Development Associate, Kent District Library (KDL)

Job Title

Development Associate


Kent District Library (KDL)

Job Duties

Reports to: Development Manager
Supervises: None.

Performed under the general direction of the Development Manager, administers gift processing for the Development Office to include data entry and reporting and provides general administrative, research and event support.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1.    Accurately enters donation information into donor management software program. Creates detailed queries, producing standard and custom reports (e.g., mailing lists, financial, analytical, etc.)
  2.    Maintains the accuracy and integrity of databases by ensuring all information is kept current and up to date.
  3.    Proofreads and edit documents, promotional materials, and other communications to ensure accuracy and promote effectiveness.
  4.    Assists with the planning and implementation of special events including author events, fundraising events and receptions.
  5.    Performs general clerical duties, to include but not limited to: photocopying, scanning, faxing, mailing, filing, creates and modifies documents and maintaining databases and documents.
  6.    Creates and modifies documents including correspondence, letters and memorandums.
  7.    Performs other duties as assigned.

The library employment environment typically requires extensive computer keyboard and mouse activity, in-person, electronic and telephone communication skills. Meeting attendance at various branch and service center locations is expected; self-identified mode of transportation isrequired. The preparation, loading and carrying or moving of materials is commonly required for all KDL positions.  Reasonable Accommodations are available for individuals with disabilities.

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a person assigned to this job.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties that may be performed by a person so classified


  1.    The job requires a Bachelor’s Degree.  Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) required. Knowledge of DonorPerfect also preferred.
  2.    Ability to perform work under general supervision with latitude for independent judgment and action.
  3.    Analytical ability to maintain accurate statistics.
  4.    High level of interpersonal and communications skills necessary to interact with various levels of community members, library patrons, personnel and Board members. The incumbent is also required to communicate effectively in both oral and written forms.
  5.    Organizational skills necessary to perform varying tasks with frequent interruptions.
  6.    Ability to operate a variety of office equipment including but not limited to: computers, copy machines, fax machines and multi-line telephones.

Working Conditions

  1.    Generally will work within a normal office environment, with minimal discomfort due to extreme temperatures, dust, andnoise.
  2.    May require occasional travel between KDL locations, and may include out of county travel for meetings and conferences.
  3.    Work hours may be varied, including evenings and weekend hours.
  4.    Frequent sitting/standing in one position for extended periods of time.

How to Apply

All applications for employment must be made on the Kent District Library electronic application form at  Resumes will not be accepted or evaluated in lieu of application.  All applicants must meet the job requirements and submit a timely application in order to be considered.  Separate application forms must be submitted for each position for which an applicant wishes to apply.

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