The Mission:

Manchester Community Library is open to all as an inspiring gathering place for the community, providing resources for personal enrichment and growth.

The Position:

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Philanthropy Coordinator serves as a key member of MCL’s team and is responsible for advancing philanthropic support from individuals, foundations, and businesses to build a robust base of support for the Manchester Community Library(MCL). A highly organized individual with strong work ethic, the Philanthropy Coordinator works closely with others to achieve a wide range of development program goals.  This individual must be comfortable working with a diverse base of support and stakeholders including patrons, donors, community leaders, corporate partners, and other nonprofit organizations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Development Program/Office Administration
  • Annual Fund Campaign
  • Donor Identification/Cultivation/Stewardship
  • Major Gifts/Individual Giving
  • Corporate/Business Giving
  • Grants
  • Fundraising Events
  • Planned Giving
  • New Fundraising Initiatives 
  • Communications and Public Relations 
  • Board, Committee, and Other Volunteer Support


●      Bachelor’s degree.

●      Five years minimum experience in professional fundraising and building a culture of organizational philanthropy.

●      Experience and proven track record in supporting and promoting the engagement of nonprofit board members.

●      Is goal oriented, self-directed, and motivated by achieving results.

●      Excellent listening, verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to speak compellingly about MCL’s  mission.

●      Self-starter with the ability to work independently, stay organized, and demonstrate persistence to consistently follow through on assigned tasks and requests and meet goals.

●      Familiarity with donor management databases.

●      Able to have positive, collaborative working relationships with supervisor, Library staff, board members, and volunteers, working as part of a coordinated team.

●      Enthusiasm and facility for relationship building, interpersonal interactions, and motivating others.

●      High standards for personal and professional integrity particularly in working with confidential or sensitive information.

●      Ability to work well in a fast-paced work environment, adapting and responding to shifting priorities.

●      Technologically versatile, with proficiency in Microsoft Office products, particularly Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and donor management systems.

●      Proven strong work ethic.

●      Ability to work periodically outside of typical working hours, with the willingness to work nights or weekends as necessary.

Job Details

  • Position Type: Development
  • Location: Bennington County
  • Employment Type/ Status: Full Time