Employment Opportunities


The Grants Specialist creates and executes a comprehensive strategy for pursuing institutional and corporate funding opportunities. They will work with Library Company staff to match projects and programs to institutional grant opportunities, write grant applications, and manage funder stewardship and reporting.

Essential Functions

  • Strategy, Development, and Stewardship
    • Work with LCP senior leadership to develop a strategy and process for maintaining an active and robust grant calendar
    • Liaise with LCP library, collections, and curatorial staff to develop deep knowledge of their work, and to share relevant funding opportunities with them
    • Maintain current relationships with granting organizations, managing open grants and seeking new ones
    • Research new institutional funding opportunities
    • Manage the grant cycle, including: writing grant proposals in partnership with LCP staff stakeholders, developing clear and accurate budgets and financial reports, communicating with staff about progress and final reports, and tracking deadlines
  • Database Management & Administrative Duties
    • Manage internal record-keeping and timeline tracking within Salesforce and network drives
    • Track grant revenue and expenditures, and manage reimbursement process where needed

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Understanding of and appreciation for the Library Company’s mission, goals, and objectives, including respect toward the community served
  • Highly organized, with the ability to manage complex workflows
  • Exceptional writing skills
  • Attention to detail
  • A proactive, self-starting approach to seeking new opportunities
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with an ability to interact with diverse groups of co-workers, community partners, donors, and members of the community
  • Experience in budgeting and basic accounting practices
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office, with experience in donor/constituent relationship management platforms (CRMs) strongly preferred, specifically Salesforce
  • Experience with funder databases and other resources for prospecting for grant opportunities

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Experience: 3+ years’ experience in preparing and managing institutional giving

Additional Details

This position will require approximately 25 hours/month at a rate between $80-$100 hour and will be considered an independent contractor.  

To Apply

Interested candidates should attach a cover letter, resume, and three written professional references and send to Addie Peyronnin, Director of Development, at apeyronnin@librarycompany.org