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Current Durham County Library open positions are listed below. To apply for a position, click the “Apply Now” link within the position description. You will be taken to the description on the Durham County website where you can apply online.

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Current Openings


Durham County Library seeks an experienced, energetic and highly motivated individual to join the Marketing and Development division as the Library Development Officer. The Development Officer works under the direction of the Public Relations Officer, and in conjunction with the Durham Library Foundation and the Library Grant Writer to establish campaign goals and objectives for the Library.

The Development Officer will be responsible for small gift donations and arrange appropriate opportunities for key library administrators to meet with potential large gift donors. This will include meetings with individuals in the local communities and at regional events to bring attention to Library needs, collections and programs. The work will include writing proposals and/or preparing materials for use in specific solicitations.

The Development Officer also serves as the Library’s staff liaison to the Durham Library Foundation. Manages donor relations. Oversees fundraising database maintenance which includes donors, prospects, elected officials and others. Promptly processes donations per Board of County Commissioners guidelines, and sends thank you notes and acknowledges tribute gifts. Communicates with donors about library programs and/or services. Educates staff on fundraising activities. Assists Library Director, Public Relations and Marketing Division, Program Committee and Leadership Council with special events and programs. Initiates and builds on partnerships with community organizations that could lead to collaborations, joint funding efforts and/or enhanced Library programming or services. Trains, organizes and motivates volunteers in the development effort.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communications and presentation skills are required.
  • Excellent planning and organization skills.
  • Working knowledge of computer systems and applicable software.
  • General knowledge of budgetary policies and procedures and financial management.
  • Ability to communicate and work with a diverse group of individuals, groups and organizations.
  • Knowledge of and involvement in Durham community affairs.
  • The ability to think creatively and collaboratively.


Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and three (3) years’ experience in development, fundraising, public relations or a related field.

Special Requirements:

Access to a personal vehicle needed to perform some of the job duties and a current N.C. driver’s license with a three year acceptable driving record.


  • Spanish language skills
  • Experience in public libraries.

Job Type: Full Time

Posting Date: 02/14/2017

Closing Date: 02/24/2017

Salary Min: $39,600

Salary Max: $71,280

Position Number: 40001700


Updated: February 14, 2017