Employment Opportunities

The position of Administrative Coordinator has been filled. Thank you for your interest.

We are currently seeking candidates for the position of Executive Director of the Eugene Public Library Foundation. The job posting and description is below.  Please do not call the Foundation office in reference to this posting. It will remain open until filled. Thank you.


Eugene Public Library Foundation Executive Director Job Announcement

The Eugene Public Library Foundation supports the Eugene Public Library in its
efforts to inspire lifelong learning and to enrich the entire community. The
Foundation secures and responsibly manages contributions from individuals,
businesses, and foundations to build community support for our Eugene Public Library.

Minimum Requirements: Three years as a nonprofit Executive Director, or
similar position. Strong leadership skills and experience managing a nonprofit,
including fundraising, media and writing skills, donor relations and board
development. Collaboration and entrepreneurial skills important. Comfortable with
grant writing and computer expertise in a variety of programs.
Passion for Libraries and enjoyment in working with people a plus.
Salary Range: $55,000–$70,000

Applications Guidelines/ Contact:
To apply for the position of EPLF Executive Director, please submit the following:
Letter of interest
Please submit your application materials electronically to
For full consideration, applications must be submitted by July 1, 2019.

The position will remain open until filled.  The Search Committee will keep all applications confidential.

The Eugene Public Library Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and is
committed to recruiting a broadly diverse pool of qualified candidates for this position.


Position Description


Position: Executive Director

Reports to: Board of Directors

Classification: Full-time and salaried employment, At Will

Work Schedule: Typically 40 hours per week, varies with programs and events


Position Summary

We are seeking a self-starter with good community relations, organizational, and managerial skills to serve as the full-time Executive Director (ED) of the Eugene Public Foundation (EPLF). The Executive Director executes Foundation goals and raises funds for the library and for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library of Eugene program. When appropriate and necessary, the ED collaborates with Eugene Public Library staff and City of Eugene staff and officials to ensure the EPLF mission is consistent with goals and needs of the library. The ED is responsible for the Foundation’s financial management, stewardship and development, and administration of policies and procedures. Our community and Board require respect for diverse cultures, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and religious beliefs.

Lead. The Executive Director provides leadership in maintaining a positive, productive relationship among the EPLF Board, Friends of the Library Board, Library administration and staff, and the community.

Fundraise. Establish goals that challenge and motivate participants to increase support for the library via individual gifts, annual campaigns, major gifts, planned gifts, sponsorships, lifetime giving, foundation giving, and grants, both independently and in collaboration with Board members and library management.

Educate. Spread the word to the public regarding the library’s value and purpose, needs and goals. Articulate the goals and visions of the EPLF.

Strategize.  Create giving opportunities, strategies, and incentives for charitable giving. Build partnerships in the community to further this goal.

Oversee.  Manage legal and fiscal responsibilities of EPLF, ensuring the Board is advised of its obligations. Maintain required financial and legal records.

Budget. Coordinate with Board Treasurer to develop an annual budget.

Create. Oversee the production of marketing materials including fundraising campaigns, newsletters, direct mail solicitations, planned giving materials, program materials, and electronic materials.

Organize. In collaboration with the Board president, organize monthly Board meetings and monthly meetings with the Eugene Imagination Library Advisory Board. Provide monthly reports on ELPF affairs and status of Imagination Library finances and registrations.



Experience preferred working with eTapestry, Excel, Word, QuickBooks, and MailChimp or similar marketing automation platform. Should have a working background with a minimum of three years’ experience in fundraising, administration, and management, with a good understanding of office procedures and practices, and experience working with a nonprofit board. Previous successful grant writing and large-scale event management required. Must have excellent interpersonal skills, writing skills, and computer skills. Ability to prioritize and manage workflow in fast-paced environment. Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings for programs and events.

Organizational Details and Resources

Executive Director:

  1. Reports to the Board of Directors.
  2. Works with Certified Public Accountant, Board Treasurer, and President on financial oversight and to assist with preparation of a budget and financial documents for monthly and annual Board review.
  3. In collaboration with the Treasurer and Certified Public Accountant, assists with preparation of annual federal and state tax returns, and if needed, audit/quarterly/annual comprehensive financial reviews.
  4. Works with the Finance Committee, and with professional, independent investment management firms to provide strategies to protect and grow the Foundation’s endowment and other investment income.
  5. Works with the Executive Committee and Board President on EPLF personnel matters and to determine staffing needs.
  6. Hires and supervises as needed an office administrator, hourly bookkeeper, graphic and marketing design professionals, and special events professionals.
  7. Maintains Foundation website to increase community visibility.


Salary and Benefits

Determined by qualifications. Compensation package range: $55,000–$70,000. Medical benefits available.



To apply, please submit a letter of interest and resume to: eplfed19@gmail.com.

Application deadline: First consideration will be given to candidates who respond on or before July 1, 2019.

No phone calls please.


Eugene Public Library Foundation, 100 West 10th Ave., Suite 317, Eugene, Oregon 97401 | (541) 338-7018
The EPLF is a registered 501 (c)(3) – EIN: 93-0873279. Gifts to the Foundation are fully tax deductible as allowed by law.