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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

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Membership Services Assistant - Part Time

The Highland Park Public Library is looking for someone who believes that visiting the Library is the best idea anyone has had all day! The ideal candidate will value human contact, will relish mastering changes in technology, and will graciously coach and share what they’ve learned. The ideal candidate will exude a welcoming, can-do spirit recognized by all visitors.

Duties: Demonstrate and instruct patrons in the use of circulation hardware and software; maintain accurate and confidential accounts using ILS software; collect fines and fees and enforce circulation policies; sort, organize and check-in materials; provide pleasant and knowledgeable telephone reception.

-Problem solving and customer service skills.
-Ability to operate computers and general office equipment.
-Ability to communicate with people of all ages.
-Appropriate interpersonal skills and organizational skills for the work environment.

Schedule: This is a 14.5 hour per week, year-round position and includes afternoon, evening and weekend hours. 

Starting Salary:  $13.00 per hour, depending upon qualifications. 

Apply by submitting an application (available online at  
Robin Smith, Membership Services Manager
Highland Park Public Library
494 Laurel Avenue
Highland Park, IL  60035 (847-432-0216)                    

Library Associate, Youth Services - Part-Time

The Youth Services Department is seeking a team-oriented individual to staff our busy information desk and assist librarians with patron inquiries and collection maintenance.
-Information and readers’ services at a busy public desk
-Some collection maintenance, including upkeep of electronic devices, book displays & bibliographies; assist with weeding and ILL functions
-Programming assistance as needed
-Other duties as assigned
-BA or BS degree; MLS in progress preferred
-Minimum one year professional experience working with children Knowledge of Microsoft Office products, web services and electronic devices     required 
-Library experience desirable
Schedule: Part-time (20 hours per week) including alternating Friday/Saturdays, occasional Sundays and 1 evening/week.
Starting Salary: $16.50/hour
Apply to: Send job application (available online at and resumé with three work references to:
Marcia Beach
Youth Services Manager
Highland Park Public Library
494 Laurel Avenue
Highland Park, Illinois 60035    847-432-0216