Friends of the homer library

Our mission is to provide volunteer support for Homer Public Library programs and services,  to raise funds that enrich the library experience, and to promote the use and enjoyment of the library.

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Coordinator  Job Description

The coordinator will be an employee of the FHL, a non-profit organization, and will oversee the completion of the tasks below, but not necessarily do all the tasks him/herself. The following work is designed to be completed in 15 to 25hours/week at a rate of $20/hour. The coordinator will be supervised by the FHL Board President and will work closely with all FHL Board members, Homer Public Library staff, FHL members, volunteers and other entities in the community.

Skills & Qualifications:

The successful candidate for the Coordinator position would have knowledge and experience with grant writing and fundraising. Preference in hiring would be given to the candidate with work experience in a library setting and/or familiarity with library systems. Current fundraisers are the semi-annual book sales, membership drives, and Pick.Click.Give, which all require the following skills/experience:

  • outstanding organizational skills
  • attention to detail and problem solving
  • computer literacy skills (database management, Excel/Quickbooks preferred, publishing software, Zoom)
  • excellent interpersonal skills (interfacing with library staff, volunteers and the public in general)
  • very good written and verbal communication skills (monthly report to FHL Board, communication with library staff and public)
The Coordinator will also give on-the-ground support to sponsored library programs, and many of those required skills duplicate the ones listed above, ie. organizational skills, attention to detail, good interpersonal and communication style, and include recruitment of volunteers, physical set-up of rooms and chairs.

 Tasks include:

I.  General Administration (approx. 40% of time)

    Communicate with members and the general public; update website; generate press releases; maintain necessary paperwork including gaming permit; non-profit state registration; & complete Pick-Click-Give application.

    Membership - process memberships; coordinate mailings; receipts and thank you notes.

    Board meetings - Prepare monthly coordinators report and updated calendar; attend monthly Board meetings (1st Wed. of the month, 6-8 pm).

    Newsletter - Coordinate design and printing of monthly newsletter; & assist in writing, editing, and recruiting articles.

    Finances - Coordinate endowment fund contributions and earning statements with Homer Foundation. Assist treasurer and accountant with budget, bookkeeping, financial reports, and preparing tax return. 

II. Fundraising/Grants  (approx. 30% of time)

    Research grant opportunities and develop grant proposals. Assist Board members in fundraising activities through volunteer recruitment, generating donation request letters, assembling supplies, and writing thank you notes.

  

III. Programs  (approx. 30% of time)

    Work with FHL Board and Homer Public Library staff to generate new ideas and develop future programs. Coordinate implementation of programs (youth & adult); volunteer recruitment and training; & evaluate existing programs.

Time spent on tasks may vary throughout the year. Other tasks may be requested as time allows.


We are now accepting applications until November 18, 2020 for the FHL Coordinator.

If you are interested in applying for the position, send your cover letter and resume to us at info@friendshomerlibrary.org.

 

FRIENDS OF THE HOMER PUBLIC LIBRARY

Friends of the Homer Library is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 community organization.

907-435-3195

info@friendshomerlibrary.org

500 Hazel Avenue • Homer AK  99603
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