Employment at WPPL

All professional and paraprofessional openings at the Library will be listed here. Some positions may also be listed in appropriate online listings such as the Employ Florida Marketplace or Florida Library Jobs.

Director of Development | Closes 2/24/17

Position title: Director of Development (part persuader, part fundraiser, part event planner)
Department: Administration
Pay range: $48,000.00 annually, DOQ
Position type: Full time exempt position with excellent benefits

Job description:
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be the key fundraiser for our unique, 501(c)(3) library during an exciting, inspiring and engaging time. You will spearhead efforts to raise necessary operating and endowment funds to ensure full and smooth operation of our new 21st century library. You are a natural leader, knowledgeable about libraries and literacy and respected for your ability to make donors thrilled about the library. You cultivate and forge connections with donors who care. You collaborate with library staff and familiarize yourself with the ins and outs of public library service in Winter Park.  

Ready to join our dynamic team and help secure an exceptional 21st century library?

Who you are:

  • You aren’t afraid to make the ask. And ask again!
  • You understand donors and enjoy connecting them with causes they care about; you’re a steward at heart.
  • You love to party! You’re a great host who can plan, organize, and oversee special events with a team.
  • You are an active listener with lots of patience; you’re intuitive to donors’ needs.
  • You believe in the unique mission of the American public library.
  • You’re a team player who thinks quickly on their feet.
  • You’re excited about the prospect of growing and learning in a changing environment.
  • You inspire fun in the people around you, with the ability to recognize opportunities and pro-actively pursue them.
  • You can keep a secret. You maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • You’re a stickler for details, and you can juggle a lot at once.
  • You’re a seasoned, proactive, and entrepreneurial development leader ready to direct efforts to expand our donor universe and maximize our revenue.

Work you’ll love:

  • You create, direct and manage all aspects of the annual fund, which you aim to build and strengthen every year.
  • You’re the wizard behind the Library’s upcoming multi-million-dollar capital campaign.
  • You make friends; you build relationships with key community partners and donors.
  • You write grants and work with staff to get the goods.
  • You know your way around technology, and you’re excited to seek out new ways to reach donors.
  • You are an experienced fundraiser with solid knowledge of fundraising best practices and experience in managing campaigns.
  • You’re an outside-the-box thinker, skilled in collaboration, and want to lead the funding of innovative information delivery.
  • You keep your finger on the pulse of what’s happening in the philanthropy world.
  • You do the right thing. Every decision you make and action you take is an opportunity to demonstrate our collective integrity.
  • You seek out donors eager to provide for the future through planned giving and personalized giving opportunities.
  • You create and implement a personalized donor cultivation and stewardship process, to include donor tours, experiences, recognition, and other interactions.

Do you have what it takes?

  • Bachelor’s degree in Financial Planning/Business Communications/Development/Fundraising, or equivalent degree or certification, such as Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE)
  • Three years of progressive experience in nonprofit fundraising
  • Proven track record of building progressive development programs, cultivating donor relationships, and obtaining and closing major gifts.
  • Experience working with nonprofit boards and volunteers
  • Experience with fundraising database software (preferably Abila and Greater Giving)
  • Ability to obtain a valid Florida driver’s license

Your job will involve being “on the go” in our library and community: We need you ready to roll full time, with frequent evening and weekend commitments. You need to stand, walk, crouch, stoop, squat, twist, climb, push/pull up to 50 pounds, and lift up to 25 pounds.

We are guided by a commitment to these shared values:

  • Lifelong education
  • Being a trusted community resource
  • Equal access for all residents
  • Innovation that is responsive to changing community needs
  • Providing a place for connection and open exchange of ideas

Why Winter Park Public Library? A career with us is a chance to help a high impact educational nonprofit realize its fundraising potential and increase its reach and influence. This opportunity comes in the wake of our community approving a multi-million-dollar new state-of-the-art library and events center. You will bring a strong vision for the future of this exciting project. As you help and inspire others, you will also be inspired.

Please email a resume and cover letter by February 24, 2016.
Shawn Shaffer, Library Executive Director, Winter Park Public Library
sshaffer@wppl.org  

Adult Services Librarian | Closes 3/10/17

Job title: Adult Services Librarian (part researcher, part educator, part event planner)
Department: Adult Services
Pay range: $36,000.00, DOQ
Position type: Full time exempt position with excellent benefits

Job description:
We’re about to break ground on a brand new library, and we need a great librarian.  You are a champion of libraries, eager to expand services beyond the traditional. You invent and implement engaging classes and events while exploring the latest technologies to enhance patron and library experience. You are diligent in completing tough research questions from a diverse audience to connect patrons with information they seek. Naturally inquisitive, you are knowledgeable on all library operations and respected for your ability to make patrons thrilled about the library.

Ready to join our dynamic team and help us launch exceptional library services into the 21st century?

Who you are:

  • Whether in front of a group of people or working one-on-one, you’re a natural-born teacher.
  • You understand patron needs and enjoy connecting them with the right solutions.
  • You geek out about emerging technologies and their application for patrons and libraries
  • You are an active listener with lots of patience; you’re intuitive to people’s needs.
  • You love people! Meeting them, working with them, and communicating with them meaningfully. You engage well with others and are passionate about providing exemplary customer service.
  • You’re an innovative collaborator, skilled in identifying the needs and solutions to take our library above and beyond.
  • You’re a team player who thinks quickly on their feet.
  • You’re excited about the prospect of growing and learning in a changing environment.
  • You inspire fun in the people around you.

Work you’ll love:

  • You develop and conduct classes, workshops, presentations, events and participatory experiences for our patrons.
  • You get creative in our makerspace, helping with 3D printing, digitization, and digital design.
  • You know your way around technology, ready to jump from teaching basic computer skills to higher level techie topics like music recording, digital photography, rendering, and coding.
  • You make connections; you invite and collaborate with partners to bring our library and patrons exciting resources or learning opportunities.
  • You reach out to the community, offering services offsite, and ensure the community knows what we have to offer!
  • You dive into research questions ranging from the quirky to stumpers; you’re a sleuth at heart.
  • You’re an explorer; you get out from behind the desk and help patrons with their journey through our amazing library.
  • You’ve got an eye for books; you select materials for designated collections.
  • You are a leader, happily taking on responsibilities, including person in charge or staff trainer.
  • You keep up-to-date on the latest research and instruction practices, procedures, and trends.
  • You do the right thing. Every decision you make and action you take is an opportunity to demonstrate our collective integrity.

Do you have what it takes?

  • Accredited MLS or Master’s degree required (significant progress toward a certified ALA graduate library degree program may be considered)
  • Professional library experience
  • Ability to learn and use new technologies
  • Continuous learner
  • Digital literacy
  • Ability to obtain a valid Florida driver’s license
  • Flexible schedule, including nights and weekends

Your job will involve being “on the move” in our library and community: You need to stand, walk, crouch, stoop, squat, twist, climb, push/pull up to 50 pounds, and lift up to 25 pounds.

We are guided by a commitment to these shared values:

  • Lifelong education
  • Being a trusted community resource
  • Equal access for all residents
  • Innovation that is responsive to changing community needs
  • Providing a place for connection and open exchange of ideas

Why Winter Park Public Library? A job with us is a chance to use your knowledge and experience to enable transformations every day. You will be instrumental in opening minds, inspiring learning, and transforming our patrons lives, whether they’re learning a new language, attending lectures and classes, researching home buying or beginning a new journey. As you help and inspire others, you will also be inspired.

This opportunity comes in the wake of our community approving a multi-million-dollar new state-of-the-art library and events center. You will bring a strong vision for the future of this exciting project.

Please email a resume and cover letter by March 11, 2017.
Nicole Heintzelman, Head of Adult Services, Winter Park Public Library
nheintzelman@wppl.org