Development Coordinator, Library Freedom Project - Remote
Posted: Friday, December 16, 2022 Permalink

Development coordinator 

Full time

Compensation at $84,000/year 

Healthcare and other benefits

Three year contract with potential to extend 

100% remote with occasional travel within the US

Opportunities for advancement

US or North America based 


Library Freedom Project (LFP, a US-based non-profit) seeks a full-time and remote Development Coordinator. Library Freedom Project is an organization that is radically rethinking the library professional organization by creating a network of values-driven librarian-activists taking action together to build information democracy. We help library workers understand and apply library ethics of privacy, intellectual freedom, access, social responsibility, and the public good. 

The Development Coordinator is responsible for leading all development activities within LFP in order to raise funding for organization operations and programs. The position develops, implements and monitors a comprehensive fundraising plan to expand philanthropic support of the organization – including identifying and strengthening relationships with community stakeholders, seeking, applying for, and managing grant funding, fostering strong donor and sponsor stewardship, and planning and producing LFP fundraising events. It will be particularly important for the person in this position to seek creative and ongoing public funding support. The ideal candidate for this role is familiar with LFP, our issues, constituency, and work, and also is excited to work with a fledgling organization (this role would be employee #2 or #3). 

Duties and responsibilities include:

  1. Design and implement a comprehensive Development Funding Plan annually which maintains the fiscal health of the organization and provides future financial resources for growth and expansion. Including but not limited to grant writing and management, major giving, annual appeal development and management, and fundraising events.

  2. Help LFP meet the “public support test” by ensuring ongoing funding from public sources. 

  3. Act as primary point of contact for funding, donations and fundraising event inquiries.

  4. Collect, organize, and maintain a complete and accurate database record of donors and funding received. 

  5. Work with LFP Director to create annual funding targets; use tracking tools to monitor goals monthly.

  6. Work with LFP Director and LFP Outreach and Marketing Coordinator to plan fundraising events, including developing and managing timeline, budget, and evaluation.

  7. Work with LFP Outreach and Marketing Coordinator to develop strong relationships with LFP’s network of supporters (including libraries, library professional organizations, civil rights groups, and individuals) to establish donor support.

  8. Work with LFP Outreach and Marketing Coordinator to ensure branding, image and consistency of messaging in all organization materials. 

  9. Design and produce annual giving campaign, as well as auxiliary marketing, promotional and outreach materials.

  10. Occasionally other duties assisting with LFP operations. 

Job requirements

  1. Experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities above.

  2. (Preferred) Experience working in a library or with library workers.

  3. (Preferred) Experience with community organizing. 

  4. Knowledge and use of common fundraising tools and platforms. 

  5. Experience writing and managing grants.

  6. (Preferred) Experience with crowdfunding for public support. 

  7. Ability to travel overnight. 

  8. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively and cooperatively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.

  9. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • No or very limited physical effort required.

  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

To apply

Cover letter and resume/CV (and questions about these jobs) can be sent to LFP Director Alison Macrina at Interviews will take place in early 2023. Positions will remain open until filled, but we do expect a high volume of applicants.