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Development Officer - Part-Time

Develops and implements plans for donor solicitations and donor recognition.  Maintains new and ongoing donor lists; builds and manages a portfolio of annual funds prospects, implementing cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies.  Leads development of promotion materials used in donor education and solicitation.  Ensures stewardship of past, current, and prospective donors through personal contacts, articulate correspondence, and timely gift acknowledgements.  Plans special events to cultivate donors and/or raise money for the library.Serves as liaison and provides support to the Friends of the Library organization.  Collaborates with staff on submission of grant proposals.
Bachelor’s degree and two years directly related experience in development for a non-profit or publicly funded organization. Demonstrated success in designing and leading major fundraising efforts. Successful record of accomplishment with developing and sustaining strong benefactor relationships with organizations and individuals.Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.  Proficient computer and technology skills including the use of the Internet, mobile devices, and social media.  Proficiency with Constant Contact or other contact management software. Certified Fund Raising Executive credentialing desired.
Schedule: Part-time, 25-hour workweek.  This is a year-round position.
Salary: $24+ per hour, DOQ. Includes retirement, vacation, and sick time benefits.

Apply to: Position is open until filled.  Send job application (available at and resumé with three work references to:
                 Jane Conway
                 Executive Director
                 Highland Park Public Library
                 494 Laurel Avenue
                 Highland Park, Illinois 60035    847/432-0720

No openings at this time
Media Assistant - Part-Time

Have a love for technology and film? Join our Media Department!

Duties: Functions as a member of the public services staff and provides patrons with computers and technology assistance, as well as support with film and music materials and collection.

Requires: Expertise typically acquired through completion of a high school diploma with computer related course work. Proficient in the use of all the following: MS Office Suite; PCs and MACs; iMovie; Adobe Creative Suite; Garage Band and/or other creative software packages; digital media equipment; and mobile devices. Experience working in customer service required. Bilingual English/Spanish a plus.  

Salary: $14.65 per hour

Apply to: Send resume and job application (available at to:
Juan Reyes, Media Services Manager
Highland Park Public Library
494 Laurel Avenue
Highland Park, Illinois 60035    847-432-0216

No openings at this time.

No openings at this time.

Youth Services Librarian - Full-Time

The Youth Services Department is seeking a creative, energetic, and fun librarian with a strong commitment to public service to join our collaborative and lively team.
Duties: Providing friendly reader’s advisory and reference assistance for children and their caregivers, including assistance with digital media and technology; planning in-house library programs and events including storytimes and summer reading programs; collection development; and collaborating with other departments and committees throughout the library to perform outreach and represent the library positively in the community. Other duties as assigned.
Requirements: MLS from an ALA-accredited institution, experience working with children. Applicants should be knowledgeable about children’s literature, principles of emergent and family literacy, and child development.
Hours: 40 hours/week, including evening and weekend hours.
Salary: $49,265+, depending on qualifications. Benefits include IMRF

Send job application (available online at and resume to:
Marcia Beach
Youth Services Manager
Highland Park Public Library
494 Laurel Ave
Highland Park, IL  60035