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2024-25 BOARD RECRUITMENT

See below for more information about our open Board of Directors positions. For more information or to express your interest, please email recruitment@fairfaxlibraryfoundation.org.

Board Title: Member, Board of Directors

Board Role: Leader, Marketing and Communications
 

The Leader, Marketing and Communications will provide expert advice, counsel and leadership to promote the board mission and support the awareness, public engagement and fundraising goals of the Foundation.

 

The Leader, Marketing and Communications will:
 

  1. Attend quarterly board meetings.

  2. Provide leadership for the process of developing of a long-term marketing and communications plan to support the development functions of the Foundation, including input from appropriate stakeholders, resource recommendations, reporting recommendations and approaches.

  3. Offer expert advice on marketing and communications priorities, audiences, resources, channels, approaches, and choices facing the board and staff of the Library Foundation.

  4. Help staff and fellow board members implement the plan.

  5. Contribute to fundraising and recruitment goals of the board.

 

Successful candidates will have 7+ years of experience leading corporate or non-profit organizations through marketing and communications planning and execution, familiarity with all platforms, including online media and social media channels, and a love of the library.




Board Title: Member, Board of Directors
Board Role: Vice Chair/Member, Board Resources Committee


The Member, working closely with the Board Resources Committee (BRC), will play an integral role in identifying and encouraging emerging board leadership; developing the slate of officers, and oversee the annual Foundation board evaluation, Board of Directors, and Advisory Board members to be voted on at the annual meeting. Working with other committee members, the Member will help develop and execute a plan for ensuring board members have a good understanding of their role, share their goals for their board membership, and are equipped to meet them with needed resources.


The Leader will:

  1. Attend all quarterly Fairfax Library Foundation meetings.

  2. Participate in all Board Resources Committee meetings.

  3. Contribute to listening efforts with board members to ensure their needs are met.

  4. Contribute to strategic planning, including identifying needed competencies, developing role descriptions, overseeing slate development, evaluations, and materials development.

 

Successful candidates will have a knowledge of human resources or non-profit governance. They will also be conversant in MS Office.

Board Title: Member, Board of Directors

Board Role: Co-leader, Advocacy

 

The Co-Leader, Advocacy will provide expert advice, counsel and leadership to promote the Board mission and support the Board’s advocacy goals in support of a favorable policy environment for a stronger, more accessible Fairfax County Library.

 

The Leader will:
 

  1. Attend quarterly board meetings. 

  2. Provide leadership for an advocacy plan for the Foundation, including input from appropriate stakeholders, resource recommendations, and approaches. 

  3. Offer expert advice on advocacy and public affairs, audiences, resources, approaches, and choices facing the board and staff of the Library Foundation. 

  4. Help staff and fellow board members implement the plan. 

  5. Contribute to fundraising and recruitment goals of the board. 

 

Successful candidates will have 7+ years of experience leading corporate or non-profit organizations through advocacy and lobbying planning and execution, and a love of the library. 




Board Title: Member, Board of Directors
Board Role: Leader, Friends of the Library Relations


The Member, as a member of the Development, Marketing, and Advocacy Committee (DMAC), will play an integral role in managing, reporting on and maintaining relationships with Friends of the Library groups; identifying and understanding the needs of these organizations and overseeing 1-2 key partnership activities.

The Leader will:

 

  1. Attend all quarterly Fairfax Library Foundation meetings.

  2. Participate in all DMAC meetings.

  3. Develop a means of gathering input from Friends groups in a sustainable, consistent manner.

  4. Working with development staff, categorize Friends groups by type of relationship, maintain listing to track progress with priority groups.

  5. Identify key ways FLF can work in concert, in parallel and in collaboration with Friends, recommend 1-2 priority actions.

  6. Contribute to strategic planning, ensuring clear understanding of roles and responsibilities for Friends vis a vis Fairfax Library Foundation, insight into Friends group funding priorities, alignment in purpose and transparency in action.

 

Successful candidates will have a knowledge of FLF and Friends of the Library. They will also be conversant in MS Office.

 



Board Title: Member, Board of Directors
Board Role: Leader, Board Roles and Evaluations


The Member, as a member of the Board Resources Committee (BRC), will provide clarity for board members on expectations for roles to increase satisfaction and enable accountability. They will play an integral role in developing role descriptions for key roles on the Fairfax Library Foundation Board of Directors. They will also develop, distribute, and collect annual evaluations of the Fairfax Library Foundation Board of Directors.


The Leader will:

 

  1. Attend all quarterly Fairfax Library Foundation meetings.

  2. Participate in all Board Resources Committee meetings.

  3. Coordinate with the committee chairs and board members, to identify areas of need, incorporate board member development goals and craft role descriptions for key FLF BOD positions that meet the needs of the organization and further the goals of the Board member.

  4. Coordinate with the Board Resources Committee to develop evaluation, and secure necessary approvals. Work with the BRC Chair to distribute annual FLF BOD evaluations.

  5. Develop timeline for distributing evaluation, sending out reminders, collating results, performing analysis, and sharing with board.

  6. Work with library staff and BRC subcommittee to analyze evaluations, share findings with the EC and board.

 

Successful candidates will be conversant in Google and have fluency in data analysis or evaluation.




Board Title: Member, Board of Directors

Board Role: Leader, Individual Fundraising
 

The Member, as a member of the Development, Marketing, and Advocacy Committee (DMAC), will assist the board and staff of Fairfax Library Foundation in defining and developing and executing a strategy to engage fundraising for library programs and priorities.
 

The Leader will:
 

  1. Attend all quarterly Fairfax Library Foundation meetings.

  2. Participate in all DMAC meetings.

  3. Contribute to the individual fundraising strategy: providing thoughts on targets, platforms, priorities, staffing, messaging, timing, and contacts within Fairfax County.

  4. Contribute to outreach strategy: Advising on how best to engage and inform appropriate contacts within Fairfax County.

  5. Contribute to engagement: Facilitating introductions, providing guidance and campaign support for specific cohorts of donors, as well as engaging with and supporting relationships with key individual funders.

  6. Provide expert advice on how best to craft materials, develop journeys for donor audiences, optimize pitches, applications, and approaches to maximize chances of success.

  7. Experience with at least one of the following: individual donors, corporate sponsors, and non-profit grant making organizations.

  8. Contribute to fundraising and recruitment goals of the board.




Board Title: Member, Board of Directors

Board Role: Member, Scholarship Committee

 

The Scholarship Committee meets regularly and reviews scholarship applications for the Foundation’s four scholarships and awards scholarships. The Member, Scholarship Committee will:
 

  1. Attend and participate in quarterly board meetings and all Scholarship Committee meetings.

  2. Review scholarship applications and align them with evaluation methods; review applications submitted for eligibility; evaluate candidates.

  3. Help recruit new members of the committee, participate in discussion about applications to reach consensus decisions about the awardees.

  4. Communicate, through all media platforms, the scholarship program’s successful impact,

  5. Personally contribute to the board’s fundraising and recruitment goals; when able, provide thoughts on targets, platforms, priorities, staffing, messaging, timing, and contacts within Fairfax County.

  6. Have 5+ years of experience in corporate or non-profit organizations, knowledge of not-for-profit financial / scholarship matters, and a love of the library.

 



Board Title: Member, Board of Directors

Board Role: Member, Finance Committee
 

The Member, as a member of the Finance Committee, will assist the board and staff of the Fairfax Library Foundation

The Member, Finance Committee will support the leadership on financial matters involving the Foundation, as per the bylaws “shall see that a true and accurate accounting of the financial transactions of the Foundation is made, that reports of such transactions are presented promptly to the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors.

 

Additionally, the member will:

 

  1. Attend and participate in quarterly board meetings and all Finance Committee meetings.

  2. Assist in developing an annual budget and development plan to support the operations of the Foundation, including input from appropriate stakeholders, resource recommendations, reporting recommendations and approaches.

  3. Offer advice on financial priorities, audiences, resources, channels, approaches, and choices facing the board and staff of the Library Foundation.

  4. Personally contribute to the board’s fundraising and recruitment goals; when able, provide thoughts on targets, platforms, priorities, staffing, messaging, timing, and contacts within Fairfax County.

  5. Have 5+ years of leadership experience in corporate or non-profit organizations, knowledge of not-for-profit financial matters, and a love of the library.

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