JOBS Position Announcements

Library Executive Director
New Canaan Library
New Canaan, Connecticut

New Canaan Library—a 21st century library—seeks a 21st century Executive Director! The Board of Trustees seeks a broad-gauged thinker and dynamic leader to provide strategic direction, participate in the building of a stellar new library and continue to develop the Library’s role as the cornerstone of the community’s intellectual and cultural life. The New Canaan Library, (, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, located in the heart of downtown New Canaan, serves 20,000 residents and loans over 500,000 items annually. With a $2.7 million annual budget, the new Executive Director will work with a committed staff (28 FTEs), an energetic Board and Advisory Board, New Canaan local officials, an established donor group, and an appreciative community—81% of New Canaan residents have active library cards—to achieve the Library’s full potential. In add ition to managing day-to-day library operations, the key objectives for the next Executive Director will be to move forward with the strategic vision, participate in planning the new facility, lead a capital campaign for its development, and enhance alternative funding streams to continue an outstanding level of service, programs and growth.

New Canaan, (, located in Fairfield County and ranked 8th by CNN's Money list of the top-earning towns in the United States in 2011, has a strong sense of community. Residents support and enjoy many outstanding amenities—beautiful parks, sports complexes, community centers and cultural institutions including the Philip Johnson’s Glass House and the Silvermine Arts Center—while maintaining an inclusive, small town, family friendly atmosphere. Strong public schools (ranked as some of the best in CT) are also part of what makes New Canaan a desirable place to live. The Library contributes to New Canaan’s quality of life with nationally recognized programming, special collections, and a dedicated, customer-focused staff. See for more information on the Library and the Town of N ew Canaan.

Responsibilities. The Executive Director is appointed by and reports to an 18-member Library Board of Trustees and works with the Board, staff, and others to implement the strategic vision for the Library. The Executive Director is responsible for the overall administration of day-to-day operations and finances of the Library, coordinating with the Board of Trustees on major initiatives and managing development and fundraising programs. The Executive Director will be the face of the organization and be responsible for managing the budget as well as provide staffing and personnel leadership. See the New Canaan Library Executive Director Job Description,, for additional details.
Qualifications. The ideal candidate will have an advanced degree in Nonprofit Management, Public or Business Administration or Library Science. The position requires a minimum of eight years of relevant work experience including four years of experience in an administrative capacity, or any combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the requirements of the position. Essential attributes and skills include: experience and success with fundraising and development; excellent writing and communication skills; strong traditional and digital marketing skills, confident presentation skills, political acumen; collaborative and consensus-building skills; and a thorough knowledge of current trends and “best practices” for library or nonprofit management. Proven success working with and reporting to a governing board is a preferred qualification. Experience with a major building and construction project is a plus b ut not essential.
Compensation. The position offers a hiring salary range of $115,000-130,000 (placement dependent upon experience and qualifications) and an attractive benefits package.

Application Instructions
For information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates by phone, 816.531.2468, or via email. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Dan Bradbury,, or Jobeth Bradbury, The position closes 
March 24, 2013.

Program Coordinator, Development
Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network
Bethesda, Maryland

The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network &ndash. BCAN (pronounced &ldquo.beacon&rdquo.) &ndash. is the first national advocacy organization dedicated to increasing public awareness about bladder cancer, advancing bladder cancer research, and providing education and support services for the bladder cancer community.
BCAN is currently conducting a search for candidates for the position of Program Coordinator, Development - a full-time salaried position reporting to BCAN&rsquo.s Executive Director. Primary responsibilities include generating external funds to support patient education/support activities, national awareness and research grant awards.

Major Responsibilities
  • Coordinate fundraising efforts for our annual national Walks for Bladder Cancer initiative inclusive of a national sponsorship program and individual donations.
  • Research and identify new sources of potential funding from individuals, corporations and foundations to support BCAN&rsquo.s educational programs, activities, and research grant awards.
  • Manage BCAN&rsquo.s annual giving program and our involvement in the Combined Federal Campaign.
  • Develop an active, vibrant online giving program utilizing social media.
  • Assist in the preparation of grant proposals and reports to grant making institutions.
Education and Experience
  • Four year college degree required.
  • Minimum three years professional development experience required.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills are a necessity.
  • Computer competency and comfort with Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint is required.
  • Web site content development/maintenance would be a plus.
Application Instructions
Please email resume and cover letter with salary requirements to:
Larry Rzepka, Executive Director,
Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network

Manager of Corporate Engagement
Grounds For Sculpture
Hamilton, New Jersey
Grounds For Sculpture, a major cultural organization in New Jersey that exhibits hundreds of works by renowned and emerging contemporary sculptors on its 42-acre landscaped park and in its museum buildings, is looking to fill the position of Manager of Corporate Engagement. The Manager is responsible for identifying, cultivating, recruiting, and engaging corporate members, sponsors and partners for the organization. He/she will create and implement a corporate development plan with strategies to maximize fundraising results from corporations through memberships, sponsorships, partnerships, grants, special events and in-kind contributions.
Qualifications: A bachelor's degree is required, along with 5-7 years of demonstrated success in fundraising and marketing. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and superior interpersonal skills are a necessity. Solid knowledge and proficiency in development database systems. Some evening and weekend work is required.
To Apply: Please e-mail resume, including salary history, to Resumes may be mailed to: Human Resources, 14 Fairgrounds Rd., Hamilton, NJ 08619.

Director of Development
Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts
New York, New York

Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts seeks an accomplished and articulate development professional to help secure the financial sustainability of this independent nonprofit membership organization dedicated to preserving the architectural legacy, livability, and sense of place of the Upper East Side.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Development will cultivate and solicit major gifts and leadership-level annual memberships through personal outreach. The Director of Development will maintain a portfolio of approximately 50 prospects while simultaneously developing strategies and proposals with the staff and Development Committee of the Board of Directors for the attainment of specific gifts.
This part-time position requires an enthusiastic, motivated person with demonstrated experience in development, including success with direct solicitation of prospects. The qualified candidate will have some experience with branding, knowledge of best practices in development and a broad understanding of planned giving techniques.
  • Bachelor's degree required, advanced degree a plus.
  • Outstanding organizational and communications skills are essential.
  • Must be able to complete projects in a collaborative, small work environment.
  • Must have a clear understanding and appreciation for the mission and objectives of FRIENDS.
  • Familiarity with historic preservation advocacy and the Upper East Side are highly desirable.
For more information about FRIENDS, please visit
To Apply: Mail, email, or fax a letter of introduction and resume to:
Tara Kelly
Executive Director
FRIENDS of the Upper East Side Historic Districts
966 Lexington Avenue, #3E
New York, NY 10021
212-535-2526 (t)
212-535-2155 (f)

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