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Due to a retirement, the Ridgefield Library in beautiful Ridgefield, CT is seeking a new Development Director. Chartered in 1903, the Ridgefield Library is an “association” library organized as an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit but recognized by the State of CT as the Principal Public Library for the Town of Ridgefield and receiving approximately 70% of its $3M annual operating budget as a grant from the Town.

The Development Director is a member of the Library senior management team and is responsible for all aspects of a comprehensive fund development program. Key areas of management responsibility include Library Board engagement, major donor program, broad-based community support, strategic planning, annual fund, special events and planned giving. The Development Director supervises the work of the Development Assistant and works in partnership with the Library Director and the Library Board of Directors to achieve annual fundraising goals.

The successful candidate will be a driven, goal-oriented fundraising leader with a donor stewardship mindset, the highest professional ethics and a commitment to the community service mission of the Ridgefield Library. More about Library at

The Development Director is a full time, exempt position reporting to the Library Director. 5+ years demonstrated fundraising experience and Bachelor’s degree required. Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) status a plus. Compensation includes a salary range of $78,000-$83,000, depending on experience, and a generous benefits package including paid time off, health coverage and 401K retirement plan with organizational matching. View full job details here. Please submit a resume and cover letter to:

Brenda McKinley, Library Director

Professional references need be provided only as requested.

Application Deadline: July 1, 2022.

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