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If you're interested in channeling your love of  libraries into a career, we want to hear from you!
Please see a list of our open positions below.

Executive Director


The Executive Director, reporting to the Board Chairman of The Library Foundation of Manatee County, is a leadership role accountable for the management and strategic direction of The Library Foundation.


This newly formed position requires a dynamic and innovative individual who can effectively grow with The Library Foundation to oversee the development and implementation of fundraising initiatives, strengthen community partnerships, and advocate for The Library Foundation’s mission.

The Executive Director will be responsible for organizing and managing the daily operations for the Foundation. As a growing organization, the Executive Director must have the skill set needed to build new relationships and stay connected with those already established.


The Executive Director must provide leadership for The Library Foundation of Manatee County’s Board, including responsibility for the overall planning, development, and implementation of fundraising operations according to the Foundation’s mission.

Hours of work:

Monday – Friday, 40 hours per week. Schedule will vary, with some evenings and an occasional Saturday.


The Manatee County Public Library System supports the County’s growing community of approximately 430,000, as well as visitors, through a wide range of educational and technological resources, programs, and classes at seven facilities. This past year, Manatee Library was visited by nearly 850,000 people who made use of the services and resources offered over 3.9 million times.

This position offers a competitive salary range of $50,000-$60,000, depending upon experience.

Three weeks of paid time off, with the opportunity to increase to four weeks upon completion of five years of employment.

Medical insurance benefits reimbursed at 50% for a plan approved by The Library Foundation’s Board.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is required, Master’s degree preferred.

Prior leadership experience in a nonprofit organization, library foundation, or related organization.

Excellent and proficient technical skills in the use of computers.

Superior organizational, communication, and writing skills.

Valid driver’s license required; valid Florida driver’s license required within 30 days of hire.

Desired Qualifications:

Prior experience in managing fundraising initiatives, securing major gifts, and cultivating relationships with donors and sponsors.

Demonstrated ability to develop and implement comprehensive fundraising strategies. Ability to work collaboratively with multiple stakeholders and manage competing priorities.

Deep understanding of the Manatee County Public Library System’s role in the community and importance of literacy and education.

Familiarity with emerging trends and best practices in library fundraising, donor stewardship, and community engagement.

How to Apply:

Application deadline is November 15th, 2023.

Please submit a resume, thoughtful cover letter, and listing of three current professional references by clicking the email link below. Please use only the link below or submit to Applications submitted through our contact page will not be considered. Thank you!

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