Development Manager – Western Allegheny Community Library

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Western Allegheny Community Library is a leader in the delivery of public library service. The mission of our library is to inspire, engage, and educate the community through high quality, fun, creative, and informative programming and services.

Western Allegheny Community Library is seeking a new Development Manager to manage the Library’s fundraising initiatives and maintain and cultivate new relationships with our many donors.

The Development Manager will support and manage the Library’s Appeal Letters, plan our two major fundraisers and oversee the day-to-day operations of solicitation and record keeping, acknowledgements and communications regarding major gifts, planned giving and other donor activities as directed by the Library Director. An ideal candidate will be enthusiastic about designing targeted appeals, upgrading existing donors and reaching out to new donors in creative ways. The Development Manager will work closely with the Board of Trustees, Library administration, volunteers and donors and serve as an advocate of the Library in the community.

Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree with at least 3 years of fundraising experience. We seek a highly motivated, organized individual with established connections in our community, excellent written/oral communication capabilities, project management and experience with databases. Enthusiasm for the Library and a sense of humor are also desired. Please note: Per PA Child Protective Service Law, applicants must have current (or be willing to get) PA Criminal Background Check Clearance, PA Child Abuse History Clearance, and FBI Fingerprint Clearance.

Hours: Part-time (20 hours/per week) flexible schedule, with occasional evenings and weekends (for events).

Compensation: $19 per hour or commensurate with experience

Working with Us: Our library offers a unique work environment that is innovative, open, and collaborative. We strive to create the best possible experience for everyone visiting the library as well as our employees. We are a family-friendly workplace that prioritizes a good work-life balance. We offer paid time off for vacation and paid holidays. Western Allegheny Community Library is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Individuals interested in the above position should submit a cover letter and resume by the close of business on November 15, 2019.

To Apply: Send your resume and cover letter via email to Amy McDonald ( and reference “Development Manager” in the subject line. You may also mail it to Western Allegheny Community Library at 181 Bateman Rd, Oakdale, PA 15071, Attention: Amy McDonald