The Boston Public Library is primarily a city agency but also a separately incorporated non-profit organization. The Library relies on successful strategic partnerships for the accomplishment of its educational and cultural mission and for critical financial support. This position will focus on building strong, diversified relationships in order to advance the Library’s mission by ensuring the success of its philanthropic efforts and major organizational partnerships. The position will also play a key role in and have responsibility for identifying and responding to grant opportunities.
Under the direction of the President, this position will coordinate activities based on the Library’s mission and philanthropic priorities, maintain and strengthen current partnerships and build new relationships to advance the Library’s strategic goals. This includes developing and implementing policies and procedures for the effective selection, building and management of relationships with external funders, peer community and governmental organizations.
The position plays a key role in the development and execution of the Library’s philanthropic strategy and community building efforts, locally, statewide and nationally. This role provides oversight, guidance and support, as appropriate, to key library fundraising affiliates, partners-in-residence, cultural and programming partners in conjunction with the designated key liaison for each relationship. The role also assists in the maintenance of relationships in the governmental space, at the municipal, state and federal level, as assigned.
A background in development, non-profit leadership and knowledge of urban libraries are desired qualifications for this position. An ability to understand and communication the Library’s mission and priorities is essential. Additional experience in the educational, cultural or governmental space will also be an asset.
President of the Boston Public Library
Scope of Responsibility
UnionSalary Plan/Grade: PL2/PM-7
Hours per week: 35