FSCPL is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation that supports the Santa Cruz Public Libraries which includes 10 branches, a bookmobile, and outreach services. Together our goal is to create stronger neighborhoods and a culturally enriched county through free, accessible, and diverse library services and programs. Incorporated in 1979, FSCPL now consists of seven community-based affiliated chapters and a consistent base of nearly 1,000 annual donors. During its history, FSCPL has provided leadership that has resulted in the successful passage of Measure B (1996) providing millions of dollars in operating funds; Measure R (2008) creating a permanent ¼ cent sales tax for library operations; and the successful passage of Measure S (2016) providing over $67 million for new construction or remodeling of ten branch libraries. In addition, FSCPL raised over $1,000,000 (2021) in a Realizing the Promise Campaign to close the gap between Measure S funds and funds needed for branch upgrades. FSCPL is preparing its final Measure S capital campaign to raise gap funds for construction of the Santa Cruz Downtown Branch Library.

The Opportunity
The FSCPL Board is recruiting an experienced Executive Director to:
• Lead: Lead the mission-driven FSCPL as the face and voice of the organization with a commitment to integrity, accountability, and growth
• Advocate: Promote the value of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries to donors, elected officials, media, and the broader community; liaison to library administration
• Manage: Administer office operations
• Fundraise: Support a major Capital Campaign and on-going fundraising
This position requires in-person work, some evening and weekend availability. The position is preferably full-time, but part-time is negotiable. The Executive Director reports to the Board President, is accountable to the Executive Committee, and both supports and takes direction from the Board of Directors.

Major Duties & Responsibilities
• Provide strategic leadership to advance the mission and forward-looking goals of FSCPL as the face and voice of the organization
• Monitor the integrity and accuracy of critical software systems (ie. Quickbooks, Donor Perfect, Google Suite)
• Fundraise to support the library system and FSCPL operations, and the Downtown Branch Library Capital Campaign
• Manage office operations including careful record keeping, transparent spending, and donor recognition activities
• Develop annual budgets, manage/approve expenses, and implement long range financial strategy in collaboration with the BOD Treasurer and Finance Committee
• Ensure policy adherence, including board policies that support organization goals and compliance with state, federal, and local regulations
• Exhibit strong communication skills in collaborations with Friends chapters, SCPL staff and community partners
• Support the FSCPL Executive Committee, Board, and Board Committees

Minimum Requirements
• Bachelor degree from an accredited university
• 3 years of management experience in an organization
• Experience developing and stewarding constituent relations (ie. donors, customers, patrons, community leaders, or vendors)
• Excellent analytical and organization skills
• Financial administration experience
• A proven record of implementing values of diversity, equity, and inclusion

Desirable Experience
• Working knowledge of organizations, foundations, and businesses in the Santa Cruz County area
• Experience working in, or with, public libraries
• Experience working on a successful Capital Campaign
• QuickBooks/Intuit proficiency
• Donor Perfect (or similar software) proficiency
Compensation is commensurate with experience and whether full-time or part-time is
negotiated. The position range is $80,000 to $110,000.

To Apply
Submit a cover letter, resume and the names of three references electronically to The position will be open until filled. Applications received before April 30, 2024
will receive priority consideration. Submission of an application does not ensure that applicants will be interviewed.

FSCPL is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without
regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status,
veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

March 2024