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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.

For a complete list of all Durham County job openings, see the county’s employment page.

Current Openings

LIBRARY DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

Durham County Library seeks an experienced, energetic and highly motivated individual to serve as the Library Development Officer. The Development Officer works closely with the Library Director, the Durham Library Foundation and the Library Grant Writer to raise funds to provide a margin of excellence for Durham County Library. In collaboration with the Durham Library Foundation, the Library Development Officer will cultivate, assist in the solicitation and stewardship of individual donors, corporate and foundation partners; seek opportunities to engage and nurture existing and new donors and funders; identify new individual donors and foundation and corporate partners; implement private fundraising appeals and events. Manage corporate and foundation requests and reporting to grant makers. Support fundraising systems managed by the Durham Library Foundation, such as database involvement, prospect research, donor acknowledgment and communications. Educate staff on fundraising activities. Assist Library Director with special events and programs. Initiate and build on partnerships with community organizations that could lead to collaborations, joint funding efforts and/or enhanced Library programming or services.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent oral and written communications and presentation skills are required.
  • Excellent planning and organization skills.
  • Basic 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.
  • Successful fundraising development experience with individuals and foundations.

Requirements:

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.

Preferred:

  • Spanish language skills
  • Experience in public libraries
  • Ability to think creatively and collaboratively

Job Type: Full-Time

Posting Date: 2/14/2018

Closing Date: 3/2/2018

Salary Min: $39,600.00

Salary Max: $71,280.00

Position Number: 40001700

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CHILDREN'S SERVICES MANAGER

Serves as the Children’s Services Manager at the North Regional Library and coordinates the implementation of age specific reader programs. Responsible for training, supervision and management of North Regional Children’s Services staff. Performs professional and administrative library work and develops and provide library services and programs that support the library’s strategic plan. Assists with preparation and monitoring of unit budget. Develops proactive relationships with appropriate community organizations. Serves on the regional library management team and committees as assigned. Work is performed with independence under the supervision of the North Regional Library Manager. Provides excellent customer service in a team-based environment. The ideal candidate should possess considerable public library experience, including some supervisory experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of the purposes, principles and practices of public library administration, knowledge of the principles and methods of supervision and training.
  • Knowledge of various types of informational materials and methods of organizing materials and information
  • Ability to analyze problems, recommend solutions and make decisions
  • Ability to use good judgment in daily services
  • Ability to relate library services to the needs of the community
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with the public and other employees.

Requirements:

Master of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited school and six months of experience in professional library work.

Certifications, License, and Special Requirements

Must obtain certification of the NC Public Librarian Certification Commission

Job Type: Full-Time

Posting Date: 2/14/2018

Closing Date: 3/2/2018

Salary Min: $43,560.00

Salary Max: $78,408.00

Position Number: 40000092

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Updated: February 15, 2018