit your cover letter & resume with your application. Thank you.